Take your Halloween party to the next level with these eight impressive yet easy-to-make treats. These whole-food, plant-based goodies offer a healthful alternative to traditional Halloween fare—though you’d never know it by their devilishly decadent taste.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

Conjuring fond memories of state fairs and fall festivals, these caramel apples from Veganomicon author Isa Chandra Moskowitz will indulge your nostalgia and your sweet tooth all at once.

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Almost Instant Pumpkin Pudding

Chef AJ is a master at getting sweet results without any added sugar. This creamy confection takes only a few minutes to whip up.

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Raw Choco Bites with Oats and Carrots

Want an energizing boost without the post-candy crash? You’ll find it in these Choco Bites, with cacao, figs, and dates. The three-step recipe comes courtesy of Naked Food Cookbook author Margarita Restrepo and Italian chef Michele Lastella.

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Pumpkin Parfait with Cashew Vanilla Cream

These pretty, crowd-pleasing parfaits by Forks Over Knives head chef Darshana Thacker can be made a day in advance, freeing you up to put on your costume and cue the spooky soundtracks.

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Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Muffins

“Pumpkin perfection” is Chef AJ’s way of describing these moist muffins, and we couldn’t agree more.

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Outrageously Healthy Brownies

Another sweet-with-no-added-sugar treat from Chef AJ, these chocolaty brownies taste downright heavenly.

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Pumpkin Pie Squares

These easier-than-pie pumpkin squares, which come courtesy of StraightUpFood.com creator Cathy Fisher, are firm enough to be eaten as finger food.

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

A date-based fudgy frosting tops these rich, chocolaty cupcakes from vegan-cupcake connoisseur Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Garnish with orange zest for a seasonal color combo.

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Courtney Davison

Courtney Davison is Forks Over Knives’ assistant editor. A writer and editor on a wide range of subjects, she co-wrote a nationally syndicated advice column from 2016 to 2018 and co-authored the 2018 book Ask Me Anything: A Year of Advice from Dear Annie. Courtney is a longtime vegan and in her free time enjoys trying new recipes and spending quality time with her cat.

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