3 Hauntingly Healthy (Vegan) Treats for Halloween

These eerily easy ideas for a plant-based Halloween are devilishly delicious—pretty much to die for. 

Frozen BOOnanas

Banana + Peanut Butter + Chocolate = Bone-chillingly good.

Ingredients + Tools

  • 3 bananas
  • ¼ C chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs peanut butter
  • ¼ C shredded coconut (optional)
  • 6 popsicle sticks OR fancy paper party straws left over from your roommate's birthday party (pictured)

Preparation

  1. Cut each banana in half.
  2. Gently apply popsicle sticks to bananas' innards.
  3. Affix chocolate eyes and drizzle peanut butter in the approximate location of a mouth. Feel free to take artistic liberties: There is no limit to the number of eyes and mouths that a BOOnana may possess. 
  4. If in the mood for coconut, sprinkle shredded coconut on peanut butter.
  5. Freeze for 1 hour.
  6. Serve frozen with extra peanut butter, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut on the side for dipping. 

Trick or Turkish Apricots

It would be a dirty trick to claim that this is a "recipe." This is just cuteness and deliciousness. 

Ingredients + Tools

  • 7 oz Turkish Apricots
  • 2 Tbs peanut/almond/cashew butter
  • 1 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • 1 small Ziploc bag
  • 1 pair o’ scissors

Preparation

  1. In the smallest bowl you can find, mix peanut butter and cocoa powder until the cocoa powder is fully incorporated and the peanut butter is very dark and spooky looking.
  2. Spoon chocolate-peanut butter mixture into the corner of a small Ziploc bag. Cut off the very corner-tip of the bag to create a peanut butter piping apparatus.
  3. Pipe pumpkin faces onto dried apricots.
  4. Tear mint leaves into more reasonable sizes and fasten to the back of each apricot using peanut butter as glue.
  5. Serve immediately and solicit compliments on your handiwork. 

Double Chocolate Spookie Dough

This vegan double chocolate cookie dough is pretty much to die for. 

Ingredients + Tools 

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ C whole wheat flour 
  • ½ C + 2 Tbs peanut butter/almond butter/cashew butter 
  • ½-1 C brown sugar or palm sugar*
  • ¼  C + 1 Tbs cocoa powder*
  • ¼  C soy milk, almond milk, or coffee  
  • ¼  tsp salt
  • ½ C chocolate chips*
  • ¼  C whole cacao beans, smashed
  • ¼  C coconut flakes 
  • 2 sheets (vegan) graham crackers
  • 6 4 oz mason jars 
  • 1 small Ziploc bag

*In the spirit of Goosebumps, you should choose your own adventure with regards to these ingredients: Adjust these measurements with respect to your sweet tooth and/or cocoa tooth. Make R.L. Stine proud. 

Preparation

  1. Use an immersion blender to combine chickpeas, soy/almond milk (or coffee) and ½ C peanut butter. Note: it is best not to blenderize your index finger while doing this. In the event that you do blenderize your finger, do so only when your roommate is home and has Bandaids and Neosporin on hand. 
  2. Once all wet ingredients are happily homogenous, fold in flour, sugar, ¼ C cocoa powder, and salt. Then add chocolate chips.
  3. Now spoon mixture into 4 oz mason jars, all the way up to the brim.
  4. Break graham cracker sheets into quarters and round the corners on one end of each to create headstones. 
  5. In the smallest bowl you can find, mix 2 Tbs peanut butter and 1 Tbs cocoa powder until the cocoa powder is fully incorporated and the peanut butter is very dark and spooky looking.
  6. Spoon chocolate-peanut butter mixture into the corner of a small ziploc bag. Cut the very corner-tip of the bag off to create a peanut butter piping apparatus.
  7. Pipe "RIP" or any other message of your choosing (e.g. IOU, WTF, G2G, ETC.) onto the graham cracker headstones. 
  8. Place headstones into cookie dough dirt, adorn graves with smash cocoa beans and coconut flakes, and call it a day. 

HAPPY ALL HALLOWS' EVE!