After you have had dinner and you have enjoyed the night’s festivities, it is time for a little bit of dessert. Instead of just grabbing a sugar-filled piece of candy from the trick-or-treat bag, why not make a Paleo-friendly dessert your family can enjoy completely guilt-free? Here are some different dessert options that are perfect for the Halloween holiday.
You may not want to feed your family a big and elaborate dessert on Halloween night, since they are likely having at least a piece of candy, but you c an still make them a fun dessert for the occasion with cookies. These pumpkin cookies are sugar-free and use only ingredients approved by the Paleo diet. For example, they use coconut flour instead of regular flour, along with coconut oil instead of butter. You will also add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and a little bit of sweet flavoring, such as pure maple syrup. Combine ingredients and bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes. You can also make frosting with coconut flesh, but it isn’t necessary.
Pumpkin fudge is a delicious and popular dessert to have on Halloween and also happens to be Paleo-friendly. This fudge only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook, so you can make it rather quickly. Ingredients used in pumpkin fudge include coconut oil, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, and the nut butter of your choice, except for peanut butter. Fudge is super easy to make and with this recipe, you can give it to your family guilt-free, since it only uses ingredients that are approved with the Paleo diet.
Frozen Banana Treats
Since bananas are one of the fruits you can have on the Paleo diet, you should definitely try to use them for your Halloween desserts. They are healthy, low-fat and low-calorie, and won’t affect your Paleo lifestyle. Plus, they are perfect for making frozen treats. Not only is this treat Paleo, but keto, gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, and vegan, so just about anyone can have them.
To make the frozen bananas, you simply remove the peel, then slice the bananas into pieces that are about 1-2 inches thick. Put each one of them on a lollipop stick and dip them in melted cocoa butter. Place on parchment paper or wax paper and sprinkle on some coconut sugar on top. Put them in the freezer until they are ready to eat.