Vegan Halloween candy ideas and recipes for healthy treats
Vegan Halloween candy ideas will come helpful to all moms who prefer healthier treats for their kids. We have selected some really cool Vegan Halloween candy recipes for you which you can easily prepare at home. The fact that candies are vegan does not mean that they are not tasty or they have to look ugly. Quite the opposite! Those who are not familiar with the vegan concept may be surprised how Halloween candy ideas can be healthy and cool looking at the same time.
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Vegan Halloween candy ideas –caramel and chocolate candy apples
There are many companies which offer vegan food but when it comes to special Vegan Halloween candy ideas, some creativity is always helpful. It is good to know that dark chocolate is vegan, you can use various nuts, fruits or dry fruits, gluten free products, soy milk, coconut milk and the ideas and recipes below will help you trick and treat your children with some really cute sweets. Candy apples are a classic treat and we shall offer you recipes with chocolate and caramel.
Vegan chocolate candy apples recipe
3/4 cup soy creamer
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips ( dairy free)
1 cup of chopped nuts
4 Honey Crisp Apples
4 Popsicle Sticks
Thoroughly wash and clean the apples and wipe them dry. Pierce them in the center, through to the core with a popsicle stick. Place them in the freezer for until you are ready to dip them in the chocolate coating.
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring soy creamer to a simmer. Add chocolate chips to large stainless steel bowl (or anything that is not plastic). Pour hot, but not boiling creamer over the bittersweet chocolate chips. After is has sat for a minute or two, whisk the cream and chocolate for 3 – 4 minutes. The ganache should appear dark, glossy, and uniform. Wipe your apples of condensation and dip in chocolate until evenly coated. Dip in nuts until evenly coated. Place the apples on parchment or wax paper. Place them back in the freezer for 10 minutes until the chocolate is set.
Vegan caramel candy apples recipe
1/2 cup coconut oil
½ cup coconut milk
½ cup cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
pinch sea salt
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Wash and completely dry apples. Pierce them in the center, through to the core with a popsicle stick. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup and lemon juice over medium heat until it reaches a light boil. Then slowly stir in coconut milk, sea salt and vanilla. Bring to a boil and let cook about 3 minutes, lower temperature slightly and let simmer until mixture becomes thick and dark. Stir occasionally to avoid burning. Remove from heat and let cool down completely to room temperature. Once cool, dip apple into caramel, then roll into coating of choice (chopped nuts, shredded coconut or mini chocolate chips), then place them on parchment lined baking sheet. Cool in refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.
Vegan Halloween candy ideas – ghost bananas
One of the coolest and easiest Vegan Halloween candy ideas is to make cute ghosts from bananas and Halloween pumpkins from tangerines. Those are very suitable for kids Halloween party as you can make them in just a few minutes. Use some melted chocolate to draw eyes and moths on the banana ghosts and you are ready to go!