17 spooky vegan recipes perfect for Halloween

Image from Gretchen's Vegan Bakery. Click to visit site for how to make these delicious sugar cookies.
By Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery. Click to learn how to make these delicious sugar cookies or watch video below!

Hello everyone. I know it’s not Thursday but I couldn’t wait to share this with you. All total, I reference more than 17 because I added a few of my personal faves which I have made myself and they are fab-u-lous.

There are 17 spookily cute ideas over at ChooseVeg.com. I picked my two favourites below with links to everything else.

Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts

Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts. Via ChooseVeg.com.
Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts. Via ChooseVeg.com. Click image to go there!

The recipe for this is from WingItVegan.com. Here’s what she writes:

Make your favorite veggieloaf recipe but instead of baking it in a loaf pan, shape it into little coffins (with your hands), bake them and draw a ketchup cross on top of them. You can use this recipe if you don’t already have a favorite veggieloaf. You can shape the mashed potato ghosts with a spoon like these ghosts from last year’s Halloweegan, or you could always use a pastry bag or Ziploc bag to squeeze them onto the plate. They have little ketchup eyes and mouths that I drew with a toothpick.

Look at these fellas from ForkandBeans.com. Aren’t they a scream?

Silly Apple Bites

Silly Apple Bites. From Fork and Beans. Click to visit recipe.
Silly Apple Bites. From Fork and Beans. Click to visit recipe.

There’s loads more. 17 altogether although the url says 13. Ooooh, unlucky number?

Visit ChooseVeg.com to see all 17 spookily cute ideas »

I found a couple more I could not resist sharing!

Frankenstein Toast

Vegan Frankenstein avocado toast from Vegan Chow Down. Click to visit recipe.
Vegan Frankenstein avocado toast from Olivia Lin at Vegan Chow Down. Click to visit recipe.

How about some vegan Frankenstein avocado toast? Olivia Lin writes:

I don’t mind that my Frankenstein toast doesn’t have perfectly smooth green skin– it has some little lumps and bumps because I just smushed my avocado with the back of a spoon quickly and spread it on…I think that’s the beauty of Frankenstein, he doesn’t have to be perfect! (Keep smushing and smashing if you want a smoother consistency.)

Oh, the hair is made with seawood. Go there to learn more »

Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies

Watch Gretchen make these darling vegan sugar cookies. Turn down/off sound before clicking!

Oh She Glows

Looking for no bake ideas? Head on over to OhSheGlows.com »

Halloween and Horses

This is a fun look costume and the horse does not seem to mind the headpiece. Know your horse and dress him up accordingly.
This is a fun Halloween costume and the horse does not seem to mind the headpiece. Know your horse and dress him up accordingly.

People who love their horses want to include them in everything they do, especially during holidays.

Halloween can be a bit tricky because you must put together a costume that does not hamper a horse’s movement, distract him or make him uncomfortable in any way.

Note: We are not happy about the chain bit. We know why they are used but . . . just saying.

• Check out our Halloween and Horses post for great advice and inspiration »

See you back here soon. ♥ ♥ ♥

Make classic crispy marshmallow treats with Dandies

Who in the world doesn’t love marshmallow treats? But they can’t ever be vegan. Oh yes they can! With Dandies vegan marshmallows they certainly can.

How about this yummy childhood favourite?

Dandies Classic Crispy Treats

Dandies Classic Crispy Treats. Vegan! Click to order Dandies from Amazon.
Dandies Classic Crispy Treats. Vegan! Click image to order Dandies via Amazon.

Dandies Classic Crispy Treats Recipe

Ingredients

Microwave Instructions

In a microwave safe bowl, combine Dandies, margarine, and coconut oil. In 30 second intervals, with a quick stir between each, microwave until marshmallows are fully melted. Mix in cereal and stir until evenly coated with marshmallow cream. Press mixture into a 9×9 pan. Once cool, cut into squares, and enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions

In a medium pot on very LOW heat, combine margarine, coconut oil and marshmallows. Stir until fully broken down. Approximately 7–8 minutes. Mix in cereal and stir until evenly coated with marshmallow cream. Press mixture into a 9×9 pan. Once cool, cut into squares, and enjoy!

Recipe by Chelsie Jangord

But we are not done with crispy treats. Imagine serving these. Divine!

