Halloween wouldn’t be the same without delicious treats to pass out or enjoy on your own.
Some popular candy and cookie brands like Oreos are vegan. But if you’re on a vegan diet, your Halloween might include making and buying your own alternatives.
By: Leah Thomas
Vegan desserts aren’t confined to just vegans. These treats are mouth-watering for anyone and everyone to enjoy this Halloween season.
Decor and spooky costumes are only two-thirds of the Halloween experience. Here are some vegan-friendly tips for Halloween treats!
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When buying candy that’s vegan, look out for gelatin, milk fat, lard, refined cane sugar, and carmine.
These are all products derived from animals. Luckily, there are a lot of popular brands people enjoy that don’t have these ingredients. Well known brands such as Twizzlers, Air Heads, Smarties, Swedish Fish and Jolly Rancher are considered vegan.
A few others you can easily buy at the store include Cracker Jacks, Skittles, Lemonheads and Sour Patch Kids.
Check out these vegan sugar alternatives to help sweeten your life.
Now that we’ve gone over vegan-friendly store bought options, here are 3 easy recipes with a Halloween twist.
1. Spooky Halloween Trail Mix
Trick yourself to a vegan treat with this spooky Halloween trail mix. It makes for a tasty snack while still incorporating vegan ingredients including:
- Mini vegan marshmallows
- Vegan edible googly eyes
2. Vegan Halloween Smoothie
Combine these delicious ingredients for a vegan smoothie alternative!
- 1 Persimmon
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Vanilla almond milk
- Coconut shavings
3. Vegan Caramel Apples
This vegan and gluten-free Halloween treat contains less refined sugar than caramel apples you buy at the store. Simply wash and dry apples, insert sticks, dip apples into Hey Boo Coconut Caramel Vegan Sauce, add your choice of vegan dippings, and enjoy!
- Hey Boo Coconut Caramel Vegan Sauce
- Large apples (sliced)
- Apple holding sticks
- Crushed peanuts, almonds, and Oreo’s for dipping
What alternatives to the usual sugary candy do you enjoy during Halloween? Share your vegan treats in the comments!