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
These Creepy Crawly Pumpkin Muffins 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
These bell pepper Jack-o-Lanterns don’t look like they enjoyed this Super Scary Spicy Vegan Chili 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
Turn the tables on those vampires and take a bite out of these Halloween Vegan Bat Biscuits. 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
Go ahead and nibble on some fingers this Halloween … Cheesy Witch Fingers, 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
Turn a basic green smoothie into a shockingly eerie Witches Brew. 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
Beware! Once you taste this Gruesome Forbidden Rice Halloween Pudding, 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
These Frozen Banana Mummies 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 dozen at a time and freeze for a grab-and-go frozen treat anytime.
8. Vegan Candy Corn
Love candy corn but don’t love all the weird ingredients in it? Try this Vegan Candy Corn recipe 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
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
Okay, this Ghoulishly Green Poison Cake 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
This Veggie Blood Soup 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
Scare your friends by serving up sandwiches made from this creepy Basic Black Bread! 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
These Dark Yaki Gyoza 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
Don’t let Halloween go by without making a batch of these adorable Halloween Pumpkin Cookies! 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
Halloween SunButter Cups 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
What could possibly be a better dinner on Halloween night than a couple of puking pumpkins? Despite their scary appearance, these Halloween Pumpkin Bowls With Maggot and Vomit (kamut maggots and mashed sweet potato vomit, to be speicfic) 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
Serve up some Frankenstein faces, mummies, and friendly ghosts … in pizza form! These Mini Halloween Pizzas 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’
This ‘Blood-lognase‘ 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
These Pumpkin Mousse Tarts 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
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!
Lead Image Photo: Frozen Banana Mummies