Christmas time is finally here, and whether you are celebrating with family or hosting friends, there’s one thing everyone can enjoy together during this festive season—vegan Christmas desserts!
Vegans and vegetarians can enjoy these delicious treats and even meat-eaters. Thus, making them the perfect addition to any Christmas feast.
To help you plan your menu and share in the holiday cheer, check out this list of vegan Christmas desserts that will make your holiday merry and bright!
In honor of the holiday season, vegan desserts will knock your socks off and not hurt any animals in the process!
Meanwhile, many people think the traditional Christmas dinner is entirely meat-based. However, there are many ways to make a delicious vegan feast that everyone can enjoy and feel good about.
Let’s dive right into this list of Vegan Christmas desserts!
1. 5-Minute Vegan Hot Cocoa
I don’t know what I like better, the rich flavors of dark cocoa or the velvety texture. It may be the way it warms me up on a cold day. It may be my love for all things chocolate.
Whatever it is, 5-minute vegan hot cocoa is one of my favorite vegan Christmas desserts to make and serve around this time of year.
It’s always a hit at my holiday gatherings and takes about two minutes to whip up. Also, it makes for some pretty pictures, which means more likes on your social media posts!
2. No-Bake Vegan Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
The best part about these brownies is their simplicity and how easy they are to whip up. Equally important, they are Vegan Christmas desserts. So this recipe is perfect for people who have food restrictions or allergies.
3. Vegan White Hot Chocolate
This is a vegan twist on the classic holiday drink. This recipe uses almond milk and white chocolate chips to create a rich and creamy hot cocoa that will have you wanting seconds. The best part? It’s one of the vegan Christmas desserts!
4. Almond Joy Bars
Almond Joy bars are one of those things that most people think can only be done with dairy-filled chocolate bars and loads of coconut.
But in reality, it’s pretty easy to veganize! You can use dark chocolate for the base layer and semi-sweet vegan baking chips for the next layer of chocolate.
Additionally, crushed almonds can be used to top off your delicious dessert. You can then finish it off with a generous amount of shredded coconut. Overall, these Almond Joy Bars are rich and satisfying Vegan Christmas desserts!
5. 5 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Macaroons
To make these Vegan Christmas desserts, start preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In the meantime, whisk the sugar, coconut cream, cocoa powder, and salt together in a small bowl until it’s well combined.
Next, add the vanilla extract and stir it in with a spoon. Afterward, combine the almonds and shredded coconut in another bowl before pouring in the wet ingredients mixture.
Finally, stir them together well until you have a thick paste-like consistency that is easy to work with (this should take about 1 minute).
6. Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream
Looking for vegan Christmas desserts? This vegan ice cream recipe includes coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla beans, and maple syrup.
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth. Then, add more or less liquid depending on desired consistency.
Next, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn for about 30 minutes. Lastly, serve soft with fresh fruit or as hard as a cone scoop.
7. Vegan Mayan Drinking Chocolate
This may be the most decadent of all the vegan Christmas desserts on this list. Cocoa powder is a great substitute for milk and eggs in baked goods, but it doesn’t stop there.
Making vegan Mayan Drinking Chocolate is as simple as throwing together a few ingredients and waiting for them to meld.
First, add water to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add unsweetened cocoa powder, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, and cinnamon. Then, stir until everything is combined well.
Next, allow the mixture to boil for two minutes before removing it from the heat. Finally, add vanilla extract or chocolate extract. Enjoy!
8. Vegan Coconut “Snowball” Cookies
Snowball cookies are like a cross between sugar and butter cookies. They are made from white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and vegan butter. Unlike traditional snowball cookies, these do not contain milk or eggs.
I also like to add some chopped pecans for crunch in mine and some coarse salt for flavor. The ingredients to make these Vegan Christmas desserts are:
- Vegan butter softened.
- White sugar.
- Brown sugar.
- Vanilla extract.
9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
Of all other Vegan Christmas desserts, this recipe is a total crowd-pleaser. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free. The best part? You don’t even need an oven!
Besides, this pie has three layers: the crust, the cream filling, and the peanut butter mousse topping. The directions to make: First, you’ll need to make the crust.
Secondly, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until it becomes crumbs. I like to use my fingers for this step because it can be tough to do with a spoon or spatula alone (though some people may have better luck).
