Halloween is around the corner and it may be looking a bit different for some of us this year. Trick or treating around the neighborhood with your kiddos might be a bit of a stretch. We know all too well because we are helping our kids celebrate in an alternative fashion this year by staying in our little pod with a costumed, candy scavenger hunt. Call us crazy. But! We are going to be working hard to keep those sugar highs to a minimum. Whether you love it or hate it, Candy Corn is a staple this time of year, and by itself, it’s just handfuls of sugar and corn syrup. Well, we’ve found a way to incorporate a touch of healthiness into the sugar high that comes with Halloween. Enter the Halloween Party Mix. While it does include those sugar filled kernels, they definitely aren’t the majority, with dried fruits, pretzels, and our personal favorite, roasted garbanzo beans, (just as a side note, we think roasted garbanzo beans are a tasty treat any time of the year on their own.) you’ll forget those candy corns were even in the mix. And here’s the best part, the chickpeas act as the nuts in this mix making it allergen free. To be honest, when we’re talking about chickpeas, there are a lot of benefits; they are full of protein, which means you can use them as a meat replacement and that this trail mix is a great treat between meals. We love this mix of flavors. The candy corn gives you that classic Halloween feel, the chickpeas and pretzels give you a can’t put down salty snack and the fruit throws in a zing of flavor. In order to make this recipe completely allergen free, make sure to use the Jelly Belly branded candy corn, and we found this delicious gluten-free pretzel from Glutino.