Cherry Vanilla Crispy Treat Cupcakes

Cherry Vanilla Crispy Treat Cupcakes made with Dandies marshmallows. Click to visit recipe.
Cherry Vanilla Crispy Treat Cupcakes made with Dandies marshmallows. Click to visit recipe.

Cherry Vanilla Crispy Treat Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine (we like Earth Balance)
  • 3–4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp of fresh minced cherries
  • A couple drops of pink food coloring (optional)

Instructions

Make the crispy rice treat mixture: In a microwave safe bowl, combine Dandies, margarine, and coconut oil. In 30 second intervals, with a quick stir between each, microwave until marshmallows are fully melted. Mix in cereal and stir until evenly coated with marshmallow cream. Press mixture into lined cupcake pan. Let cool and then frost!

Frosting

In a stand mixer combine 1/2 cup margarine, vanilla, cherries, powdered sugar, and food coloring. Mix until thoroughly combined. Add more powdered sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency.

Recipe by Chelsie Jangord

* A Note about Vegan Crisp Cereal

Regarding the crisp cereal called for in the treats below. It appears Rice Krispies are still not quite vegan. It’s about some of the additives.

So we recommend Erewhon cereals which are rated nice and crispy. And definitely vegan. Learn about Erewhon cereals here including store locator » You can also order Erewhon cereals from Amazon »

About Dandies

From the Dandies website

Dandies Marshmallows are made with all natural ingredients, contain no high fructose corn syrup or gelatin (they’re 100% vegan!), and are the first ever marshmallow to be Non-GMO Project Verified. Oh, and our marshmallows are kosher too!

Traditional marshmallows are loaded with unnatural ingredients and made with gelatin (a yucky animal-based ingredient, look it up). We recognized that these family-favorite treats desperately needed an ingredient-list makeover.

Dandies Marshmallows are indistinguishable from conventional marshmallows. Our light and fluffy marshies are perfect for roasting over a campfire, putting in hot chocolate (or coffee—try it!), classic crispy treats, s’mores, or just straight snackin’!

Related Reading

Just in case you were wondering!

Marshmallows — Are they really made with horses’s hooves? »

Hope you enjoy these treats. There’s more to come, so stay tuned.

Go Vegan. For Life!

The Iron You: No-Bake 4-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

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FRIDAY FEAST DAY — It’s Friday. We’ve had a long hard week.

Let’s pep ourselves up by taking a look at a recipe from The Iron You for a totally delectable feasty treat certain to titillate your taste buds. And make you a most beloved guest when you arrive with them your next get-together. Oh. It’s quick and easy too.

No-Bake 4-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Butter Bars
Image Source: The Iron You.

No Bake 4 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

Ingredients
Makes 16 bars

Almond butter layer

1 cup almond butter
6 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup coconut flour (I used Viva Naturals)
Pinch of salt

Chocolate layer

6 oz / 170 gr dark chocolate (I used +70% Green & Black’s)
½ cup almond butter

Go here for directions »

Go Vegan

We never want to come off as sounding preachy. It’s just that it’s so cool to be Vegan and has such a huge impact.

Yes, the above recipe is Vegan. There is no more effective way to protect animals, the planet and yes, you too, than taking up this wonderful lifestyle. Results are 100% guaranteed and it’s something you do every single day — eat. In whole or in part, you are changing the world for the better every single time you choose a Vegan diet.

Vegan breakfast idea — Coconut Cinna Ring — by Vegan Fling

I am not going to do anything but show you a gorgeous picture and list the ingredients so you can see if you already have what you need, or feel like going out to get what you need, to make it.

You will want to!

It’s by Vegan Fling. Go there now.

Make this up, put it in the fridge and pop it into the oven when you are ready. I would rather cook in the evening than in the morning, so I love recipes where I can do this, don’t you?

Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors ever. Let’s go!

Coconut Cinni Ring by Vegan Fling.
Coconut Cinni Ring by Vegan Fling. Click for recipe.

Ingredients
Serves 12

You will need:

For the sweet dough:
3 1/4 cups spelt flour
2 tsp package active dry yeast
1 cup almond milk
1/3 cup vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plain soy yogurt

For the filling:
2 tbsp vegan butter, softened
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup

Learn how to make this at Vegan Fling »