It’s the spookiest time of the year! I’ve got you covered with vegan Halloween ideas no matter how much (or little) effort you want to put into the holiday.
Y’all, I love Halloween. I love dressing up, helping my kid put together his costume, and (of course) I love Halloween treats! My cauldron runneth over with vegan Halloween ideas, and this year I’m putting my favorite treats and other eats in one place for you.
Table of Contents
This guide to vegan Halloween treats is in three sections:
- Vegan Halloween Candy – This is candy that you can buy at the store or online. If you’re looking to spend minimal time and effort on Halloween this year, this is the section for you!
- Vegan Halloween Treats – Think cupcakes and chocolate. This is where you’ll find homemade vegan Halloween ideas to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Healthy Halloween Eats – Halloween doesn’t have to all be tooth-meltingly sweet! These less-sweet have a spooky edge that makes them perfect for Halloween.
Shopping for Vegan Halloween Candy
Shopping for vegan Halloween candy requires a bit of label-reading. Sometimes, candy will contain hidden animal ingredients. These are ingredients to look out for on candy labels:
- confectioner’s glaze
- eggs or egg products – like with milk, these will be declared (“contains eggs”) in the allergy info area below the ingredients
- lecithin (not soy lecithin)
- milk or milk products – Look for “contains milk” in the allergy info as a shortcut here
- oleic acid or oleinic acid
- stearic acid
My 5 Favorite Vegan Halloween Candies
Maybe you just want to skip the label-reading and pick up some candy that you’re sure is vegan. I’ve got you!
The candies linked below all come individually wrapped, so they are perfect for giving out to trick-or-treaters. There are tons of vegan candy options out there. This list contains only my favorite ones.
- Dark Peanut Butter Cups – These are high up there on my list of favorite candy ever, and the individually-packed cups are perfect for giving out to trick-or-treaters! They’re also cute on top of a cupcake. Just sayin’.
- YumEarth Lollipops – I loved these lollies even before going vegan. They come in fun flavors, like mango and peach, and they don’t contain artificial colors. They’re also totally peanut- and tree nut-free. Kids with nut allergies have it rough on Halloween, so these make their day.
- Airheads – Some Halloween candy is accidentally vegan. Airheads are a childhood favorite of mine, and they’re free from animal products. They are also nut free and gluten free!
- Cocomels – These little caramels use coconut milk as the base instead of cream, and they are a delight! They are nut free but are processed on shared equipment.
- Sour Patch Kids & Swedish Fish – This bag comes with two of my favorite vegan gummy candies. No gelatin here!
PS — If anyone finds vegan candy corn, please let me know. I haven’t been able to find any candy corn that doesn’t contain eggs or honey!
Vegan Halloween Treats to Make
You can make some deliciously spooky vegan sweets at home! From baked apples to homespun candy, the vegan Halloween ideas below are all easy to make and sure to make your Halloween party a hit!
Healthy Halloween Eats
Why should Halloween be all about the sweets? There are lots of fun ways to keep it spooky all day long, from breakfast to supper, with these healthy-ish and savory vegan Halloween ideas.