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Vegan Vampire? Here Are Halloween Recipes for You!

Halloween apple bites
Angela Liddon
Halloween apple bites

Take away the blood and gore of Halloween, and what’s left? Not much for vegans – until now.

Creepy cupcakes, edible eyeballs, and frightful fruits; most everything can be made without animal ingredients.

Start with these super-simple 3-Ingredient Halloween Apple Bites from Oh She Glows. Coconut cream replaces dairy in these Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts with a Sunflower Cookie Crust.

Nothing could be easier than these GuacaMonsters from Fork & Beans, which focuses on allergen-friendly recipes. For something sweeter, the F&B folks promise their Black Cat Raw Chocolate Cake Pops are “un-BOO-lievable.”

N.C. author Kathy Hester hosts a “spooky soiree” party each year. She’s collected her recipes into a colorful, illustrated e-book titled “The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Halloween Recipes.”

Need recipes for the gluten-free goblins in your life? We like Witch Finger cookies with almond “nails” from Pure Ella.

For grown-up fun, try the maple-almond Drunken Pumpkin cocktail from Peaceful Dumpling.

Maybe you’d rather get out of the kitchen and just dole out candy, or hit the streets to trick or treat yourself. No problem. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) maintains an “Accidentally Vegan Food List” of products that aren’t specifically marketed to vegans but meet the definition. Stock up on Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids, Jolly Ranchers, and Twizzlers.

However you celebrate this Halloween, have a good time!