Whether you are putting together a vegan gift basket for that vegan in your life, or a vegan gift box to put under the tree, or a gluten-free gift basket for that friend who needs to avoid gluten, or just wanting to treat yourself and your family to some gluten-free vegan holiday treats, these seven easy-to-make gluten-free vegan treats make perfect holiday gifts! Copycat recipes for Cocomels and Kind nut bars, chocolate cherry truffles, doughnuts and scones, rice crispy treats, date bars and 7 layer magic cookie bars, they’re all here, vegan, gluten-free, delicious, and incredibly giftable! We’re salivating just typing about them!
Our copycat Cocomel vegan caramels recipe is made from coconut milk (just like Cocomels), and is incredibly easy to make! This is our own recipe for vegan caramels, developed after we realized that all of the recipes for vegan coconut milk caramels out there are basically copies of the Saveur recipe, and that most of them use corn syrup (ewww), and also some sort of added fat (vegan butter or solid coconut oil), and… water?? HUH? Cocomels don’t have any of that stuff in them! And neither do ours. Copycat Cocomels Recipe
Kinder Bars: Our Copycat Kind Nut Bars
Our copycat Kind bar recipe is for everyone who loves the grain-free, gluten-free Kind bars, but who doesn’t love that they aren’t vegan (they use honey), aren’t environmentally friendly (they are individually wrapped in plastic) and aren’t wallet-friendly (they run about $1.50 a bar). They make great gifts! Kinder Bars Copycat Kind Bars Recipe
Chocolate Cherry Truffles, No Chocolate Mess Required!
These amazing chocolate cherry truffles are not only not bad for you, they are positively good for you! And yet they are incredibly delicious! And they don’t even involve having to hassle with melting chocolate! How cool is that? Vegan Chocolate Cherry Truffles Recipe
Gluten-Free Vegan Baked Doughnuts
Want a vegan doughnut recipe that’s baked, not fried? This is the one! A recipe for gluten-free doughnuts? Ditto! A vegan donut recipe without yeast? Check, check, check! Whether you call them doughnuts or donuts, finding doughnuts that are both vegan and gluten-free isn’t easy. These doughnuts make perfect gifts for that gluten-free person, or vegan person, or gluten-free vegan person in your life, and they also make a darned easy and tasty breakfast treat for that holiday morning! Gluten-Free Vegan Baked Doughnuts Recipe
Cinnamon Raisin Scones
Prefer scones to doughnuts? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Our gluten-free vegan cinnamon raisin scones are a HGFV reader favorite, and it’s easy to see (and taste) why! These delicious scones have much the same texture as the fabulous triangle-shaped scones that you used to be able to get at Starbucks, before they changed suppliers (our absolute favourites were the maple oat scones), and in addition to being delicious and having a wonderful texture and mouthfeel, they hold up well, making them an ideal addition to a gluten-free and/or vegan gift basket! Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones Recipe
There’s just something about biting into a bar that has a delicious date filling sandwiched between a delicate yet solid bottom and a tender, crumbly top. It’s the best of all worlds! And it’s even better when that delicious mouthful of date square goodness is good for you! In fact, these date bars have zero added or processed sugar, the only sweetening comes from the dates themselves! Gluten-Free Vegan Date Bars Recipe
Vegan 7-Layer Magic Cookie Bars
If you’re looking to go all the way with your holiday gift bars, you can’t do any better than these gluten-free vegan 7-layer magic cookie bars. They have it all: sweet and gooey, chocolatey and coconutty. And gluten-free and vegan! They are not quite as health-conscious as are the date bars above, but then they aren’t supposed to be, are they? ;~) 7-Layer Vegan Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
Rice Krispy and Cocoa Crispies Treats
Looking for a bar that is somewhere in between the healthfulness of the date bars and the ooey-gooeyness of the 7-layer magic cookie bars? And that is still vegan, gluten-free, and sure to be well-received? These rice krispy and cocoa crispies treats (Kellog’s owns the trademark on “Rice Krispies Treats™️”) are perfect! We mean, who doesn’t love crispy rice cereal treats, no matter what you call them? Here they are! Rice Crispy and Coco Rice Krispy Squares Recipe
If you make any of these please let us know whether they went into gift baskets, or were for home consumption, and how you or your lucky giftee liked them! Happy holidays!
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