Trick or Treat or give me something VEGAN, SCRUMPTIOUS, & HEALTHY to eat! (AKA vegan halloween candy bars).
I’ll take the third option. And yes, ‘healthy’, ‘vegan’, and ‘scrumptious’ can happen simultaneously.
…even on Halloween.
It’s easy to bring out the tickle trunk and throw on your creepy wig, but it’s not so easy to skip the treats flowing to you from every dark corner.
Mars Bars, Snickers, Twix and Kit Kats… Coffee Crisp, Caramilk, Reece’s Peanut Butter cups and Oh Henrys, OH MY.
As a kid, I always went for the treat of course (what kid doesn’t??), followed by a full blown sprint to the next house, just to make sure I had enough time to hit up the haunted houses for a second round. Then came the organizing of the mega-bag of trick-or-treat goodies into their appropriate category, while gobbling down candy until the goblins came home. After the first night of indulgence, the ‘Goblin’ came by the house while we were sleeping and stole half of my earnings. At least he always left a cute, scribbly note…. right, MOM?
Anyways…I’m thankful for that because those halloween treats may pack a tasteful punch, but along with that comes additives, refined sugar, milk fat, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, gelatine, artificial colours and flavours, and hydrogenated palm oil. Not only are these ingredients harsh on your body, mood, energy, cholesterol level, blood sugar level and digestion, but Mother Nature pays a price too. Yes, animal agriculture is number 1 when it comes to rainforest deforestation, green house gas emissions, water use and ocean dead zones, but the mass production of palm and corn for processed foods (like Halloween faves) is not far behind.
OK enough of the goblins and ghouls, witches and spiders, doom and gloom, talk… It’s time to get into these delicious Halloween alternatives to your favourite childhood treats!
I scoured the web to find delicious halloween candy bars from a few of my favourite bloggers and rounded them up for you!
Which one will you try??
Coffee Crisp Bars by Plant Based Kindness
Peanut Butter Cups by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Vegan Mars Bars by the Good Food Goddess
Classic Vegan Chocolate Bar by To Die For