The Best Vegan Desserts for Every Occasion

Discover the best vegan dessert recipes for holidays, birthdays, special occasions, and more. From creamy concoctions to refreshing fruity delights, these recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth!
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It’s a hard and true fact that vegan desserts just make life better. From decadent vegan cakes and cookies to creamy dairy-free ice creams and plant-based puddings, there’s hardly a thing that can’t be fixed with a bite of something sweet. With so many incredible vegan desserts and bakeries out in the world, deciding what to fill your belly with can be a bit overwhelming!

Well, worry not, dear dessert lover, we’ve got a wonderful list of some of the best vegan desserts you could ever try. Keep them all to yourself or share them with someone you love, the choice is yours. All of these desserts below are vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, dairy-free, and cholesterol-free. We’ve also included vegan recipes that are:

  • simple & easy desserts
  • made with simple ingredients
  • quick to make
  • budget-friendly desserts
  • gluten-free vegan desserts
  • no-bake dessert recipes
  • healthy desserts

If you’ve got a vegan skeptic in your life, we’d especially encourage you to share one of these recipes with them since the art of vegan baking and dessert-making has come a very long way over the years! With such incredible options for egg replacers and more dairy-free milks than you could shake a leaf at, the state of vegan desserts has never been sweeter.

Best Vegan Dessert Recipes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s hardly a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter and these cookies are here to prove it. Made with flour, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and applesauce in place of eggs, these cookies are ridiculously easy to make and so satisfying! This recipe is also perfect for getting little ones involved—they’ll love helping to mix the cookie batter and place the cookies on the tray. Enjoy with a cool glass of dairy-free milk or vegan ice cream.

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on a Cooling Rack

Vegan Rocky Road Ice Cream

What’s more satisfying than eating your very own homemade vegan ice cream? Not much, in our humble opinion! This recipe for vegan rocky road ice cream features all the classics but vegan—marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips mixed into a coconut ice cream base. This recipe does require having your own ice cream maker but we have a feeling you’ll never want to go back to store-bought vegan ice cream after making this! Sometimes taking the rocky road truly is worth it!

Minimalist Mango Berry Nice Cream

This blueberry nice cream with mango is ideal for several reasons. First, it requires very little work to make. Second, you probably already have all of the ingredients stocked in your freezer. Third, it’s extremely economical! You just need frozen mango, raspberries, and blueberries with the option to garnish with toppings such as Brazil nuts or almonds and fresh berries. This recipe is a great way to get in some antioxidants or cool down from a hot day or workout. Have chocolate syrup on hand? Drizzle some over your nice cream for extra decadence!

bowl of berry nice cream

Vegan Scotcharoo Bars

If you’ve never heard of Scotcharoos, then you’re in for a real treat! This Midwestern dessert is traditionally made with chocolate, butterscotch, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies. Our version uses vegan marshmallows, corn syrup, a combination of vegan butterscotch chocolate and chocolate chips, and crispy rice cereal. This recipe will be an absolute hit with the kids and is also perfect for Halloween!

Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Looking for one of the best vegan desserts to really knock it out of the park? This recipe for vegan lemon olive oil cake is perfect for a romantic evening or to enjoy for a special occasion. Though, no excuse is needed to enjoy such a delicious yet simple dessert! This cake is especially perfect for those who aren’t big fans of frosted cakes or prefer their sweets with stronger accents of lemon.

vegan lemon olive oil cake on a plate on top of a tree ring

Super Fudgy Vegan Brownies

A guide with the best vegan desserts would not be complete without some delicious, gooey vegan brownies! If you’re a baking novice, there’s no need to worry. This recipe calls for standard vegan baking ingredients such as flour, sugar, canola oil, vanilla extract, ground flaxseeds, and of course chocolate chips and cocoa powder. All you need to do is make separate liquid and dry mixtures before combining them into a batter to be baked in the oven! Once the brownies are done, you might just find yourself needing to fend off pesky intruders who may try to take all your sweets for themselves!

plate of vegan brownies with a glass of non-dairy milk in the background

Caramelized Bananas With Cream Sauce

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that bananas are one of the most heavily consumed fruits on the planet. Perfect on their own, amazing in smoothies, and a 10/10 snack food, bananas are popular for good reason. And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying your banana right from the peel, we think your life would be just a little better if you used your bananas to make this recipe. This vegan caramelized bananas recipe is light enough to enjoy after a heavy meal but fancy enough to whip up for a special occasion. You just need some sugar, vegan butter, and vanilla to get the bananas cooking just right and some silken tofu, maple syrup, and spices for the vegan cream sauce. Add some chopped fruit, nuts, and chocolate syrup for flair and voila!

caramelized bananas with vegan cream sauce on a plate with sliced strawberries and pecans

Vegan Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

Need a recipe to bring to your next Shabbat dinner or Purim party? Commonly enjoyed on Jewish holidays such as Hanukkah, these vegan jelly donuts are delicious any time of year and any time of day. Donuts for breakfast? Why not! Donuts after work? You bet. Filled with strawberry jam and fried to perfection, you you can easily swap for another filling such as raspberry preserves, if you so desire.

Vegan Sufganiyot donuts stacked on top of each other

No-Bake Silken Tofu Chocolate Pie

What could be better than a delicious slice of vegan chocolate pie, you ask? A no-bake vegan chocolate pie, of course! All you need to do is blend the filling, pour it into pie crust, and stick it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Made with silken tofu, vegan chocolate chips, and vanilla extract, this recipe also features an optional recipe for coconut whipped cream to truly top things off with a bang.

vegan chocolate pie with whipped cream and berries

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Sometimes there’s no better way to show someone your love than to make them these vegan chocolate truffles. The best part? They look like they came straight out of a gourmet kitchen but are actually super simple to make! All you need is a bunch of chocolate chips, coca powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, and vanilla extract! Pro tip: top with some sea salt for an extra layer of flavor.

Homemade Vegan Chocolate Truffles in a bowl

Superfood Chocolate Bark With Pecans

Both a dessert and a snack, this superfood chocolate bark is not only full of nutrients but tastes amazing too. Made with vegan chocolate chips, pecans, goji berries, chia seeds, and pretzels, you’ll love how each bite is filled with something slightly different but still delicious. Best of all, you’re free to swap ingredients in and out as you please! We just wouldn’t substitute something like onions for the goji berries but if that’s your jam, then who are we to judge?!

vegan superfood bark with pretzels, pecans, and goji berries

Easy Vegan Crêpes Filled With Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

If you’re intimidated by the idea of making vegan crêpes, fear not! It doesn’t take a pastry chef from Paris to master the art of this amazing vegan crêpe recipe. All you need is some flour, sugar, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and sugar to form the crêpes and then you get to add some delicious toppings such as vegan nutella, strawberries, and powdered sugar! And while this recipe is great for desserts, it’s also perfect for brunch.

vegan crepes with vegan Nutella and chopped strawberries and banana

Silken Tofu Chocolate Pudding

We’re big pudding lovers here at World of Vegan and this recipe for vegan chocolate pudding has totally won us over. If you’re wondering whether vegan pudding is difficult to make, the answer is a resounding no! All you need is some silken tofu, maple syrup, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and dairy-free milk to make some seriously good vegan chocolate pudding. Put off by tofu? You won’t even know it’s there!

vegan chocolate pudding in multiple mugs against a brown surface

Stuffed Dates With Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chips

This vegan dessert recipe for stuffed dates with peanut butter and chocolate chips is probably the easiest dessert to make on our entire site. All you need to do is take some dates, and stuff them with peanut butter and chocolate chips! If you want more a more candy-like date, just pop them in the freezer. If you’re allergic to peanut butter, just sub in another nut or seed butter of your choice!

Stuffed Dates with Peanut Butter and Chocolate chips

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins With Chocolate Chips

Sometimes life just calls for fluffy vegan pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips. It could be fall or it could be spring, all we know is that these muffins will make your heart sing! Perfect for breakfast as well as dessert, this recipe is great for making in large batches to enjoy throughout the week. Really want to top it off? Spread some vegan butter on the inside as you take a bite!

vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a mat

Chocolate-Dipped Banana Pops

What’s gluten-free, vegan, and sweet all over? These frozen chocolate covered bananas, of course! Perfect for summer but great to eat year round, this dessert is a huge hit with kids and is awesome if you need to prepare dessert for a large group of people. You can use vegan sprinkles, nuts, strawberry syrup, or even crushed potato chips to coat the chocolate! Go bananas!

various chocolate-dipped bananas with different toppings

Vegan Pop-Tarts

Whether they’re enjoyed for breakfast or dessert, this recipe for vegan pop tarts is a total winner. Great for making in large batches throughout the week, these tasty treats come together in a couple of hours and are great for involving your loved ones.

vegan pop tarts on a cooling rack

Vegan Matcha Chip Ice Cream

One of our brightest non-dairy dessert recipes, this vegan matcha ice cream is invigorating, beautiful, and absolutely delightful. The addition of chocolate chips adds a lovely texture and flavor to this creamy vegan treat!

matcha ice cream with cones face-down in porcelain glasses

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

These vegan oatmeal cookies are great for enjoying anytime! Made with rolled oats, flour, and more, these vegan cookies are sure to bring a smile to your face, especially when dunked in a glass of fresh almond milk.

vegan oatmeal cookies on a cutting board with flowers

Banana Nice Cream

What’s cold and nice and easy to make at a very low price? Why, this amazing plant-based dessert recipe for banana nice cream! Made from just one very common ingredient, you can dress your banana ice cream up or down as you please with toppings such as chopped nuts, chocolate syrup, or even other pieces of fruit!

banana nice cream in a bowl with chocolate drizzle and a cone on it

Vegan Gingersnap Cookies

Great around the holidays or really any day, these vegan gingersnap cookies make an excellent treat for anyone who loves a little kick in their cookie. Pro tip: crumble a few pieces into some banana nice cream and thank us later.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Looking for a ridiculously easy way to make vegan pumpkin pie? Then you’ve got to try this incredible plant-based dessert recipe! Once you’ve poured the pumpkin pie mixture into the crust, just leave the rest of the work up to your oven and enjoy throughout the week.

vegan pumpkin pie with fall decorations around it

Date & Walnut Truffles

A super simple raw vegan dessert, these date and walnut truffles not only pack in some serious flavor but are super nutritious, too! Made with just four ingredients, you can up the fancy factor by coating them in toppings such as cacao powder, coconut shreds, goji berries, and more!

Raw Cookie Dough Date Balls

Vegan Chocolate Martini

Want a liquor that you can also enjoy for dessert? Then you’ve got to try this vegan chocolate martini made with Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur! Top it off with some vegan whipped cream and chocolate chips for extra pizazz!

vegan chocolate martinis with vegan whipped cream and chocolate chips alongside Mozart liqueur

Vegan Birthday Cake

Sometimes the best birthday present you can give someone is the gift of a homemade vegan birthday cake! This three-layer cake is super easy to put together and goes great with a scoop of non-dairy ice cream.

Classic three layer vegan cake decorated with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles spilling out of it.

Hocus Pocus Peanut Butter Popcorn

bowl of popcorn with candy, pretzels, and chocolate chips

If you’re someone who loves your treats salty and sweet, then you’ll love this peanut butter popcorn! Made by simply combining popcorn with candy, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and pretzels, this can be a super fun dessert to enjoy while watching a film or television show.

Vegan Snickers Bar

Behold the mighty vegan Snickers bar! Sweet Medjool dates make up the base of a rich vegan caramel sauce while salted peanuts and vegan chocolate add the finishing touches to this awesome vegan treat. Be warned, though—you may find the entire neighborhood showing up to your front door once they find out you’ve been whipping these up in the kitchen!

vegan snickers on a cooling rack with white parchment paper

Vegan Creamsicles

Perfect for summer but great year-round, these vegan creamsicles are a refreshing and satisfying dairy-free vegan dessert. Made from ingredients such as raw cashews, orange juice, and coconut milk, these vegan creamsicles will truly make your tastebuds pop.

vegan creamsicle on sliced oranges

Vegan Ice Cream Cake

Celebrating a birthday or just need to cool off for the summer? Then you must make this vegan ice cream cake! Featuring an Oreo cookie crust, it only takes about 30 minutes to come together and you’ll have the best dairy-free dessert ever!

double level vegan ice cream cake with chocolate drizzle top and oreo crust and rainbow sprinkles

Fruit Cones

Chocolate-dipped fruit cones are the perfect way to bring some fun to your summer! Fill them with fresh fruit and top with vegan whipped cream, vegan sprinkles, or a drizzle of vegan chocolate. These are great for parties, picnics, or anytime you crave a snack that’s both fruit and fabulous.

A hand holding up a fruit cone.

Fudgesicles

Ready for the best homemade fudgesicle recipe? It’s rich, creamy, and crafted with wholesome ingredients. It’s effortless to prepare—simply toss the ingredients in a blender, add them to your popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy!

