Like all public holidays, party season is the time to celebrate and enjoy lots of delicious food, but we are all guilty of overindulging now and then. Here are 7 Halloween Party treats that are guilt-free and perfect for entertaining kids that wish to celebrate this Spooktacular holiday at home despite the current Covid restrictions. Let’s have some fun in Vegan Halloween: 7 Healthier Party Treats!
1. Puking Pumpkins
One of my favourite party centerpieces is a puking pumpkin. If you have not heard of or seen them – chunky guacamole is the striking component that is carefully centred around the mouth to imitate a sickly Halloween pumpkin. It may sound off-putting, but it certainly won’t make you feel it once you take your first bite!
2. Mini Tangerine Pumpkins
When I was a student, we were forced to get creative with little money for Halloween which resulted in grabbing sharpies and drawing on orange peels. No waste, no money spent. Well now is the perfect time to continue to use up those tangerines by serving them across the dinner table for guests and kids to chow down on. Just peel, pop in some folded chives on the top for the stalk and you have mini pumpkins quick, easy, and economical!
3. Witches’ Fingers
Witches’ fingers are so simple yet so effective. Usually made with chipolata sausage and sliced almonds for the fingernails, just replace the sausage for baby carrots to make a healthy and vegan treat. Serve with your favourite dips to make the dish even more delicious.
4. Demon Dentures
Another great bodily treat is apple teeth. Simply slice apple segments, pop some peanut butter in the middle with a few whole peanuts to imitate the teeth and smiles will be cracking not just on the table but across the room. Follow the full recipe in the video above!
5. Spider Energy Balls
Energy Balls are taking the health and fitness industry by storm right now as one of the leading snacks. Spookify them with some googly eyes which you can either buy or make from scratch and some black pipe cleaners for legs. Check out the video below for this wonderful recipe and more.
6. Graveyard Chocolate Mousse
For a sinisterly sweet treat you can make mini chocolate mousses. Grab some of your favourite plain biscuits to resemble a tombstone, engrave RIP with black icing and sprinkle the mousse with cacao nibs to resemble dirt. A quick 2 ingredient vegan mousse can be found in the video above!
To tie up our wacky list of treats, I had to include this attention-grabbing charcoal cheesecake with spider web décor. This exciting cake is abundant with nutrients and healthier than your average store-bought cheesecake. With a black chocolate layer, this dark and moody cake with a vegan twist is the perfect sharing showstopper!