Trick… or treat?! With these 100% vegan candy recipes, it’s nothing but treat!
Don’t be tricked into buying candy that’s packed with scary, unhealthy ingredients. Dairy, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, refined sugars…
The list goes on and on.. Store-bought candy is filled with all kinds of junk that can have frightening long-term health effects.
This Halloween, let’s indulge while knowing exactly what’s in our sweet treats. The following are some of our favorite veganized chocolate bar and candy recipes we’ve found online.
If you’re taking it easy this Halloween evening, try making one of these recipes to enjoy at home!
Because it would be Halloween without Snickers, am I right? These snickers are made from only six delicious ingredients. These only take about 20-30 minutes to make and they have all the chocolatey, caramely, nougaty, peanuty goodness you could ever want in a Snickers bar, but totally guilt free. Brought to you by From My Bowl.
These gummies are made gelatin and cruelty free. The recipe uses agar, a powder made from red seaweed used to make liquids gelatinous. Agar is a great plant-based kitchen staple to have in the kitchen. This recipe, brought to you by Kirbie from Kirbie’s Cravings, uses only three ingredients and takes about 30 minutes to prepare. You’ll have simple, homemade gummies in no time!
If you love pecans like we do, you will adore these chocolate turtles made with just four vegan ingredients. These are a bit more time consuming, but overall they are simple to make and so much better than the store bought. Brought to you by The Edgy Veg.
Mint and chocolate. One of my absolute favorite duos. Growing up, I loved sticking my York peppermint patties in the freezer right before I ate one, just to get it nice and frosty and cold to the touch. It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken uses just five ingredients to make these refreshingly chocolate treats.
Remember those variety packs of mini Hershey’s chocolate bars? The crunchy krackel one was always my favorite. But these are way better and they’re vegan, made with only three ingredients and none of them are scary. Thanks Beaming Baker.
This recipe reminds me of those little square caramel candies that came wrapped up tight in thin plastic, but of course way better and you actually know what’s in them. Made with coconut sugar and finished in just 15 minutes. Hey Nutrition Lady! These really are luscious candy to the core.
Better than Reece’s? Yes way. These remind me of a vegan chocolate brand I used to love until I found out their almond butter cups are made with palm oil. I must admit, Reece’s were my vice—so these are an indulgent alternative that’s great to have in the recipe armada. Using just five ingredients, the Beaming Baker has put Reece’s to shame.
Is it really Halloween without at least a handful of candy corn? While I’m a little on the fence about this recipe because of its use of food dye, I do think there is a way to soothe my worries. It just takes a little planning ahead if you chose to make this recipe. Having homemade concentrated food dyes are a great way to achieve the candy corn colors in this recipe. Synthetic food dyes are poisonous and harmful to the body. We suggest checking out this helpful how-to on making homemade plant-based food dyes by Your Daily Vegan.
Does anyone else remember coming home from a great night of trick or treating to trade whatever bits of your candy stash you didn’t want with your buddies? I remember no one ever wanted the Milky Ways. Kids were much more concerned with the Snickers, yet I was always happy to trade for a creamy, fluffy Milky Way. The best part about this recipe from Sweet Simple Vegan? It doubles as a Milky Way AND Snickers recipe.