5 Spooky and Healthy Vegan Halloween Treats

Halloween treats don’t have to mean store-bought candies! Check out our recipes for healthy vegan Halloween treats, based on vegetables and fruits.

It’s October, and you know what that means – time for Halloween! Costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and… sweets.

While it may be common practice to purchase bags of candy for your festivities at the supermarket, these store-bought sweets can be more harmful than we realize, and many packaged candies also contain animal products.

Here’s the good news though: Halloween treats can be healthy, fun, and vegan! Check out these simple, fruit- and veg-based vegan Halloween treats and recipes for a healthier Halloween.

1. Banana Ghosts

Fun to hand out to trick-or-treaters or to bring to a party, these fruity treats are just as easy to create as they are cute!

Banana ghosts: fun, easy to make, and cute! Image: TVW.

Banana ghosts: fun, easy to make, and cute! Image: TVW.

 

You will need:

Bananas Vegan mini chocolate chips

Preparation:

1. Slice bananas in half

2. Push mini chocolate chips into the top (or bottom) of the banana to create a ghost “face”

2. Sick Pumpkin Guacamole

While getting sick on Halloween is what we want to avoid, this clever snack is sure to be a party favorite!

Sick Pumpkin Guacamole Dip. Image: TVW.

Sick Pumpkin Guacamole Dip. Image: TVW.

 

You will need:

One small pumpkin Tortilla chips and/or dipping veggies 2-3 avocados 1 tbsp fresh garlic 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice Any other extras you like in your guac

Preparation:

1. Carve a face into your pumpkin, with a large “mouth”

2. Prepare your guacamole by mixing and mashing together the avocados with the garlic, salt, and lemon (+ any other extras you like).

3. Place your pumpkin on a large plate or platter, surrounded by tortilla chips

4. Place a small amount of guacamole in your pumpkin’s “mouth”, with the rest trailing out onto the platter

Fun tip: If you choose to remove the seeds from your pumpkin, you can keep them to make a delicious snack! Simply rinse off your pumpkin seeds and toss them in a bowl with olive oil or melted vegan butter, salt and any other seasonings of your choice. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake them for about 45 minutes (or until golden brown) in the oven at 300 degrees F. Eat them whole!

3. Veggie Skeleton

Another party snack, this veggie plate is the epitome of health!

Veggie Skeleton: this veggie plate is the epitome of health. Image: TVW.

Veggie Skeleton: this veggie plate is the epitome of health. Image: TVW.

 

You will need:

1 cup vegan ranch dressing or hummus Cucumber Red pepper A few celery stalks Bite-sized broccoli and cauliflower florets A few olives A few mushrooms and cherry tomatoes

Preparation:

1. Place vegan ranch, hummus, or dip of your choice in a small bowl for the “head” of the skeleton

2. Create the skeleton body on a cutting board or platter, using sliced veggies. Feel free to switch up your veggies and get creative!

3. Place olive slices in dip to create a “face” for your skeleton

4. Apple – Strawberry Monsters

Another great treat to hand out or serve as a party platter!

Apple - Strawberry Monsters: another great treat to hand out or serve as a party platter! Image: TVW.

Apple – Strawberry Monsters: another great treat to hand out or serve as a party platter! Image: TVW.

 

You will need:

3-4 apples Fresh strawberries, sliced 1 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup peanut or almond butter Vegan chocolate chips, raisins or blueberries

Preparation:

1. Cut your apples into thick slices and then cut out the middle

2. With a sharp knife, cut 8-10 little spaces for your monster’s “teeth” into each apple slice

3. Insert the sunflower seeds into each space to create “teeth”

4. Spread peanut butter onto each apple slice

5. Place a strawberry slice in each apple piece to create your monster’s “tongue”

6. Paint peanut butter on the back of each “eye” and place on your apple slices (You can use treats like vegan chocolate chips, raisins, or blueberries)

5. Jack O’Lantern Fruit Salad

Another cute, healthy, and fruity snack – these are perfect to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or set out for a party!

WANT MORE? Check out these 10 creative vegan Halloween recipes, here!

Jack O'Lantern Fruit Cups:  cute, healthy, and fruity snack. Image: TVW.

Jack O’Lantern Fruit Cups: cute, healthy, and fruity snack. Image: TVW.

 

You will need:

Several oranges Fruit filling of your choice

Preparation:

1. Slice off the top of the orange

2. Scoop out the insides with a spoon

3. Cut a Jack O’Lantern face onto the side of your oranges

4. Fill oranges with diced fresh fruit (I used apple, strawberry, and orange)

Hope you enjoy our vegan Halloween treats! As you can see you can easily purchase healthy, cruelty-free ingredients, feel better about what you eat and serve to others, and stay festive. Happy Halloween and happy treat making!

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My name is Marlee and I am currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Humane Education from Valparaiso University. I became vegan after 12 years of vegetarianism, and love being a part of this peaceful and powerful movement. I enjoy vegan cooking and baking, hiking, biking, traveling, and spending time with family. I currently live in Iowa with my boyfriend and our hilarious cat, Miles.

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