Quick Vegan Desserts Perfect for Holiday Time for Busy Mums or Anyone that Loves Desserts

With the holidays upon us,

 

Halloween.

 

Hanukkah.

 

Christmas.

 

New Year’s.

 

That means plenty of great opportunities to spend quality time with those you love are near!

 

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Image source: https://www.gigmasters.com/articles/halloween-party-entertainment

 

Of course, this means hosting parties, attending them, maybe catering your child’s themed class party. And most certainly set aside some holiday-inspired meals and vegan desserts treats for you to enjoy!

 

I have a fond memory of my mother catering my preschool Halloween party. She made us with peanut butter, and jelly sandwiches cut into ghosts (using a cookie cutter) and topped off with mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth. Those sandwiches were SUCH a hit. Can you tell? I still have great memories about them to this very day.

 

Of course, catering to a large number while working, and cleaning, and whatever else you do must automatically trigger some cringe-worthy feels.

 

But I’m here to tell you...

 

FAH-GET ABOUT ‘EM.

 

The following is a list of some quick and easy, not to mention DELICIOUS vegan dessert recipes that will take little to no time at all. Allowing you to keep that mum-tactic mind at ease and gives you more time to do other fun things with your kids and family, or maybe something for yourself!

 

And Real Quick?

Since the holiday season is upon us, go ahead and check out my How to Choose the Perfect Vegan Cookbook - Holiday Shopping Prep blog post for all the essentials on choosing the right vegan cookbook. Perfect for either yourself or your vegan/vegan-dabbling friends, family, acquaintances, and what have you! :)

 

Now for them Vegan Dessert Recipes:

HALLOWEEN

 

1. Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treat (Vegan & Gluten-Free) by Emilie Eats

Vegan pumpkin rice krispy treats gluten free

Recipe Source: https://www.emilieeats.com/pumpkin-rice-crispy-treats-vegan-gluten-free

 

2. Gut-sy Spider Cupcakes by The Lazy Vegan Baker

 

SPIDER CUPCAKES

Recipe Source: https://www.thelazyveganbaker.com/2015/10/10/gut-sy-spider-cupcakes/

 

3. Worms & Dirt, Monster Apples, and Caramel Bites by Liv B

 

Recipe Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bB7n0ML1LI

 

4. Healthy Pumpkin Snickers Bars (Vegan & Gluten-Free) by Emilie Eats

 

HEALTHY PUMPKIN SNICKERS BARS (VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE)

Recipe Sourcehttps://www.emilieeats.com/healthy-pumpkin-snickers-bars-vegan-gluten-free/

 

HANUKKAH/CHRISTMAS/BOXING DAY

 

1. PB&J Graham Cracker Thumbprints by Minimalist Baker

 

vegan peanut butter thumbprint cookies with strawberry jam graham crackers

Recipe Source: https://minimalistbaker.com/pbj-graham-cracker-thumbprints/

 

3. Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

 

Raw Vegan Cheesecake Slice with Cranberries

Recipe Source: https://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2015/12/vegan-cheesecake-recipe.html

 

4. Best Vegan Apple Crisp by Build Your Bite

 

best vegan apple crisp

Recipe Source: https://buildyourbite.com/best-vegan-apple-crisp/

 

NEW YEAR’S

 

1. Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (V, GF, DF) by beaming baker

 

Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe Source: https://beamingbaker.com/gluten-free-vegan-peanut-butter-cups-v-gf-df/

 

2. Vegan Brownies - The Best Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie

 

vegan brownies - vegan desserts

Recipe Source: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2016/08/29/vegan-brownies-recipe-best/

 

4. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies by Namely Marly

 

vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Source: https://tasty.co/recipe/vegan-chocolate-chip-cookies

 

Them Deets (recipe details):

 

HALLOWEEN

 

Halloween 2018

 

1. Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treat (Vegan & Gluten-Free) by Emilie Eats

Great For: A Delicious Treat Around the House. Halloween parties.

In just 10 minutes to make, this vegan takes on a pumpkin-fide classic is genius. Throw it together and pack in your child’s lunch box for fun. Sell at their bake sale. Bring to any Halloween parties, or indulge while watching your favourite soaps.

 

2. Gut-sy Spider Cupcakes by The Lazy Vegan Baker

Great For: Class Parties

More like AMAZING for a class party. These simple, yet fun and creative spider cupcakes are cute and delicious. Not to mention SUPER entertaining with their avocado vanilla pudding AKA “spider guts” that will spill out when you take a hefty bite. Use vegan chocolate cupcakes to make the gooey innards stand out even more! If you make these, I guarantee you will be the talk of your kid’s school. I wish my mum was that cool.

 

3. Worms & Dirt, Monster Apples, and Caramel Bites by Liv B

Great For: Halloween Parties. Class Parties. Treats Around the House.