Thirdly, press about 2/3 of the crust mixture on the bottom of your pie pan, so you’re left with about 1/3 for later use. Next, add all of the filling ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.
Then, pour this mixture over top of the crust layer, smoothing out the surface as much as possible with a rubber spatula.
Lastly, crumble up what remains of your crust mixture by hand on top of the cream layer and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
10. Pretzel Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie
There are few things better than a peanut butter cup. It’s salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy, so rich and intense it melts in your mouth.
Imagine all of those same flavors, with just a hint of holiday spice, smothered over a salty-sweet pretzel crust.
Certainly, this pie is one of the ultimate festive Vegan Christmas desserts; and, in fact, for any party! Pretzel Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie ingredients are:
- Raw cashews.
- Ground cinnamon.
- Brown sugar or maple syrup (I prefer brown sugar).
- Salt (plus more to taste).
- Cornstarch or arrowroot powder.
11. DIY Dark Chocolate Almond Bars
This recipe for dark chocolate almond bars is a quick and easy dessert to make before the holidays. They are rich, decadent, and full-of-flavor Vegan Christmas desserts. These bars are vegan, so they will not have any dairy or eggs.
This would be a great option for those who have allergies or just want to try something different! These bars can be made with simple ingredients like nuts, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
If you need it to be gluten-free, you can use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour. Moreover, it is important to measure your ingredients accurately.
This is because these bars are rich and need just the right amount of liquid to maintain their consistency throughout the baking process.
12. Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas
Pomegranates are native to the Mediterranean and central Asia. This is where they’ve been cultivated for thousands of years.
The fruit symbolizes fertility and abundance in many cultures because they were so abundant and had such an extended harvest season.
Mixed with tequila, sugar, lime juice, orange liqueur, and seltzer water, these margaritas are a fantastic way to end your holiday meal.
These Vegan Christmas desserts can be made well ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.
13. 5-Ingredient Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Truffles
5-Ingredient Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Truffles aren’t excluded from the various Vegan Christmas desserts list.
The requirements to make them are: vegan peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil or other healthy fat, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
The instructions for preparation: first, melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
When it’s completely melted and mixed with the other ingredients, remove from heat and allow to cool for about five minutes.
Then, scoop spoonfuls of the mixture into chocolate candies wrappers. Moreso, you can make your candies by dropping spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet and putting them in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.
14. Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Talking about the delectable Vegan Christmas desserts, these vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls will knock your socks off.
The dough is made with brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and soymilk for a sweet and hearty blend of flavors.
Just add in pumpkin pie spice for an added festive kick! Make these vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls this holiday season to show your cooking skills to family and friends.
15. 1-Bowl Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
This recipe is one of my favorite Vegan Christmas desserts to make – 1-Bowl Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. It’s a cake made in one bowl and takes about 10 minutes.
The best part? It’s vegan and gluten-free! For the cake, you’ll need the following:
- Unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Baking soda.
- All-purpose flour (can sub gluten-free flour)
- Vanilla extract.
- Vegetable oil or other neutral oil, like canola or vegetable shortening (vegetable shortening will give it a more fluffy texture).
- Water or milk of your choice (I usually use almond milk).
16. 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk
We are still on our list of Vegan Christmas desserts, and we have 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk. To make this delicacy, whisk together almond milk and coconut oil in a saucepan.
Then, add turmeric and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often.
Next, mix canned pumpkin puree with unsweetened cocoa powder in a mug until well combined. After that, pour in the hot milk mixture and whisk together until smooth. Finally, top with chopped almonds or sprinkle on some cinnamon for extra flavor!
17. 5-Minute Caffeine-Free Chai Mix
This 5-Minute Caffeine-Free Chai Mix is perfect for holiday parties. All you need is a few pantry staples and just five minutes of your time!
This recipe does not contain any coffee or tea, so it’s caffeine free and perfect for those who are avoiding these stimulants.
The spices used in this mix include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves. And with no added sugar, this mix is great for those on a vegan diet or following a low-carb lifestyle. This is one of the delicious Vegan Christmas desserts!
18. 4-Ingredient Golden Milk Mix
Golden milk is a spicy, comforting drink. It combines water with turmeric, ginger, and coconut milk. The result is a delicious combination of flavors that instantly makes you feel better.
