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5 Halloween Recipes by Chef Liana Werner-Gray

Halloween food sounds like loads of dessert & candy. Between all the bags of candy, you will likely bring for anyone coming to your door on October 31; the holiday makes healthy Halloween treats necessary. If you are looking for a healthy Halloween recipe well here are 5 of them exceptionally crafted by Liana Werner-Gray, a Certified Nutritionist, Natural Food Chef, and Best-Selling author of Cancer-Free with Food and Anxiety-Free with Food.

These recipes are Halloween-themed but made cleaner, allergen-friendly, and gluten-free. Options that are safer but also super delicious and very fun looking!

5 Halloween Recipes

1- Soft Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Monster Cookies


Total time: 25 minutes
Makes: 15 cookies

Halloween dessert: funny monsters made of biscuits with chocolate and marshmallow close-up on the table. horizontal


Chocolate sauce:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flax meal until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, using a spoon or electric mixer on low speed, mix together butter, pumpkin, coconut sugar, apple sauce, maple syrup, SunButter, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir or beat on low speed until thick, creamy batter forms.
  5. Use a spoon to stir in dry oats, pumpkin seeds, and hemp seeds.
  6. Drop 2 Tbsp. batter for each cookie onto a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. While cookies make, add the cacao, maple syrup, and oil to a blender. Mix on high speed until smooth.
  9. Take cookies from the oven, let cool. Cut out marshmallows into the shapes of teeth and eyes. Stick them on cookies with the chocolate sauce.

2- Apple Teeth


Healthy Halloween apple, marshmallow and peanut butter monster teeth


  1. Cut the apple into wedges.
  2. Slather Sunbutter on one side of the apple.
  3. Add mini marshmallows as the teeth and stick two of the apple slices together.

3- Spaghetti Stuffed Jack O Lanterns

Gluten-free and vegan! Plant-based protein

Total time 45 minutes
Serves 4


Jack o lanterns stuffed yellow pepper for Halloween.


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cut the top of the pepper off and pull out the insides and seeds. Cut out shapes from the peppers, see the photo to make the faces.
  3. Place on an oven tray and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook 1 packet of Explore Cuisine chickpea spaghetti as per instructions. Drain and set aside.
  5. Heat the pasta sauce in a pot.
  6. Add spaghetti to each pepper and pour pasta sauce over each one. Place the lids back on top and enjoy.

4- Spaghetti Eye Balls

Total time: 10 minutes
Makes: 12 meatballs

Halloween dinner of meatballs with monster eyes and pasta with tomato sauce in a frying pan on the table close-up. Horizontal


For the meatballs:

For the spaghetti:


  1. Add all the “meatball” ingredients to your blender and mix for 5 minutes, or until well combined. The mixture should be moist and stick together. Roll the mixture with your hands to make about 12 one-inch balls.
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.
  3. Heat the spaghetti sauce on the stove
  4. Drain and cool the spaghetti. Arrange spaghetti in a baking dish with the meatballs to look like eyeballs, and pour the tomato sauce over the spaghetti and meatballs.

5- Pumpkin Spice Latte

Total time: 10 minutes

Serves: 1

Pumpkin latte drink. Autumn coffee with spicy pumpkin flavor and cream on a dark background. Seasonal Fall Drinks for Halloween and Thanksgiving



  1. In a small pot over medium heat, stir together maple syrup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and non-dairy milk. Bring it to just below simmer and remove from heat. (Note: Do not bring to a boil.)
  2. Stir in hot coffee. Adjust sweetness to taste.
  3. Pour into a mug, top with whipped cream, and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.

Happy Halloween!

About Liana:

Liana Werner-Gray is the founder & author of The Earth Diet and health & nutrition coach at Complete Wellness NYC, an Integrated Health and Wellness Center.

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