If you’re in search of recipes for a perfect vegan Halloween party, or just looking for fun vegan Halloween food ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing a collection of 26 spooktacular vegan Halloween treats and snacks, both savory and sweet, that will delight adults and kids alike. Bring on the fun!
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The countdown to the spookiest holiday of the year has officially started! It’s always fun for me to see Halloween recipes from so many vegan bloggers this time of the year.
We didn’t celebrate Halloween when I was growing up in Russia, but my friends and I were fascinated watching kids in American movies dressing up, going trick-or-treating, and of course feasting on all that delicious candy.
Our English teachers at school told us that to get candy while trick-or-treating, the kids in English-speaking countries had to do something for their neighbors, like read them a poem or do a little dance. Needless to say, I was surprised to find out that wasn’t a requirement after I moved to the US. Clearly, our teachers didn’t exactly know much themselves 🙂
To this day, I find Halloween fascinating like no other holiday. Even though to this day I dressed properly only once (I was a fantastic Lady Gaga in 2009, having taken two months to plan out my costume in every little detail), I’m still amazed to see what other people come up with, both in costumes and in food.
For my list of vegan Halloween treats and snacks below, I searched the blogosphere to find the perfectly spooky finger foods, both savory and sweet, that would have a striking visual appeal, and would be easy to make.
Bring on the spiders and zombie brains!
Please note that this vegan Halloween food roundup includes some recipes from blogs that aren’t 100% vegan, but all of the recipes below are vegan.
For more vegan holiday fun, check out my other recipe roundups:
36 Vegan Summertime Cookout Recipes (perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day parties)
Pizza Pepper Jacks
You wouldn't believe that these fun Pepper Jacks are actually healthy! The pizza-flavored stuffing is made with polenta, quinoa, and a few additional plant-based ingredients. Bake them in the oven, and serve as a deliciously spooky vegan Halloween appetizer or entree.
Peanut Butter Spider Cookies (Gluten Free)
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate can't be beat in the dessert department, and these spooktacular vegan spider cookies prove that this statement is also true for Halloween. The cookies are made with only four ingredients, and then topped with vegan peanut butter cup 'spiders'.
Creepy Crawly Halloween Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free)
The spider cookie theme is strong during Halloween season! Simple gluten-free vegan sugar cookies are covered with royal icing, and decorated with a dramatic chocolate spiderweb.
Vegan Halloween Cookies
If spiders aren't your vibe but Halloween cookies are, you can't go wrong with these simple vegan cookies speckled with sprinkles in traditional Halloween colors of black and orange. Tasty doesn't always have to be scary, even for Halloween!
Jack Skellington Mounds Cups
No Halloween party is going to be complete without Jack Skellington showing up! In case you aren't sure if any of your guests is dressing up like this famous character from The Nightmare Before Christmas, you can always delight everyone with his face in chocolate-coconut form.
Easy Raspberry Halloween Mummy Pies
These googly-eyed Halloween Mummy hand pies are easy and fun to make! Store-bought puff pastry and raspberry jam make the whole process a breeze, but if you'd like to go fancier and make your own raspberry sauce, the author provides a recipe for it in the recipe card.
Vegan Mummy Cupcakes
The mummy theme is strong with Halloween! No one can resist a delicious vegan chocolate cupcake decorated with vegan buttercream that looks like mummy bandages. The recipe author gives lots of tips for making these cupcake mummies absolutely perfect.
Vegan Zombie Brain Halloween Cupcakes
Another spooky delight for Halloween cupcake lovers - vegan zombie brain cupcakes! Lemon-flavored cupcakes are filled with raspberry jam, then topped with frosting, and glazed with more jam. An eye-catching (no pun intended) dessert for your vegan Halloween party!
Double Chocolate Halloween Cheesecake
This vegan double chocolate cheesecake will make a stunning centerpiece of any Halloween dessert spread. The dramatic black color is achieved by adding food-grade activated charcoal to the top and the bottom layers. I bet this cheesecake would look even spookier with an orange layer (pumpkin?) in place of white.
Vegan Ice Cream Batwiches
These spooktacular ice cream batwiches will get you in the mood for Halloween in no time! Black cocoa powder gives the bat cookies a dramatic color, and pumpkin-flavored ice cream completes the fall theme. Feel free to use other flavors of ice cream if you'd like - just make sure they don't have any chunky mix-ins.
Halloween Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies may not be our go-to Halloween food, but this colorful smoothie bowl with a fun pumpkin design can make a perfect healthy breakfast on the big day! A variety of fruits and veggies give this smoothie bowl its vibrant colors. Healthy fats from pumpkin seeds ensure that the important fat-soluble nutrients are absorbed by our bodies.
Creepy Halloween Candy Creatures Made from Marzipan
These marzipan creepy crawlies will be the talk of your Halloween party! The author of this recipe provides instructions for making slugs, maggots, woodworms, and earthworms - you know, the good stuff 🙂
Halloween Popcorn Hands + More Plant-Based Halloween Treat Ideas
The Halloween popcorn hands make a fun project to do with kids! The author also offers lots of other ideas for spooky plant-based treats.
If any of these vegan treats make an appearance at your Halloween party this year, please let me know! Tag me on Instagram @vegan_runner_eats, or leave a comment below.
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