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As little children line up to keep the dentists in business for another year, the sheer volume of candy that crosses our paths on Halloween is undeniable. Americans are expected to eat 90 Million pounds of candy this Halloween, and spend a grand total of $7.4 Billion dollars on the sweet snacks this October. No matter how you slice it, that’s a whole lot of candy.

But it begs the question, which Halloween Candies are plant-based? With so much dairy, eggs, and gelatin hiding in your candy like a monster under the bed, we’ve compiled this list of 100% plant-based candies to pass out to trick-or-treaters this Halloween season.

Be warned, the candies listed below are addictive, and may very well induce some sugar-rush Halloween shenanigans!

Happy Browsing!

1. Swedish Fish 

Swedish Fish Gummy Candy, Original, Theater Size Boxes, 3.1 oz (Pack of 12)

Source: Swedish Fish

These fat-free soft chewy Swedish Fish are traditionally vegan, just make sure to check the label, as certain varieties contain beeswax. $11.29 for a pack of 12.

One user says: “These are my favorite candy. I can’t eat just a couple so I do not always have a supply. My adult children like the[m] too!”

2. Airheads 


Source: Airheads

Airheads are only 130 calories each, and $9.10 for a 3 pound variety pack.

Kris says: “My wife and I ate the whole box over one weekend. We’re officially sick of Airheads now but I still can’t believe we were able to get 90 bars for so cheap. This is basically a retail box and has what seemed like an equal amount of all the flavors. A few of the bars were smushed up, but the majority of them were “in good condition”.

3. Twizzlers 


Source: Twizzlers

Twizzlers are a 100% vegan option courtesy of the Hershey company. $14.24.

One user says: “I have bought a bulk quantity of twizzlers in past but found it a pain to unwrap each one of them. This is exactly what i was looking for.”

4. Smarties

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Source: Smarties

Smarties have been entirely animal-product free for 50 years. $20.89 for a 4lb bag.

5. Skittles

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Source: Skittles

Skittles lets you taste the rainbow in an entirely plant-based way! $6.89.

Zio says: “I am a connoisseur of skittles. I usually have skittles in multiple places at work and home. I have a bad habit of buying them and then not eating them. When I bought this pack, they were hard and stale, I then ate a bag of skittles I had purchased a year before (I knew because I bought both for Halloween), they tasted fresher than these, which makes me wonder just how long these bulk packs of skittles have been sitting in a warehouse.”

6. Sweet Tarts

Nestle Giant Chewy SweeTarts, 1.5 Oz, 36 /Box

Source: Sweet Tarts

Sweet Tarts are sour, sweet, and plant-based! $28.99 for a box of 36.

7. Sour Patch Kids 

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Source: Sour Patch Kids

Remember these guys from the movie theatre? Sour Patch Kids are sweet on the conscience! 28.18 for a pack of 12.

8. Jolly Ranchers

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Source: Jolly Ranchers

Jolly Ranchers are all vegan! Unless you cut your lip on the sharp side! $64.30 for a pack of 12!

9. Mamba

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Source: Mamba

Mamba fruit chews are plant-based and contains natural ingredients. $19.65 for a 48-pack

Kelly says: “They were a bit chewier than I remember. I hope it was that and not that they’d been sitting around on a shelf forever…my only reason for 4 stars.

Other than that, they still taste as great as I remember. Sweet but not sugary sickeningly sweet (think Starburst, but delightfully toned down).”

10. Dots 

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Source: Dots

Dots are a bite-sized vegan candy. $23.49 for a pack of 12.

Jennifer says: “I’m always hesitant to order cases of candy and goods like this because I’m always nervous about getting some close to the expiration date that are either hard or stale. One box arriving that way is enough to make me shrug and go, “Oh well,” but an entire case? Too much hassle!”

11. Bottle Caps

Bottle Caps Candy, Video Box, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Source: Bottle Caps

Bottle Caps come in four unique flavors. $21.68 for a pack of 12.

Jim says: “Same great taste as I remember as a kid, but they look different. They just look like little pills. Before they used to look like a bottle cap. Still, they do taste good.”

12. Fun Dip

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Source: Fun Dip

Fun Dip has no artificial flavors. $21.99 for a box of 100.

13. Pixy Sticks 

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Source: Pixy Sticks

Pixy Sticks by Wonka are deliciously animal-product free! $14.50 for a two-pound box.

One user says: “The pixie sticks were a hit at my candy bar! They came in bundles that were in plastic so not much mess when opening them. They are so tasty, straight sugar but soooo good. I will buy more of these for our 4th of July celebration. Who doesn’t love colored sugar!”

14. Blow Pops 

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Source: Blow Pops 

Blow Pops are a two-for-one gum/sucker treat! $39.95 For a box.

Make Your Own Halloween Candy!

Did some of your favorite candies not find their way onto this list? Then make them yourself, with the help of the Food Monster App.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Source: Peanut Butter Cups

There’s no reason to buy peanut butter cups when it’s so easy to make them. Andrea Biethman‘s Peanut Butter Cups have only four ingredients and they taste even better than the store-bought versions. They even have the cute little liners to keep your fingers clean!

Vegan Snickers!

Vegan Snickers! [Gluten-Free]

Source: Vegan Snickers

Naturally sweet dates mimic the caramel and nougat layer of the store-bought candy bar in Tomi Makanjuola‘s Vegan Snickers. They are chocolatey, gooey and crunchy from peanuts with no added sugars.

Almond Joy Bars

Almond Joy Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Source: Almond Joy Bars

Sometimes you feel like a nut and when you do, reach for Marquis Matson‘s Almond Joy Bars. They have a chocolate base, a coconut center and a rich chocolate ganache. The fact that they’re low in sugar, high in healthy fats and big on chocolatey goodness will definitely bring you joy.

For more Halloween candy and treat ideas, check out 10 Vegan Candy Recipes, and download our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!


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