We’ve taken it one step further by adding some cinnamon for sweetness and almond butter for thickness.
This recipe is so easy to make and the perfect addition to your holiday festivities! Are you still looking for the best Vegan Christmas desserts? Read on!
19. Feel Good Hot Chocolate
As that name depicts, this is one of the Vegan Christmas desserts that will make you feel good! This is a creamy and rich hot chocolate with a hint of peppermint.
In addition, this is perfect on a cold winter night when you need some cozy comfort. And because it’s vegan, you don’t have to worry about animal products in this drink! It tastes amazing with just the right amount of sweetness too!
20. Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Pie
This particular one of the vegan Christmas desserts will make your holiday merry and bright. For this recipe, you’ll need pumpkin puree, whole milk, light brown sugar, salt, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, and the zest from the orange.
To make this treat, whisk together all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until they thicken. Next, pour the mixture into an unbaked pie shell and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
21. Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples
Cinnamon-baked apples are fantastic vegan Christmas desserts. They are so easy to make that you can whip up a batch in just 20 minutes. And they will add some extra sweetness to your holiday celebrations.
Also, you can top them with anything you like. However, here is my favorite way: Start by cutting the apples in half lengthwise and removing the cores. Then, add water and brown sugar to the bottom halves of each apple half.
After that, sprinkle it with cinnamon and top it with raisins or other dried fruit (optional). Next step, pour over water again and cover tightly with foil.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork. Lastly, serve warm as is or with vanilla ice cream on top if desired!
22. Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
This recipe for vegan peanut butter no-bake cookies from Cookie Monster Cooking is a great dessert to make for your vegan friends!
These vegan no-bake cookies only take a few ingredients and can be prepared in about 10 minutes.
Plus, as Vegan Christmas desserts, they are rich, satisfying, and taste like a traditional peanut butter cookie. The best part of the cookie recipe is that you don’t have to bake it!
23. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
Directions to make these particular Vegan Christmas desserts: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, line a cupcake pan with paper liners and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the coconut oil, vegan butter (or shortening), and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Afterward, add in the vanilla extract, then stir in the soy milk, applesauce, vinegar, baking powder, and salt until combined.
Going further, sift in the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, and peppermint extract, then mix until just incorporated.
Then, fill each liner about 3/4 full of batter, then bake for 15-20 minutes. Or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of one of them.
Lastly, let cool completely before frosting with your favorite vegan buttercream frosting recipe!
24. Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Every year at this time, I’m always looking for new Vegan Christmas dessert recipes to try. This year, I found a recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies and was so excited to make them gluten-free too! They turned out perfect!
Look no further if you’re searching for vegan recipes to try this holiday season (or any other time of the year).
Here is one of my favorites; Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe is one that I’ve been making for years and years.
Additionally, the cookies turn out perfectly every time, and they don’t use any refined sugar, so they’re healthier too. They’re also gluten-free, making them good for food sensitivities.
25. Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes
These are Vegan Christmas desserts. This recipe is easy to make, requiring only a few ingredients and minimal prep work.
The bourbon gives the shakes a slight kick, while the pumpkin makes them feel festive.
Whether you’re looking for a vegan dessert or something different to try this holiday season, these milkshakes are sure to please!
- Soy milk or almond milk (you may need more or less depending on how thick you want your shake).
- Vanilla ice cream.
- Pumpkin pie spice.
- Bourbon (or more if desired).
- Brown sugar (can substitute with any other sweetener of choice).
26. 1-Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies.
Next up to be discussed on our list of delicious Vegan Christmas desserts are these sugar cookies. Let’s go straight to their preparation procedure: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Then, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine vegan butter (or margarine), brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
Next, add in vanilla extract and mix to incorporate. Mix in eggs (if using) one at a time on low speed until fully incorporated before adding the next egg.
Afterward, sift together all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, gingerbread spice blend (recipe below), and salt.
This should be done in a large mixing bowl or another large container that will fit into your fridge. With the mixer running on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in the bowl.
Then, beat just until combined. Equally important to note, do not overmix, or your doughnuts will be tough and chewy instead of soft and airy!
27. 1-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake
This one-bowl vegan chocolate cake is one of the perfect vegan Christmas desserts for your holiday feast. It’s rich and chocolatey but made without eggs or butter.
