Ready to create the ultimate EASY vegan Halloween feast? I’ve got you covered with my favorite deliciously spooky vegan Halloween treats!
In this spooktacular roundup, I’ll cover everything from appetizers, entrées, and snacks, as well as tons of desserts like cookies, cupcakes, and even homemade candy. I hope these fun recipes help you throw a killer vegan Halloween party, Jason masks are optional. 🙂
What do vegans eat at Halloween?
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons, not least of which is the food! Who doesn’t love a smorgasbord of tasty fall grub and the inevitable grab bag of sweet treats? Nobody, that’s who. The fact that many of the delicious dishes are often dressed up in costume just makes it all the more fun.
So what do vegans eat at Halloween? How about we start with sweet potato, butternut squash and pumpkin flavored everything – pasta, soup, and pot pies are just the beginning! I mean, orange is half of the Halloween color story, right?
There are also about a gazillion tasty recipes for vegan dips and finger foods (sans real fingers) to start off your night. I also assembled plenty of ghoulish vegan desserts to munch on after you dance the Monster Mash.
Oh, and feel free to drink all the boo’s – oops! I mean booze – that you want. Cauldrons full of creepy cocktails are a great way to get those un-dead corpses cackling. And really, what’s a party without a batch of witch’s brew to get you in the spirit? (See what I did there? LOL)
Oh, and if you’re wondering what to offer the mob of trick-or-treat-ers? I have a whole list of vegan friendly candies listed below. So let’s get this party started, shall we??
Is any Halloween candy vegan?
Yes! Halloween goodies aren’t just for flesh-eating zombies (or omnivores). There are plenty of packaged treats that are perfectly plant based. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Air Heads
- Swedish Fish
- Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Sweet Tarts
- Jolly Ranchers
- Sour Patch Kids
- Fun Dip
- Blow Pops
If you need more vegan candies and treats, check out this comprehensive list of vegan candy from our friends at Urban Tastebud.
But if you’re more into creating some DIY hocus-pocus, don’t fret. I have compiled a list of my absolute favorite vegan recipes for all the gruesome goodies you could possibly want. Let’s get to it!
These tasty and appropriately autumnal vegan recipes will keep the scary growls of an empty tummy at bay. Plus, it’s always a good idea to lay down a foundation of healthy food before jumping face-first into a pile of candy. I AM a nutritionist, after all.
These frightfully festive personal sized cakes are sure to win over even the most mischievous mortals. And since these vegan treats are easy to make gluten-free, they’re mummy (and mommy) approved.
Spellbinding Snacks & Appetizers
These fang-tastic snacks are sure to be a hit on the buffet table. While they might look monstrous, they’re actually hair-raisingly healthy.
Is there anything more bewitching than a plate full of cookies? I don’t think so. These adorably sweet snacks are sure to charm your whole coven.
Hair-Raising Homemade Candy
If the thought of trick-or-treating is enough to send shivers down your spine, don’t be a scaredy cat. These terrifying treats can be made in the safety of your own (haunted) house!
(Healthy) Desserts in Disguise
Call me a sorceress if you want, but I’m a big fan of sneaky treats. These delightful concoctions taste suspiciously like dessert, but are actually filled with nutritious ingredients. Just don’t tell the dressed up draculas – they’ll never know!
Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who empowers vegans to feel confident in creating sustainable habits that align with their values and health goals. She shares easy gluten-free plant-powered food to nourish your body + satisfy your tastebuds. Mary Ellen’s recipes and nutrition info have been featured on Yahoo News, Parade, VegNews, LIVESTRONG, Dr. Axe, Greatist, LIVEKINDLY, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more.