26 Homemade Vegan Candy Recipes

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Fill your jars and gift boxes with these tasty vegan candy recipes. From Snickers bars to gummy bears, there is a toothsome recipe here you will love!

Few things are as nostalgic as candy for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! Bring the candy shop home with these fun vegan recipes. 

Our list includes treats that will suit the holidays and are carefully selected for both kids and adults to enjoy.

You are never too old to embrace a soft pumpkin gummy candy or peppermint-coated white chocolate truffle; find your favorite treat here! 

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26 Homemade Vegan Candy Recipes

Yield: 30 pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Fill your jars and gift boxes with these tasty vegan candy recipes. From Snickers bars to gummy bears, there is a toothsome recipe here you will love! Perfect for kids, Halloween, Christmas, and any other special occasion.


Vegan Gingerbread Caramels

  • 1 cup coconut cream from a can
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal later. Grease it lightly with coconut oil or vegan butter.
  2. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the coconut cream, sugar, molasses, and vegan butter. Stir until well combined and the solid components have melted.
  3. Bring the caramel mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. Then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Next, add the ground spices, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine, then pour the caramel mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  5. Allow it to cool at room temperature for an hour, then transfer it to the fridge to let it set completely. This usually takes around 2 more hours. You can also do this overnight!
  6. Once the mixture has set, lift the caramel out of the baking pan by grabbing the parchment paper overhang.
  7. Cut the caramel into small squares using a sharp knife. Dust them all with powdered sugar to prevent sticking!
  8. Enjoy the caramels immediately, or store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They can last for up to two weeks.


  • These vegan caramels make for a great food gift idea!
  • You can omit ginger, cloves, and cinnamon for a more straightforward caramel flavor.
  • Find 20+ more vegan candy recipes in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 caramel
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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