MWAH-HA-HA! It’s Halloween, boys, and ghouls, and that means making food that looks a little scary, a little oozy and perhaps, a little bloody. Not real blood, of course, because while our Halloween recipes may be creepy, no goblins were hurt in the process of making them.

Whether you’re dressing up for a party, going trick-or-treating with the kids, or answering the door to costumed kids asking for goodies, we’ve got the recipes to make your Halloween spook-tacular! Try making your own candy this year with these 15 Sweet Recipes That Will Blow Halloween Candy Out of the Trick or Treat Bag!


Not all Halloween offerings need to be sweet. If you’re having a ghoulish get-together or party, you’ll want to have some deliciously scary savory foods too. Check out No Tricks! 7 Ways to Treat Your Guests With Savory Halloween Dishes. Get recipes and tips like how to make spider web soup or impaled Italian mummies.

Get your creep on all day long with these Ghoulishly Good Halloween Dishes – From Breakfast to Dessert! We have even more terrifyingly evil-icious ideas for you. Have a happy and healthier Halloween with these 20 sweet and savory vegan recipes.

1. Creepy Crawly Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Creepy Crawly Pumpkin Muffins

These Creepy Crawly Pumpkin Muffins by Aine Carlin are perfect for Halloween with all the flavors and aromas of the season. Not only do the plastic spiders add the creepy-crawly effect, they might keep people from eating the muffins which means more for you!


2. Super Scary Spicy Vegan Chili

Halloween Super-Scary Spicy Vegan Chili

Super Scary Spicy Vegan Chili

These bell pepper Jack-o-Lanterns don’t look like they enjoyed this Super Scary Spicy Vegan Chili by Kathy Hester but we promise that you will. Seitan, black beans, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce make this chili hearty and spicy. What a fun way to serve dinner to your wee boys and ghouls.


3. Halloween Vegan Bat Biscuits

Bat Biscuits

Halloween Vegan Bat Biscuits

Turn the tables on those vampires and take a bite out of these Halloween Vegan Bat Biscuits by Aine Carlin. Made with spelt, oats, and almonds, these bats are covered in deep dark chocolate. These are perfect for your Halloween party!


4. Cheesy Witch Fingers

Cheesy Witch Fingers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Cheesy Witch Fingers

Go ahead and nibble on some fingers this Halloween … Cheesy Witch Fingers by Rhea Parsons, that is! They’re creepy and oh-so-cheesy, and would be great dipped into soup or paired with another Halloween-themed dish of your choice. This is one instance when biting your nails is a good habit.

5. Witches Brew Smoothie


Witches Brew

Turn a basic green smoothie into a shockingly eerie Witches Brew by Lisa Viger: Blogger, Raw on $10 a Day (or Less). Freeze beet juice in a glove to add a creepy effect on top. Serve this at your Halloween party or as a spooky snack. It’s so fun and scary, your kids will forget how healthy it is.

6. Gruesome Vegan Forbidden Rice Halloween Pudding


Gruesome Forbidden Rice Halloween Pudding

Beware! Once you taste this Gruesome Forbidden Rice Halloween Pudding by Kathy Hester, there will be no escape. That’s okay, though, because this soy-free, gluten-free vegan Halloween pudding is so good, you won’t even try to get away. Serve this at your upcoming spooky get-together.


7. Frozen Banana Mummies


Frozen Banana Mummies

These Frozen Banana Mummies by Lexie Croft are a fun and festive food craft that will make any goblin feel included in the fun — and they are far healthier than a candy bar! Sweetness comes from the banana and a drizzle of melted cocoa butter mixed with powdered low-glycemic coconut sugar. Make a couple of dozen at a time and freeze for a grab-and-go frozen treat anytime.

8. Vegan Candy Corn


Vegan Candy Corn

Love candy corn but don’t love all the weird ingredients in it? Try this Vegan Candy Corn recipe by Victoria Hoff: Blogger, The Pursuit of Hippieness instead! The best part is that you don’t have to stick to triangle shapes – you can make any Halloween shape you want! Plus, making your own candy is always so impressive.

9. Nightmare-Worthy Bloody Coconut Raspberry Monster Eyeballs


Nightmare-Worthy Bloody Raspberry Monster Eyeballs

Throwing a bash at your haunted mansion this Halloween? Try serving up a platter of eyeballs! But not just any eyeballs … Nightmare-Worthy Bloody Raspberry Monster Eyeballs! Soft, rich coconut truffles are stuffed with juicy raspberries and chocolate chips to create the trickiest treat you ever laid eyes on (and they will look right back at you)!

