The Cutest, Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats

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Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Halloween TreatsUpdated for 2015! When I think of Halloween, words like fun, costumes, and of course, candy come to mind, even decades after my trick or treating years have come to a close. But when it comes to special diets (dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, etc, etc, etc), which seem to be scarily common these days, Halloween treats can represent fear and envy more than sugary smiles.

Fortunately, something special began to happen several years ago. Companies popped up, one by one, offering sweets touted as “for everyone.” In 2006 I published an article called No Tricks, Real Treats for a Non-Dairy Halloween, followed in 2008 by Halloween Just Keeps Getting Yummier for Dairy-Free Kids. You can see that things were starting to get more interesting, but it is nothing compared to the offerings for this year. In addition to our 2006 and 2008 Halloween ideas (all or most of which are still available), I’m keeping an updated post here to give you our current top ten fifteen seventeen twenty-one list of dairy-free and vegan Halloween treats (in no particular order) – all packaged for sharing.

Please Note: For ALL of the following Halloween treats, always inquire with the manufacturer on ingredients and processes for allergen cross-contamination issues, particularly where severe food allergies are a concern. This is just our list of suggestions for items that were dairy ingredient free at the time of revew.

No Whey! Chocolate Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Premium Chocolatiers Chocolate Coffins )

“Milk” Chocolate AND White Chocolate, need I say more? Yes, there are a few dairy-free companies venturing into this territory now, but this was one of the first to produce such festive treats. This chocolatier is excellent for kids and those of us who have a sweet tooth. All varieties of their chocolate to date veer toward sweet and milky rather than bitter and dark. Plus, No Whey is constantly coming out with cute new designs; their chocolate scaredy cats, pumpkin truffles for mom, and Jack-O-Lantern basket filled to the brim with allergen-safe chocolate treats.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free
To Orderwww.nowheychocolate.com

No Cow Chocolate Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Chocolate Bats from No Cow)

This adorable little company handcrafts top allergen-free chocolate that has “milky” appeal. Their sweet seasonal shapes appeal to kids for both fun and taste. For Halloween, No Cow delivers small candy bar-sized bats and a treat assortment that is sure to make a scary impression.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free
To Orderwww.nocownohow.com

Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats - Torie and Howard Organic Hard Candy
This is one of my favorite new sweet cheats. The flavors (d’anjou pear & cinnamon, blood orange & honey, pomegranate & nectarine, and pink grapefruit & honey) have grown-up appeal, but are a sweet treat for all. The candies are free of preservatives, additives, artificial flavoring, chemicals or dyes, and top allergens, and they are individually wrapped for sharing.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free
To Order: www.torieandhoward.com or on Amazon

Pascha Chocolate Mini Bars

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Pascha Chocolate Mini Bars)

Pascha has moved up in our Halloween ranks thanks to their new mini bars! Decadent enough for mom, but perfect for little chocoholics, too, these small treats are individually wrapped, certified organic, vegan, and fair trade, and made in a top allergen-free facility.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free
To Order: paschachocolate.com or on Amazon

YummyEarth Organic Lolliipops

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats: YummyEarth Candy in Bulk or Halloween Packages
This yummilicious manufacturer deserves a mention around every holiday for a few reasons. One is their extremely allergen-friendly facility. Another is their individually-wrapped, bite-sized goodness. And finally, the ability to purchase jumbo bags of these all natural lollipops for an awesome price. Beyond Halloween treats, if you need treats for tots, look no further than YummyEarth (note that their gummies are dairy-free and allergy-friendly, but not vegan). Amazon frequently has specials on these lollipops, and they seem to ship quickly!
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free
To Order: www.yummyearth.com or on Amazon (Halloween packaging sold more in stores)

Amanda’s Own Chocolate Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Collection from Amanda's Own)

With an emphasis on cute and kid-friendly, this allergy-safe chocolatier makes bites and pops in all sorts of Halloween designs. They use dedicated equipment that is dairy-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free, and are currently migrating to soy-free, too.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free
To Order: www.amandasown.com

Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Justin's Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter CupsTheir infamous dark chocolate covered peanut butter cups are now sold in both single serve (2 full size cups) and bigger bags with individually-wrapped minis inside! Just use caution with severe milk allergies, and note that they do have a milk chocolate version of their peanut butter cups – stick to the dark for non-dairy.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free (shared equipment for dairy; certified gluten-free)
To Order: www.justins.com or on Amazon

Clif ZBar Seasonal Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Clif Zbar Halloween Flavor)

I keep spotting these bars at every single grocery store (for $.69 to $.79 a piece) and think they are a great idea for a slightly more nutritious Halloween treat. Clif changes their Halloween flavor some years. It used to be “Spooky S’mores”, but the latest that we spotted is this non-dairy Monster Chocolate Mint.
Caters to: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat-Free (shared facility for all allergens)
To Order: Specialty flavors sold seasonally in most major grocers

Divvies Chocolate, Candy, and Popcorn Halloween Treats

Dairy-Free Halloween Treats - Divvies Allergy-Friendly Caramel Corn and Chocolates

Though they were first known for their cookies, Divvies produces an array of enticing kid-friendly treat. For Halloween, order their cute Chocolate Ghosts and Bats, and while you are at it, I’m sure your gang would love some of their party-ready jelly beans, gummies, and caramel corn! As always, Divvies runs a milk, egg, and nut-free facility, putting many moms’ minds at ease.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free (with candies), Nut-Free
To Order: www.divvies.com

Surf Sweets Snack Packs

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Surf Sweets Halloween Selections)

Though I was excited to find this all natural creator of gummy goodness, I wasn’t sure how they would fit into the Halloween treats scene. That is until I spotted their Sour Berry Bears, sugary Gummy Bears, and Jelly Beans (all of which are also vegan / gelatin-free) in snack pack sizing. Surf Sweets is also offering new Spooky Spider Gummies (not vegan) and Halloween Treat Packs (vegan) for the season.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free
To Order: See locations at www.surfsweets.com or buy on Amazon

Glee Gum Mini Packs and Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Glee Gum Pops and Kits)

I confess, I was never a bubble gum fan, but some of my friends couldn’t get enough of it. Perhaps there was something to my hesitation, since several brands of gum do contain just a wee bit of a milk-based ingredient. But not Glee Gum. This allergy-friendly, “sustainable” brand comes in small packs too (in an assortment of flavors), perfect for plunking into pumpkin baskets as low sugar Halloween treats. And, they have NEW Gum Pops – in regular or Halloween packaging! But wait, there is more – for a fun party idea, Glee Gum offers Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kits that are vegan.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free (contains corn)
To Order: www.gleegum.com or on Amazon

Rescue Chocolate Minis

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Rescue Chocolate Minis)

A little more decadent and unique than your average little treat, these “minis” are individually wrapped (they now have both cat- and dog-themed flavors), but still on the indulgent side. Plus, Rescue Chocolate donates 100% of the net profits to animal rescue organizations. Note that their facility does sound to be dairy-free (check!) but does contain wheat.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
To Orderwww.rescuechocolate.com

VeganSweets Gourmet Caramels

Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

You think I’m joking don’t you? Nope, the dairy-free and vegan caramels are back, individually wrapped, and ready to impress little goblins (in addition to ramping up that dairy-free holiday baking, but that is a post for another day). In addition to the caramels, the Pangea Halloween treats include handmade vegan caramel corn.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free
To Orderwww.veganstore.com

Endangered Species Dark Chocolate Halloween Treats

Endangered Species Dark Chocolate Halloween Treats

I am a big fan of Endangered Species, and love that they have these simple, yet Halloween appropriate, bite-sized dark chocolates for giving to children (they are a relatively mild dark / semi-sweet chocolate) or filling bowls at Halloween parties for kids and adults. Keep in mind, all of Endangered Species chocolate is run on shared lines (you can contact them about cleaning policies), so cross-contamination with the milk line is always a possibility.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free (shared equipment for dairy; certified gluten-free)
To Order: Halloween variety sold mostly in stores; can buy bites on Amazon

