16 Vegan Holiday Dessert Recipes That Are Surprisingly Decadent

Every holiday season, I love turning on the oven and putting on a good movie to do some baking. But you don’t need to indulge in dairy and eggs to get festive — there are plenty of delicious vegan holiday dessert recipes that you can make that everyone will love. Your holiday party can have desserts that everyone can enjoy, so it’s easy to get everyone in the festive spirit. Isn’t that what the season’s all about?

The best holiday desserts are the ones that feel super decadent and indulgent. And guess what? It’s totally possible to makes them with pretty healthy ingredients too. From brownies to ice cream, there are a ton of great options for Christmastime desserts that taste as magical as your non-vegan alternatives. This year, Santa can get a glass of almond milk paired with some vegan cookies.

Try setting out a chocolate mocha cake instead of your usual pie, or swap out some regular ice cream for a vegan salted caramel version. Homemade desserts always taste the best, and after you try these vegan recipes, you might just find yourself with some new holiday traditions. These 16 tasty recipes won’t let you down this holiday season — but they’re good enough to eat any time of the year.

1. Vegan Eggnog

No need to spend your money on the pricey vegan alternatives in your supermarket. Oh She Glows makes it extra creamy with banana and avocado.

2. No-Bake Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars

For a tasty breakfast or healthier dessert, try out Half Baked Harvest chocolatey oatmeal bars.

3. Vegan Peppermint Black Bean Brownies

A little mint always feels festive, as Minimalist Baker proves with this brownie recipe.

4. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

No dairy, no gluten, no problem. Cookie and Kate proves that you can enjoy chocolate cookies in any form.

5. Mocha And Black Bean Mousse Cake

If you're looking for the perfect creamy cake, then Green Kitchen Stories has got the recipe for you.

6. Creamy Dreamy Peppermint Patties

If you're in the mood for York Peppermint Patties, try out Oh She Glows' vegan recipe for a healthier treat.

7. Vegan Apple Gingerbread Cake

Minimalist Baker's apple gingerbread cake looks impressive, but it can be made in just one hour.

8. Chocolate Mousse

You only need three ingredients to make Green Kitchen Stories' chocolate mousse — so no excuses!

9. No-Cook Fudge

Peanut butter and bananas make a perfectly creamy no-cook fudge in Cookie and Kate's recipe.

10. Chewy Peanut Butter And Chocolate Cereal Bars

If you're a fan of Rice Krispie treats, chocolate, and peanut butter, you'll be a fan of Averie Cooks' vegan cereal bars.

11. Gluten-Free And Vegan Gingerbread Cake

The Kitchn makes a vegan-ized version of this classic Christmas treat.

12. Easiest Chocolate Cake

If you're looking for a simple chocolate cake recipe, Table for Two Blog has got your back. Just pair with your favorite vegan frosting.

13. Vegan Eggnog Crunch Biscotti

We love to snack on Oh She Glows' eggnog biscotti all season long. Your coffee break just got better.

14. Coconut Snowballs

These coconut snowballs by The Kitchn are as cute as they are easy to make.

15. Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This sweet-salty ice cream by Cara's Cravings makes any dessert better à la mode.

16. Peppermint Bark Popcorn

Forget the popcorn garland — this recipe by Oh She Glows is my favorite way to enjoy this crunchy snack.

Looking for more holiday cheer? Check out Bustle on YouTube.

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Images: Oh She Glows (4); Half Baked Harvest; Minimalist Baker (2); Cookie and Cake (2); Green Kitchen Stories (3); Averie Cooks; The Kitchn (2); Table for Two Blog; Cara’s Cravings

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