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21 Plant-Based Holiday Dessert Recipes



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It seems like December is the month of holiday desserts to share with family and friends. While this holiday is different from any other and we have to give up large gatherings, we don’t have to give up our desserts!  

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1. 5 Ingredient Peppermint Patty

One of the easiest recipes for a dessert I’ve seen, these peppermint patties can be a fun thing to make with kids!  

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2. Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are synonymous with the holiday season, so we had to include them on this recipe roundup!  

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3. Chocolate Orange Cake 

Drool-worthy. Get the recipe.  

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4. Plant-Based Eggnog 

No eggs in this eggnog

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5. Jam Tarts 

Tasty, pretty, and perfect, we need these jam tarts on our holiday menu! 

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6. Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies 

Not only is this recipe easy, but you can decorate the cookies for the holiday you celebrate!  

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7. Sweet Potato Pie 

Can we have two pieces of the sweet potato pie, please? YUM!  

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8. Mexican Hot Chocolate 

Perfect for any chilly winter night, but Mexican hot chocolate is especially wonderful during the holidays.  

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9. German Chocolate Cake Frosting Truffles

These do take some time, so we recommend preparing the truffles in advance!  

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10. Panna Cotta with Brown Sugar Sauce

Two words: more please! Get the recipe.  

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11. Gingerbread Cookies

Did you think you’d make it through this list without a gingerbread cookie recipe?!  

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12. Plant-Based Eggnog Doughnuts  

Believe it or not, these doughnuts only take about 30 minutes to make!  

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13. Panforte

A traditional Italian Christmas cake, this sweet, nutty dessert dates back to the 13th century! 

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14. Chocolate Peppermint Mouse 

I would eat this chocolate peppermint mouse every night if I could. 

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15. Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

Put a dollop of ice cream on a piece of this cake and we’re sold! 

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16. Candy Cane Meringue Kisses 

You could be the next Great British Baking Show’s “Star Baker” with this meringue recipe!  

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17. Jam Doughnut Cupcakes 

A twist on classic jelly doughnuts, you’ll want to save some of the jam doughnut cupcakes before your guests eat them all!  

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18. Danish Butter Cookies 

What’s the holidays without Danish butter cookies? Bonus points if you put them in a holiday tin (that your mother will eventually use for sewing needles and thread…. Just me then? OK!).  

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19. Black Forest Arctic Roll 

Cake and ice cream in one? This black forest arctic roll is two gifts in one!  

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20. Dairy-Free Eggnog Cheesecake 

This recipe is delicious, refreshing, and pairs well with coquito!  

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21. 1-Bowl Chocolate Hazelnut Cake 

Chocolate and hazelnuts are always a winning combination! Recipe here


Looking for holiday main courses for your special gathering? Check out these 15 plant-based holiday recipes.

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