So having moved into a house in the not-too-distant past, we found ourselves, as grownups (nominally), on the other side of one of life's most important doors: the Halloween door.
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I was kind of excited to hand out candy to the little chilluns, to be the house with good candy. You know those houses. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers, not that bullshit orange and black taffy stuff. Or the guy with pocket change. Or bags of popcorn that you can't eat anyway because they're not hermetically sealed and probably contain razorblades in the kernels. I'm talking about good candy.
As a vegan, I don't tend to eat much candy. At first, this was because it was too hard to find. Eventually, I think my whole palate changed and now I only occasionally gorge myself when Ryan makes 3 different kinds of cupcakes.
But what to give out to the chilluns? I know PETA has a list, but most of that stuff sucks. I'm talking about good candy.
In a perfect world, I'd make the Peanut Butter Cups from How It All Vegan, but they'd just get thrown away and/or would all be full of razorblades somehow.
I know most of the neighborhood kids aren't vegan, so (a) they don't care and (b) if they're expecting "regular" candy, they might be unpleasantly surprised by a sub-par replacement.
Amy did find vegan peanut butter bites at the coop, but at $10/bag, Halloween could get pretty expensive.
What to do? Any ideas?! Anyone with vegan kids have a list of kid-approved treats?