SURPRISE!!! Hitcha with 3 recipes disguised as one. Liv B is a fantastic vegan Youtuber and a blogger who always conjures up some delicious and, most importantly, EASY vegan treats. Requiring very little time in the kitchen. Watch the link for all the spooky simple deets.

 

4. Healthy Pumpkin Snickers Bars (Vegan & Gluten-Free) by Emilie Eats

Great For: If you have extra time.

This recipe takes two hours to make. BUT a majority of that time is allowing the layers to cool in the fridge. Other than that, you literally throw ingredients into a food processor and spread the results over parchment paper. Not hard at all. And a delicious vegan way to cure that Halloween candy sweet tooth craving!

 

HANUKKAH/CHRISTMAS/BOXING DAY

chanukah

 

1. PB&J Graham Cracker Thumbprints by Minimalist Baker

Great For: Hanukkah!

Similar to Sufganiyah, a round doughnut filled with jelly, traditionally eaten in Israel on Hanukkah, these one bowl 7 ingredient vegan cookies take 30 minutes to make! The thumbprint portion of the baking process is a great way to be able to bake with your kids too. Use these cookies year-round, their PB&J flavour is perfect for any occasion and most, if not all kids, will be certain to enjoy!

 

2. Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Great For: Christmas.

This super simple vegan cheesecake is a great dessert that can be made the morning of Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The longest part of this recipe is allowing the layers to completely cool in either the fridge or the freezer for several hours, which is no biggie, especially when you’re preparing other meals in the meantime! Maybe even enjoy with a little dark chocolate drizzle when serving. Yum!

 

3. Best Vegan Apple Crisp by Build Your Bite

Great For: Boxing Day.

Okay, yes, this recipe does capitalise on being great for the fall season, BUT apples are just as much (if not more) of a winter fruit too! Growing up, I always had apple dessert around during the Christmas holidays (usually apple pie or strudel). So this genius recipe that only takes 15 minutes (yes. For real.) Enjoy with a scoop of your favorite vegan ice cream.

 

NEW YEAR’S

London NYE fireworks

 

1. Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (V, GF, DF) by beaming baker

Great For: New Year’s Eve or, why not, New Year’s Day!

This recipe requires 5 ingredients and only 15 minutes of your time. Vegan peanut butter cups are the perfect treat to ring in the new year! Since they’re gluten-free as well (and always dairy-free) these winners are great for friends and family who might have a gluten intolerance. As a bonus? There are sooooo many ways to customise this recipe. Keep the maple syrup, coconut flour, and coconut oil, but use dark chocolate for the outer layer and almond as the filling. Or maybe do white chocolate and cashew butter. Better yet? Keep it classic and add jelly into the mixture. OR (linked at the bottom of this recipe on beaming baker’s page when you scroll down/right before the comments) fill them with your favourite vegan cookie dough! Maybe even top off with some edible glitter to ring in the New Year right! Lol, have you guess, this is probably my favourite recipe on there.

 

2. Vegan Brownies - The Best Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie

Great For: I mean, everything in this category is great for New Year’s Eve.

I’ve come to the realisation that basically all my blog posts contain at least one link to a Minimalist Baker recipe and at least one link to a recipe by MA gurl Chocolate Covered Katie. Can you blame me, though? Their recipes are always one of the first to come up and still taste so good! I’m also pretty sure this vegan brownie recipe is famous (like legit, all over the internet) which gives me all the more reason to link it here for you to try and impress your friends (and kids) year-round or at a New Year’s gathering! Might I suggest adding a bit of that edible glitter on top again? It’s so festive and oh, so fun!

 

3. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies by Namely Marly

Great For: Refer to above

Why NOT ring in the new year with a pure classic? These vegan coconut chocolate chip cookies take 30 minutes to make and will promise to put a smile on the faces of all who try them. Enjoy with a cold glass of your favourite plant milk and you can even make them for New Year’s Eve, so that Santa has the perfect little snack when he comes on over to drop off all the Christmas goodies.

 

What Will You Make for the Upcoming Holiday Season?

Let us know in the comments below! These simple to make, great opportunities to cook with your kids, recipes are sure to keep your mind at ease, give your friends a little inspiration (and maybe even jealousy? hehe) on social media, and (most importantly!) Will provide you with more time to do more fun things with your family, friends, or maybe even just yourself! Ah-mazing.

 

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Happy holidays everyone!

 

 About the Author

Rebecca Jordan

Hello! My name is Rebecca, and I am a lifelong foodie. Now, VEGAN foodie, aiming to provide the best, most fun advice I can on all things plant-based. Join me on a quest always to bring you the best. Always vegan and always food related. Cheers. My Instagram & My Blog

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