Sjaak’s Chocolate Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Sjaaks Peanut Butter and Orange Chocolate Bites)

Another chocolate love of mine. Sjaak’s offers their individually-wrapped PB-filled chocolate bites and orange chocolate bites in cute Halloween bags or tubs (they sell out quickly though!). But, if those two flavors don’t spark you, they have several other vegan “bite” flavors, all individually wrapped, to choose from, just in less Halloween-inspired colors. Keep in mind, all of Sjaak’s chocolate is run on shared lines (you can contact them about cleaning policies), so cross-contamination with the milk line could be a possibility.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
To Order: www.sjaaks.com

Strawberry Hill Halloween Lollipops

Halloween Treats - Allergy-Friendly Lollipops from Strawberry Hill

From adorable friendly ghosts to creepy brains, Strawberry Hill offers an array of fun designs and tasty flavors, all made in their top allergen-free facility (even corn-free!).
Caters to
Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free
To Orderwww.strawberryhillcandy.com

Sweet & Sara Marshmallow Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Sweet & Sara Marshmallow Halloween Treats)

Bats, cats, ghosts, spiders, and even cute marshmallow pops covered in dairy-free chocolate. Sweet & Sara has become the vegan headquarters for marshmallow treats that are far better tasting than any old peep. At last check, they also had pumpkin marshmallows and s’mores.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free (though they do make one product containing gluten)
To Order: www.sweetandsara.com

OCHO Organic Mini Vegan Candy Bars

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - OCHO Organic Coconut Mini Bars)

Oh OCHO! We’re hoping this brand comes out with more vegan flavors, as the Coconut Bars are delicious! I was happy to see that they now come in individually wrapped minis for Halloween sharing. Note that these mini bars are certified vegan, but they do make other chocolate bars that contain dairy and nuts, so it is best to check where allergen issues are a concern.
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
To Order: www.ochocandy.com or on Amazon.

Chocolate Decadence Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Chocolate Decadence Halloween Shapes)

They have some fun dairy-free chocolate offerings in witch, pumpkin, and ghost shapes, some are individually wrapped for easy sharing, too. Those with severe allergies should take note that this used to be an allergen-safe company, but they now produce their chocolate on shared lines (the lines are flushed between batches).
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
To Order: www.chocolatedecadence.com

Mama Ganache Dark Chocolate Halloween Treats

The Cutest + Tastiest Dairy-Free and Vegan Halloween Treats (Pictured - Mama Ganache Vegan Halloween Chocolates)

The cute little shapes from this fair trade and organic chocolatier come in vegan dark chocolate (ask on allergen processes though!) that is soy lecithin-free, too! And as you can see, Mama Ganache has tons of Halloween treats to choose from (their white chocolate is not dairy-free).
Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free (made in a shared facility with dairy; verify on gluten)
To Order: www.mama-ganache.com

Cocomels

Cocomels - dairy-free vegan caramels

These sweet little Cocomel caramels are organic, vegan, gluten free, corn syrup free, and soy free! They’re made with coconut milk and are seriously dreamy. They come in a variety of flavors as well as sizes – you can pick up a bag or a tub depending on how many little witches and pirates you’re expecting at your door!

*Their website has the following allergen disclaimer: “This product is manufactured on equipment used to process Dairy, Peanut, Tree Nuts and Soy Protein. Equipment is purged prior to JJ’s Sweets, Inc. production.”

Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Tree Nut-Free
To Order: www.jjssweets.com

Enjoy Life Snack Pack

Enjoy Life Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Snack Packs

Some of the best allergy-friendly chocolates will now available in fun sized snack packs of the morsels or mini chips! Enjoy Life foods are always free from dairy, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and sesame so they can be confidently enjoyed by most.

Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free

To Order: enjoylifefoods.com

Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

Nature’s Bakery is offering a Halloween assortment of their delicious fig bars! The assorted bag has 4 different flavors including a fall favorite – pumpkin spice! They make for a healthy treat to hand out to little trick or treaters and if you have any leftover they make for a perfect snack to have on the go.

Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free
To Order: Halloween assortment sold on Amazon.

TruJoy Sweets

TruJoy Sweets

No tricks here! TruJoy Sweets offers a Choco Chew that is an organic, dairy-free, and vegan version of a Tootsie Roll and a Fruity Chew that is similar to a Starburst! Both are made without the use of any artificial colors or flavors. These sweet chewy bites are individually wrapped and ready to be tossed into trick or treater’s pillow cases. Note that these are manufactured on equipment that processes peanuts, dairy, soy, and tree nuts.

Caters to: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free
To Order: Sold in health food stores or from Amazon.

Honorable Mention Dairy-Free Halloween Treats:

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats from Gimbal's

Gimbal’s Candy – We love this Top 8-Free allergy-friendly candy company. They make the most amazing little jelly beans (kicks the pants off of Jelly Belly!), and they are certainly worth stocking for their chewy hot cinnamon lava balls and gluten-free licorice scottie dogs (pictured above – made with real licorice root). The only reason they didn’t make our list above is because they don’t have single serve sizes for Halloween sharing – hopefully in the future!

Go Max Go Candy Bars – I am petitioning them for mini versions of their awesome vegan candy bars for Halloween treats. Our fingers are crossed for next year. In the meantime, honor those costume winners with a bag of these incredible candy bars.

Enjoy Life Boom Choco Boom Bars – Again, it would be great if they would make mini-bars, but their dark (more like kid-friendly semi-sweet) and “milk” bars are wonderful.

And, once again, see my suggestions from 2006 and 2008 for more sweet Halloween treat ideas. Sweet ideas are never out of date!

Did I miss any? Feel free to comment below with your suggestions.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

23 Comments

  1. I wish you would NOT list cross contaminated products on your website! You are a dairy free website after all! Even cross contamination is deadly to some children! I appreciate your comments about cross contamination, but it still poses risk so it IS NOT dairy free! 😉

    • Hi Karen, I completely understand how personal your concerns are, but there are two very important points to consider. One is that ALL products are at risk for cross-contamination. You can verify the fact that truly allergen-free is not possible in manufacturing with “allergen-free” companies. If I were to start only listing products “not at risk for cross-contamination” then it would be a serious liability position and I would be incorrect in many cases. The second issue is that there are many degrees of allergen severity (many cell-mediated reaction are not as severely sensitive as IgE reactions can be and even not all IgE allergies are life-threatening) and most people who are dairy-free do not have to worry about potential trace amounts of milk via cross-contamination (lactose intolerant, health reasons, other types of health concerns). The unfortunate fact is that if an life-threatening allergy is a concern, then products must be personally evaluated (you can’t simply rely on a website to tell you what is safe, you MUST speak with the manufacturer to assess), cross-contamination should always be considered a risk, and products / processes can change at any time. I hope that you will enjoy the information, recipes, etc that I do provide for your informational purposes only. I have a wide audience to address, and do my best!!!!

      • Thanks for your very informed reply! I love your website and understand; I just get frustrated when I go to find dairy free products that have small print that seems misleading to the dairy free or vegan labeling!

        • Keep in mind that the “may contains” or “made in a facility with” are very voluntary – some products with “may contain milk” on them are actually safer than ones without that. Many without it are still at risk for cross-contamination – they just don’t disclaim it. Always best to call! An allergy mom (her daughter is anaphylaxis to milk) who works with me does by some of the products that are “made in a facility with milk” as she has verified them safe. Also, it depends on the type of milk used in the facility (liquid cross-contamination is less likely, but milk powder can “float”). Glad I can help!

