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25 Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

These vegan Halloween candy recipes are perfect for parties, or trick or treaters

By Lora O’Brien

Hallowe’en is a kind of love/hate time for many parents. You want your kids to have fun dressing up and enjoying the spookily fun atmosphere as they swing their pumpkin buckets happily knocking door to door. But all of that cavity-and-ADD-inducing candy that fills up their buckets? A freaking nightmare.

That’s especially true if you’re a vegan. If you have kids, you don’t want them to feel left out by not being able to eat non-vegan candy. And if you don’t have kids, you don’t want to compromise your values by handing out ‘treats’ that involved cruelty.

Vegan mom of two Ellen Fisher has a great suggestion for handling that unwanted, sugary, non-vegan Halloween candy. Her kids leave their sweet treats in their Hallowe’en buckets, and in the middle of the night, she ‘magically transforms’ what’s in the buckets into  healthy treats for them to enjoy the next day. (But if she’s like me, she probably chows down on all that sugar herself in times of weakness, though! Another reason for my personal love/hate relationship with the holiday!)

But what does she swap it over with? I’m sure many of you will be asking. Well luckily, we have an abundance of sweet treats for you to choose from. From vegan toffees to caramel apples, you can have fun making these recipes – whether it’s Hallowe’en or not.

Some of these are ideal for tossing into trick or treating buckets, while others are more suited to giving to kids, friends or guests who pop over to yours for a party or a cuppa. And most of them are so easy, kids can help you make them, too!

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25 Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

1. Vegan Biscoff Coconut Caramel Apples

As a kid, I lived for toffee apples. I would freak out when the bright red candy encased apples would finally be on sale come October. There’s something so satisfying about biting into one of these babies, but it’s hell on the teeth! I’ve found that these caramel apples are a little more dental friendly and don’t have half as much sugar. If you want to make them a little healthier, skip the sugary toppings and try some shredded coconut or crushed nuts instead.

Get the recipe here.  

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2. Homemade Vegan Toffee

These little toffees are similar to those American Tootsie Roll treats, but they’re made without all the junk. They contain just three ingredients; maple syrup, sunflower butter and a little sea salt. Make them individually and cover them with little waxed paper wrappers to make an adorable little treat.

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3. Monster Rice Cereal Treats

These little monster rice crispy treats are a quick and easy way to bring a little fun  to your kitchen. Kids will love decorating these with the googly eyes, wrapping them with gauze, and of course, scoffing them down!

Get the recipe here.  

Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

4. Halloween Apple Bites

These gory apple slices are made with just three ingredients: apple slices, almond slivers and either jam or peanut butter. All you need to do is slice apples into mouth shapes, stick the almond slices into the apple to look like teeth and then smear jam or peanut butter into the center to make it look more like a mouth. Super healthy, especially if you use a sugar-free jam!

Get the recipe here.  

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5. Pistachio Chewy Popcorn Balls

These little popcorn balls are so quick and easy to create, and are made from  some nutritious ingredients and that have far  less fat and sugar than the popcorn we buy in supermarkets to enjoy at home. Make these popcorn bites without the straws to save the environment from unnecessary plastic!

Get the recipe here.

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6. Candy Skull Crushers

These are white chocolate…without the white chocolate. But don’t worry, they’ll taste exactly the same minus all that nasty milk and sugar that makes white chocolate taste so good. These are 100% vegan and even raw! And they’re kind of deliciously creepy, too. To keep their texture firm, store in the fridge or the freezer and take them out when you’re ready  to scoff them all.

Get the recipe here.  

Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

7. Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites

These energy bites have a real autumnal vibe from the pumpkin and a smattering of nuts and seeds, alongside the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger spices. Plus, these  should come in handy for a little energy boost for all those parents who are out trick or treating!

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8. Vegan Candy Corn

Is Hallowe’en even Hallowe’en without a little candy corn? If you’ve never tasted it, you’re missing out. Well, on a shed load of sugar, anyway! But making these is much healthier – and is also really easy and fun! Even the kiddies could do it.

Get the recipe here.  

Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

9. Gluten Free No Bake Maple-Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons

Not to be confused with French macarons, macaroons are a coconut based treat which is best described as a mixture between a cookie and a cake. These versions require absolutely no baking, which is great if you’re in a rush, but they still hold the taste of autumn from the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Enjoy these curled up on the sofa with a steaming mug of coffee.

Get the recipe here.  

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10. Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Bye bye, Reese’s! These are peanut butter cups with a healthy twist! They’re raw (no baking, hurrah!) but also refined sugar free, so you can dig in and not feel guilty afterwards. Make these and see if they last until Halloween…

Get the recipe here.  

Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

11. Broken Glass Candy

Probably not high up on the healthy list, but a treat you can enjoy during holidays like Hallowe’en when you crave something sweet and naughty. These look like the broken shards of a stained glass window. so lovely!  Just a little side note: make sure that your food colouring is 100% vegan before using. I know Amazon sells some vegan friendly food dyes.

Get the recipe here.  

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12. Vegan Fudge

Homemade fudge always seems to be such a quaint, old fashioned favourite. I love my fudge soft and crumbly and incredibly soft and silky in texture, and this recipe delivers exactly that. Hand bunches of this out to the kids, or enjoy it all by yourself whilst you kick it back and watch and spooky film this October. Tip: try the peanut butter variation; it’s the best!

Get the recipe here.

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13. Frozen ‘Boo’ Nana Pops

If you live in warmer climes, these healthy pops are the perfect treat for tricksters, plus they’re so healthy, it’s scary!  All you’ll need is coconut butter, bananas and currants. You can literally throw these together in five minutes and then leave them to set in the freezer. Kids will love to make these, too.

Get the recipe here.  

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14. ‘Bloody’ Choco-Raspberry Cups

Raspberries and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven, and this combo works so well here as  it squishes out like a very tasty and delicious ‘blood’. Make sure you put in LOADS of jam here, so it’s extra oozy!

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15. Paleo Witch Fingers

Ooh, but the kiddies are gonna LOVE being freaked out by these! They’re just basically cookies dipped in jam, but if you shape them right, you can practically feel those fingernails crunching…

Get the recipe here.

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16. Pastry Voodoo Doll Biscuits

What would the gingerbread man look like if he were a zombie? The answer can be found in these puffy pastry voodoo dolls! Put XXs for eyes on these, and impale them on little sticks to gently terrify trick or treaters. Bwah ha ha!

Get the recipe here.

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17. No Bake Pumpkin Fudge Bites

After you’ve carved terrifying faces into your pumpkin, be sure to save some of the pulp to make these yum little fudge balls. Most of the ingredients are things you probably have deep in your pantry, so they’re pretty cost effective, too, and the orange colour makes them perfect for Halloween.

Get the recipe here.  

no bake pumpkin fudge bites

18. Vegan Halloween Monster Cookies

Ok, so cookies aren’t really a ‘candy’, but  these monster themed cookies are such a great Halloween recipe, and if you have kids, they will absolutely love decorating these. By the way,  Skittles are now vegan friendly, so you  choose those candies to decorate with, no problem.

Get the recipe here.  

Vegan Halloween Cookie Recipes

19. ‘Melted Monster’ Halloween Candy Bark

This is a pretty fancily fantastic recipe. It’s basically melted vegan white chocolate topped with lots of wonderfully handmade toppings, from vegan googly  eyes to broken pieces of peanut butter cups and homemade ‘Oreos’. Once made, you can smash it into bite sized pieces and display on a tray, or leave it to like like a melted puddle of ‘monster’.

Get the recipe here.  

Vegan Halloween Candy Recipes

20. Coconut Raspberry Monster Eyeballs

What’s more gross than serving up a platter of bloody monster eyeballs!? Kids are going to absolutely love these, and the best part if they’re made from some pretty natural and great ingredients such as coconut, vanilla extract, raspberries and coconut oil. They’re basically soft coconut truffles are stuffed with juicy raspberries and vegan chocolate chips. Ugly but yummy!

Get the recipe here.  

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21. Raw Snickers Bars

For me, Hallowe’en is pretty much synonymous with Snickers. And no wonder. Did you know that the Snickers Bar was scientifically created to be absolutely delicious due to its combination of crunchy and creamy, sweet and salty? It apparently has one of the best ‘mouth feel’ factors, meaning people find it just delightful to eat. But they’re not usually vegan, sadly. So I was so happy to find this raw, healthy ‘Snickers’ recipe! Wrap these up in wax paper to give them out to trick or treaters.

Get the recipe here.

vegan snickers recipe

24. Vegan Halloween Pinwheel Cookies

The colours black and orange define this holiday, and these pinwheel cookies have them in spades! The most interesting part? The activated charcoal in this recipe will actually detox the kiddies rather than, y’know, ‘tox’ them!

Get the recipe here.

25. Bat Candy

You might think these taste of liquorice. But you’d be wrong! These jelly-textured candies are actually pretty fruity, thanks to the presence of blueberries, apples and lime. Yum!

Get the recipe here.

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Lora O'Brien

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