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No Candy, No Problem:8 Refined Sugar-Free Plant-Based Recipes for Kids This Halloween

Written by Ali Donahue
No Candy, No Problem:8 Refined Sugar-Free Plant-Based Recipes for Kids This Halloween

Yes, this year's Halloween may look a little different. But whether you're doing a drive-thru trunk-or-treat, hosting a virtual costume party with your kiddos, or doing a scavenger hunt at home, there's still plenty of seasonal fun to be had this year.

And if you're not psyched about loading your kids up with refined sugar, there's good news: you don't have to! Don't worry — this doesn't mean your children have to feel deprived, either. These eight delicious Halloween-themed plant-based recipes for kids are all refined sugar–free and sure to delight your little ghoul.  

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8 Refined Sugar-Free Plant-Based Recipes for Kids to Make This Halloween

1. Witchy Guacamole Dip 

witch dip

Image and Recipe from Forks and Beans

First off, who doesn't love guacamole? And this healthy guacamole dip is decorated as a witch — so fun for the whole family! Feeling creative? Use your imagination and build more “monsters."

2. "Scary" Halloween Pumpkin Muffins 

scary muffins

Image and Recipe from Nutriplanet

When it comes to making Halloween plant-based recipes for kids, you have to have at least one pumpkin dish! Fortunately, there is nothing scary about the ingredients in these delicious pumpkin muffins. Pumpkins are more than just a seasonal favorite; they've got loads of health benefits, from boosted immunity to healthier skin. Wins across the board.

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders 

chocolate spiders

Image and Recipe from Health My Lifestyle

Spiders are no longer a cause for screaming in your house  These fun chocolate peanut butter spiders may just become one of your family's favorite vegan recipes for kids. 

4. Scary Halloween Monster Bites 

monster bites

Image and Recipe from Health My Lifestyle

Health My Lifestyle really has some mouther-watering vegan recipes for kids! And these mouth-watering monsters are more cute than scary, aren't they? The best part: they only require five simple ingredients!

5. Boo Nanas


Image and Recipe from The Veggie Gal

These banana treats are super easy to make and they come together in a few minutes. Want to make them even healthier? Substitute the chocolate chips with raisins!

6. Spooky Raw Cucumber Coffins 

spooky coffins

Image and Recipe from Delightful Vegans

Want to think outside the box with your plant-based recipes for kids this Halloween? Who says everything on the menu has to be sweet? Serve up this savory dish alongside your sweeter treats. And there is nothing gruesome about these coffins, only a heavenly raw filling. There are also nut-, gluten-, and oil-free!

7. Peanut Butter Apple Lanterns


Image and Recipe from Vegan Yack Attack

Your favorite combo is back and it's got its Halloween costume on, to boot! Is there a healthy snack more kid-friendly than apples and peanut butter? Get your carving knife out and transform seasonal apples into this spooky treat uusing this easy recipe for peanut butter apple lanterns.

8. Skeleton Veggie Platter 

skeleton platter

Image and Recipe from Forks and Beans

How cute is this skeleton veggie platter? Featuring protein-rich hummus and an assortment of healthy vegetables, it's one creative way to get your kiddos to eat raw vegetables.

Happy Halloween! 



Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

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