Frighteningly Fun Vegan Halloween Foods

It’s the night of Halloween and you are just about to watch some spooky films or host a ghostly gathering, but wait, where are all the scary snacks?! Halloween candy to hand out to trick or treaters, or creepy cupcakes with orange icing are essential for making it an even more fun night.

An evil laugh isn’t the only thing I can help you with, I have put together a few vegan Halloween treats you’ll certainly want to try out. Below you will find recipes if you want to start from scratch, or some items you can find in-store if you don’t have much time.

Watch out for Frankenstein though, I hear he secretly loves pumpkin pie!

Vegan Halloween Cookies

Delicious halloween party cookies

Cookies are the perfect addition to a movie night, if you’ve got a sweet tooth then you’ll definitely want some around. As a vegan, it’s often said that baking can be tricky without eggs, and might all go wrong. Don’t be discouraged though as there are alternatives that will prove to be just as easy.

Halloween Cut-Out Cookies

For our bakers out there, this is a vegan and gluten-free recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients to taste delicious. A simple and quick method that you can be shared with friends and enjoyed by many.

Oreo Halloween Cookies

If you’re in a rush but are on the lookout for something tasty, Oreos have got your back! Saving the day with their accidentally vegan treats. They’ve made these cookies an extra spooky feel with their seasonal boo-rific designs.

Peanut Butter

Glass jar with peanut butter and spoon, peanut butter sandwich

Let’s creep it real, we can all agree that peanut butter is not just for special occasions, it’s just too delicious to resist. This is what makes it a great choice for your Halloween snacks. Whether you use it as a dip or to spread on your baked goods, it has many uses.

Homemade Peanut Butter

Whether you want to eat it from the bowl or pair it with some apple slices, this peanut butter recipe is mouth-watering and full of flavor. It will be loved by everyone and will probably be gone before you can say “trick or treat!”

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders

Yep, these are exactly what they sound like and are super easy to do. With a 10 minute prep time, you can knock these up and feast on them in less than an hour. You only need 3 ingredients for these peanut butter spiders, making them inexpensive and convenient.

Cupcakes

Cupcake and pumpkin. Sweets for the celebration of Halloween

Baking vegan cakes can be frowned upon, sometimes it’s seen as an impossible task if your recipe doesn’t involve certain ingredients. However, vegan baking is being more recognized as more egg/honey substitutes become available. It might take a bit of practice, or reading over the method a few times, but don’t let that stop you!

Vegan Halloween Cupcakes

Bringing these out to the party will certainly turn some heads, and the smell is sure to awaken even the fussiest of vampires. You can get creative with your decorations and it is a fun way to enjoy your favorite dessert.

Venus Fly Trap Cupcakes

To liven up any room, I strongly recommend this recipe. Never fear though, the only thing getting trapped are these delicious treats in your mouth! All the ingredients are easy to find and those strawberries sitting in your fridge will be coming to life on top of a Halloween-themed cupcake.

Halloween Candy

Colorful sweets for Halloween party

You’re halfway into the movie, telling the main character not to go through the creaky door when all of a sudden you hear a knock. Before you answer the adorable trick or treaters, what vegan candies are in the bowl?

There are plenty of alternatives to offer that are just as exciting and tasty but don’t contain any gelatin, non-vegan E numbers, or beeswax. These are some animal-free suggestions:

Annie's Bunnies and Bats Fruit Snacks

Made with no GMOs or synthetic colors, Annie’s Fruit Snacks are organic and gluten-free goodies that are full of flavors. If you manage not to eat a whole packet, these would be brilliant to share around.

Surf Sweets Spooky Shapes

These little nuggets of deliciousness are bound to make you feel very Halloween-like. Surf Sweets are proving that you don’t have to miss any sweet treats while being vegan, as one packet contains all different flavors.

Halloween Chocolate Minis

Are you more of a chocolate person? These could be just the thing for you. Nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free mini chocolates provide a cheaper, vegan alternative that will leave you searching for more at the bottom of the bag!

Free 2 B Dark Chocolate Butter Cups

If you think I’ll judge you for eating the entire bag in one night, think again! Free 2 B has created the perfect vegan candy to indulge in on Halloween night. Soy-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free, treat yourself to these plant-based delights.