This is to create a moist and delicious cake that can be eaten any time of year. Plus, it’s so easy to make!
First, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until just combined. Secondly, pour into an 8×8 greased pan and bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Lastly, allow it to cool before frosting it with your favorite recipe.
28. Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate
Rich, decadent, and perfect for the holiday season, this vegan Mexican hot chocolate will warm your heart! Blend cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and plant-based milk of your choice until smooth.
Pour into a mug and top with whipped coconut cream or marshmallow fluff. Enjoy!
The ingredients involved in creating one of the sumptuous vegan Christmas desserts are:
- Cocoa powder.
- Maple syrup.
- Almond milk (or any other plant-based milk).
- Vanilla extract.
- Vegan marshmallows.
29. Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
This Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting is one of my favorite vegan Christmas desserts. It’s made without any refined sugar and is gluten-free too!
Additionally, the cake is a great balance of sweet and healthy, plus it’s really easy to make. I love how the crunchy walnuts give it an extra bit of texture, as well as that velvety cream cheese frosting. Yum!
30. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
Speaking about vegan Christmas desserts, this recipe is perfect for the vegan in your life. It’s also easy to make, gluten-free, and vegan.
The tart crust combines almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Ingredients: maple syrup, coconut oil, almond flour, vanilla extract, and salt.
To make: In a food processor or blender, blend the maple syrup, coconut oil, and almond flour until it forms coarse crumbs. Then, add the vanilla extract and salt and continue to blend until the dough forms a ball.
31. Homemade Peanut Butter M&Ms
Christmas is a time for giving. So if you’re looking for a vegan Christmas dessert recipe, these Peanut Butter M&M Cups are perfect. Additionally, they can be made with ingredients you have in your pantry.
The best part? They can be made in just ten minutes and require few ingredients. All you need is vegan chocolate chips, peanut butter, soy milk (or any non-dairy milk), and M&M’s.
To prepare: Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals until they are melted.
Then, add the peanut butter and stir until it combines with the chocolate chips. Next, add soy milk to thin the mixture to a thick dipping sauce consistency.
32. Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is the perfect dessert to make with friends and family while you are waiting for dinner to be ready. It is easy, quick, and will satisfy any sweet tooth! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Vegan butter (like Earth Balance).
- Peanut butter.
- Vanilla extract.
- Flour (all-purpose).
- Baking soda.
- White sugar mixed with ground cinnamon for topping (optional).
The steps to make this delicacy: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Next, cream together the vegan butter, peanut butter, and sugar in a large bowl.
Then, add vanilla extract and beat again until well mixed; mix the flour and baking soda in a separate bowl. Meanwhile, we are far from done with this list of delectable vegan Christmas desserts; read further!
33. Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are vegan Christmas desserts you can feel good about serving your family and friends during the holidays.
These cookies are full of warm, cozy flavors that will make your holiday merry and bright. Coupled with that, this recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, and soy free.
Also, it’s made with whole-grain oats that provide plenty of fiber to keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. Enjoy!
34. Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
These aren’t excluded from the list of vegan Christmas desserts. Peanut butter and chocolate are classic combinations for a reason.
They’re delicious together, whether you’re dipping pretzels into a jar of peanut butter or baking up some vegan peanut butter truffles.
These vegan peanut butter pretzel truffles are exactly that – with the addition of crushed pretzels to give them an extra crunchy and salty flavor. If you have any leftovers, they should keep in the fridge for at least a week (if they last that long).
35. 1-Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake
1-Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake Recipe: whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, vegan margarine or coconut oil, and molasses.
This recipe is sweetened with brown sugar and molasses instead of white sugar. First, mix the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and mix well until blended.
Then, pour into a greased 8×8 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).
Let cool before cutting into squares and serving as vegan Christmas desserts to your family or friends!
36. 2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Truffles
2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Truffles as Vegan Christmas desserts has a simple recipe as well. All you need to do is mix cocoa powder with coconut oil and roll it into balls.
These are simple to make and make a great stocking stuffer or dessert for your guests during the holidays.
37. Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Bars
This dessert has the perfect blend of sweet and salty. It’s soft, chewy, and peanut buttery with just a hint of tart jelly flavor.
