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7 Spooky Healthy Vegan Halloween Snack Recipes

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween season – a time for sweets, treats, and lots of snacks. There are many fun ways to get creative with your favourite vegan snack recipes to give them a spooky Halloween twist. Whether it’s turning your cheesecake a ghoulish green or transforming your protein bites into eyeballs, here’s some recipe inspiration for healthy and protein-packed vegan Halloween treats.

7 High-Protein Vegan Halloween Snack Recipes

1. Spooky 3-Ingredient Brownie Bites

vegan brownie bites

This recipe is the go-to for those with less time on their hands. With only three main ingredients, they can be whipped up in a matter of minutes – ideal if you forgot to prepare something for a Halloween party.

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

  1. Blend all ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed and form a smooth paste.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop out the mixture into even-sized portions.
  3. Roll each portion into balls between your hands. You can use flour or make your hands slightly damp to prevent the balls from sticking to your palms.
  4. Decorate into Halloween themed snacks – you can use some of the ideas below for inspiration.
  5. Eat straight away or store in the fridge for later.

These delicious snack balls are so versatile, you can decorate them however you like. Here are some of our favourite Halloween ideas:

Eyeballs – Coat the bites with vegan white chocolate and decorate with a slice of strawberry and a raisin in the centre for the “eyeball’s pupil”.

Bats – Use sugar-paper (or cardboard for a non-edible alternative) and cut out bat wings which you can stick into either side of the brownie bites with cocktail sticks. The bites are the perfect shape for a cute, edible bat snack!

Spiders – Vegan strawberry or liquorice laces make the perfect sugary legs needed to turn your brownie bites immediately into scary spiders. Chop the laces into 8 equal lengths and push them into the brownie bite (spider’s body). You could also add two seeds or cacao nibs to give them eyes.

Pumpkins – Coat each snack in orange icing or orange vegan chocolate, and use a cocktail stick to draw in the signature grooves of a pumpkin. Push a pumpkin seed into the top of each one to give you the pumpkin stem and voila – edible, tasty, Halloween pumpkins!

 

2. Scary Fruit and Veggies

Some of the easiest and healthiest Halloween snack ideas are ones that simply involve cutting and decorating fruit and vegetables. The natural colours in different fruit and veg help you to immediately create a Frankenstein or monster just by adding some googly eyes.

3. Witches Green Vegan Cheesecake

Impress your friends and family this Halloween by bringing out this incredible green vegan cheesecake. You can decorate with artificial spiders, cobwebs, or anything spooky and witchy to add to the ghoulish theme. This recipe doesn’t need any artificial flavourings or food colourings – that vibrant green is naturally created from the spinach.

 INGREDIENTS

METHOD

  1. For the base, re-moulded the Hemp Bar into a circular baking dish and chill in the fridge.
  2. For the filling, blend together the almond milk in a blender with the Soy Protein Isolate, agave nectar and spinach.
  3. Heat the mixture in a pot and remove it from the stove when it starts to boil.
  4. Stir in the agar agar.
  5. Pour the mixture onto your chilled base and leave to harden overnight.
  6. Once hardened, spread the top with a blend of syrup and Cacao Powder.
  7. Top with crumbled leftover Hemp Bar, seeds and some Cacao Nibs.

4. Blueberry Pumpkin Muffins

Make the most of pumpkin season by using them in your baking. Pumpkins are an amazing, nutrient-dense fruit (yes – it’s technically a fruit!) and are especially high in vitamin A. These blueberry pumpkin muffins are delicious cold or warm, straight out of the oven. You can add your own winter spice mix to give it an extra seasonal taste.

INGREDIENTS

  • 122g pureed pumpkin
  • 115ml almond milk
  • 30g Vegan Protein Blend (coffee & walnut)
  • 100g spelt flour
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 50g blueberries
  • 0.5 tsp. baking powder
  • 0.5 cup water

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Stir all the ingredients together to form a smooth mixture.
  3. Pour the batter into cupcake moulds or muffin cases.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.

5. Green Protein Potion (Smoothie)

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Transform your protein shake into a witches potion with the natural green of spinach leaves.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ¼ scoops (30g) Soy Protein Isolate (vanilla)
  • 250ml water or plant-based milk
  • handful spinach

METHOD:

  1. Add 1 ¼ scoops of Soy Protein Isolate to 250ml of water or plant-based milk.
  2. Add some spinach to your protein shake for that vibrant green colour.

 

6. Dark Magic Protein Pancakes

Vegan pancakes are one of the best, high-protein breakfasts or desserts, and this doesn’t change over the Halloween season. Get creative with some dark fruits like blackberries, blueberries, and cherries, to give your pancakes a darker twist for Halloween. You can even make scary zombie faces with individual pancakes, with the fruit juices acting as fake blood.

INGREDIENTS:

Pancakes:

  • 200g buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 banana (blended) 1/2 banana (topping)
  • 50g Soy Protein Isolate
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 400ml plant milk

Toppings:

  • Handful dark fruits
  • Organic Maple Syrup

METHOD:

  1. Blend together the pancake ingredients to give a smooth pancake mix.
  2. Pre-heat a non-stick pan and pour out small circles of pancake mixture.
  3. Leave them to cook on a medium heat and wait for the bubbles to start appearing on the top of the pancake.
  4. Once bubbles appear and the pancake edges are easy to lift, flip the pancakes over to cook the other side.
  5. Stack your pancakes and add your toppings or decorate your Halloween pancakes with scary faces!

7. Pancake Animals

Forget whoever said you can’t play with your food! You can cut up your pancakes and stack them carefully to create your favourite animals. Use each half of a pancake to make eats and cacao buttons as eyes. You could also use pancake halves to create dinosaur spines or wings. Why not try using red berry juice or strawberry sauce as fake blood,  for an extra-scary Halloween twist.

INGREDIENTS:

METHOD:

  1. Blend 2 scoops of Vegan Pancake Mix with the water to form a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil on a medium heat before beginning to make your pancakes.
  3. Wait for one pancake side to start browning and bubbling before flipping to cook the other side.
  4. Once all your pancakes have been made, you’re ready to test your artistic skills by building your pancake animals and monsters.

Summary

Halloween is all about tricks and lots of treats! We have put together this list of some of our favourite, simple yet nutritious snacks to enjoy over Halloween.

Remember to share your pictures of your fun creations by tagging us on Instagram @myvegan, or using the hashtag #Myvegan, for a chance to be featured on our feed.



Arabella Ogilvie

Arabella Ogilvie

Writer and expert

Arabella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Glasgow where she covered health topics ranging from the physiological effects of exercise and nutrition, to psychology and neuroscience.

She has a lifelong interest in sport and fitness, including running, swimming, hockey, and especially rowing. At university, Arabella was a keen rower and competed in the first boat at events such as the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta, The Scottish Boat Race, and British University Championships, and won Novice Rower of the year in her first year.

In her spare time, Arabella loves to train in the gym and practice yoga and meditation. She is passionate about the natural world and will take any opportunity to be outdoors, be it hiking in the Scottish Highlands or conducting scientific research in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.

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