56 Easy No-Bake Desserts (Plant-Based!)

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Assortment of no-bake desserts

As we near the end of summer, we’re all craving desserts! But let’s be honest…nobody wants to bake anything, right? For those days when you’re craving something sweet (and super simple), we’re sharing 56 of our easiest plant-based no-bake desserts! From after-school goodies to romantic date-night treats, we’ve got something for every occasion, including bite-sized sweets, delicious cookies, creamy puddings & cheesecakes, decadent chocolate confections, and so much more! Take care of your sweet tooth and get scrolling!

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Bites & Bars

Plate of gluten-free vegan no-bake sugar cookie bites
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No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bites
No-bake sugar cookie dough bites that are naturally sweetened and infused with vanilla! Just 1 bowl and 6 ingredients required. A deceptively healthy, quick, and easy dessert!
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Partially eaten Vegan Chocolate Cake Bite topped with sprinkles in front of a bowl with more cake bites
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No-Bake Fudgy Chocolate Cake Bites
Fudgy chocolate cake bites that are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and naturally sweetened! Just 7 ingredients required for this healthier dessert or snack!
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Half eaten cake bite in a bowl of more cake bites
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No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls (V/GF)
Fudgy No-Bake Red Velvet Cake balls with a secret ingredient! Just 10 minutes, 1 bowl, and 7 wholesome ingredients required for these indulgent, healthier treats!
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Spoonfuls of almond butter and dark chocolate beside Vegan Chocolate Snowballs made with dates
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5-Ingredient Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs
Simple, decadent Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs made with dates, coconut, and almond butter. This equipment-free, 5-ingredient vegan dessert requires only 15 minutes to prepare!
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Tray of low sugar, date-sweetened Matcha Bliss Balls beside a bowl of hemp seeds
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Matcha Bliss Bites
Delicious little matcha bliss balls made in the food processor with 8 simple ingredients in 20 minutes! Nourishing, low sugar, plant-based, and grain-free!
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Bowl of Vegan PayDay Bites on a purple background
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2-Ingredient Vegan PayDay Bites
These caramelly, delicious, 2-ingredient vegan PayDay-inspired bites are a healthier take on the classic candy bar. Gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and only 15 minutes to make!
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Bowl of No Bake Brownie Bites topped with almond butter
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No-Bake Brownie Bites
Unbelievably fudgy, nutty, vegan brownie bites with no baking required. Just 7 whole food ingredients and 10 minutes stand between you and these deceptively decadent treats.
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Raw Carrot Cake Bites resting on a cake platter
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No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites
Tender, naturally sweetened carrot cake bites with dates, carrots, walnuts, cinnamon, and coconut flour! So simple, delicious carrot cake flavor, and the perfect healthier snack or dessert! Just 30 minutes, 9 ingredients, and 1 food processor required.
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overhead image of date sweetened truffles on a blue and white tile being dipped into cacao powder
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10-Minute Chocolate Truffles (Date-Sweetened)
Fudgy, rich, healthier vegan chocolate truffles made with whole food ingredients! Just 10 minutes and 7 ingredients required, naturally sweetened with dates, and full of healthy fats from cashew butter and almond flour!
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Blue bowl filled with a batch of our vegan Lemon Donut Holes
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No-Bake Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes
Tender no-bake donut holes infused with lemon juice and zest and speckled with poppy seeds! A 30-minute naturally sweetened, easy-to-make snack or dessert!
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Holding up a White Chocolate Truffle above a plate of more truffles
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5-Ingredient White Chocolate Truffles
Creamy, perfectly sweet, vegan white chocolate truffles made with 5 ingredients! Low sugar, easy to make, and entirely plant-based!
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Setting a Vanilla Cake Bite covered in coconut onto a wood cutting board
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No-Bake Vanilla Cake Bites
Energy-packed date and walnut cake bites infused with vanilla and coconut. The result is an easy-to-make, tender snack bite that tastes like vanilla cake! Just 6 ingredients and 1 food processor required!
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
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Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Vegan peanut butter pretzel truffles dipped in semisweet chocolate and topped with even more crushed pretzels. The perfect simple, healthier dessert.
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Bowl of Peanut Butter Stuffed No-Bake Cookie Bites
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Peanut Butter Stuffed No-Bake Cookie Bites
A 4-ingredient no-bake cookie rolled around a luscious peanut butter center. A healthier dessert or snack that’s vegan and gluten-free.
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Stack of Healthy Vegan Chocolate Truffles topped with cacao nibs
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Easy Vegan Truffles
Simple 30-minute vegan chocolate truffles in a decadent dark chocolate shell. The perfect healthier dessert for Valentine’s Day, special occasions, or just because.
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Stack of No Bake Cookie Bars with pieces of paper between them
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“No-Bake Cookie” Bars
4-ingredient snack bars that taste JUST like a no-bake cookie! Vegan friendly and gluten-free optional.
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Squares of chocolate mint brownie bars
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No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars
Incredible No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars! Layers of no-bake brownie, creamy coconut mint, and chocolate ganache create the ultimate dessert for chocolate-mint lovers. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
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Stack of 2-Layer No-Bake Peanut Butter Brownie Bars
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2-Layer No-Bake Peanut Butter Brownie Bars
2-layer no-bake dessert bars with a brownie “crust” and a peanut butter top!
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Tall stack of Vegan Espresso Walnut Brownies
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5-Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies (No-Bake)
A no-bake, fudgy brownie that’s refined-sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free. Rich, moist, dense, and full of chocolate espresso flavor.
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Batch of Raw Vegan Brownies cut into squares and topped with walnuts
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No-Bake Vegan Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
Simple, raw vegan brownies studded with walnuts and cacao nibs! A 5-ingredient coconut oil chocolate ganache is optional but recommended for a fudgy, decadent finish. A healthier vegan, gluten-free dessert!
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Cookies

