Try these crowd-pleasing vegan Halloween recipes this year! From scary cookies to lovingly decorated cakes, 5-minute snack ideas and savory dinner additions, this selection will be all you need.
October 31st marks an important date in many people’s calendars! No matter if you want to throw a party this year, treat your family or just yourself to some wicked Halloween-themed food, we’ve got you covered.
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From mummy cookies and cupcakes to little meringue ghosts, spider-everything and savory haunted Halloween snacks and meals, this hand-selected list will help you tremendously when planning out this year’s recipes.
Be sure to have some vegan Halloween candy on hand for any trick-or-treaters and don’t miss out on our super easy printable green monster smoothie recipe at the end of this article!
These mummy cookies are a cute, fun and easy treat for parties and can be made with kids. And since they use convenient ingredients, you can whip them up in less than 30 minutes! Use gluten-free cookies if needed and store in the fridge once they are created.
If you try these peanut butter spider cookies, make sure you eat them before they eat you! Packed with peanut flavor and lovingly decorated, they require only a handful of simple ingredients and are a true hit with kids!
If you have never tried chocolate-dipped pretzels, you are in for a real treat. They are so delicious, incredibly easy to make and the cutest thing ever. Ghosts are always a great Halloween theme and you can play it up with the faces to give each ghost pretzel character!
Are you familiar with “Nightmare Before Christmas”? If so, you’ll love this Jack Skellington cake! But anyone wanting to put something special together for a spooky Halloween event will love this super fun recipe made with vegan modeling chocolate and a fudgy rich vegan chocolate cake.
Get into the Halloween mood this year with a batch of these vegan monster cookies! These spooky triple-flavored sugar cookies combine three flavors: matcha, purple sweet potato and charcoal. Top this colorful mixture with googly eye sprinkles and dare your family to eat them!
How about some savory vegan Halloween party appetizers? These mini mummy pizzas are really easy and fun to make with sandwich thins, pizza sauce, cashew mozzarella and black olives. So simple and ready to serve in about 30 minutes!
This 3-ingredient recipe might just be the easiest vegan treat to make for Halloween! Ready in 10 minutes and perfect to bring to any party or gathering, these tasty little spiders consist of pretzel sticks, dark chocolate and peanut butter. Healthy and tasty!
How spooky do these ghosts look? Fluffy and kind of cute, they are a true hit with kids and adults alike and require only 4 ingredients to make. Chickpea liquid, or aquafaba, forms the base of the scary little ghosts that you can make within 15 minutes of prep time.
If you are a soup lover, you should definitely try this delicious pizza soup at your next Halloween party. It’s a success with non-vegans, is super comforting and can be topped with puff pastry that’s cut out like pumpkin jack o’lanterns!
These little monsters are made green using natural coloring and decorated with melted non-dairy chocolate, marshmallows and googly eyes! Ready in under 30 minutes, these cute and scary treats are great for kids of all ages.
These cute little brownie bites are made into spooky bats for Halloween! Googly eyes and chocolate wings take normal vegan brownie batter bites up a notch. Try this fun dessert for the whole family this holiday!
If you want to keep your vegan Halloween treats healthier this year, be sure to make these little pretzel spiders! They are made from an energy ball mixture consisting of dates, peanut butter and oats and simply require some pretzels and pine nuts for decoration.
Another great addition to your spooky Halloween bash are these adorable vegan mummy cupcakes! Fun to make, kid-friendly and really delicious, they are topped with vegan buttercream and little chocolate chips for the eyes.
Naturally green peanut butter witch finger cookies look so wicked, right? Consisting of all-purpose flour, vegan butter, sugar, almond extract and peanut butter they are so yummy and nobody will taste the raw spinach used for coloring.
Unlike traditional caramel apples, this recipe is fully vegan and low in refined sugar! The caramel doesn't stick to your teeth as conventional caramel does and everyone loves them as a spooky fall treat.
This homemade Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights recipe is a copycat version of the seasonal treat you know and love! Made gluten-free and vegan, these soft pumpkin-spiced cookies with a spooky carved face and pumpkin butter filling taste like pumpkin pie and are incredibly delicious.
Black chocolate cupcake bases topped with vegan vanilla buttercream frosting and funny eyes are all it takes to create these little edible Halloween ghost treats! A true eye-catcher at any party, they taste wonderful and are lower in sugar compared to other desserts.
Although the look of these cupcakes might scare some, everyone will love their vanilla flavor and soft and airy texture! These jet-black treats are filled with a bleeding heart consisting of raspberry jam and decorated with a black spider.
With sweet potato jack-o-lanterns, beetroot witch’s hats, and spooky potato ghosts, these savory Halloween roasted veggies are a healthy Halloween dinner recipe! A great idea to help your kids eat more fun vegetables. Serve with a deep red ketchup dip!
Filled with strawberry jam, these vegan vampire cupcakes will scare everyone that takes a bite! Great for watching your favorite scary movie or to serve during any Halloween gathering, you can dare some little monsters to try them.
Get your creepy Halloween decor and set up a fun table like this! Mini orange pumpkins are filled with orange pieces, grapes and blueberries and the bubbling witch’s brew requires only orange juice, lemon juice, sparkling soda and ice cubes. Healthy and fun!
Make these vomiting jack o'lantern stuffed peppers during this year’s Halloween dinner! Filled with a beautiful, mushy and tasty mess of rice, lentils and textured vegetable protein, they are really hearty and flavorful thanks to lots of savory spices.
Sweet, chocolatey, and absolutely delicious, these Halloween brownie bites are the perfect treat for your Halloween party. These little no-bake chocolate balls are super simple to make with only a few wholesome pantry ingredients!
What a spook-tacular Halloween treat! These cookies taste great and are lots of fun for the kids to get involved with. The cookie base is a classic vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe and everything will be ready to enjoy in less than half an hour!
Another savory addition to our list of vegan Halloween recipes are these skull pot pies. They do require you to have a skull pan and if you don’t want to get one, just make the recipe into a regular pie with skull topping! Instructions are all included.
Filled with a cheesy pumpkin mixture and decorated with black olives, these risotto balls will surprise any Halloween party guest! You can make these up to 2 days ahead of time, leaving you less stressed on the day of the event.
Last but certainly not least in this year’s Halloween recipe lineup are these super easy and adorable haunted Halloween eyeball crazy cake chocolate cupcakes. Everyone is going to love these super moist and delicious cupcakes made from simple staple foods!
More Vegan Holiday Recipes
If you enjoyed this list of spooky vegan Halloween recipes, try the following ideas for any upcoming holiday events!
Try these crowd-pleasing vegan Halloween recipes this year! From scary cookies to lovingly decorated cakes, 5-minute snack ideas and savory dinner additions, this selection will be all you need. The following green monster smoothie recipe takes only minutes to make, can be customized to your liking and is the healthiest Halloween treat imaginable.
Green Monster Smoothies
1 cup almond milk (240 ml)
1 cup baby spinach (30 g)
1 banana, frozen
½ cup frozen mango or pineapple (75 g)
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 vegan marshmallows
2 vegan chocolate chips
Add the almond milk and baby spinach to your high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add almond butter and frozen fruit, then blend again until smooth and homogenous.
Divide between two glasses.
Stick a vegan chocolate chip into a white marshmallow and place it on one of the green monster smoothies. Repeat with the other one so that each smoothie is topped with an eye.
Use any plant-based milk you want for this recipe.
If you don’t have frozen fruit on hand, add 1 cup of ice.
Add some vegan protein powder or vegan yogurt if you like!
Alena 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.