Vegan Halloween Treats
Vegan Halloween Treats
Candy Corn Smoothies - A Halloween Treat For Both Kids & Grown-Ups!
Okay, I get it. Halloween is supposed to be about mini Snickers bars, candy apples, and Pumpkin Spice everything. But once you try this completely delicious (and equally festive) candy corn smoothies, you're going to be glad this recipe left you with plenty to share. I wanted to switch things up with a smoothie for all of my morning smoothie/juicer people. (There's no vegetables in the recipe, but I'm pretty sure you could sneak some carrot into the peaches/mango mixture, and it would be just as delicious with twice the amount of Vitamin A! I'd also recommend a scoop of chia seeds to get your Omega-3s in.) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Candy Corn Smoothie 3 red apples, peeled and cored 1 tablespoon lemon juice 6 cups plain soy yogurt 3 tablespoons sugar substitute 2 cups frozen peaches or mango 2 cups frozen pineapple Red and yellow food coloring 1. Chop apples into chunks and toss with lemon juice. Place in a shallow dish in the freezer until frozen, about 45 minutes. 2. In the work bowl of a food processor or blender, place 2 cups of yogurt along with the frozen apples and sugar substitute and blend until smooth. 3. In the work bowl of a food processor or blender, place frozen peaches or mango and 2 cups of yogurt and process until smooth. Add 4 drops of red food coloring and 8 drops of yellow food coloring for a strong orange color. 4. In the work bowl of a food processor or blender, place frozen pineapple and remaining 2 cups of yogurt and process until smooth. Add 6 drops of yellow food coloring for a bright yellow color. 5. If not serving smoothies right away, store all three layers separately in three separate airtight containers in the freezer. Thaw slightly before serving. 6. Spoon a layer of the apple yogurt mixture into bottom of glasses. 7. Carefully spoon a layer of peach or mango mixture on top. 8. Top with a layer of pineapple mixture.
Vegan (And Gluten-Free!) Corn Dog Mummies
How cute are these mummies? I love how these give you a little more sustenance compared to most Halloween-themed party recipes, plus the ingredients are extremely mindful of guests with dairy, egg, and gluten sensitivity. The recipe calls for veganaise as the mummy 'wrapping' on the outside, but I bet it could also be replaced with a lot of other condiments of different colors for a very similar effect. I would recommend ketchup, barbecue sauce, and even creamy vegan sauces like french onion, ranch, or dijon mustard. (I think so long as the pattern remains similar to a mummy's bandage wrapping, your guests will totally get the point.) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Vegan and Gluten-Free Corn Dog Mummies 1/2 cup corn meal 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup non-dairy milk + 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp oil 3 tbsp cornstarch (for coating) 4 vegan tofu pups 4 lollipop sticks Vegetable oil for frying (approx. 2 quarts) 1/2 cup Veganaise 'mayo' (placed in a squeeze bottle) Mustard (for the Mummies' eyes) Small googly eyes, optional 1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or in a pot until it reaches 350°F. 2. Roll each hot dog in cornstarch, creating a thin layer to coat prior to dipping into batter. 3. Place a stick into each of the hot dogs and set on a plate. 4. Combine corn meal, flour, salt, baking soda and powder. 5. Add vegan milk/vinegar and oil to dry ingredients, mix. 6. Dip each hot dog on a stick into the batter. Place into hot oil and cook 3 minutes or until nicely browned. 7. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up excess oil. 8. Using the squeeze bottle filled with Veganaise, create lines on the corn dogs like mummy bandages. 9. Squirt mustard for the eyes, and adhere googly eyes to the dots of mustard (optional).