Spoonful of sea salt next to four of our no bake chocolate chip cookies
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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
The ultimate healthier, lazy dessert: NO-BAKE chocolate chip cookies made with just 5 ingredients! Naturally sweetened with dates, vegan, gluten- and grain-free, and customizable depending on what you have on hand!
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of No Bake Cookies topped with shredded coconut
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Coconut No Bake Cookies
Amazing no-bake cookies with coconut flakes, coconut sugar, and coconut oil! Naturally sweetened, simple, and so delicious. A delicious twist on a classic.
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Stack of Raw Double Chocolate Macaroons in a vintage measuring cup
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Raw Double Chocolate Macaroons
Easy, raw, 6-ingredient double chocolate macaroons! A coconut-date-cacao filling is coated in a naturally sweetened raw chocolate glaze. SO delicious, and the perfect healthier indulgence!
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Parchment-lined plate of Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
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Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Fudgy, peanut buttery no-bake cookies naturally sweetened and fiber-rich from oats! Just 9 ingredients, 25 minutes, and 1 pot required! An indulgent and satisfying dessert.
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Almond Butter No-Bake Cookies and a spoonful of peanut butter
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Almond Butter No-Bake Cookies
Easy, 30-minute Almond Butter No-Bake Cookies infused with oats, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar! A healthy but decadent dessert or snack!
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Tray of 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with some half dipped in chocolate
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Insanely delicious, tender, perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! No baking required, easy to make, and the perfect snack or dessert!
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Holding three No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies over a tray
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5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprints
Tender, naturally sweetened peanut butter thumbprint cookies filled with a tart, incredibly flavorful jam! No baking required, just 5 ingredients total, and ready in 20 minutes!
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Stack of Chocolate Hazelnut No-Bake Cookies
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Chocolate Hazelnut No-Bake Cookies
Simple 4-ingredient chocolate hazelnut cookies. No baking required, plus vegan and gluten-free. So fudgy and they taste like Nutella. WHOA.
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Stack of our healthy homemade fig newtons recipe
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Easy Fig Newtons (GF)
8-ingredient, naturally sweetened no-bake fig newtons with nut-date cookie dough and a simple dried fig center. An incredibly tender, delicious take on classic fig newtons.
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Cheesecakes & More

