10 Vegan Halloween Recipes with Monster Flavor
Halloween Brain Dip
This simple dip display serves up ghoulish results when cauliflower is hollowed out and filled with avocado dip. Make sure the fruit leather "veins" are vegan, or you could use beet juice to paint them on. Spicegirl devised a clever trick to help the "veins" stick to the cauliflower: "I cut very thin strips and wet them slightly before pushing them into the folds of the cauliflower."
Peanut butter is spread on apple slices and arranged in a toothy sliced-almond grin in these not-too-scary snacks. Healthy, easy, and festive, these small bites are perfect for a kids' Halloween party or just a fun afternoon bite to tide little ones over until dinner. Ceijae has a tip for applying the peanut butter: "If the apples get too moist, pat them dry or the peanut butter won't stick."
Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, sugar, and cayenne make these roasted pumpkin seeds both savory and sweet. Make these as a snack for a party, or whip up a batch to have in the pantry whenever the craving strikes. "Amazing," says Diana. "I cannot express how positively delicious and addicting they are. The sweet and spicy flavors go so well together."
The idea of this sandwich's flavor combo might spook you at first, but recipe reviewer Janet says, "There is something about the salty olive with the peanut butter that just can't be beat!" Plus, they have a fun look — no pun intended — for Halloween.
Healthy Halloween Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
A roasted red pepper is added to this classic hummus recipe to give it a bit of an orange color perfect for a Halloween appetizer — vegans and non-vegans alike will be fans.
Looking for a simple, cute vegan Halloween recipe that's also a crowd-pleaser? Recipe-submitter muschel says, "I brought these to my kids' kindergarten Halloween party as a treat and everyone thought they were super cute."
Jack O'Lantern Onigiri
Turmeric and gochujang create a natural orange color when mixed with Japanese rice in these adorable pumpkin-shaped bites. Nori is cut to create the faces, and cucumber is cut into stem-shaped pieces to top them off.
Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup
Fuel up the trick-or-treat crew before they head out with this vegan pumpkin soup seasoned with curry, garlic, coriander, and just enough red pepper flakes to give it a mild kick. It's ready in less than an hour and serves six.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies
Fall spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger come together with pumpkin puree to create these delicious vegan treats. Recipe-reviewer Martha Jane raved, "Our vegan guest loved this, as did everyone else!"
Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Packed with pecans, chocolate chips, oats, and all kinds of fall flavor, these cookies are both healthy snacks and satisfying vegan Halloween treats.