HELLO! T here!! As Halloween approaches and conversations turn from beaches and BBQ (vegan, of course) to costumes and candy, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that Halloween isn’t JUST for little boys and ghouls. Adults too can easily find their spirits raised from the dead and replaced with joy in this happy hallowed season… especially those who LOVE candy.
Now, this round-up isn’t necessarily your “give to the kids who come to your door” type candy, but these devilishly delicious desserts would do wonderfully at your next Halloween/costume party (or ANY upcoming holiday party, really…). These are also great fun for daddies and mummies to make with their little ones and their fiends… er…friends.. (and to ward them off from eating TOO much candy, you can tell them the tale of Hansel, Gretel, and the Witch as you make them… MUWAAHAHAHA!!!!).
Okay, enough with the bad puns. On to the ghoulishly grand goodies filled with tips and tricks sure to provide the BEST treats!
VEGAN CHOCOLATE TURTLES by Healthy. Happy. Life.
My grandparents always had these candies around when I was younger, and I LOVED them! I always thought they were just the most sophisticated candy ever, and I am SO glad to have come across this recipe! These tantalizing turtles can grace your dessert plate once again thanks to the gooey date-caramel used in this creative, veganized recipe of the old classic! You can use walnuts, pecans, peanuts, etc! Just choose your favorite and go nuts.
SALTED DARK CHOCOLATE TAHINI CARAMELS by Plantiful Eating
Speaking of sophisticated candies, these salted caramels use tahini… which automatically makes them sophisticated!! Like a mummy rising from the sarcophagus, you just won’t be able to keep these tasty little tahini treats under wraps!!
COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES by Vegan Richa
The post for this recipe begins with the equation “cookie dough = everything,” and I have to say, I know QUITE A FEW who would agree with that statement.
Now follow along with me: cookie dough + melted chocolate = so. much. more.
Pop these chocolate-covered dough-drops of cookie-flavored comfort in your mouth and slowly let the chocolate melt and unfurl along your tongue before the reveal of the cookie-dough comfort that follows. You’ll be howling for more… whether the moon is full or not!
RAW MINI SNICKERS BARS by Fragrant Vanilla
If I had to pick the three most iconic candy bars from my childhood, they would have to be 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, and Snickers. Of course, it wasn’t until I was older that I realized one was just a play off the other: A Milky Way was a 3 Musketeers with caramel, and a Snickers was a Milky Way with peanuts added. My pre-adolescent mind was blown away at this realization. 🤯
With that in mind, I give you Fragrant Vanilla’s vegan recipe for the greatest of the three. And while you’re there, be sure to check out her version of the 3 Musketeers (as well as these Twix bars!).
VEGAN CARAMEL APPLES by Planted Purpose
Why, Granny Smith, what big teeth you have…
Honestly, what is the fall or Halloween without apples impaled on small stakes and drowned in caramel? That gooey goodness can be yours to sink your fangs into once again thanks to the folks over at Planted Purpose with this absurdly easy recipe that won’t suck up your time… or your soul.
VEGAN PEPPERMINT PATTIES WITH BAILEYS by Plant Power Couple
I am so happy to offer OUR contribution to this cavalcade of candy, but bear in mind, this one is only for the adult “children” in your circle. And by that, I mean drinking-age adults. A Peppermint Patty with a punch, a Junior Mint for senior tastes, this deliciously minty morsel is so tasty it could reanimate the dead…but who needs zombies running around stealing your candy?!
HALLOWEEN OWL CUPCAKES by Vegan Heaven
Okay, honestly, these were just WAY TOO CUTE to pass up. I barely even have a pun to offer, so owl pass on this one. Decorated with Oreos and Skittles, these are sure to make a hoot at your party! (Did you really think you’d get away pun-free??)
EASY COCONUT “MOUNDS” BAR by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Another candy that needs no introduction to the coconut lovers in our group would be the Mounds bar (and its happily nutty cousin: the Almond Joy). These coconut-based bars entombed in melted chocolate are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering and to not make them could be considered a GRAVE error. 😉
HOMEMADE “STARBURSTS” by Pretty Pies
Our fruit-candy-loving fiends out there will murder these deviously delightful desserts by Pretty Pies. These sinfully simple “Starbursts” made with a coconut butter base are sure to raise your spirits – as long as those are the only spirits raised…[insert Vincent Price laugh here – 😉].
We hope you all have as fiendishly a fun time making these candies for your next Halloween (or anytime) gathering as we did just writing this roundup. So, gather all your bodies… errr… buddies, make some (or ALL) of these candies, put on your favorite Halloween film from Halloween to Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus to Harry Potter, and get ready for a Monster Mash Bash!
And PS – If you do make any or all of these recipes, be sure to tag us in your photos on Instagram, so we can hear all about it! We’re @theplantpowercouple with the “the”.
Oh, and ONE more bad pun purely because I just can’t help myself:
What do vegan zombies eat? GRAAAAIIINNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSS.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!