Easy Vegan Halloween Treats

I recently started listening to a podcast about serial killers. I know, I know. This is a bit morbid for a blog post. But the podcast is SO fascinating. I happened to start listening to it last week, just in time for Halloween. In fact, while I filmed this Youtube video for easy vegan Halloween treats, I was listening to the podcast the whole time.

So while I might be smiling on camera, off-camera, I was like WTF IS GOING ON HERE? WHAT HAPPENED TO MAKE HIS BRAIN LIKE THAT? HE DID WHAT WITH THE BODIES?

In case you’re a little twisted like me, the podcast is called “Serial Killers.”

But, Halloween doesn’t have to be all ghoulish and morbid. It can be cute, fun and delicious, like these easy DIY Halloween Treats. I would love it if you watched my video over on Youtube and while you’re there, subscribe, like and share!

Thanks, friends, and have a Happy Halloween!

Recipe 1: Caramel Apples

I hope you’re ready to get sticky and dirty. In a very innocent way. Not in a serial killer way. Because these caramel apples are sinfully sticky.

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  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • ½ cup vegan Earth Balance butter
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • Toppings of choice: shredded coconut, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, crushed Oreos, crushed granola


  1. Heat a deep skillet or saucepan over low heat. Then add the sugar. Stir very frequently with a wooden spoon for approximately 15 minutes. It will take a while for the sugar to caramelize and start to melt.

  2. Once the sugar has melted and become amber golden brown, add the vegan butter and stir constantly until it has melted. It’s important to stir constantly and quickly to prevent the caramel from hardening!

  3. Slowly pour in the coconut milk, whisking constantly with a whisk to avoid the mixture from hardening. Whisk until the butter and coconut milk have completely incorporated. Allow the sauce to boil for a minute, then take off the heat.

  4. Off the heat, whisk in the vanilla and sea salt.  

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Recipe 2: Ghost Banana Pops


I feel bad even calling these a recipe because it requires just 4 ingredients and like 5 minutes. But, the food blogger police haven’t published any rules that I’m aware of, so here you go. This would be a great recipe to make with your kiddos, even the littlest of kiddos.


  • 4 bananas, peeled

  • 8 ounces vegan vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • Mini vegan chocolate chips


  1. Slice bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick to make a banana pop. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Pour yogurt into a tall jar or liquid measuring cup and place shredded coconut on a plate. Dip bananas in yogurt and then roll around in the coconut.
  3. Gently place chocolate chips on bananas to make ghost faces.
  4. Return bananas to tray and freeze 1 hour to firm.

Recipe 3: Jack-o’-lantern Brownies

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I hope you like shortcuts because I took one for this recipe. I used box brownie mix to save time, but if you have a go-to brownie recipe that’s way better, definitely use that!


  • 2 16-ounce boxes of brownie mix* (replace each egg with ¼ cup applesauce; replace the butter with Earth Balance butter or oil)

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, baked or steamed and skins removed
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Mini vegan chocolate chips

*Read the ingredients to check for animal products. I used Trader Joe's Brownie Truffle Baking Mix. 


  1. Bake brownies according to box instructions. I used two 16 ounce boxes and doubled the recipe, so I used a 13x9 pan instead of an 8x8 pan and baked the brownies for 10 minutes longer than the box instructions.
  2. Allow the brownies to cool completely on a wire rack for at least one hour. Once cooled, use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter to cut out brownie shapes. Exercise caution and patience and make sure your brownies are fully cooled before you use cookie cutters. 
  3. While the brownies are baking or cooling, make the sweet potato frosting. In a food processor, combine the sweet potatoes, coconut cream, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt until completely smooth and spreadable.
  4. Spread frosting onto pumpkin shaped brownies and make jack-o’-lantern faces using the mini chocolate chips.