Slice of Vegan Chai Cheesecake next to a jar of caramel sauce and the remaining cheesecake
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No-Bake Vegan Chai Cheesecake
Incredibly creamy, rich vegan cheesecake with a 2-ingredient date-walnut crust and creamy cashew-coconut filling with black tea and chai spices. The perfect comforting, naturally sweetened dessert for fall and beyond.
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Plate of gluten-free vegan flan
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Easy Vegan Flan (No-Bake!)
Creamy, luxurious vegan flan with salted caramel sauce, no baking required! Surprisingly easy to make with just 7 simple ingredients.
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Cutting board filled with mini White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecakes
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
10-ingredient vegan cheesecake infused with cocoa butter and macadamia nuts. Creamy and rich center with crunchy macadamia nuts throughout. A naturally sweetened dessert that’s created entirely in the blender!
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Tray holding two short glasses of Vegan Chocolate Mousse topped with coconut whip and raspberries
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Naturally Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Rich chocolate mousse that's naturally sweetened! Just 7 ingredients required, thick, rich chocolate flavor, and so delicious! Entirely vegan and gluten-free.
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Stack of squares of homemade Vegan Snickers Cheesecake
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Vegan Snickers Cheesecake
Rich, 10-ingredient vegan cheesecake infused with the flavors of a Snickers bar: caramel, peanuts, and chocolate.
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Plate with two slices of Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie topped with coconut whipped cream and raspberries
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6-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie
Creamy, 6-ingredient vegan chocolate pie so satisfying you'd never guess it was dairy-free! Silken tofu pulls a sheet over eyes with its super silky texture and neutral flavor. Chocolaty, rich, fudgy — what's not to love?
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Taking a bite of vegan and gluten-free Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
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Vegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
Creamy, decadent vegan cheesecake made with a date-walnut crust and cashew-coconut-yogurt filling for the ultimate tangy-sweet treat. Just 10 ingredients required, no-bake, and entirely vegan and gluten-free.
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Three short glasses of Vegan Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse topped with coconut whipped cream and crushed candy cane
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3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse
Amazing vegan dark chocolate mousse infused with real mint. Fluffy, rich, intensely satisfying, and the perfect healthier dessert for mint chocolate lovers.
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Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Cream Pie on a cutting board with fresh banana slices
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Raw Vegan Banana Cream Pie
10-ingredient, amazingly healthy vegan banana cream pie. A 2-ingredient crust, 7-ingredient filling, and no baking means no mess and time saved. Simple dessert at its finest.
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No-Bake Lemon Cookie Fruit Tarts in parchment-lined mini tart tins
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No-Bake Lemon Cookie Fruit Tarts
Simple no-bake vegan tarts with a date-walnut crust and a creamy, dairy-free filling that tastes just like a lemon cookie!
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Lemon White Chocolate Cheesecake with Walnut-Date Crust for a gluten-free vegan dessert
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White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake (Vegan + GF)
Amazing 10-ingredient White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake made entirely in the food processor or blender! So rich, decadent, and satisfying you’d never guess it was vegan and gluten-free.
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Close up shot of a bowl of our homemade vegan Chocolate Pudding recipe
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Vegan Chocolate Protein Pudding (Two Ways!)
Rich, chocolaty vegan pudding made two ways: with cashews or black beans! Naturally sweetened and made with just 6 simple ingredients.
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Platter of Mini Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes topped with fresh berries
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No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes
Thick, custard-like vegan chocolate cheesecakes with a date-walnut cocoa crust. Just 10 ingredients required and entirely vegan and gluten-free. Perfect topped with coconut whipped cream and fresh fruit.
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Glass dishes filled with Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding topped with coconut whipped cream and chopped peanuts
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5-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding
Thick and creamy vegan peanut butter pudding made with just 5 ingredients in 1 saucepan! Naturally sweetened, easy to make, and the perfect balance of salty and sweet! Enjoy plain, with chocolate ganache, or as a pie filling!
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Stack of three No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes
9-ingredient vegan cheesecakes! Oreo crust, peanut butter filling swirled with chocolate ganache, topped with mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Simple, fast, no bake besides the crust!
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Slices of Vegan Matcha Cheesecake beside dates and matcha powder
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Vegan Matcha Swirl Cheesecake
Amazing, 10-ingredient vegan matcha swirl cheesecake that’s raw, naturally sweetened, and insanely delicious! The perfect vegan, gluten-free dessert with health perks!
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Food processor with freshly blended vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding
Creamy, thick, nutritionally dense chocolate avocado peanut butter pudding! Just 6 ingredients, naturally sweetened with dates and banana, and so delicious.
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Stack of healthy plant-based Peanut Butter Fudge
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Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge (4 Ingredients!)
Creamy, rich peanut butter fudge made with 4 ingredients! Naturally sweetened, healthy, and ready in 30 minutes! The perfect plant-based dessert.
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Chocolate!

Stack of homemade Vegan Coconut Butter Cups on a tray with a measuring cup of coconut butter
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5-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups
Dark Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups made with just 5 ingredients, naturally sweetened, and SO satisfying. The perfect healthier plant-based dessert!
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Stack of homemade Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
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Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
5-ingredient peanut butter cups with a dark chocolate shell and peanut butter coconut whipped cream mousse! Crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside.
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Stack of three Peanut Butter White Chocolate Bites
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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
Easy, vegan peanut butter eggs coated in a white chocolate shell! 7 ingredients, naturally sweetened, perfect for Easter and beyond!
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Stack of halved Vegan Milky Ways revealing the insides
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Vegan Milky Way
Decadent vegan Milky Way made with date-coconut-almond nougat, date caramel, and a dark chocolate shell! 6 ingredients, 30 minutes, so delicious!
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Wood cutting board filled with a batch of our homemade Caramel Almond Butter Cups
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Bourbon Caramel Almond Butter Cups
7-ingredient from scratch Bourbon Almond Butter Cups. Decadent, sweet, satisfying, and surprisingly simple.
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Slices of our 4-Ingredient Freezer Fudge recipe stacked on a vintage scale
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
Incredibly rich vegan fudge made with 4 ingredients: peanut butter, cacao powder, dates, and coconut oil. Naturally sweet, fudgy, intensely satisfying, and so delicious! The perfect healthier dessert.
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Stack of homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs for Easter
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Peanut Butter Eggs
Simple, vegan, gluten-free peanut butter eggs with just 5 ingredients and ALL the taste of the original.
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Stack of DIY peanut butter cups
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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
The ultimate DIY peanut butter cups! We tested all the chocolates, sweeteners, and peanut butters to share the best method for perfectly salty-sweet peanut butter cups. Just 6 simple ingredients required!
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Stack of No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars
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No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars
Fudgy, rich, No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars in just 20 minutes! Salty-sweet date-nut crust, gooey almond butter center, and ganache topping!
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  1. Gloria Foster says

    Beautiful! All look very tasty! We rarely have dessert but seems like once in a while one of these would be great! Thank you!

  2. LaVonne Ray says

    I thank you for your wonderful recipes, which I have been blessed with for several years! I am in awe of your creativity and big heart for sharing with your fans. Thanks to your husband for his terrific photography and support of your mission!

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