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  3. Just an FYI Justins dark chocolate peanut butter cups now say they have milk in them. Contains: Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts, Milk. They state :Even though there are no milk ingredients added to our delicious Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and the recipe has not changed, we recently changed our label to indicate “contains milk” because they are produced on machinery that also processes our Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which do contain milk.

    This may be an issue if a child or adult has an allergy

    • Hi Alison, Thank you! It already notes this is a “made on shared equipment” product in my post (always has!), and I did include this in my comment above. If you have a severe milk allergy at hand, it’s important to truly consider any manufactured product as there is always a risk for cross-contamination at the minute level. Please note that like most brands, they do state that they thoroughly wash the equipment between runs. There are other products on this list, as noted, with the same risk for those with severe milk allergies. I truly appreciate your awareness for other consumers, as it’s important to us, too 🙂

  4. Justin’s peanut butter cups are NOT dairy free anymore. It seems SOME of them are listed as such, but on the whole, they have milk in them now and carry the hechsher stamp U-D to prove it. So very sad for me, as that used to be my go-to for dairy free chocolate to hand out (and eat).

    • Hi Kaleb, nothing has changed about Justin’s peanut butter cups except the labeling. As I note above, that is a product noted at risk for cross-contamination. This is from Justin’s FAQ’s about their recent change from “may contain milk” to “contains milk” on the label: “Even though there are no milk ingredients added to our delicious Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and the recipe has not changed, we recently changed our label to indicate “contains milk” because they are produced on machinery that also processes our Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which do contain milk. While there is an extensive sanitation process between each batch, the reason we made this change is two-fold, both deriving from our company’s primary fundamental – safety” – we are very disappointed in Justin’s new misleading labeling, which is quite confusing for customers. Anyone with a life-threatening food allergy should not be relying on packaging regardless, as the statements are voluntary. I hope this helps! You can read their full statement here – http://justins.com/frequently-asked-questions

  5. I used Chocolate Emporium’s website choclat.com (yes, that’s the spelling) for every holiday (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St. Valentine’s Day, etc.) for many years for my cow’s milk allergic daughter. She has since grown out of the allergy. They were a LIFESAVER. She didn’t feel deprived at all she assures me now that she’s a teen, in fact she misses them because they tasted so good and were so cute.

    • Hi Kay, they went out of business, and I believe are back now? The only problem is that when I go to their site, it’s got a virus / malware, so I’m hesitant on sending people there.

  6. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups have removed the “vegan” labeling from the cups and have added milk to the “Contains:” allergy section, due to likelihood of cross-contamination. 🙁 I wish they were made separate from the milk cups, so that they could be a safe food.

    From their website:
    Why does my Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup say “Contains Milk” when there are no milk products in the ingredients?
    Although we do not use any milk ingredients in our Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, they are produced on machinery that also manufactures our Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which do contain milk. We use the phrase “Contains Milk” as a precautionary measure for those who are sensitive to milk allergies. To minimize confusion with the milk allergen statement, we also removed the “Vegan” label that you may have seen on pack in the past.

    • So there is no milk in the ingredients, but it is just for cross-contamination? I wish companies wouldn’t do that – it creates so much more confusion! Most products are at risk for cross-contamination (including many that are labeled vegan) and not safe for severe food allergies – those should have a “may contain” warning, not a contains warning – argh! Thanks for the update Brandi.

  7. The marshmallow treats are so cute!! BTW – I found the perfect Vegan wine to pair with the Halloween’s sweets -the Deccolio Prosecco, I bought it in Whole Foods Market (it’s in their top 10)!!

    • Hi Jenna, yes, you are correct, those are not, but their other treats are! I don’t state that every item they sell is vegan, just that they do cater to vegan with options that I’m sure you’ll love! Have you tried their candies and the lollipops pictured – yum!!

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  9. I could never buy Halloween treats that are THIS amazing because 1) We would be lucky to get a half dozen trick-or-treaters, and 2) There’s no chance that a scrap of it would be left by evening. I can’t possibly restrain myself if there are rarities like vegan marshmallows, caramels, or candy bars in the house!

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