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Vegan Christmas Desserts
We’re talking refined sugar-free, no-bake, gluten-free and vegan. Despite the name, they’re also alcohol-free. So what’s left? Coconut-nutty scrumptiousness with a hint of rum extract that makes these little guys pop for the holidays.
Sometimes holiday food can be so heavy! Lighten things up with a colorful Christmas fruit salad. Perfect as a breakfast, a side dish or for a light and healthy dessert.
Homemade holiday gifts are the best, especially when they’re edible! Make several batches of these gingerbread-spiced pecans, put them in adorable little packages tied with a bow and then brace yourself for the gratitude.
Extra, extra, read all about it! Vegans around the world celebrate when Baileys comes out with a vegan-friendly version of their delicious liqueur. The result? Vegan spiked desserts to die for like this chocolate cream parfait.
Cupcakes everywhere are feeling threatened. These chocolate and cranberry mini cakes have stolen the show, not only because they are vegan and gluten-free but because they are gorgeous and decadent Christmastime treats.
Peppermint Cream Pie sounds like an impossible dream but with a few easy steps, it can be your reality. Just par-bake that gluten-free crust, whip up some vegan peppermint custard and top with whipped coconut cream. It’s a Christmas miracle!
These cupcakes take coconut to the next level stratosphere of delicious. How do they do it? With coconut on coconut on even more coconut. It’s in the cake, the filling and the frosting.
An eggnog cheesecake that has neither eggs nor cheese nor cake? What does it have? How about a gingersnap crust and a creamy spiced vanilla filling? Add a splash of bourbon and this dessert is more than ready for Christmas.
How do you take a classic dessert and make it even more outrageous? You get a traditional tiramisu, with its coffee, cream and cake, and then add kirsch and cherries. Serve immediately in a fun, boozy glass.
This cranberry orange loaf is the kind of thing you have to have on hand during the holidays. A slice makes a perfect offering for an unexpected guest or as a lovely little breakfast with a cup of coffee.
11. Rum Cake
You don’t usually expect a rum cake to be chocolaty and have a citrus zing — but that’s what makes this recipe so special. These are flavors that are made for each other.
Two simple words for this pear and hazelnut tart — pure elegance. The crust is grain-free, with hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and dates. Then the pear filling is tinged with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Gorgeous flavors in a gorgeous tart.
For many traditionalists, no Christmas would be complete without mincemeat pies. This recipe is easy and vegan, and since you’re being so good, don’t hold back on adding a few wee splashes of whiskey to the mix.
14. Mini Pecan Pies
Let’s make a wager. You bring a normal pecan pie to the holiday table. I’ll bring a platter full of charming mini pecan pies. Bet you mine are snatched up before anyone touches your pie — people just love tiny things!
What makes this gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan cheesecake a gingerbread cheesecake? The gingerbread magic is all in the crust! Those warm spices and molasses make that gingerbread fantasy come true.
In case you didn’t know, coffee brings out the richness in chocolate. That means this chocolate cake is the prefect vessel for some sweet peppermint icing that is dotted with candy canes. How good did your holiday just get?
Most people don’t know that the reason Scrooge was so terribly grumpy at Christmastime because he couldn’t find a vegan Christmas pudding. Here it is, Mr. Scrooge. Don’t forget to share.
No one is ever unhappy with a double dose of eggnog during the holiday season. These cupcakes deliver just that — the cake and the frosting are loaded with that spiced up holiday treat.
19. Chocolate Salami
Invite the friends over, pour some wine and set out the cutting board with fruit and French bread. Then blow their minds and present your very own vegan chocolate salami.
Imagine the warm spices of gingerbread cake made even warmer and cozier with a lovely chai frosting. You couldn’t ask for more on a cold winter’s evening that’s right around the holidays.
During the holidays, there’s always an apple pie and there’s always a pumpkin pie but rarely is there and apple-pumpkin pie. Even better, OMG, these guys are shaped like Christmas trees!
There’s something so cool and refreshing about finishing a big holiday feast with a hint of mint. Mint and chocolate? Even better. Vegan and gluten-free? So good I’m at a loss for words.
Excuse me sir, are those red rubies in your non-dairy fluff? Why no, my good man. They’re pomegranate seeds, don’t you know. Mingled in with delightful cranberries, pineapple and marshmallow. Ah. Well done. Carry on.
Most people have had an upside down cake, but few among us have had the pleasure of trying a citrus upside down cake. Blood oranges and lemons make it a refreshing and light treat after a meal.
A jar stuffed with these candy cane pretzel rods would make a festive finishing touch to your holiday table-scape. Kids and adults alike will snag them one by one, so make sure you make enough.
How’d you like to wake up on Christmas morning and be greeted with homemade gingerbread donuts topped with a light, whipped frosting? Those presents can wait. It’s Christmas donut time!
While the oven is occupied with other goodies, whip up a batch of these easy, no-bake marzipan rum balls. With four ingredients and 10 minutes, you can scratch one more thing off of your holiday check list.
Oh no. Some hater implied that the fruit crumble you planned to make for the holidays isn’t festive enough. Turn the tables on that shade and make a gingerbread crumble instead. Those warm holiday spices will simply scream Merry Christmas.
29. Buttercrunch Toffee (nut-free)
Do you have a vegan friend who also has a nut allergy? This Buttercrunch Toffee will not only be a perfect gift for them but it will be a taste revelation for anyone who tries it.
It’s so hard to find raw vegan desserts, especially one that is festive enough for the holidays. I present Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cake. So light and cool, it will appeal to everyone at the party.
31. Chai Plum Cake
Plums are a classic holiday ingredient but when you add chai into the mix, this cake becomes epic. Everyone within 100 yards of your kitchen will succumb to the sweet aroma of Christmas.
I love it when someone takes one dessert and turns it into another dessert. Case in point—Millionaire’s Shortbread Pie. All the layers and deliciousness from the original shortbread treat translated into a pie. And it’s no-bake, Y’all!
For your dessert award consideration — a chocolate shortbread crust, pecan filling, chocolate ganache, pecans and sea salt. Sound like a dream? It’s a gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo and vegan reality, folks.
Oh no! It’s the holidays and I’m out of rum! How could this have happened? Never fear — Amaretto Balls are here. 4 ingredients and they’ll put those old rum balls to shame.
35. Yule Log – Buche de Noel
Showstopper alert! One look at this homemade vegan Buche De Noel and your guests will swoon. Chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and the best part? Plenty of Mocha buttercream frosting to hide any imperfections.
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