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Vegan Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween treats easy enough for the kids to make!

Put away the plastic-wrapped, store-bought sugar bombs, and try these healthy vegan Halloween treats instead! With your help, these recipes are simple and kid-friendly!

Photocredit: Flickr /  Jens Rost /  ginnerobot /  kkimpe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a healthy alternative to salty snacksPhotocredit: Flickr / jaxzin

 A classic treat that will fill your home with the toasty aroma of fall!


Seeds from 1 medium pumpkin (about ½ cup)

1 ½ tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon sea salt


Scoop out pumpkin seeds into a colander.

Remove the leftover stringy bits by running the pumpkin under cold water.

Spread seeds on a tea towel to dry.

Put seeds in bowl and toss with olive oil and salt.

Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake at 275ºF for 20 to 25 minutes.


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie smoothies are a tasty and seasonal treatPhotocredit: Flickr / mallydally

A great way to start your day – Halloween or any day!


1/4 cup organic pureed canned pumpkin

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup rolled whole oats

1/2 frozen ripe banana

1 medjool date, pitted

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 dash nutmeg

3 ice cubes



Add all ingredients into blender.

Blend on high for 45 seconds – 1 minute.


Carob Sauce

Vegan carob sauce is delicious with fruit or ice creamPhotocredit: Flickr /

This raw vegan sauce is perfect for dipping fruit or pouring over vegan ice cream.


4 tablespoons carob powder

½ cup almond milk

2 tablespoons tahini

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons maple syrup



Put carob powder in a bowl and slowly add almond milk whisking well to avoid lumps.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate.


Homemade Halloween treats are an eco-friendly option, with less consumption, packaging and waste. Say no to conventional Halloween candy and try healthy, vegan alternatives this year – your body will thank you!


About the Author :

After interning at Chez Panisse, Jenn Chic cooked up a new career for herself. Already a trained chef and photographer, she began to write about all things food related. Her stories and photographs have appeared in Swerve, Edible Toronto, Western Living & Vanmag online. Wherever she goes, the scent of fresh baking is close by. Her cooking blog is and photo blog is


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