Category: Dessert & Candy
Yummy vegan, gluten-free desserts and candy!
Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Tropical Coconut Macadamia Pineapple Cookies
Our gluten-free vegan coconut macadamia pineapple cookie recipe has a lovely shortbread texture, and a delicious light tropical flavor! Made with brown rice flour, unsweetened coconut flakes or shreds, and chopped dried pineapple, the ingredients are simple and clean. The result is a delicious, melt-in-your mouth cookie that you need not feel guilty about making, eating, and serving to your family!
Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
No-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies are a classic recipe, but of course most recipes for them aren’t vegan, as the traditional no-bake oatmeal cookies contain both milk and butter. Now we have veganized them, and made them even yummier and better for you by using raw cacao instead of cocoa, and so we have turned these wonderful (and fast and easy) treats into gluten-free and vegan no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies!
Good Old-Fashioned Vegan Hot Fudge Recipe
It’s easy to find a recipe for vegan hot fudge, but finding a recipe for old-fashioned hot fudge sauce, the kind made nearly a century ago, is a lot harder, because those recipes were a lot scarcer. So we rounded up a cookbook from 1938, and found the hot fudge sauce recipe therein, and veganized it!
Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Mochi with Date Paste Filling
Did you know that it’s really, really easy to make mochi? Also most mochi is naturally gluten-free and vegan, although sometimes things are stuffed inside the mochi which are not (like ice cream). Our recipe is for matcha mochi, but if you prefer to not include the matcha, just omit it!
7 Fantastic Gluten-Free Vegan Holiday Food Gift Treats to Make and Give Away!
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!
Easy Microwave Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe!
Our gluten-free vegan microwave chocolate mug cake recipe is so easy, so fast, and SO delicious! In fact, we kind of have to restrain ourselves from not making one every day and overindulging, it is THAT easy and THAT good! Our vegan chocolate mug cake recipe does call for an all-purpose gluten-free flour, and we also give you the recipe for our gluten-free flour blend, but you can also use your own favorite all-purpose gluten-free flour blend if you have one. We’re easy like that. :~)
Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Cinnamon Roll Recipe – They are Delicious
If you are looking for a delicious, easy recipe for gluten-free, vegan, raw cinnamon rolls, you’ve found it! Now, before we go any further, in case you haven’t had raw cinnamon rolls we want to make sure that you know that raw cinnamon rolls are nothing like the bready, carby things that you get at Cinnabon, overloaded with processed flour and white sugar. Raw cinnamon rolls have a texture sort of like firm raw cookie dough, and they are packed with bursting cinnamon flavor, and are sweetened naturally. And they are as healthful as they are delicious! If this sound good to you, read on! Plus you can get nearly all of the ingredients in this recipe at Costco (and we do)!
Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cookies!
It’s pumpkin spice latte (PSL) time, which means that it’s also PSC (pumpkin spice cookies) time! Our pumpkin spice cookie recipe is easy, fast, healthful, and, best of all, delicious! And of course our pumpkin spice cookies are vegan and gluten-free. These cookies have simple, clean ingredients, and they are actually as good for you as they are tasty! In fact, you can even use them as breakfast cookies or a quick pick-me up in the afternoon! Pack them in your kids’ lunches, or bring a plate to the office and watch them disappear!
Super-Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Peach Cobbler
This gluten-free vegan peach cobbler recipe is easy and utterly delicious! And because it is a peach cobbler recipe using canned peaches, it is not only really easy to make, it’s also really fast! We received this recipe from Paula Moors, who says that it is so good that her non-vegan best friend buys her a can of sliced canned peaches as a hint for her to make it!
Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie! No Bake, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Soy Free!
You are not going to believe how easy this gluten-free vegan pie recipe is! Our vegan chocolate cream pie is DEEElicious, chocolatey, and incredibly smooth, and it’s soy-free, dairy-free and egg-free (of course, because it’s vegan). In fact, other than almond butter it is completely allergen-free (absent some obscure allergy) and even there you could substitute another nut butter. While many such pies rely on tofu or avocado, there is none of that in this vegan pie recipe. What this vegan chocolate cream pie does have is a fantastic deep chocolate taste, and a luxurious smooth texture that holds its shape even at room temperature.
Amazing Baked Gluten-Free Vegan Doughnuts Recipe
Want a vegan doughnuts recipe that’s baked? 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. Add in ‘yeast free’ and baked and you may have given up. Well here it is, the vegan, gluten-free, yeast-free, baked doughnuts recipe you’ve been looking for. And they’re delicious! And easy to make, and economical! What more could you ask??
Vegan Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside-Down Cake – Perfect for Picnics and BBQs!
Our vegan, gluten-free pineapple upside-down cake recipe is the perfect gluten-free pineapple dessert! Many of us have fond memories of sitting outside in the warm sun at a Memorial Day picnic or 4th of July barbecue, digging in to generous helpings of pineapple upside-down cake. Of course, the traditional recipe utilizes all-purpose flour, eggs and milk, but these ingredients aren’t necessary for our delicious version. Our recipe uses fresh pineapple instead of canned (but you can also used canned if you prefer). Colorful pomegranate seeds replace the usual Maraschino cherries but of course you can also use the Maraschino cherries if you want to make it more traditional. We make this pineapple upside-down cake for our own Memorial Day bbq, and people are always delighted by the stellar results!
