Glancing down supermarket aisles piled high with colorful bags, boxes, and even buckets of candy, each one adorned with both cute and creepy graphics, the temptation of Halloween treats looms large on my mind as we count down the days until All Hallows’ eve. Without some tried and true recipes to tide over my sweet tooth, this would be an incredibly morose time of year, tortured over treats filled with nasty animal products. But for all the fantastic homemade candy in the world, there’s still something to be said of the convenience factor when simply purchasing a special confection… And now, you don’t need to sacrifice your ideals to indulge your inner child this Halloween.
Sweet and Sara, one of my all-time favorite vegan companies (true fact: I have their logo tattooed on my wrist), has made this year’s Halloween about one hundred times happier, thanks to their introduction of large ghost-shaped mallows, using their signature vanilla marshmallow formula.
Slightly larger than your average peep, there’s absolutely no comparison between the two when it comes to quality. This giant pillow of fluffy sweetness is both impossibly light and dense at the same time, creating an almost creamy interior texture. Although I was certain it would be difficult to consume such a large quality of almost pure sugar at once, it was alarmingly easy to wolf down in one sitting, and still leave me craving more.
Sold individually online, each with a unique expression painted in bitter dark chocolate, these are by far my top pick for a purchased Halloween treat this year.