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My favorite holiday, Halloween, is quickly approaching and I had my annual horror movie marathon/junk food party last weekend to celebrate. One of the main elements to this party? The junk food!
And as a long-time vegan, I’ve learned how to keep my beloved sweets in my life by simply replacing a few ingredients here and there. Most people don’t realize you can “veganize” just about anything…and it will still taste AWESOME.
This year I didn’t really have time to get crazy with recipes…so I stuck to the basics. These classic treats were so fast and easy to make, that I really wanted to share them. If you’re looking to experiment with some vegan options this Halloween (or any time of the year!) definitely check these out.
In large saucepan melt margarine over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or parchment paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.
9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup Vegan chocolate chips (or dark chocolate bits)
1/4 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread (or other margarine)
1 1/2 cups Vegan powdered sugar (did you know you can also make your own too?)
Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on parchment paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Layer pudding and crushed up cookies into a bowl. Stick those worms all up in the top!
1. There’s such a thing as vegan marshmallows? Where do you even buy those?? All of this stuff mentioned above can be found at Whole Foods or one of countless other vegan suppliers.
2. Do these really taste good? Yes. Yes. Better probably. Real talk.
3. Do the marshmallows really melt? Yes, completely. I feel like it takes a few minutes longer, but really not much at all.
4. Can you really follow the recipes exactly as they are? Yep. These recipes have been copied word for word from the original sites…and you can follow them exactly. No need to change anything except a few of the ingredients!