10. Ghoulishly Green Poison Cake

Ghoulishly Green Poison Cake [Vegan]

Ghoulishly Green Poison Cake

Okay, this Ghoulishly Green Poison Cake by Bianca Haun isn’t actually poison – it’s a perfectly lovely mint cake with chocolate frosting. But it sure does look creepy, though, because the mint liquor turns the cake an eerie shade of green. Have a slice or two … if you dare!

11. Veggie Blood Soup

Veggie Blood Soup [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Veggie Blood Soup

This Veggie Blood Soup by Amanda Nicole Smith is a Halloween-inspired vegetable soup that will make any vamp drool. It has a spooky blood red herbal broth made from infusing spices and roasted vegetables. There’s no stirring, checking, or worrying so you can let it simmer while you’re busy carving pumpkins or making costumes.

12. Basic Black Bread

Basic Black Bread [Vegan]

Basic Black Bread

Scare your friends by serving up sandwiches made from this creepy Basic Black Bread by Rekka Bell! Despite its depressing color, it really is a lovely, soft bread that you can use not only for sandwiches, but for French toast, bread crumbs, and your other favorite bread-y foods.

13. Dark Yaki Gyoza

Dark Yaki Gyoza [Vegan]

Dark Yaki Gyoza

These Dark Yaki Gyoza by Rekka Bell are dark and brooding on the outside, but colorful and warm on the inside! The carrot and beet fillings pop against the black gyoza dough so nicely and are the perfect combination of colors for Halloween. This is a great appetizer to bring to any haunted mansion party you might be attending.

14. Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies [Vegan]

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies!

Don’t let Halloween go by without making a batch of these adorable Halloween Pumpkin Cookies by Rekka Bell! They’re soft, chewy, and totally fun to eat. Plus, you can even make an extra chocolate treat with the leftover chocolate you need to decorate!

15. Vegan Halloween SunButter Cups

Vegan Halloween SunButter Cups

Halloween SunButter Cups

Halloween SunButter Cups by Jesse Lane Lee are a fun way to trick your friends into enjoying a healthy treat! They have a creamy sunflower seed butter center that is nestled in a stevia-sweetened carob shell. Halloween SunButter Cups are entirely sweetened with stevia and are much better than the processed, sugar-laden version.

16. Halloween Pumpkin Bowls With Kamut Maggots and Green Sweet Potato Vomit

Halloween Pumpkin Bowls With Maggots and Vomit [Vegan]

Halloween Pumpkin Bowls With Maggot and Vomit

What could possibly be a better dinner on Halloween night than a couple of puking pumpkins? Despite their scary appearance, Amanda Nicole Smith‘s Halloween Pumpkin Bowls With Maggot and Vomit (kamut maggots and mashed sweet potato vomit, to be specific) is actually a quite healthy and tasty vegan meal that will keep you sustained through a sugar-filled night of trick-or-treating. But you should definitely consider putting these guys out on your doorstep first – they’re terrifying!

17. Spooky Scary Mini Halloween Pizzas

Spooky Scary Mini Halloween Pizzas [Vegan]

Mini Halloween Pizzas

Serve up some Frankenstein faces, mummies, and friendly ghosts … in pizza form! These Mini Halloween Pizzas by Olivia Lin are adorable, easy to make, and taste ghoulishly good, to boot. Try using this method and ingredients to make your own edible Halloween designs!

18. Zoodle Beet ‘Blood-lognase’

Zoodle Beet 'Blood-lognese' [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


This ‘Blood-lognase‘ by Sasha Gill is bloody delicious! Beets and apples are simmered in a vegetable stock to give the sauce a rich, spooky red color. It’s positively horrifying when tossed with slippery zucchini noodles!  Eat at your own risk!

19. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Mousse Tarts

Gluten Free Pumpkin Mousse Tarts

Pumpkin Mousse Tarts

These Pumpkin Mousse Tarts by Ricki Heller are the perfect Halloween confection for the adults in your group. They’re slightly indulgent without being unhealthy, and they feature two quintessential Halloween ingredients: pumpkin and (my favorite) chocolate. They’d be perfect on the buffet table at your Halloween bash, or for dessert after a tough night of trick or treating.

20. Spooky Spider Cheddar Cheese Ball

#5under5: Spooky Spider Cheddar Cheese Ball [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Spooky Spider Cheddar Cheese Ball

It’s creepy, it’s crawly, and it’s … cheesy? Oh yes! Beware: it’s the Spooky Spider Cheddar Cheese Ball! No need to be scared, though: it’s vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and only takes five ingredients to create the most delicious sharp orange cheddar cheese you’ve ever tasted.

Whether your intentions are to trick or treat, these twenty recipes are sure to be a hit amongst the ghouls and goblins at any haunted house on October 31st. Happy Halloween, Green Monsters!

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