10 Vegan Holiday Desserts (that aren’t cookies)

Alright everyone, it’s crunch time. If you’re scrolling through Pinterest or Facebook right now, ‘tis the season to see posts like ‘10 Easy Christmas Cookies’ or ‘Best Christmas Cookie Recipes’… so we’re switching it up for the sake of Father Christmas. I’ve compiled a beautiful list of noteworthy vegan Christmas desserts that will satisfy even the toughest of critics.

Sorry, cookie who? Thank u, next.

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cocoa Fudge//heartofabaker.com

1. Peanut Butter Cocoa Fudge

OH FFFFUUGDE. Only I didn’t say fudge. I said THEE word. The big one. The queen mother of dirty words. The F dash dash dash word. Can’t say fudge without thinking of A Christmas Story. Anyone else? Make this tasty Peanut Butter Cocoa Fudge so you won’t have to swear like Ralphie. Three ingredients. Baddabing, baddaboom – fudge!

Cocoa Brownies with Chocolate Fudge Frosting//heartofabaker.com

2. Cocoa Brownies Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Speaking of fudge, this Fudge Frosting paired with these Cocoa Brownies is a decadent party in your mouth. I love cocoa anything this time of year. It’s just so warm and cozy and fills me with happy memories.

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3. Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles

Red red wiiiiiiiine… truffles. This recipe brings two of my fav ingredients together: red wine and chocolate. Save yourself some time and consume them both at once. You’re welcome.

4. Coconut Cashew Truffles

I love a good truffle and these coconut cashew beauties are no exception. These are perfect for boxing up and gifting to your friends, neighbors, teachers, mail carrier – you see where I’m going with this?

5. Vegan Nutella Doughnuts

Trade in your holiday cookie for a holiday doughnut. Who doesn’t want to spend the holiday season with a gooey vegan Nutella-filled pocket of joy? I mean, come on.

Vegan pecan pie is great, but make it one step better with chocolate! A perfect Thanksgiving or holiday dessert and made with an easy coconut oil crust.

6. Chocolate Vegan Pecan Pie

Sharing pie during the holidays is almost like a ceremonious occasion in my house. There’s just something about passing around slices that truly wraps the season in a big red bow. This Chocolate Vegan Pecan Pie is best made in steps, so you can do a little bit at a time at your convenience!

7. Easy Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie

I love a good shortbread crust! This soy-free Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie is easy-peasy but doesn’t skimp on the big flavor. For sure a crowd pleaser.

Vegan pull-apart bread that is SO fluffy and perfect, packed with fresh orange flavor and the BEST sweet orange glaze! 

8. Vegan Orange Pull Apart Bread

There’s something about pull apart bread that makes me so happy. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a treat for your tastebuds and satisfying feeling of pulling the layers apart, or some other unknown reason. The orange adds such a bright flavor explosion and the glaze is perfection. You’ll be so proud passing this one around to your friends and family.

9. Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

If you’re looking for a little something different to add to your holiday pie rotation, this Vegan Peanut Butter Pie fits the bill. The peanut butter flavor really shines in this pie and is a force to be reckoned with. 10/10 recommend.

Creamy Vegan Coconut Hot Chocolate//heartofabaker.com

10. Creamy Vegan Coconut Hot Chocolate

What says winter more than hot chocolate? This Creamy Vegan Coconut Hot Chocolate recipe puts a fun spin on a winter classic. Cozy up inside with a mug or two and spike with some coffee liqueur if you’re feeling adventurous.

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cups

The EASIEST vegan chocolate peppermint cups, that come together in less than 20 minutes! Perfect for your next holiday party or cookie exchange. Made with coconut, cashews, and ALL the peppermint.

stack of vegan peppermint cups with candy cakes and chocolate chips in the background

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Ohhh you know I wouldn’t let the holiday season go by without another peppermint recipe, right? I’ve kind of always wanted to make my own version of vegan chocolate peppermint cups, but they all seem to be totally based on a coconut butter middle and to be honest, I NEVER keep that stuff on hand. (more…)

The Best Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe

The Best Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe

Make the PERFECT vegan pizza at home that is easy, delicious, and just as good as anything you get delivered! Crispy whole wheat crust, a step-by-step tutorial, and ALL the toppings.

slice of vegan pizza with basil

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10 Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

10 Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

Hi guys! It’s almost Thanksgiving again, which is actually ridiculous because I could’ve sworn it was just the 4th of July and sweltering hot. Regardless, I absolutely love the holiday season and all the food that goes with it. When I look forward to Thanksgiving meals, this is all I have to say: gimme all the sides. My plate can typically be found under mountains of mashed potatoes and casseroles, mounds of stuffing, and winding rivers of gravy and cranberry sauce.

K, now I’m drooling.

Here are 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Sides that you’ll absolutely need second (third and, ok fine, fourth) helpings of: (more…)

Caramel Vegan Apple Crisp

Caramel Vegan Apple Crisp

Vegan apple crisp, with a super easy caramel sauce! Level up your fall dessert game with this super EASY vegan apple crisp with a crunchy oat crumble topping.

apple crisp on a white plate with a blue background with two spoons

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It’s fall, it’s cozy, and it’s all out APPLE season! If there’s one thing I live for, it’s the change from summer to fall and all the cozy that comes along with it. Apple picking, pumpkin pies, planning our Friendsgiving already.. I LIVE for this time of year. While it does mean that winter is coming way too soon, it also means I can spend my Sundays baking apple desserts and testing the heck out of my caramel vegan apple crisp recipe to find just the right filling and the perfect vegan apple crisp topping. (more…)