How to Do Halloween as a Vegan
Spooky and plant-based candy, baked goods, and entree options
Navigating the Holidays can be a little tricker as a vegan, I admit it. Especially ones that revolve entirely around almost-100%-non-vegan foods--such as Halloween.However, it's a wild time we live in, and things are getting easier by the day. More and more vegan candy options are popping up on shelves all the time, and a quick Google search yields dozens and dozens of vegan Halloween recipes. To save you the time of scrolling, I've done it for you--plus compiled a quick cheat-sheet of my top 5 inherently/accidentally vegan candies.
Who doesn't love Skitttles? I've gotten a little addicted lately to them lately (I'm 100% a fruity/sour candy person, as you'll be able to tell) and I've made multiple peoples days recently by informing them that Skittles are 100% vegan. You're welcome.
2. Sour Patch Kids
This is my go-to at any movie, and are 100% vegan, thank the lord. I definitely don't limit myself to having these around Halloween, but if you need a good crowd-pleasing candy, they're a safe bet.
3. TwizzlersThe last time I had these was actually had these was right before I got a tattoo, at a tattoo studio with a freaking candy room, all you could eat. It reminded me how amazingly addictive Twizzlers are--and both these and Red Vines are vegan.
4. Blow Pops
Maybe I'm a weirdo for this, but sometimes I get on a lollipop roll, like only around Halloween, actually, and can power through like 10 at once. While I don't necessarily recommend that kind of a binge, if you're going to, make sure it's on blow pops.
5. Candy Corn (Some)
Though most candy corn is super-sadly not vegan, due to the inclusion of gelatin, I've found that the Jelly Belly brand is, praise the lord.
Onto the main dishes and baked treats....
Vegan Pumpkin Mousse
If you need a pumpkin-y dessert to use your pie pumpkins for, this would be a great option and super-simple to make! You can obviously totally used canned pumpkin too, but I'm always a fan of using actual fresh-baked pumpkin if I can, which tastes 1000 x better.
Peanut Butter Cups
I'm going to be whipping these up en masse this year and 100% sneaking them into the movie theatre with me to gorge on, to comfort my scardy self as I watch Halloween. Peanut butter cups have always been my #1, and just because the store-bought Reece's version isn't vegan, isn't going to make me quit on them anytime soon.
Stuffed Pepper Jack-O-Lantern
How adorable are these?? I'm making them and filling the peppers with a different filling--full disclosure--cause this recipe seems a little bland for my taste, but the idea of the carved peppers is precious, and I will be making these for Halloween-night dinner for sure.
Okay, I fully realize these are aimed at small children, but it will not deter me: I fully plan on making these regardless. Any excuse to eat pizza, I'm 100% there for!
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