Healthy Halloween Recipes

Candy is the designated ‘treat’ for the month of October, but if you’re watching your weight, the last thing you want to do is eat a whole bunch of sweets.

Thursday morning, Linda McLean with Weight Watchers is visiting FOX8 to show how to have a healthier Halloween.

Below are the recipes she talked about:

Baked Candy Apples

  • PointsPlus® Value:   5
  • Servings:  4
  • Preparation Time:  5 min.
  • Cooking Time:  40 min.

Like the classic but with a delicious caramel-candy twist:

  • 4 medium apple(s), unpeeled, Granny Smith recommended
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 average cinnamon stick(s)
  • 7 piece(s) Weight Watchers by Whitman’s Pecan crowns, or caramel medallions   

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a melon baller or paring knife, de-stem and core each apple, leaving the bottoms intact.
  2. Place cored apples in an 8-inch glass baking dish. Pour water around apples in baking dish. Add lemon juice and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Cut candy into 1/4-inch pieces. Set aside 8 teaspoons of candy pieces. Place remaining candy pieces into each apple.
  4. Place apples in oven and bake until apples are thoroughly cooked and fork-tender, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven briefly and top each apple with 2 teaspoons candy. Return to oven and bake until candy is just melted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove promptly and serve warm. Yields 1 baked apple per serving.
  5. Notes: For extra low-calorie decadence, add a dollop of fat-free whipped topping to each apple before serving (could affect PointsPlus values).

Candy Corn Custard Parfait

1 Serving 4 PointsPlus Values

Ingredients:

  • 1 Jell-O Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding Snack
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1/3 cup mandarin orange segments in juice, drained
  • 1/4 cup Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • 5 pieces candy corn

Directions:

In a small bowl or parfait glass, combine pudding with food coloring and mix until uniform in color.

Top evenly first with orange segments and then with Cool Whip