Go Max Go
- Jokerz (like Snickers)
- Twilight (like Milky Way)
- Mahalo (like Mounds)
Thumb's Up (like Butterfingers)
Snap! - (like Nestle Crunch)
2-fer - (like Twix)
Buccaneer (like 3 Musketeers)
Vegan Dirt Pudding Cups Recipe:
Crush some chocolate vanilla cream cookies*
Make chocolate pudding. JELL-O pudding is actually vegan! Use these instructions to learn how to make pudding using soy milk.
Use So Delicious CocoWhip in place of Cool Whip. (Check the refrigerator aisle where Cool Whip is located at your local grocery store.)
Directions: Alternate layers of of pudding and CocoWhip in a clear glass or bowl. Top with crushed Oreo cookies and place a few Surf Sweets gummy worms on top of the "dirt."
* A note about chocolate vanilla cream cookies. Oreo brand cookies are "accidentally vegan," however, they and many other brands contain palm oil, a type of oil found in many (too many) food and household products that is leading to the destruction of Orangutan habitats. One brand we found to be palm oil-free was Earth Fare's Chocolate Vanilla Cram Cookies. Be a label reader! If the palm oil is sustainably sourced, it will usually say on the package or the company's website.
Surf Sweets are also available in Halloween treat packs for sharing! BUT, speaking as an environmental nonprofit, the drawback to these (or any individual serving packs) is the extra plastic waste. Whenever possible, buy in bulk and use sustainable or reusable packaging to make your own "snack packs!"
Make sure to read the labels, just in case. The Ricemilk Crunch bars and minis contain honey which many vegans exclude from their diet. A quick note about cocoa butter. Although cocoa butter contains the word "butter," it is vegan and dairy-free. Cocoa butter is a vegetable fat derived from the cocoa bean.
So go on, grab a pack and roast one on a campfire or backyard fire pit this winter and make a S'more with your favorite vegan chocolate! Warm up with a cup of vegan hot chocolate (use cacao, Hershey's chocolate syrup, or just warm up some chocolate-flavored soy milk) and top it with some pumpkin marshmallows for a taste of fall or peppermint ones for a minty winter sweet treat.
Need some more inspiration? How about some Pumpkin Dandies Rice Krispy Treats? Just follow the directions for making regular Rice Krispy Treats, but substitute Dandies marshmallows and vegan margarine such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter's new vegan butter or Miyoko's Kitchen vegan butter.
Peanut Butter Cups:
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Crispy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Milk Chocolate Gems
Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems
Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems
Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Bunny Patch Fruit Snacks flavors include: grape, strawberry, tropical, citrus, berry and pink lemonade. For Halloween, there's organic Bunnies & Bats Berry Fruit Snacks in berry patch fun-sized packs.
Annie's also offers a line of vegan, bite-sized cookies including: Organic Chocolate Chip Bunny Grahams, Gluten-Free SnickerDoodle Bunny Cookies, and Gluten-Free Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Cookies.
Bonus! Annie's Homegrown uses 100 percent recycled paperboard!
Dream Chocolate Bars
Endangered Species Chocolate
Endangered Species Chocolate is an American-made chocolate that uses fair trade beans from West Africa sourced from sustainable farming practices. The chocolate bars and chocolate bark are all natural and select flavors are certified vegan and organic.
The chocolate bars are vegan, but may contain traces of milk from equipment so they are not suitable for people with dairy allergies. Chocolate bar flavors include: Sea Slat & Nibs Dark Chocolate, Mint Crunch Dark Chocolate, Salted Almond Dark Chocolate, Pure Dark Chocolate Bar, and more!
Where to Buy
Check out other specialty stores as well such as Earth Fare, Lucky's Market and Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's actually carries its own brand of vegan marshmallows! Also, check out the location finder tools on the candy manufacturer's websites.
Can't find what you're looking for? Order online!
Here's a few places to try:
Natural Candy Store
Are you the DIY type? Try your hand at making your own chocolate! Here's a recipe for homemade vegan chocolate from Minimalist Baker.