Try some vegan holiday desserts

Kelsey Roehrich

Vegan hot chocolate

Unsweetened almond, rice or soy milk

Unsweetened cocoa powder or vegan chocolate chips


Mix these ingredients, heat them up and enjoy.

If you want a real holiday treat, something with peppermint couldn’t be more festive. Peppermint bark can be made by replacing regular butter with coconut butter

Vegan peppermint bark

1/2 cup coconut butter

12 or more drops peppermint extract

1 1/2 teaspoon sweetener

Crushed vegan candy canes

Mix all of these ingredients together and spread the mixture across wax paper. Put this in the refrigerator and leave it until it hardens and becomes bark.

If you are vegan, you probably want to show Santa Claus what being a vegan is all about. This year, make some delicious vegan sugar cookies to put out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Vegan sugar cookies

2/3 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup applesauce

4 teaspoon nondairy milk

2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Vegan frosting

Mix together the shortening, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Afterward, add the applesauce and nondairy milk to the mix.

After chilling the dough for one hour, you can roll out the dough and create your favorite holiday shapes by using cookie cutters.

Put the cookies in the oven at 375 F and bake for about six minutes.

When the cookies are done, you can decorate them using vegan frosting and sprinkles for your holiday festivities.

These recipes, and many more, make it very easy for vegans to have a holiday filled with treats and a lot of fun baking and trying new things.