This round-up is all about naturally sweet treats. These treats use honey or dried fruit to sweeten them and are a perfect way to have sweets at Halloween that are delicious and healthy too. Best of all, they don't have to be relegated to Halloween — they are great anytime of the year when you might have lots of sugar to contend with.
These tarts are delicious and a fun take on the typcial granola breakfast. They can be eaten as breakfast snack or dessert!
These snack bars are made with nuts, dried fuit, and a little bit of honey. These a great naturally sweet snacks that will fill you up and keep you satisfied. Mix and match the nuts and fruit to make them just how you like them as well!
Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream
Deliciously sweet banana ice cream will hit the spot. The only sweetener is the bananas themselves!
This treat is great for when you need a little something more than fruit to meet that desire for something sweet; it has honey and chocolate chips too!
Millet Crispy Treat
These crispy treats are one of my favorite marshmallow treat alternatives. I have a kid who hates marshmallows, but loves crunchy things. These are held together with the delicious combo of peanut butter and honey. I'm sure your family will gobble them up!
When I was a kid, this was my absolute favorite sweet treat my grandma would make. She would always have left over bananas and make banana fruit leathers. This recipe is for peach fruit leathers but feel free to try any fruit that's on sale or that you have from your own garden.
Healthy "Candy" Necklaces
Here's a great alternative to the most popular candale necklace. This one is a lot of fun to make with your kids. Have them choose their favorite fruit to go with the circle cereal. They can make as many of them as they want and you won't have to cringe at the though of them literally wearing candy on their bodies.
Apple Sandwich Stackers
Mmm, these apple sandwiches are so messy and delicious. This is my kind of sweet indulgence!
I've saved the best and sweetest for last, sugarplums! These are made with fruit and nuts but have a sugar coating on the outside for an extra bit of sweet crunch. You'll probably want to make a huge batch of these, they'll go quickly!
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KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.