Looking to slip past the sugar high that’s about to sweep the nation? Look no further than these simple swaps.


Candy Corn/Carrots

Enjoy that satisfying crunch without the sugar crash. Pack them up in Halloween-themed bags for extra kid points.

Gummy Candies/Sugarless Chewing Gum

Gum gives you that chewy texture. Keep it sugar free to help fight tooth decay, and you’ve gone above and beyond.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups/Apple Slices & Peanut Butter

This sweet and peanut butter-y combination hits all the right flavor notes without the empty calories.

Chocolate Candy Bars/Dark Chocolate Squares

Dozens of candy bar brands coming your way will bow to just a few squares of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

Cookies/Kettle Corn

Go for either homemade or store-bought skinny kettle corn in place of sugar-packed cookies.

Toffee/Trail Mix

Match the texture variety of toffee with homemade trail mix for significantly less sugar and even some nutrients.

Sour Candies/Frozen Grapes

Freeze some young grapes for a refreshing, sour-sweet treat that doesn’t stick to your gums.