The Ultimate Guide to a Vegan Halloween

Scared of missing out on the Halloween fun? Have no fear! It’s easy to veganize your favorite traditional foods and activities. Keep reading for our tips on how to have a vegan Halloween!

Halloween cookies
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Halloween is an occasion many of us look forward to every year. From the eerie decorations and frightful costumes to ghoulish-themed treats, there’s plenty of fun to be had! There are endless ways for vegans to enjoy the season, so nobody has to miss out on the excitement. We’ve created the ultimate guide to vegan Halloween recipes, sweets, and party fun.

Vegan Halloween candy & TREATS


  • Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar Halloween Pack
  • Garden Veggie Chips Gluten-Free Sea Salt Ghosts & Bats
  • Smarties Original Candy
  • Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cocoa Loco Chewy Bars


  • YumEarth Halloween Organic Gummy Fruits, Giggles, or Fruit Pops
  • MadeGood Organic Mini Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
  • Lovely Candy Halloween Organic Lollipops
  • Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar Halloween Pack


  • YumEarth Organic Pops Lollipops
  • Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels in Vanilla or Original
  • Enjoy Life Halloween Allergy Friendly Dark Chocolate Mini Squares
  • Zollipops Variety Pack

No Whey Chocolate

Available at some US supermarkets and health food stores.

A skeleton hand is reaching for vegan Halloween candy
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Accidentally Vegan Halloween Candy

  • Chick-O-Sticks
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Smarties
  • Skittles
  • Airheads and Airheads Xtreme
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Swedish Fish
  • Twizzlers
  • Dum Dums
  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Ring Pops

vegan Halloween recipes and activities

1. Make Vegan Candy Apples

It’s easy to make this traditional Halloween snack vegan. Most recipes use water, sugar, and corn syrup, but if butter is required you can simply swap it for a dairy-free alternative, like soy spread.

For a fun, bite-sized alternative to regular candy apples, make mini candy apple wedges, using cocktail sticks to dip them into your candy mixture.

Toffee apples for Halloween
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2. Pumpkin Carving

Carving pumpkins allows you to get creative and you can really express yourself with this activity. Grab a selection of pumpkins and print out some stencils with different designs to choose from.

Instead of sticking with the traditional haunting pumpkin face, why not show off your love for animals by trying out a cat’s face, a cute pig, or even the words, “Go Vegan”? Plenty of people will see your pumpkin when they pass by, so it’s a fun way to spread the vegan love! You can buy soy wax candles to light your finished pumpkins, which are 100% vegan. Pro tip: Sprinkle some cinnamon on the inside of the pumpkin’s lid for an extra yummy scent when the candle is lit! Plus, any leftovers can be put to good use with these vegan pumpkin recipes.

Preparing Pumpkins For Halloween
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3. Interactive Monster Story

Got kids to entertain and want an activity that’s both excitingly eerie and vegan-friendly? Try telling a chilling tale about a monster in the dark, while passing around different ‘body parts’ made from fruits and vegetables.

Peeled grapes make amazing fake eyeballs, cold pasta can easily pass as intestines, dried apricots can be tongues, and a peeled tomato is a perfect heart. Have fun encouraging kids to guess what each food is and be sure to weave the answers into your story.

Healthy Halloween fruit snacks. Selection of fun, spooky treats
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4. Make Vegan Ghost Cookies

Cookie decorating is enjoyable for kids and adults – and you’ll be left with some delicious treats to share. Just follow your favorite vegan cookie recipe and use a ghost-shaped cutter instead of a regular one.

If you’re having a party, why not provide your guests with vegan icing, sweets, and chocolate chips to let them create their very own creepy cookies? You could even give prizes for “scariest,” “most artistic,” and “best effort.”

Ghost Cookies
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5. Host a Vegan Buffet

Serving regular food with a Halloween twist is all part of the occasion and being vegan won’t stop you from joining in.

Check out these vegan Halloween recipe ideas below to get inspired:


  • Serve tomato juice ‘blood’ in wine glasses
  • Make green smoothies and call them ‘Swamp Water’
  • Use black marker to draw pumpkin faces on mason jars and use to serve orange drinks


  • Serve guacamole and tortilla chips and label as ‘Mashed Brain Dip’
  • Add a dollop of pasta sauce and an olive slice to crackers with vegan cheese to make them look like eyeballs
  • Make stuffed peppers and carve mini Jack-O-lantern faces into them
  • Add olive eyes and tomato wedge mouths to avocado toast slices to make a creepy face


  • Add vegan licorice and two dabs of icing to Oreos to make them look like spiders
  • Poke a small piece of celery into the top of peeled clementines to make mini pumpkins
  • Make vegan gingerbread people and ice to look like skeletons
  • Use a dollop of white icing and some vegan chocolate chips to make ‘ghost’ cupcakes

Being vegan won’t stop you from having the best Halloween!

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