Trick or treat!
If you’re anything like us, it’s “treat” all the way. Plus, does anyone really want to be tricked when they’re faced with the option of eating a Halloween goodie? We think not.
While Skittles, Sour Patch Kids and Twizzlers (all vegan!) are the easiest sweets to hand out to the neighborhood kids, it’s definitely not the only treat worth exploring this time of year – especially if you’re hosting a party. There are so many ways you can get creative in the kitchen to make delicious, spooky edibles for your dessert table or goodie bags. And here’s the kicker – you don’t even have to stray from your vegan meal plan to do it.
As proof, we found five vegan treats to serve at your Halloween party ranging from super healthy to downright sinful. Do you dare to try one?
Peanut Butter Butterfinger Popcorn
While Butterfingers sadly aren’t vegan, this popcorn from My Darling Vegan definitely is. It has all of the sweet, peanut buttery flavor you remember from the candy bar amplified by the satisfying crunch of freshly popped popcorn. It’s the perfect Halloween snack to send home with your party guests!
Though the name makes us cringe a little bit, the fact that Elephantastic Vegan’s Bloody Cups are vegan and gluten-free totally makes up for it. With only three ingredients, Bloody Cups make an ideal last-minute treat when you’ve got an army of hungry zombies clobbering at the dessert table.
Halloween is notorious for bringing out the sugar addict in all of us. When you’ve had enough of the sweet stuff, turn to these healthy Mummied Bananas for a kick of nutrients. The author uses sultanas for the eyes (I had no idea what these were until I looked them up) but you can just as easily swap for raisins.
Silly Apple Bites
These Silly Apple Bites from Fork and Beans are funny to look at and fun to eat. Best of all, they’re allergen-free. No nuts, no soy, no gluten, and of course – they’re vegan. These would make a fantastic dessert at a kid’s Halloween party or as a healthy alternative to sugary sweets at your adult soiree.
Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
You can’t let Halloween slip by without indulging in at least one pumpkin spice treat. These donut holes from Eating Bird Food are easy to make with just 10 ingredients and perfectly capture the best flavors of the season. Plus, these babies are vegan and gluten-free, so they're sure to please everyone at your Halloween party or brunch.