If you’ve ever felt like venturing out of your comfort zone and trying vegan food, here are some spooky Halloween Recipes for Halloween 2016 that are sure to please your friends and loved ones. The following recipes are dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, peanut-free, and soy-free. They’re also vegan and vegetarian. The first one is right here for you to follow!
Vegan Chocolate Graham Crackers
These chocolate cookies take 15 minutes of prep time and just 10 minutes to cook, making it a total of 25 minutes of labor. They are made sweet with a touch of maple syrup, and the black color comes from dark cocoa powder. One batch makes about two dozen (sometimes more). The recipe comes from Kathy Hester, who created The Ghoulish Gourmet eBook.
The dry ingredients include:
- 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder (e.g. Hershey’s Special Dark)
- 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
The wet ingredients include:
- ¼ cup mild oil (author uses avocado-coconut blend)
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- ¼ cup of unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage (your choice)
- First preheat oven to 350F and oil two large cookie sheets (or cover with parchment paper).
- Mix dry ingredients in medium-sized mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix. Use hands to make a ball and ensure the dough is not too crumbly. If it is, add another tablespoon of non-dairy milk.
- Roll out the dough (¼ at a time) on a floured work surface and make it a medium thickness. Then use the bat and cat cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place onto baking sheet gently.
- Repeat until all the dough is used. If using medium-sized cookie cutters, then bake for 10 minutes so the cookies will be crunchy.
Witch Finger Cookies
These classic witch fingers are gluten-free, paleo and vegan, and they are super freaky. Strawberry jam “blood” and almond “nails” make this recipe fun and healthy. The recipe can be found on Food Faith Fitness. (http://www.foodfaithfitness.com/paleo-witch-finger-cookies/) (). The vegan option requires agave nectar instead of honey. The recipe takes about a total of an hour to make and the best part is that the website mentioned above features a nutritional guide. Get your cackle on making these witchy cookies.
Spooky Halloween Mix
Found on Beard and Bonnet (http://beardandbonnet.com/spooky-popcorn-mix/), this is a great recipe if you are strapped for time. It takes 15 minutes to put together and has the perfect medley of deliciousness. It contains popcorn, gluten-free pretzel sticks, gluten-free candy corn and vegan googly eyes. If this is getting you into the Halloween spirit, check out the site and follow the quick instructions to whip up a tasty and fun treat for adults and kids alike.
Vegan Chocolate and Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes
- Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Combine that love with a little Casper and you have Vegan Ghost Cupcakes from Wallflower Kitchen (http://wallflowerkitchen.com/vegan-ghost-cupcakes/). Did I mention that these are low-fat and low-calorie? Talk about a sweet treat! The recipe offers the author’s recipe for 100 calorie, low-fat chocolate chip muffins (you need to make one batch for the recipe), and then 1 batch of vegan marshmallow fluff, which is also on the site.
Skull Crushers Candy
Another recipe from Wallflower Kitchen (http://wallflowerkitchen.com/skull-crushers-candy/), these skull candies are made of a vegan white chocolate. Well, not really chocolate – but a mixture of raw cashews, coconut oil, agave nectar and almond milk. Sounds delicious, right? They are raw, paleo-friendly, and soy-free, and one batch makes around 2 dozen skulls.