Super Easy Copycat Chunky Bar Recipe – Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Just Plain Better!
Our copycat dark chocolate Chunky bars are super-easy to make, they are vegan, they are gluten-free, and honestly they are just plain better (and better for you) then actual Chunky bars (especially since Nestle took them over, and reduced the quality of the ingredients, and raised the price). Plus, you can get all of the ingredients at Costco (but of course you don’t have to), and organic (ditto)!
Copycat Jujube Date and Walnut Recipe
Our copycat recipe for Jujube Date and Walnut is not only better than the original, but gives you other options as well! The Jujube Date & Walnuts (basically walnut-stuffed dates) are very popular, particularly with the Vegan Costco crowd, but Costco is discontinuing them, so if you are missing your date & walnut fix, this Copycat Jujube date and walnut recipe is for you. It’s also for you if you would just like to make your own, and happily you can get both organic dates and organic walnuts at Costco (the Jujubes are not organic). Now, you might think that shoving a walnut into a date hardly qualifies as a recipe, and ordinarily you’d be right. However we do things with dates and walnuts that you may not have considered (yes, as we read that we realized that it could sound kind of naughty, but we’re ok with that. :~) ).
Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Cookie Dough Protein Balls
Our chocolate chip raw cookie dough protein balls are easy and fun to make, and have lots of flavor and plenty of protein. What they don’t have is gluten, animal products, refined sugar, or weird ingredients that you don’t want in your food. In fact, they have just 5 ingredients: dates, almonds, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. They also have a secret: While they are fantastic as is, they are amazing if you heat them up in an air fryer for a few minutes, or in the microwave for a few seconds! Then they come this magical best of all worlds, raw cookie dough with warm gushy chocolate chips!
Found: Delicious Vegan Halva!
No matter what you call it (‘halva’, ‘halvah’, “halava”, or “halavah”), vegan halvah is the holy grail of halvas for many people. If you, as we, grew up eating Joyva brand halvah, you may have been as stunned as were we to discover that Joyva halvah, and many other brands of halva, are not vegan! WTF? That’s right! Some brands contain egg white or albumin, others contain honey, and some even have both.
Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cherry Truffles that are Also Good for You!
Ready to have your mind blown? These amazing chocolate cherry truffles are not only not bad for you, they are positively good for you! And yet they are freakin’ delicious! They even have protein in them, in fact we thought about calling them ‘chocolate cherry protein truffles’ but we were afraid the name would scare people off before they tried them; they are literally vegan truffles that taste amazing, but just happen to also have protein and be good for you. They are the ultimate in guilt-free sweets! And they are easy to make and economical as well (in fact all of the ingredients are available at Costco)!
Vegan Copycat Fiddle Faddle / Screaming Yellow Zonkers / Cracker Jack Popcorn Recipe
Want a vegan recipe for copycat Fiddle Faddle, copycat Cracker Jacks, or copycat Screaming Yellow Zonkers (what a name) popcorn? This is it! Our recipe for oven-baked candy-coated popcorn is easy to make, and hard to resist. And our recipe is sooooo much cleaner than any of Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Cracker Jack, or Fiddle Faddle. That’s the lovely thing about making your own versions of beloved favorites, you not only know exactly what goes into it, but you can control what goes into it, and keep out the nasties.
Copycat Cocomels: Vegan Coconut Milk Caramels (And They’re Easy to Make with Just 3 Ingredients and No Thermometer Required!)
Our copycat Cocomel vegan caramels recipe (made from coconut milk) is incredibly easy to make and takes only 3 ingredients! This is our own recipe for vegan caramels, developed after we realized that all of the recipes for coconut milk caramels out there are basically copies of the Saveur recipe (right down to the word-for-word copied “combine the sugar and the water and stir until sugar is wet” instructions). And most of them use use corn syrup, and also some sort of fat (vegan butter or solid coconut oil), and … water?? WTF? Cocomels don’t have that stuff in them! The ingredients for Cocomels are organic coconut milk, organic brown rice syrup, organic dried cane syrup, sea salt, and xanthan gum. Period. The ingredients for our copycat Cocomels vegan caramels are organic coconut milk, organic brown rice syrup, and organic sugar. No xanthan gum. For this recipe we use the organic coconut milk and organic sugar from Costco (but of course you don’t have to).
Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Cake Donuts Recipe
Want an easy, delicious, gluten-free vegan doughnut recipe? One that doesn’t even resort to flax eggs or the like? Whether you call them donuts or doughnuts, our gluten-free vegan cinnamon doughnut recipe is going to become your new best friend! This is also a vegan Costco recipe because it features ingredients from Costco (although of course you don’t have to get yours from Costco!)