By Callie McBride
Is it just me, or is Halloween one of those vegan taboos, especially when children are involved? Do you let them trick-or-treat and get non-vegan, sugary candy? Do you deprive them of it, forcing them to watch all of their friends run door-to-door without them? Do you monitor which candy they pick out of the plastic pumpkin? Argh! Obviously I am far away from having children of my own, but I can only imagine the complications that come with this particular holiday. Its the only one that’s especially hard to veganize because it its celebrated among the larger community, many of whom are not vegan. Fear not. I’ve come up with a few ideas that will make this year’s Halloween more enjoyable for you and your children! (Or your friends, your family, whoever you plan to spend this day with.)
First off, whether or not any of you as vegan parents raise you children vegan won’t be discussed here. We all have our own ways of practicing veganism, and raising a vegan family entirely up to each of us. Whatever your individual case, these tips can be for any vegan with little ones who are awaiting the joyous (or dreaded, however you view it) sugar rush known as Halloween.
If trick-or-treating isn’t your thing, stay in and bake! Have your kids help you make spooky vegan treats-decorating is the best part. I’ve scoured the web for the best-looking recipes, and came up with some great and easy ones.
Oh She Glow’s Vegan “Rolo” Knock-Offs - only 5 ingredients!
Oh She Glow’s Homemade Kit-Kat Bars - a bit more involved, if you’re up for the challenge.
Alicia Silverstone’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cups - a classic!
Chocolate Covered Katie’s Spooky PB Rice Krispie Treats - almost too cute to eat..almost.
An even easier route: