Vegan Holiday Baking Recipes (2024)

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It's that time of year again - holiday baking time. Here are my favorite vegan-friendly holiday cookies, candies, and treats to get you started!

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People have a preconceived notion about vegan baking that just isn't true—they assume that without the eggs and dairy, vegan treats just don't stand up to the original. That's really not the case, though.

Even though I'm not strictly vegan, I almost always bake without eggs and milk because I don't keep them on hand and I've found that my flax-and-coconut-milk versions of recipes aren't lacking in anything - and most people never realize they're eating vegan doughnuts or quick breads.

I've gathered 45+ recipes for vegan holiday cookies, candy and other sweet treats below, but if you have a favorite cookie recipe, it's very likely that you can veganize it yourself!

And if you need a little help with substitutions - you can check out this handy vegan substitution cheat sheet over on Delicious Everyday or my guide to vegan baking.

While you're here don't forget to check out our new Vegan Christmas Cookbook. It's packed with all my favorite tried and true recipes for a plant based holiday feast!

Nicole @ Oh My Veggies

Here are all my favorite recipes for vegan friendly holiday cookies, candies, and treats.

Vegan Christmas Cookies

Let's start things off with everyone's favorite holiday treat - Christmas cookies! Here are my fave holiday worthy cookie recipes.


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Vegan Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These delicious vegan cookies are loaded with Fall flavors like cinnamon, apple, and oatmeal. Yum!


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Vegan Snickerdoodles

These vegan snickerdoodles are soft, chewy, and tossed in a delicious cinnamon sugar coating. And ready in just 20 minutes!


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Vegan Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a Christmas classic. You can't go wrong with these crowd pleasing vegan sugar cookies.


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Vegan Shortbread Cookies


It only takes three ingredients to whip up a batch of these simple vegan shortbread cookies. These are always a hit!


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One-Bowl Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

And who doesn't love a warm peanut butter cookie? This easy vegan version is simple to whip up with a one bowl recipe!


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Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

These adorable vegan thumbprint cookies are soft, chewy, and easy to throw together. And that chocolate center makes them perfect for dunking in a glass of plant based milk.


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Vegan Apricot Walnut Biscotti


Growing up in an Italian family meant biscottis were always on the dessert table. These vegan biscottis are packed with flavor from apricots and walnuts - perfect for the holiday season.


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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


These vegan chocolate chip cookies are every bit as delicious as the original. They're soft, chocolatey, and ready in under 20 minutes!


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Jam-Filled Vegan Thumbprint Cookies


And if you love fruit flavors, check out these jam-filled thumbprint cookies packed with strawberry, apricot, and blueberry jams!


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Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


These vegan chocolate crinkle cookies are soft, chewy, chocolatey, and dusted with delicious powdered sugar.


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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a total crowd-pleaser. They're soft and chewy and delicious- and no one would ever guess they're vegan.

Homemade Vegan Candy and Chocolates

For a gift-worthy holiday treat, check out these recipes for homemade vegan candies and chocolates. I know I'd love to find any of these in my stocking!


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Faux-rango Mints

A homemade dairy-free version of those Frango mints that we all grew up binging on during the holidays. And they're so simple to make!


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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

You only need 6 simple ingredients to make the homemade vegan peanut butter cups. Talk about impressive!


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Chocolate Covered Apricots and Hazelnuts


These easy chocolate covered apricots and hazelnuts are a deliciously healthy indulgence, and you only need three simple ingredients to make them!


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Homemade Twix Cookie Bars


These homemade vegan Twix bars are easier than you think! Buttery shortbread cookies, caramel and peanut butter, are dipped in chocolate for a totally indulgent treat.


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Vegan Andes Mints


Andes mints were one of my favorite candies growing up, and they only came around at the holidays. Welt his vegan version does not disappoint! Chocolatey, minty, and totally delicious.


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Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle


This easy homemade peanut brittle can be made in the microwave. Yep, the microwave. It will totally blow your mind.

Vegan Fudge

Fudge was almost my favorite dessert as a kid - and Christmas is the only time of year we made it at home. Check out all the delicious ways to vegan-ize this classic treat!


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Classic Vegan Fudge


This traditional style chocolate fudge is totally decadent - and only requires four simple vegan ingredients to make!


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Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

This four-ingredient peanut butter fudge is so rich and creamy, you would never know it's entirely dairy free.


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Crazy Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge

This rich vegan fudge is made with hazelnuts, raw cacao powder, and coconut oil.


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Vegan Toffee Sweet Potato Fudge


This vegan fudge is fudgy, creamy, and super simple to make. And it's loaded with flavor from toffee and sweet potatoes. Yep, sweet potatoes!


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Almond, Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge


This delicious fudge is loaded with roasted almonds, pistachios and cranberries. It tastes amazing, and sure looks beautiful too!


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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge


This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge brings together creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate for a veganized version of the classic flavor combination.


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Candy Cane and Marshmallow Peppermint Fudge


This candy cane and peppermint fudge is the perfect dessert for holiday parties. It's simple to make and totally delicious, and topped with vegan marshmallows!


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5-Ingredient Red Velvet Fudge


This vegan red velvet fudge gets its beautiful color from fresh beet juice! It's rich and creamy and totally indulgent.

More Vegan Christmas Sweets

And the sweet treats keep on coming. From Christmas cakes to vegan cheesecakes to vegani-zed versions of classics like bread pudding and tiramisu. There's a holiday treat for everyone here!


