All Treats, No Tricks: Your Guide to Vegan Halloween Candies!

by Compassion Over Killing Staff

Halloween is creeping up on us quickly… it’s just 5 days away!

If you’re looking for tasty treats that are sweet to animals, have no fear. We have your guide to the ultimate vegan Halloween candies to give out to trick-or-treaters (or enjoy for yourself).

Read on, because we even have a special Smarties giveaway and a video packed with so-good-it’s-scary recipes featuring Dandies marshmallows!

Smarties
Did you know the candies from this iconic company are vegan? Yup! And along with the colorful candy rolls everyone’s been eating since childhood, there’s also giant Smarties, x-treme sour Smarties, and more. Read our Q&A with company Co-President Liz Dee, and see how you could WIN A YEAR’S SUPPLY of Smarties (enter by Oct. 30 – open to US residents).

Peanut Chews (original dark chocolate)
With crunchy peanuts and rich dark chocolate, these chewy candies have the classic combination of sweet and salty. And they’re not just a movie theater treat, these little candy bars also make a good option to give out on Halloween.

Twizzlers and Red Vines
The two most popular red licorice brands just happen to be vegan-friendly. Stock up on the Twizzler snack packs for trick-or-treaters, or even go all out with the Red Vines four-pound jar for monster movie night.

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Clif Kid Zbars
Looking for a more substantial snack that will fuel the festive fun? Try Clif’s Kid Zbars, which come in vegan flavors like Iced Oatmeal Cookie, Iced Lemon Cookie, S’mores, and even a seasonal Pirate Chocolate Chip for Halloween.

Dots
These juicy gumdrops (nope, no gelatin!) are colorful and fruit-flavored fun. Try original, tropical, or sour-style.

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Charms Sweet Pops
Everyone loves lollipops, and these famous ones are vegan-friendly. Choose from flavors like blue razz berry, watermelon, strawberry and more — and best of all — they come in big bags for trick-or-treaters.

Little Secrets
Pssst: Looking for a vegan version of M&Ms? Some of the mini sweets from Little Secrets are deliciously dairy-free! The vegan-friendly varieties include dark chocolate candies, salted peanut chocolate candies, peppermint chocolate candies (holiday release!) and dark chocolate raspberry candies.

Hosting a Halloween party? Try these easy and delicious recipes,  and for more food and fun, watch our video featuring Dandies and find the full recipes here!

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