Plus, it’s made with no refined sugar or oil! If you love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as much as I do, this recipe is for you! We still have some incredible vegan Christmas desserts coming up, don’t stop reading!
38. Chai Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches
Do you have a vegan friend coming over for the holidays? Do you need special vegan Christmas desserts to satisfy that friend of yours?
These Chai Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches are perfect for making as an appetizer or dessert. All it takes is vanilla ice cream, chai spiced ginger syrup, and some time in the freezer.
Moreso, you can customize these with your toppings too! Sprinkle on chocolate chips, nuts, fresh fruit (or preserves), whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream), etc. The possibilities are endless!
39. Chocolate Covered Rice Krispies
It’s always fun to surprise your friends with new twists on their favorite childhood treat. For this recipe, you only need crispy rice cereal and cocoa powder (no marshmallows necessary!).
Just stir together until evenly coated, then pour into a pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. You’ve made one of the best vegan Christmas desserts with that simple step!
40. Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Pecan Shortbread (Butter-Free)
This Butter-Free vegan, gluten-free banana pecan shortbread recipe is a delicious vegan and gluten-free dessert for the holidays.
These festive vegan Christmas desserts are free of eggs, dairy products, and butter. However, that doesn’t mean they’re short on flavor or holiday cheer.
Furthermore, this recipe’s erythritol (a sugar substitute) helps produce an authentic crispy texture. With just 8 ingredients and a little time in the oven, these delicious vegan desserts will be ready for your family’s holiday celebrations!
41. Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls are perfect if you’re looking for vegan Christmas desserts that are easy to make and taste delicious.
The recipe is gluten-free, which means anyone with a gluten allergy or intolerance can enjoy them too.
Meanwhile, the dough requires only six ingredients. What’s more? The filling is made from canned pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a cinnamon spice mix. You’ll also need vegan butter to brush on top of the rolls before baking.
42. Perfect Strawberry Shortcake (Vegan / GF)
This strawberry shortcake is a great dessert for your vegan holiday party! It’s easy to make and so delicious. Plus, the cake is moist and sweet, while the strawberries are tart and refreshing.
Additionally, you will be able to enjoy this without guilt because it is vegan and gluten-free. If you want to include some dairy in this dish, you can use regular milk instead of almond milk. Enjoy! This is also included in this list of delicious vegan Christmas desserts!
43. 1-Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This one-bowl, vegan chocolate zucchini bread is moist and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The batter can be mixed up in one bowl, making it easy to make on the go or in a hurry.
Meanwhile, Zucchini is one of those vegetables that takes on other flavors really well. So you’ll get hints of chocolate and spice throughout the entire loaf.
This bread also freezes well, which makes it perfect for holiday baking! With these qualities, there’s no wonder why it is one of the sumptuous vegan Christmas desserts!
44. No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes
No-bake chocolate cheesecakes are the perfect vegan Christmas desserts for holiday parties and family gatherings. They’re gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free.
Plus, they’re quick and easy to make! All you need is a few ingredients you probably already have.
45. 5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce
On this list of various vegan Christmas desserts, there’s a 5-ingredient vegan caramel sauce. To get started, all you need are five ingredients.
First, place a non-stick pan over medium heat and add the soy milk, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Then, simmer for about five minutes or until it starts to thicken.
Once it has thickened to desired consistency, remove it from the heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Lastly, let cool slightly before drizzling on your favorite dessert!
46. Coconut No-Bake Cookies
Coconut No Bake Cookies make great vegan Christmas desserts. They are easy to make and can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes. Plus, they are gluten, dairy, and egg-free and contain no refined sugar.
The steps to make this delicacy: In a large bowl, combine the coconut cream and agave nectar until well blended. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips until everything is mixed well.
Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a nonstick baking mat. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart from each other.
47. Quinoa Brittle
Quinoa is a protein-packed seed that doesn’t have to be eaten only for breakfast. Crunchy, sweet, and festive, quinoa brittle is the perfect vegan dessert for this holiday season.
In addition to that, it’s quick, easy, and will make your guests merry and bright. If you are looking for delectable vegan Christmas desserts this holiday season, look no further than these quinoa brittle bites!
48. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin pie is a holiday favorite, but it’s not always vegan. Finding a recipe that doesn’t use eggs or dairy can be difficult.
