While trick-or-treating may be on pause, we’re celebrating the spookiest day of the year with scary movies, pumpkin carving, and our favorite vegan candy. VegNews editors conducted a thorough search of the Target candy aisles, inspecting each shelf for animal-free sweets—right down to the ingredients label. Grab a cart (you’ll need one) and fill it to the brim with these 30 vegan-friendly treats.  

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Dum Dums
These mini suckers have stood the test of time—every generation loves them. With 17 flavors, there’s a lollie for everyone. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Jolly Ranchers
One of the original candies that taught us “blue” is a flavor, these classic hard candies remain a staple for any solo Halloween celebration. 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Airheads
Half the fun of these stretchy sweets is molding them like silly putty. Think of it as treating yourself with a toy you can snack on. 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Sour Patch Kids
There’s no gelatin or animal bones in these gummies! Munch on these sour bites while enjoying your favorite scary movies.

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Ring Pops
Really, Ring Pops are just ordinary suckers … yet they somehow taste ten times better because they’re candy bling. 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Fruit by the Foot 
Rolled into a ball or eaten straight off the lining, there’s no wrong way to enjoy this sweet treat. 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Market Pantry Butterscotch Disc Hard Candies
Don’t fear the butterscotch—they’re vegan! 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Fun-Sized Laffy Taffy
This candy can be a bit polarizing—particularly the banana flavor. Even if you’re not a fan, at least read the wrapper for a good pun. Note: only the fun-sized varieties are vegan—the regular sizes contain eggs. 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Smarties
As of 2015, the family-run company was selling 2 billion Smarties rolls a year. Apparently, Smarties are here to stay. 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Skittles
This might not be what the doctors mean when they say “eat the rainbow,” but we’re going to ignore that thought for the sake of the holiday. 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Individually-wrapped Strawberry Twizzlers
These packaged single-serve Twizzlers will do the trick for licorice-lovers. 

 
 
 
 
 
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12. Fun Dip
While Cherry Yum and Razzapple flavors might not exist in nature, kids love the interactiveness of these sweet and fruity packs of sugar powder. 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 
Justin’s nut butter cups are the vegan equivalent of Reese’s. Target sells both full-sized and minis. And you deserve full-sized treats. 

 
 
 
 
 
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14. Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks
If kids had the opportunity to create their own dietary guidelines, gummies and fruit snacks would definitely be a food group. 

 
 
 
 
 
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15. Gushers
90s throwback! While our palettes have matured, there’s no doubt these squishy artificially flavored snacks will thrill anyone under the age of 12. 

 
 
 
 
 
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16. Gogo Squeez
Squeezable fruit is all the rage at the lunch table. Vegan-friendly flavors of this applesauce brand include apple, apple cinnamon, apple strawberry, apple banana, and a special Halloween pack in Raspberry Rush and Berry Madness. 

 
 
 
 
 
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17. Mamma Chia Prebiotic Squeeze
The parents might steal these from their kids. The fruity flavors include Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Lemonade. With all the candy we’ll be consuming, we could use a prebiotic boost. 

 
 
 
 
 
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18. Annie’s Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
We know Halloween is all about the candy, but who doesn’t love mini chocolate chip cookies?!

 
 
 
 
 
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19. Oreo Minis
No one can pass up (dairy-free) milk’s favorite cookie.

 
 
 
 
 
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20. Fig Newtons
Were we the only ones who loved Fig Newtons as kids? These figgy bars aren’t just for old people! 

 
 
 
 
 
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21. Barnum’s Animal Cracker Mini-Packs
These classic animal-themed cookies are so old, they’re officially retro. 

 
 
 
 
 
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22. Larabars
With flavors such as Cherry Pie, Apple Pie, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, you can bet these fruit-and-nut bars will be gone before the night is over. 

 
 
 
 
 
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23. Oreo Handi-Snacks
We like to think of these lunchbox treats as deconstructed, interactive versions of America’s favorite accidentally vegan cookie. 

 
 
 
 
 
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24. Clif Bars
Go for the nut-butter filled varieties or the minis. They’re still sweet but offer a more robust nutritional profile than your standard Halloween candy. 

 
 
 
 
 
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25. Clif Z-Bars
Like the originals, these kid-focused bars come in nut-butter filled and minis. Pick up a few boxes of the Double Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter for a kid-friendly Halloween snack. 

 
 
 
 
 
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26. Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
Candy can be divisive. Everyone loves kettle corn. The choice is obvious. 

 
 
 
 
 
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27. Utz Halloween Bats & Jacks Single-Serve Pretzel Snacks
It’s an unspoken rule that every Halloween haul must include a pack of holiday-themed pretzels. 

 
 
 
 
 
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28. Ghoul-Aid Jammers
On Halloween, it’s okay to drink the (Scary Berry) Kool Aid. 

 
 
 
 
 
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29. Surf Sweets Organic Spooky Shapes
Pumpkins, witch hats, and skulls, oh my! These vegan gummy treats are a true delight. 

 
 
 
 
 
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30. Kathy Kaye Foods Popcorn Balls
Another classic, popcorn balls will never go out of style. Save a few for yourself and dress them up with a coating of vegan caramel or a drizzle of melted chocolate. 

Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and fitness enthusiast living in Orange County, CA.

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