3-Ingredient Apple Bites
Angela Liddon, the gorgeous genius who publishes the Oh She Glows vegan recipe and lifestyle blog, has created a healthy Halloween appetizer that’s as fun for adults as it is for kids. The recipe and directions for these spooky apple bites can be found on her website. I like to fill mine with a combination of almond butter and blackcurrant jam, but they’re so versatile that you can stuff their maws with whatever you like!
Creepy Crudites and Dips
Have you ever noticed how cauliflower looks a bit like a brain? Or that olives can be a bit… eyeball-ish? You can create an artfully creepy platter of raw veggies and team them up with a couple of dips for a dark, delicious platter that’s just perfect to celebrate this spirit-riddled night.
Black radishes are ideal for a dish like this, as their dark skins contrast beautifully with their pale inner flesh. Carrots can be carved to look like fingers, white asparagus has a bone-like aesthetic, and of course, small cauliflower florets are perfect as brain bites. Add in some heirloom mini tomatoes in shades of yellow, purple, and orange, maybe some endive spears and orange pepper slices, and you’re golden! For dips, consider a rich, salty tapenade made of mixed black olives with capers and garlic, and perhaps a lighter, citrus-y dip (like Green Goddess) for contrasting flavor.
No celebration is complete without a cupcake. Babycakes, a New York bakery that specializes in vegan/gluten-free baked goods, has an incredible cupcake recipe that can be altered to create a variety of tastes and flavors. The basic recipe can be found here, and do feel free to adjust ingredients to make them your own. For example, try using pumpkin puree instead of applesauce as the moistening agent, add some ground cinnamon and nutmeg, and top with chocolate frosting for a truly autumnal delight.