Callie’s Tips for a Vegan Halloween!

Halloween is all about sugary treats and brand-name candy; there’s no way around it. If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em! Conquer Halloween the vegan way and give your kids a holiday to remember.

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.

Make-Your-Own

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.

Healthy Happy Life's Scary Cherry Fizz Halloween Punch

Sweet N Sara's Vegan Marshmallow Ghosts

 Oh She Glow’s Vegan “Rolo” Knock-Offs - only 5 ingredients!

Oh She Glow's Homemade "Rolo"Knock-Offs

 Oh She Glow’s Homemade Kit-Kat Bars - a bit more involved, if you’re up for the challenge.

Oh She Glow's Vegan Kit Kat Bars

 Alicia Silverstone’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cups - a classic!

Alicia Silverstone's Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Covered Katie’s Spooky PB Rice Krispie Treats - almost too cute to eat..almost.

Chocolate Covered Katie's Spooky Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

An even easier route:

Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

 

Natural Candy Store's Vegan Chocolate Skulls

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4 Responses to Callie’s Tips for a Vegan Halloween!

  1. Kay Harmon says:

    Eight great solutions to Vegan Halloween….interesting discussion, novel solutions and all Vegan !!!! ” Conquer Halloween the vegan way and give your kids a holiday to remember.” Great line :) My fav Halloween Vegan treat…hmmm tough decision but I think it’s
    Chocolate Covered Katie’s Spooky PB Rice Krispie Treats !!!
    Don’t have kids, Vegan Kids or plan on any soon…but if I did
    would be showing them da pixs here ! Keep it up …no coverage on the Orlando Vegan Festival 2012? Was up?

    • elyssa says:

      Hi Kay!

      I attended the Central Florida VegFest 2012 on Saturday and I will post an article featuring full event coverage :)

      Keep checking back!

      - E

  2. I make Alicia’s choc PB cups every chance I get. SO GOOD. Last time I added pretzels.

  3. elyssa says:

    P.S. Justin’s PB cups are my FAVE!

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