Tricks for Cutting Back on Treats

Tricks for Cutting Back on Treats

Noshing on Halloween candy once in a while is fine, but if you are prone to overdoing it, try one of these cravings-busting alternatives.

  • Instead of York Peppermint Patties: Want something rich and minty? Drop a square of dark chocolate into a cup of freshly brewed coffee and stir; crush fresh sprigs of mint and sprinkle on top.
  • Instead of Twizzlers: Get your chewy fix by biting into a fruit roll-up (made with 100 percent fruit).
  • Instead of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Make your own sweet meets-salty indulgence. Dip bananas into dark chocolate, roll in dry roasted peanuts, then freeze or sprinkle air-popped popcorn with sea salt, then drizzle melted dark chocolate on it. Add almonds for an extra crunch.
  • Instead of KitKats: To satisfy a craving for crunch, nibble on a flavored rice cake. If it is too dry, add natural peanut butter, or make a creamy banana spread. Freeze slices, thaw slightly and puree.



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