Dips

Shelves stacked with packaged dips for sale in a supermarket

Every movie night or party needs a selection of dips, homemade or store-bought there are many vegan options to choose from. Dips can be a great way to incorporate healthy foods and your favorite chips all at once!

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Guacamole

Guacamole is one of the most essential of them all, and one of life’s most simple pleasures is how it doesn’t take long to prepare but tastes delightful. It can be found in many grocery stores near you, but it’s important to check the ingredients before buying as some do contain milk.

Simple Vegan Guacamole

Get the bag of chips ready because this recipe is the perfect accompaniment. A creamy, flavorful texture that is hard not to fall in love with! This recipe involves other vegetables and seasonings to add extra taste and healthiness.

Hummus

Another staple dip that is delicious and goes with many foods. Hummus has a moreish taste that is easy to create in your own home. Whether you make a classic recipe or add in other ingredients to give it a twist, there’s something for everyone.

Classic Homemade Hummus

The tin of chickpeas you’re unsure what to do with can now bring you a whole lotta’ joy! It requires a few ingredients but only takes 15 minutes to knock up and then can be used for a dip or even in sandwiches.

Pumpkin Hummus

To get that Halloween to feel, this recipe is one to put together. It hardly takes any time to prepare and includes ingredients that can be found in the kitchen cabinets. The orange appearance makes it even more appealing and dares I say it, even more delicious!

Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs

All this sugar will have you up all night until there are no more scary films to watch, so we’ve got to balance it a bit. Just because something is healthier, doesn’t mean it can’t be exciting or creative, which is why stuffed mushroom eyeballs are such a fun idea. You can add in other healthy components and mix it all up to your liking.

Vegan Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs

I’m not telling you to hand these out to trick or treaters, but once they catch onto the delectable aroma, it might be time to exchange the candy. These mushroom eyeballs can be prepped and cooked in 30 minutes, making them a great idea when you’re on the clock.

If you’ve got kids, this is also a fun way of getting them to join in and eat a nutritious but interesting appetizer.

Vegan Pie

Delicious homemade pie for halloween with a filling of pumpkin-strawberry jam and peaches

In between all the sugary delights, it’s good to bring in a healthier choice. Pies are full of goodness and when mixed with different veggies, taste even better. You can make pies with your favorite meat-free chunks or opt for a vegetable pie, either way, you may not have any leftovers!

Vegetable Pie

If the puff pastry doesn’t tempt you, maybe the assortment of potatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli will. Packed with nutrients and spices, you’ll get a real boost with this inexpensive and easy recipe. If you’re at a party and looking for something more savory, this pie is a great choice.

Pumpkin Pie

There is no other way to round off this list of Halloween foods than with a traditional pumpkin pie. Halloween wouldn’t be the same without it and you can even add in extra sweetness with some vegan whipped cream. There is plenty to go around and anyone who tries some will be astounded that desserts can taste just as good while being vegan.

Sweet Spooky Treats

Want to make some demon-like desserts or some possessed puddings? The surprise is that no scary ingredients are involved in these recipes but they are still terrifyingly tasty! Adding these to your table of Halloween goodies will keep the zombies away but get the humans to stay.

Raspberry Sauce Cups

That sauce looks rather red, are you sure it’s not actual..? No need to worry as everything in this recipe is 100% vegan and blood-free, sorry vampires. With 3 ingredients you can have these put together in 25 minutes, nothing beats biting into chocolate full of raspberry sauce.

Graveyard Mousse Pots

Sometimes the thought of a graveyard can creep people out, but there isn’t anything freaky about these pots. Made with chocolate and a crumble topping you are given a divine taste that lacks no creativity with the way it looks.

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats

I can report that Mr. Frankenstein approved of these himself. These really taste as good as they look and are a brilliant idea for kids who want to get involved in the creations.

Final Thoughts

So, what do you like to do on Halloween? Host a party with a table full of favorite foods or curl up with some snacks and rewatch The Addams Family? Whether it’s spent with spooktacular events or pumpkin carving, be sure to fill it with all the wonderful vegan treats on offer.

We now live in a time where all of the foods we used to love pre-vegan, are being made without any animal ingredients. So if there’s one thing you’re craving, there’s bound to be an alternative or a recipe, that will leave you and your party guests wanting more!

Happy Halloween and don’t let the howling wolves fright you at midnight!

Lily Jaynie

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Lily Jaynie

A free spirited soul with a vision to change the world. Vegan of 5 years.

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