There’s no question about it – the best part of Halloween is getting to eat as much candy as you can possibly stuff yourself with in the span of 24 hours. However, most commercially available Halloween candy is full of ingredients that were likely to have been brewed up in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab, and enough sugar to turn you into a moaning, groaning zombie. Instead of going out to the store to pick up a discount bag of plain-old fun-sized candy bars, why not make some of your own candy at home? From simple four-ingredient truffles to luscious layered chocolate bars, these 25 vegan candy recipes are sure to put the “treat” in “trick-or-treat.”
For other Halloween recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth, try these 15 Sweet Recipes That Will Blow Halloween Candy Out of the Trick or Treat Bag! And, if you simply can’t resist the siren call of store-bought candy, you’ll be sure to Have a Very Happy Halloween With These 25 Amazing Vegan Candy Brands.
Now, get out your spell-books and prepare to make the most delicious homemade vegan Halloween candies in the world appear out of thin air!
1. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles
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Taking a bite out of one of Alexa Peduzzi‘s Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles is like taking a bite out of the best orange-leaved, scarf-wearing fall day you’ve ever had. You can always hand them out to your friends … or save them all to eat yourself while you watch scary movies in bed. The choice is yours!
2. Raw Chocolate Coconut Balls (Just Like Bounty Truffles!)
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What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a sweet treat that includes coconut and chocolate? Bounty bars are a popular chocolatey-coconutty confection, but why buy a bag of those store-bought candies when you can make Julie Van den Kerchove‘s amazing Bounty Truffles?
3. Two Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups by Emily von Euw are only TWO ingredients (peanut butter and chocolate, hello!), so easy to make, and way better than any candy that comes wrapped in orange plastic.
4. Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Bars
5. The First Raw Vegan Butterfinger Candy Bar
Everyone loves a Butterfinger! But this version is totally raw, and not to mention vegan, gluten-free, and still full of creamy chocolate and crunchy peanut butter toffee. Plus, the best part about Brandi Doming‘s Raw Vegan Butterfinger Candy Bars? They won’t have your dentist finding toffee shrapnel in your teeth weeks after Halloween!
6. Raw Snickers
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Not only is Judy Moosmueller‘s Raw Snickers bar absolutely gorgeous to look at, it also tastes incredibly similar to traditional Snickers bars. It’s all there: the chocolate, the nougat, the caramel, and the peanuts … are you drooling yet? You can also eat these frozen for a variation on a Snickers ice cream bar.
7. Raw Vegan Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel
Even though regular Twix bars don’t have a single banana molecule in them, Crazy Vegan Kitchen‘s Raw Vegan Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel are too good to pass up! Sometimes it’s worth it to break tradition.
8. Almond Joy Bars
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If you love Almond Joy candy bars, you’ll go nuts (or almonds!) for Marquis Matson‘s homemade Almond Joy Bars. What makes this candy even better than the original bar is that they incorporate almonds into the base for maximum almond flavor, instead of just placing one measly little guy in there. Almond Joy better step up its game!
9. ‘Milk’ Chocolate Bars
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Sweet, creamy decadence in the shape we have come to recognize as holy: the chocolate bar. Emily von Euw‘s ‘Milk’ Chocolate Bars don’t actually contain any milk, but they taste just like the milk chocolate bars you used to greedily inhale when you were a kid.
10. 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 … One Green Planet‘s Nightmare-Worthy Bloody 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 will look right back at you)!
11. Raw Peppermint Oreos Dipped in Dark Chocolate
Everyone knows that Oreos are super delicious, but what happens when you dip them in chocolate? A total explosion of amazingness! Once a platter of Emily von Euw‘s Raw Peppermint Oreos Dipped in Dark Chocolate appears, everyone will forget about their bags of boring old store-bought candy and devour every last minty-chocolate crumb.
12. Clean Eating Pumpkin and Pecan Fudge
These Clean Eating Pumpkin and Pecan Fudge squares by Karielyn Tillman will literally melt in your mouth! They have the smooth texture of traditional fudge but are packed with crunchy bits of pumpkin seeds and pecans. All you have to do is add everything to a mixing bowl and stir. No boiling the sugar and no candy thermometers, which can sometimes be scarier to deal with than a zombie invasion.
13. Homemade Vegan Caramel Apples
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It wouldn’t be Halloween (or autumn, for that matter!) without sticky, gooey, sweet caramel apples! Bringing Wendy Irene‘s Homemade Vegan Caramel Apples to a Halloween party will impress every single witch, ghoul, and goblin in the neighborhood.
