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Growing up, this was THE holiday.
Not only did you get to dress up (in my house this involved some last minute MacGyver style action from Mom) but you also got to engorge yourself with candy. And engorge we did!
After tirelessly walking to literally every house in our neighborhood, my sister and I would upend our baskets onto the living room floor to set about the important work of sorting our wares.
Full-size candy bars like Snickers, Butterfingers, and larger bags of M&M's were the top-tier goods, with fun-sized chocolates, "mini" chocolates, fruit-flavored candies, hard candies, crappy plastic toys, and mini boxes of raisins following in descending order of interest.
I'd generally tear through most of the chocolate Halloween night before passing out in a sugar-induced stupor but the rest of the candy would linger for quite some time. I'd parcel it out, strategically eating my way through my stash, eventually landing at that last package of Dots.
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As an adult however, Halloween has fallen from grace.
Knowing what I know now, I can no longer enjoy Halloween candy guilt-free. All I can think of are the hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrups, and incredibly artificial colors and flavors.
Enter Paleo treats.
While my typical Paleo diet includes roughly equal proportions of animals and plants, there is a time and a place for treats.
That time is Halloween and that place is in my belly.
So, without further ado, I proudly present my personal top 10 Paleo and Primal Halloween Treats!
Almond Butterfingers (by TheUnrefinedKitchen.com)
Raw Paleo Snickers Bars (by BettyRawker.com)
Almond Butter Cups (by RecipeGirl.com)
Homemade Almond Joy Bars (by HealthyLivingWithChocolate.com)
Gummy Bears (by ElanasPantry.com)
Caramel Apples (by ThePaleoMom.com)
No-Bake Twix Bars (by Detoxinista.com)
Paleo Skittles (by JoyfulAbode.com)
Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Yam Frosting (by NourishingMeals.com)
Banana Mummies (by LexiesKitchen.com)