Regardless, it is considered one of the vegan Christmas desserts. Meanwhile, you can try this mini pumpkin pie recipe! The ingredients are:
- Softened vegan butter (coconut oil can also work).
- Brown sugar.
- Ground cinnamon.
- Ground ginger.
- Pumpkin puree (canned or fresh).
- Vanilla extract.
Directions to make: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. This should be about 5 minutes on high speed in an electric mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon and spatula. Finally, add the spices and mix well.
49. Grain-Free Berry Crisp
If you’re looking for delicious vegan Christmas desserts this holiday season, this one is sure to please. It’s made with fresh berries and topped with almond flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
It’s grain-free, so perfect for those who are gluten intolerant. Or those who have an autoimmune disease like celiac disease.
What’s more? No flour or sugar will make it the perfect fit for many other dietary restrictions as well. The berries are mixed with apple juice and lemon juice and then cooked down.
This is done until they release their natural juices and thicken to create a berry syrup of sorts. The topping is mixed together before being spooned over the filling for that little crisp on top before baking in the oven.
50. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
The classic non-vegan dessert inspires this vegan pumpkin cheesecake. The texture is creamy and dense, just like a regular cheesecake should be. In fact, you wouldn’t even know that it’s vegan if I didn’t tell you!
Further, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are easy to find at your local grocery store. Coupled with that, the steps are simple enough for a beginner baker.
This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for vegan Christmas desserts that will make your taste buds tingle! It’s sure to wow your guests and makes their bellies merry and bright.
51. Vegan Peppermint Black Bean Brownies
Vegan Peppermint Black Bean Brownies are a healthy twist on a classic holiday favorite. These brownies are soft, chocolatey, and sweetened with a little bit of honey for the perfect festive treat.
The rich chocolate flavor is enhanced with peppermint extract. Further, the black beans add heartiness to this dessert that all can enjoy!
Plus, these brownies, which are vegan Christmas desserts, are vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, so everyone in the family can enjoy them!
This recipe makes many servings, so you’ll have plenty to share with friends or family without any leftovers to store for later.
52. Easy Traditional Red Sangria
Traditional Sangria isn’t excluded from our list of vegan Christmas desserts. It is typically made with wine, oranges, and brandy. But what if you want a vegan holiday drink?
Here’s my quick recipe for Easy Traditional Red Sangria as Vegan Christmas Dessert. Ingredients: strawberries, apple (chopped), orange (peeled), red wine, maple syrup, and cloves (minced).
53. Vegan Chai Latte
Looking for vegan Christmas desserts that will get you into the holiday spirit? Then, try this vegan chai latte recipe.
It’s warm, comforting, and perfect with a spoonful of whipped cream. What You’ll Need:
- Ground cinnamon.
- Ground ginger.
- Ground cloves.
- Water or non-dairy milk (such as soy).
- Maple syrup or agave nectar, to taste.
- Black peppercorns.
To prepare the drink, bring all ingredients except salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Next, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until the mixture is reduced by one quarter (or more if desired). Remove from heat and add salt. Finally, let it cool before using it.
54. St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers are the perfect vegan Christmas dessert, or any time of year for that matter.
This recipe is gluten-free, and the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store (minus the St. Germain Liqueur).
Besides, it’s important to remember that vegan desserts are not just about substituting animal products for plant-based ones.
The secret to a good vegan dessert is getting creative with different flavors and textures. And this spritzer is an excellent example of that!
55. 7-Ingredient Vegan Cheesecakes
First, to prepare these vegan Christmas desserts, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the margarine and sugar. This should be done on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Next, add in vanilla extract and mix until combined. Again, combine all dry ingredients except chocolate chips in a small bowl.
With the mixer running at low speed, alternate adding flour mixture and soy milk to the butter mixture (beginning and ending with flour mixture).
After this is done, scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary after each addition. This should take about 60 seconds per addition. Lastly, mix until just combined (no flour streaks left).
56. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes
Whether you’re vegan or not, these vegan Christmas desserts are sure to please. No-bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes are a festive dessert that will make your holiday merry and bright.
To make the no-bake peanut butter cup cheesecakes: In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
Next, add in vanilla extract and beat again until incorporated. Beat in heavy whipping cream, adding enough to create the desired consistency.
