Easy Halloween treats for lazy vegans
Horror movies don’t scare me like they used to, and my neighbours are getting sick of telling me that people don’t regularly trick or treat in condo buildings or over the age of 12. So when nostalgia hits for the kind of cheap Halloween fun I remember so fondly, there are still a couple quick ways I get myself ready to celebrate. I throw my narwhal onesie on, load up a karaoke style YouTube version of the monster mash, and eat one of these two treats below (but let’s be honest, more often I double fist both). Most of you will probably see these as perfect treats for your wee-vegans, and I guess that’s fine too. But really, they’re just a small step up from eating mini anything directly from the box.
Vegan Dirt n’ Worms Pudding Cups
It’s just like mom used to make it, but we’ve opted for tofu and coconut milk over the too-freaky gelatin and dairy usually found in pudding cups. This is literally just blending a few ingredients, and throwing some stuff on stuff (read- mega easy).
1 package of soft silken tofu
1 package of Enjoy Life chocolate chips (283g), melted
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
One sleeve of crushed Oreos
A bag of vegan gummy worms (I used Yum Earth)
Directions: Melt you chocolate chips either using a double boiler method, or by microwaving in 15-20 second intervals (find a tutorial for both methods, here). Combine the tofu, coconut milk, vanilla and maple syrup in a food processor first, until well combined. Then stir in the melted chocolate chips, and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate for at least half an hour, up to overnight. When ready to serve, distribute into four cups, top with crushed Oreos and a couple of gummy worms.
*makes 8 ghosts
Is the vegan nightmare going a day without bananas? This tastes just like a portable banana split! It’s also just dipping bananas in chocolate, don’t make it complicated.
4 ripe bananas
2 vegan white chocolate bars (I used No Whey), chopped
1/2 tbsp of coconut oil
handful of mini vegan chocolate chips
Skewers, popsicle sticks, or lollipop sticks
Directions: Begin by peeling ripe bananas, cutting in half, and threading on to your boo-nanas stand of choice (pictured is bamboo barbecue skewers). For best results freeze bananas overnight. Using a double boiler method, add chopped chocolate bars to a bowl, being careful not to burn it. Once your chocolate is nearly smooth, stir in coconut oil. You should have a fairly runny consistency. Then, hold the banana by it’s stick, and use a spoon to ladle melted chocolate over the top. It’s best to work quickly, as the chocolate will harden beautifully on the frozen banana. Then, fix a couple chocolate chips to the front for eyes, and freeze again until you’re ready to serve.
There you have it. Two easy treats that didn’t require anything more than a love of Halloween and the ability to make chocolate melt. If you have a chance to make either, be sure to share a picture with us by tagging @ecorazziofficial on Instagram!