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Vegan Bread Pudding


Bread pudding is the classic holiday dessert. This plant based version is perfectly crunchy on the outside, melt in your mouth soft on the inside, and dotted with juicy blueberries.


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Vegan Tiramisu


Tiramisu is THE dessert for special occasions. And this vegan version is so indulgent and creamy, you'd never guess it's entirely plant based.

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Vegan Hummingbird Cake


If there's a cake on your menu, you can't go wrong with this totally gorgeous vegan hummingbird cake. Loaded with flavor from pineapple, coconut, and banana!


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The Ultimate Vegan Brownies

These vegan brownies are truly the ultimate dessert. Rich and fudgy and drizzled in a decadent salted caramel sauce.


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The BEST Vegan Cheesecake

Nothing says Christmas quite like a cheesecake. This vegan cheesecake is so rich and creamy, you'd never know it's plant based.


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Vegan Millionaire Shortbread

Millionaire Shortbread, also known as Caramel Slice, is a holiday classic. And I'm loving this vegan version!


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Boozy Chocolate Bread Pudding


What could be better than a good old fashioned bread pudding? A vegan bread pudding with chocolate and whiskey!


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Peppermint Brownies


These indulgent chocolate mint brownies are dusted with sugar and then drizzled with a peppermint icing. Perfect for a Christmas dessert!


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Vegan Coffee Cake


There's nothing better than a slice of warm coffee cake to end a feast! This vegan version is loaded with cinnamon streusel goodness!


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Vegan Gingerbread Cake With Coconut Frosting


This pretty vegan gingerbread cake is just perfect for your holiday dessert. Rich, creamy, and topped with a homemade coconut frosting.


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Vegan Chocolate Mousse


This delicious 3-ingredient vegan chocolate mousse is dairy-free, gluten-free and nut free!And you'll never guess the secret ingredient.


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Vegan Lemon Tart

For a citrusy treat, check out this creamy vegan lemon tart. Wrapped up in a crunchy crust and topped with juicy blueberries.


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Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

For a dessert that will make the kids come running, serve up a batch of these vegan rice krispie treats. Bonus - making them together is a fun holiday activity.


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Vegan Gingerbread Pear Bundt Cake

Bold gingerbread cake studded with chunks of pear and baked in bundt form. What could be better than this super-moist, in-your-face cake? The (also vegan) caramel sauce drizzled on top, of course!


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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

For something lighter, go for these beautiful and delicious vegan strawberry shortcakes. It tastes like summer but it's fancy enough for Christmas!


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Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies


These vegan-friendly gingerbread blondies are packed with protein from chickpeas! This family friendly treat is both plant based and gluten-free.


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Vegan Apple Fritters

Nothing says fall like baked apples. Put a new spin on that classic flavor with these vegan friendly apple fritters. Yum!


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5-Minute Vegan Eggnog

This easy vegan eggnog is the perfect holiday beverage - and it only takes five minutes to makes this simple recipe.


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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread


This old fashioned gingerbread recipe is packed with flavor from molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. All topped with a dairy free cream cheese frosting and sparkling cranberries - yum!


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Cranberry Bars


These vegan cranberry dessert bars are packed with a juicy tang that pairs perfectly with the sweet, crunchy crust. It's a healthy-ish holiday dessert that you can enjoy guilt free!

And while you're here be sure to check out these other delicious vegan ideas:

  • Vegan Thanksgiving and Vegan Christmas Cookbooks (new!)
  • 5-Minute Vegan Egg Nog
  • Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Vegan Cheese Ball with Cranberries and Pecans

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45+ Vegan Holiday Cookies, Candies, and Treats

Here are all my favorite vegan friendly holiday treats for Christmas!

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Reader Interactions


  1. JulieD says

    so much deliciousness!! Hope you have a nice Christmas, Kiersten! 🙂


  2. [emailprotected] says

    These all look fabulous! My oven is calling my name. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for including my recipe.


  3. Alexis @ Hummusapien says

    Thanks a million for sharing my blondies! That crazy delicious fudge has been on my list for weeks 🙂


  4. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says

    Ah thank you for including me!! I love each and every one of these and want to try them all!! : )


  5. Lauren @ A Dash of Soul says

    Thank you so much for sharing my eggnog sugar cookies! I'm a longtime fan of your blog (and your ebooks) so I feel pretty honored to be mentioned here!


  6. Renee says

    I can never find sweet treats in the supermarkets that cater for vegan and vegetarians. These seem simple enough, might give them a try


  7. Renee says

    As a vegetarian who does not consume dairy products, it gets hard to find treats, might give these a try, seem simple enough.


  8. Michelle says

    Your vegan peanut brittle recipe has butter as an ingredient.I am assuming margarine would work as well.I am not vegan but looking to make treats for my family and 3 are vegan.I only use butter and the vegans only use Becel olive oil margarine and that is the spreadable type so alot more water content.Any suggestions?


    • Kiersten says

      I think Earth Balance is usually used as a substitute for butter in vegan recipes.


  9. Denny says

    So many cookies and candies recipes. Yes, I want it. Especially the Fudge is looking so delicious.


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    I might give them a try. much better and healthy rather than market products.


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    There are various candies and cookies are available in the market. These cookies are so loving.


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    well thanks i will try them for sure


  13. Rony says

    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes . You make my day very tasty and I love to share your recipe with my friends.


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    Very Good recipes, thanks for sharing. It was amazing.


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    Nice post, thanks for sharing.


  16. Carros says

    Love it! I will try with my girlfriend tomorrow, thanks for sharing! Alex Carros


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