Then, place the mixture into each of the 8 small glasses or bowls (the bottom should be completely covered).
Top with crushed peanuts and refrigerate for 30 minutes before topping with your favorite chocolate chips.
57. Spiced Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy
This vegan dessert takes just a few minutes to prepare but will keep you warm and happy for hours. It’s perfect for snuggling up next to the fire or in front of the TV on Christmas day.
The spiced cinnamon bourbon hot toddy is made with three ingredients – vanilla extract, soy creamer, and bourbon whiskey.
So if you’re looking for delicious vegan Christmas desserts that you can whip up in minutes, give this recipe a try!
First, combine soy creamer with bourbon whiskey in a mug. Next, add vanilla extract, and stir together until combined.
Lastly, pour over ice cubes into a large glass and enjoy! The ingredients:
- Pumpkin puree.
- Maple syrup.
- Almond butter.
- Pumpkin pie spice.
58. The Best Vegan Apple Crisp
Speaking about the best vegan Christmas desserts, as its name shows, this vegan apple crisp is the best holiday dessert.
This recipe is made with organic and locally sourced ingredients and has a nice balance of sweet and tart flavors. These will make your holiday merry and bright.
With just 10 minutes of prep time, this recipe can easily be whipped up in a pinch or prepped ahead. This is made ahead of time for an easy holiday dessert idea.
Served warm or chilled, this apple crisp will surely please vegans and non-vegans alike!
59. Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is always a favorite at the holidays. The vegan, gluten-free pie recipe below includes all of the usual ingredients, with a pumpkin puree and coconut milk base.
Important to note this dessert is perfect for those with food allergies or intolerances. It’s also dairy-free and egg-free, making it great for vegans as well!
Thinking about vegan Christmas desserts to quickly prepare for your vegan guests, this is sure not to disappoint!
60. Vegan Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. These vegan, gluten-free peanut butter swirl brownies make for a perfect dessert to enjoy during the holiday season.
Brownie batter is mixed with natural peanut butter, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Afterward, it is poured into a parchment paper-lined pan.
Chocolate chips are placed on one side of the brownie batter to create a swirl effect. Then, they are baked for about 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
The peanut butter-swirled brownies are then cooled to room temperature before being cut into squares to serve. Don’t forget we are still deciphering the vegan Christmas desserts!
61. Vegan Beet Cupcakes
Vegan Beet Cupcakes make the perfect vegan Christmas desserts for your holiday celebration.
They are made with whole wheat flour and beet puree, which makes these cupcakes moist and flavorful. Top these delicious vegan cupcakes with sweet orange icing to add a festive flare.
In addition, these vegan beet cupcakes are full of color and flavor and are surprisingly simple to make! The requirements to make them:
- Whole wheat pastry flour.
- Baking powder.
- Unsweetened applesauce.
- Coconut oil melted.
- Vanilla extract.
62. Vegan Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
Celebrate the holidays with some vegan peppermint drinking chocolate! This is a quick and easy recipe to whip up in less than five minutes.
It’s made with three simple ingredients: vegan white chocolate, coconut milk, and peppermint extract.
In fact, the recipe couldn’t be easier: just combine all the ingredients in a small pot and whisk until smooth.
You can even top your hot cocoa with whipped cream for an extra festive touch! This is a sumptuous drink to go with any of the vegan Christmas desserts!
63. Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men
Look no further if you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free dessert this holiday season! Try these vegan, gluten-free gingerbread men the next time the holidays roll around.
They are made with almond milk and flour, which means they’re dairy-free and egg free, too.
Here’s how to make these vegan Christmas desserts: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, mix the almond milk and gluten-free flour in a medium bowl until no lumps are left.
Next, roll out a large piece of dough and cut it into shapes using cookie cutters or whatever shape you want to use.
Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper then bakes for 15 minutes. Or until firm enough that you can’t press your finger in without it feeling doughy.
64. 5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprints
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and these no-bake vegan treats are the perfect proof.
The five ingredients needed for this recipe are peanut butter, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and oats. This means you can whip up a batch of these thumbprint cookies as easily as possible.
And because they’re no-bake, there’s no need to turn on your oven! If you’re looking for an easy vegan dessert this holiday season with minimal effort involved, look no further than these peanut butter thumbprints. You are sure to enjoy these delectable vegan Christmas desserts!
65. Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
As we get closer to the end of this list of vegan Christmas desserts, we have to discuss these gluten-free sugar cookies.
The ingredients to make these treats:
- Vegan butter (or margarine) or coconut oil, softened.
- Vanilla extract.
- Sugar + 2 tbsp sugar for rolling dough balls in (granulated sugar is best).
- All-purpose flour (half white and half whole wheat is best).
- Salt (kosher salt is best).
- Baking powder (baking soda works, too!).
Instructions to prepare: In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Next, add the vanilla and sugars. Mix until fluffy.
Then, add the dry ingredients in three parts, mixing after each addition. Finally, divide the dough into two disks – one disk to be refrigerated while you work on the other.
66. Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfect vegan Christmas desserts? Yes! These are the perfect ones, and here’s how to prepare them perfectly: First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Secondly, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
Thirdly, in a large bowl, whisk together the brown rice flour, tapioca flour, organic cane sugar, potato starch, salt, and xanthan gum until well combined. Set aside.
Again, cream together the Earth Balance in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer).
And also, the non-dairy milk on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes. This is done until completely smooth and creamy in texture.
67. No-Bake Fudgy Chocolate Cake Bites
The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in all of your favorite treats. But it can be hard to know what to make if you’re vegan or have vegans in your family.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of vegan Christmas desserts that will be sure to please everyone at the table.
Moving on, these No-Bake Fudgy Chocolate Cake Bites are on the list created. These bite-sized goodies are a healthy alternative to their unhealthy counterparts and are so easy!
All you need is dates, cocoa powder, almond milk, and chocolate chips, then blend until they form a dough.
Afterward, roll them into balls and freeze them for an hour before dipping them in melted chocolate. This will help create a beautiful crust on the outside.
68. PB&J Graham Cracker Thumbprints
The ingredients to make these delectable vegan Christmas desserts:
- Vegan margarine, softened, plus more for greasing the pan and brushing the tops of finished thumbprints.
- Graham cracker crumbs (about 10 crackers).
- Peanut butter or other nut butter.
- Brown sugar, packed.
- Vanilla extract.
First, grease a baking sheet with margarine and set aside. Secondly, in a medium-sized bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and margarine. Mix until well combined, and the dough is crumbly.
Next, add peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to the dough. Then, stir until well mixed. Lastly, place the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm up before rolling it into balls.
69. Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie
For this pie on this list of vegan Christmas desserts, you’ll need vegan graham crackers, vegan butter, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil.
First, crush the graham crackers into crumbs with a food processor or in a bag with a rolling pin. Melt the vegan butter and chocolate chips together in a pot on low heat.
Next, pour that mixture into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix until it becomes smooth and resembles frosting.
Then, add in the peanut butter and mix on high speed until it is well combined with no clumps remaining.
Meanwhile, this should only take about 30 seconds to 1 minute. While the mixer runs at high speed, slowly drizzle in the melted coconut oil until everything is well combined. Equally important to note, make sure no clumps are remaining.
70. Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Cider Baked Donuts
Finally, on this list of vegan Christmas desserts, we have Baked donuts present. These are a perfect winter treat, and they’re even better when they’re vegan, gluten-free, and made with apple cider!
These vegan baked donuts are easy to make, require just 10 ingredients, and are perfect for a holiday brunch or dessert.
Additionally, you can dress them up in all sorts of ways. Some of our favorite toppings include sprinkles, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and homemade caramel sauce.
Whether you need an easy dessert idea or a festive brunch dish, these baked vegan apple cider donuts will make your holiday merry and bright. This winds up our list of the best vegan Christmas desserts!
Nothing says holiday cheer quite like munching on some Christmas cookies. But it can be difficult to find tasty holiday desserts if you’re vegan or just want to experiment with more humane and healthier recipes. Especially ones that don’t contain animal products (eggs, milk, etc.).
Here, in this blog, are some of my favorite vegan Christmas desserts that will make your holiday merry and bright.
Christmas may be one of the best times of the year, but it’s also one of the most stressful. Between family visiting, gift shopping, parties, and decorating your home, there’s not much time left to plan elaborate meals.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of vegan Christmas desserts that will knock everyone’s socks off while keeping your stress level low. We hope it was helpful!