Fright night is almost here! It's that time again when ordinary pumpkins turn into ghoulish faces, and there's a regular rotation of scary movies on television. Here at the VNHQ, we're singing along to "Monster Mash" and daring one another to make it through an entire viewing of The Shining. Heck, we love any holiday that gives us a reason to indulge in our insatiable sweet tooth with piles of vegan candy and pumpkin-based everything. This year, turn up the scare with our tips on frightening foods (eyeball mini-cupcakes, anyone?), spooky sweets, and devilish deals.
Halloween is literally the sweetest time of year. While baskets of ghost-shaped chocolates and pumpkin-spiced marshmallows are frighteningly fun, you'll need real sustenance for All Hallows' Eve. Savory entrées such as Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells and a warm Grilled Zucchini and Tomato Casserole are the perfect meals before you venture out into the cold, dark, (and scary) night. If you really want to indulge in some sinfully good sweets, bake up a batch of Zombie
Cupcakes or Death by Chocolate Brownies to take to your friend's spooky soirée.
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Remember the joy of turning your Halloween trick-or-treat pail inside out and making candy rain all over your kitchen table? It was a fantastic reward from a long trek around the neighborhood—a seemingly endless stash of sugary sweets as far as
the eye could see. If you're ready to return the favor to little goblins and princesses visiting your doorstep, the VegNews Official Guide to Vegan Candy is the perfect way to pick the right treats. Or perhaps you want to host a scary movie night or a pumpkin carving party with your pals? VegNews contributor Chloe CoSCAREelli shares tips to turn your humble abode into a graveyard smash.
While some of us have been practicing for weeks to join the massive "Thriller" flash mob at our local Halloween parade, others may want a different type of party. Hang out with rescued animals, attend a vegetarian food festival, or enter a pumpkin carving contest to show off your artistic talent. You can even participate in a nationwide reverse trick-or-treating event to raise awareness of fair-trade chocolate. Whatever you decide, have a ghoulishly good time!
Since penny candy is a thing of the past, save your hard-earned cash with great deals on vegan treats for your friends and family this holiday season. After all, bat-shaped marshmallows and chocolate witches won't be around forever. Don't miss out!