A hand holding up a homemade fudgesicle with a popsicle stick.

Date Bark

Craving a quick, healthy, and delicious treat? Date bark is a delightful snack that blends the natural sweetness of dates with the crunchy goodness of nuts and the rich creaminess of peanut butter. It’s easy to make in just a matter of minutes!

Slice of date bark with chocolate, medjool dates, chopped peanuts, peanut butter, and sea salt.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Love cinnamon rolls? Then you must try this truly legendary vegan cinnamon recipe! They’re soft, sweet, and a breeze to make. Get ready to indulge in cinnamon-sugar paradise!

A vegan cinnamon roll on a plate with a few bites missing to show the inside.

Campfire Banana Boats

No camping trip is complete without these campfire banana boats. They’re packed with gooey vegan marshmallows, melted chocolate chips, and crunchy toppings, all roasted to perfection. They’re perfect for any adventure, whether you’re enjoying them under the stars or from the comfort of your home!

Campfire banana boats, lined up on a plate.

Banana Strawberry Popsicles

When the sun is beating down and you need a way to cool off, these homemade banana strawberry popsicles are the answer! Creamy and bursting with flavor, they come together in just minutes.

A flatlay of homemade strawberry banana popsicles on a pink table with colorful sprinkles.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These vegan peanut butter cups are the ultimate plant-based treat! They combine the rich chocolate with creamy peanut butter, creating the perfect balance in every bite. Easy to make and irresistibly delicious, they are sure to become your go-to snack for any occasion.

Three vegan peanut butter cups stacked on each other with the top one sliced in half revealing the inside.

Vegan Carrot Cake

Prepare to impress your guests with this irresistible vegan carrot cake that combines wholesome ingredients and indulgent taste in every bite! It’s perfectly moist, bursting with flavor, and topped with a silky vegan creamy cheese frosting.

A slice of double layered vegan carrot cake on a plate.

Vegan Coffee Cake

Complement your favorite brew with this vegan coffee cake! This easy recipe is irresistibly moist, buttery, and packed with cinnamon-sugar goodness. Not only will it fill your kitchen with an incredible aroma, but it’s also sure to bring joy to your taste buds with every bite. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack, this coffee cake is a guaranteed hit!

A slice of vegan coffee cake with icing.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

This vegan chocolate cake is pure bliss—a decadent, dark delight that’s both rich and impossibly tender. With its devilishly smooth texture and airy fluffiness, it’s hard to believe it’s plant-based. Perfect for any occasion, this cake will astonish your guests and satisfy even the most discerning chocolate lovers.

A slice of vegan chocolate cake on a plate.

Vegan Bundt Cake

This vegan bundt cake is the ultimate chocolate experience! It delivers moist perfection in every bit, making it a must-try for any dessert lover. Rich and delicious, it’s a decadent treat that will leave you craving more!

Chocolate vegan bundt cake on a platter, drizzle with vegan chocolate ganache.

No-Bake Mini Vegan Biscoff Cheesecakes

This amazing vegan cheesecake recipe by Lovely Jubley will more than satisfy your sweet tooth. Biscoff cookies are used as the base while coconut milk, sugar, vanilla bean paste, and soft vegan cheese make up the cheesecake portion of this decadent dessert. 

mini vegan biscoff cheesecakes

Vegan Affogato

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Simply Ceecee is here to bring you a zap of energy and serious flavor with her vegan caramel affogato recipe. Don’t want to be too caffeinated before bed? Enjoy as an afternoon pick-me-up instead!

vegan affogato ice cream in coffee dessert drink

Vegan Apricot Crumble Bars

Perfect for breakfast as well as dessert, these vegan apricot crumble bars by Short Girl Tall Order will make your mouth water and your heart flutter. Made with apricot jam and a shortbread base, this recipe only takes about half an hour in the oven once it’s assembled! Just be sure to let cool before diving in!

With so many amazing vegan desserts to try, you’ll never run out of ideas on what to make for a birthday or how to best treat yourself after a long day. If you end up making one of these delicious vegan dessert recipes, let us know in the comments below!

vegan apricot crumble dessert bars stacked up on a pink table

Vegan Recipes to Serve Before Dessert

Wondering what to serve up before dessert? We’ve got tons of ideas for you! Check out these vegan recipe round ups for some of our favorite plant-based meals to turn to.

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