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!
1. Swedish Fish
Source: Swedish Fish
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!”
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”.
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.”
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
Source: Sweet Tarts
7. Sour Patch Kids
Source: Sour Patch Kids
8. Jolly Ranchers
Source: Jolly Ranchers
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).”
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
Source: Bottle Caps
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
Source: Fun Dip
13. Pixy Sticks
Source: Pixy Sticks
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
Source: Blow Pops
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.
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!
Source: Vegan Snickers
Almond Joy Bars
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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