If there’s ever a time to get creative in the kitchen, it’s Halloween. Navigating the holidays as a vegan isn’t easy, though. These vegan Halloween recipes are the perfect example that you can have your vegan cake and eat it, too.
From cookies to donuts and more, here are some vegan Halloween recipes and vegan Halloween treat ideas so you can enjoy a sweet treat this spooky season. Be sure to make extras for when the cravings for vegan Halloween candy kick in!
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11 Vegan Halloween Recipes
The holiday season is the perfect time to bond with friends and family. One love language that everyone speaks? Food made with love! If you want to share your love for Halloween, grab your apron and get to work on these vegan Halloween recipes and vegan-friendly Halloween treat ideas!
1. Vegan Spooky Halloween Spider Cookies
These spooky Halloween spider cookies are the perfect vegan treat for those with allergies. They’re nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and can be made gluten-free as well.
This vegan Halloween recipe only takes 35 minutes from start to finish, and the final result is a super cute yet slightly spooky spider sitting on top of a cookie. Yum!
Be sure to pick up some Free 2b Sun Cups for this recipe. They’re a vegan version of a peanut butter cup but made with sunflower butter instead! They’re just as good without the allergens.
2. Vegan Mummy Rice Krispies Treats
This vegan Halloween recipe for mummy Rice Krispies Treats couldn’t be any easier. We love an easy vegan recipe that only requires a few ingredients.
Vegan marshmallows can be hard to find, but Dandie’s vegan marshmallows are a great option.
This vegan Halloween treat idea is perfect for getting kids to help out in the kitchen. They will love making the Rice Krispies Treats and dressing up their “mummy” at the end!
3. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins
Pumpkin is a classic Halloween flavor, so these pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins fit right in with our collection of vegan Halloween recipes!
These muffins are pretty healthy, so they can be a dessert or breakfast idea for Halloween.
Plus, they’re super allergy friendly. They’re vegan of course, but they’re also free of gluten, refined sugar, soy, and peanuts!
Put aside 30 minutes of your day, and the freshly baked muffins will have your entire house smelling of Halloween.
4. Vegan Pumpkin Chai Donuts
This vegan recipe screams of fall! You can introduce these vegan pumpkin chai donuts during Halloween time and continue to make them throughout the rest of the holiday season. They are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
You can even get creative with the glaze to make it more spooky and fun. You’ll need a silicone doughnut mold to make this recipe.
5. Vegan Mummy Cookies
Got 20 minutes and a craving for vegan Halloween treats? Then you should make these vegan mummy cookies! They’re super easy to make and will make anyone smile. You’ll need to melt down some dairy-free chocolate chips, so grab a couple bags of the Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips. If you’re making multiple vegan Halloween recipes, you may need to stock up!
6. Vegan Bloody Cups
If you have a Halloween party you’re looking forward to, then you need a vegan Halloween-themed dessert to knock everyone’s socks off. Check out these vegan bloody cups, which are basically raspberry filled chocolates! They’re gooey, spooky, and perfect for Halloween parties! Even the non-vegans will be eager to try these.
7. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders
Name a better duo than chocolate and peanut butter. I’ll wait. While you’re thinking, check out these vegan chocolate peanut butter spiders that are the perfect vegan Halloween treat idea! Plus, this is an easy vegan recipe for Halloween with just three ingredients needed and only 10 minutes of your time. If you have vegan chocolate, pretzel sticks, and peanut butter, then you can make this vegan Halloween recipe right now.
8. Vegan Mummy Cupcakes
Vegan cupcakes are another crowd pleaser for Halloween parties, and these ones do not disappoint. The vegan mummy cupcakes are sure to grab people’s attention and wow their taste buds. The cakes themselves are chocolatey and rich, and the vegan buttercream is to die for! If you love cakes and cupcakes, these vegan Halloween cupcakes are a must try.
9. Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake
Calling all cake lovers: this vegan Halloween ghost cake is the vegan Halloween recipe you’ve been waiting for. It’s essentially a chocolate cake topped with pears decorated like pears. So cute and festive!
What makes this vegan chocolate cake different is the luxurious chocolate cashew buttercream frosting. It tastes like chocolate truffles, so it’s very decadent and perfect to make for someone with a serious sweet tooth and craving for chocolate. Us vegans need chocolate, too!
10. Vegan Spooky Matcha Energy Balls
Who said vegan Halloween recipes can’t be healthy? The holidays are definitely a time to indulge and enjoy yourself, but you can also mix up your vegan Halloween treats and incorporate some healthy options in there like these spooky matcha energy balls.
Energy balls are a great protein-packed snack or breakfast option for vegans. These ones are also gluten-free. The ingredients are clean and they only take 10 minutes to make.
11. Vegan Black Bleeding Halloween Cupcakes
These all-black bleeding cupcakes are the epitome of Halloween. Though they don’t look it, these vegan Halloween cupcakes are actually vanilla flavored, filled with raspberry jam (the “bleeding” part), and topped with a vanilla buttercream frosting. They taste as decadent as they look. The secret to an all-black cupcake? Activated charcoal will do the trick!
To make these even more festive, line with a black cupcake liner and top with a plastic spider. Bring these to Halloween parties or make them in lieu of vegan Halloween candy.
Vegan Halloween Treat Ideas
These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to vegan Halloween treat ideas. Anything you can make with animal ingredients, you can make with plant ingredients. This Halloween season, get extra creative and go wild with vegan Halloween recipes from sweet treats to savory appetizers.
Stay safe, stay spooky, and enjoy your vegan Halloween treats! Are you making something special for Halloween? Let us know your favorite vegan Halloween recipe or tradition in the comments below!