14. Homemade Peppermint Patties
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Are you the person that would hoard all the peppermint patties at the end of a trick-or-treating session? Noming Thru Life‘s Homemade Peppermint Patties are made with only seven ingredients and couldn’t be easier to put together. You’ll be living in cool minty and chocolatey bliss in no time. Make two batches: one to share and one to keep all to yourself!
15. Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars
These homemade Raw Vegan Mini Three Musketeers Bars by Amy Lyons are so much better than those squished fun-sized candy bars that always manage to make their way to the bottom of your big bag o’ Halloween candy. They’re not only vegan but also totally raw and gluten-free, too! Plus they’re miniature-sized, so you can go ahead and indulge in all the chocolatey, nougat-y bliss you want!
16. Sugar-Free Puffed Quinoa and Cacao Nib Chocolate Bars
Is there anything prettier than deep, dark, shiny chocolate bars? Annie Oliverio‘s Sugar-Free Puffed Quinoa and Cacao Nib Chocolate Bars are a great DIY and refined sugar-free rendition of a Crunch bar. They’ve got all of the crispy chocolate flavor you love without any of that other scary junk they’re putting in candy bars these days.
17. Butterfinger Brittle
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Another great alternative to the Butterfinger candy bar, Kristen Genton‘s Butterfinger Brittle is crunchy and crumbly, sweet and flaky, and a great addition to your homemade Halloween candy arsenal. Oh, and did we mention that it only takes five minutes to make? You’ll be immersed in chocolate and peanut butter bliss before you know it!
18. Healthy ‘Raffaello’ (Coconut-Almond Truffles)
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These Healthy “Raffaello” truffle-inspired bites by Lucie Javorska are made of wholesome, natural ingredients and will get you hooked before you can say “coconut.” The almonds wrapped in soft, creamy and sweet coconut “dough” are crazy addictive!
19. 4 Ingredient Chocolate Caramel Truffles
The best part about Shannon Leparski‘s 4 Ingredient Chocolate Caramel Truffles (other than the fact that they’re only four ingredients!) is that you probably already have all of the things you need to make them in your pantry right now! This is a great recipe to make if you got invited to a Halloween party last-minute and need something quick and impressive to whip up.
20. Strawberry Peach Fruit Roll Ups
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If you’re not a chocolate lover, try Christa Clark‘s homemade Strawberry Peach Fruit Roll Ups! They’re chewy, sweet, delicious, and don’t have any creepy artificial flavors or colors that might as well have been cooked up in a cauldron.
21. Coco-Choc Bounty Tarts
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Another one for the chocolate and coconut lovers out there, Taryn Fitz-Gerald‘s Coco-Choc Bounty Tarts are another variation on this ultra-popular flavor combo. But these tarts are like the average Bounty or Mounds bars (minus the bad stuff, and loaded with good stuff) taken to a whole other level!
22. Vegan Candy Corn
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You can’t let Halloween go by without the sweet snack that nobody can ever seem to stop eating: candy corn! Ditch the waxy, gross store-bought kind (you don’t know how long it’s been sitting on the shelf!) and make Victoria Hoff‘s amazingly chewy and sweet homemade Vegan Candy Corn instead!
23. Vegan Snickers
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Another homemade variation on the beloved Snickers bar, Tomi Makanjuola‘s Vegan Snickers are sweetened with dates and dried pineapple. They are naturally sweet and have a caramel-like taste, and the dried fruit mimics the caramel and nougat layer in the regular Snickers bar perfectly without the need of added processed sugar or syrup.
24. 4 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
This is probably one of the easiest candy recipes ever created, and everyone is guaranteed to love it! Just put out one plate of Rhea Parsons‘s 4 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge and you’ll see it disappear faster than a frightened ghost.
25. Pecan Pumpkin Spice Butter Cups
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What do you do if you can’t decide between having pecan pie and pumpkin pie for dessert? The solution is easier than you think: mash them together and add chocolate! One Green Planet‘s Pecan Pumpkin Spice Butter Cups are an autumnal alternative to traditional peanut butter cups, so easy to make, and – dare we say – even more delicious!
No tricks here – these homemade vegan candy recipes are sure to delight every ghoul, ghost, and mountain troll – and ensure that this Halloween will be the sweetest and scariest yet!
Lead image source: Raw Vegan Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel