It’s halloween time and the streets are rife with candies that are filled with artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, and lab-made dyes. We have been looking for delicious sweet treats to hand out for trick or treaters or to serve at our weekend costumed soirees.
We have such an amazing source of knowledge in our community, so we asked for your advice via email—we were not disappointed. Here are our favorite responses.
8 nonGMO Treats
1—Yum Earth Organic Allergen Free lollipops.
They are super yummy and don't break the bank!! And what kid doesn't like a lollipop?
Christina from Vancouver, WA
2—Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!
Natacha Gullo from Portland, OR
3—Annie’s Organic Gummies
Amber from Huffman, TX
4—My family and I love energy balls
Oatmeal, peanut butter, honey and chia seeds! Yummy and healthy!
Sarah from Waukesha, WI
5—Endangered Species Organic Bug Bites.
These milk chocolate squares are organic, and non-GMO. But the fun thing about them is that they come with an insect trading card.Plus, really awesome that Endangered Species gives back 10% of its profits to conservation nonprofits. They are also certified gluten free. Available at The Natural Candy Store and available in 64-count packs.
Kathy from Brea, CA
6—Organic Fruit Leathers
I live on a rural road and don’t get trick-or-treaters, but when I did I made sure I had organic fruit leathers on hand for them. For events and gatherings around Halloween I make pumpkin muffins (from pumpkin I’ve grown or bought from a local farmer and processed myself, milk from a local organic dairy, and organic eggs from our chickens or ducks)—and now I make them gluten free!
Rosemary from Middletown Springs, VT
Carol from Ann Arbor, MI
8—I give out pretzels
Mary from Rancho Cucamonga, CA