These Spook-tacular Vegan Recipes Will Be A Hit At Your Next Halloween Party

With pumpkins, pecan and more ingredients coming into the season, it can be difficult indulging in the best treats without feeling guilty. Luckily, we've partnered with Dominican sisters, Nutritionist, Violet Santana and Holistic Health Coach, Indhira Santana from My Wellness Solution for some recipes. 

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The dynamic duo specialize in all natural and vegan cooking techniques to detox your body while making you still enjoy every meal's last bite. Check out the Halloween inspired goodies below.

1. Pick Me Up Pumpkin Chocolate Balls

Did someone just say chocolate? This low sugar and high protein snack is the perfect mid-afternoon snack. Will keep you full and satisfy your sweet tooth – without the sugar rush! Here's how to get chocolate-wasted below:

Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder

1 cup rolled oats

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp Organic rice syrup

2 tbsp miniature dark chocolate chips

 

Instructions: In a medium bowl - mix oats, protein powder, cinnamon, and rice syrup. Add pumpkin purée. Fold in the chocolate chips. Divide the mixture into 30 equal parts, and roll each into a ball. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Store in airtight container, these can last about a week!

2. Power Vegan Pumpkin Bars

What's Halloween without little pumpkin treats? The pumpkin seeds are high in healthy fats, proteins, and essential minerals like magnesium, copper and iron. Follow the recipes below to achieve the pumpkin treats of your dreams.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups rolled oats

2 cups pumpkin puree

2 tbsp cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup pine nuts

1 tbsp nutmeg

4 - 5 tbsp organic rice syrup (depending on how sweet your pumpkin is)

Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350 ºF. In a large mixing bowl combine the pumpkin, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then add the oats and seeds and continue to stir until all of the ingredients are well combined. Transfer the dough to a gently greased rectangular baking dish. Press the mixture with your hands so that it is flat and evenly distributed. Then add more pumpkin seeds on top so they stick to the mixture.  Bake for about 20 minutes and then transfer to refrigerator. Once chilled, cut it into bars.

3. Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

If you're always feeling guilty about having pecan treats, don't worry this yummy treat is rich in fiber and antioxidants. Be sure to follow the steps below to create this delicious baked good. 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup oats

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 cup organic rice syrup

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix water and ground flax seed together in a bowl, creating a "flax egg"; set aside. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Then beat coconut sugar, coconut oil, and rice syrup in a separate bowl until smooth; add pumpkin puree, flax egg, and vanilla extract and mix. Pour pumpkin mixture into flour mixture and stir; add pecans. Scoop dough and roll into a ball, then flatten. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Finally, bake until lightly browned around the edges. This usually takes about 10 minutes. Enjoy!