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What if life was just desserts? Well, it can be with these desserts from May 2023! Featuring delights like these, you’ll find yourself adding these to your dessert rotation. Plus, they’re all vegan!

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1. Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Pecan Macaroons

Vegan Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Pecan Macaroons

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At first blush, these Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Pecan Macaroons by Jackie Akerberg may seem like any other coconut-date macaroon, but they are knock-your-socks-off good! Not only are they incredibly simple to make, but their sweet and salty flavor, combined with the rich dark chocolate, make them a total crowd-pleaser.

2. Whole Wheat Lemon Shortbread with Blueberry Compote

Whole Wheat Lemon Shortbread with Blueberry Compote

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This Whole Wheat Lemon Shortbread with Blueberry Compote by Cameron Keller makes a compact cookie in texture with a very pleasantly pungent flavor, and serves as a great vessel for a tart blueberry compote and dollop of creamy coconut whipped cream.

3. Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Granola

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To say I’m obsessed with this granola would be a massive understatement. Before I left for college, I actually sent my mom the recipe and begged her to send me a batch while I lived in the dorms! It took quite a bit of trial and error, but it turns out that crispy rice cereal is the secret to irresistibly light and crunchy clusters. Simmering the sugars also creates these massive clumps that are perfect for late-night snacking. On that note—I leave you with a word of caution: This Oatmeal Cookie Granola by Elaine Skiadas stuff is highly addictive.

Credit: Reprinted with permission from Fantastic Vegan Recipes for the Teen Cook by Elaine Skiadas. Page Street Publishing Co. 2023. Photo credit: Elaine Skiadas.

4. Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake

Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake

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This is the most fun cake to make! These layers of thin and delicious crepes make up this Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake by Amy Lanza. Layer the crepes with thick vegan cream or yogurt, fresh raspberries and chopped chocolate.

5. Mini Churro Twists

Vegan Mini Churro Twists

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These Mini Churro Twists by Best Friends make a perfect sweet treat!

6. Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

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Date caramel is a great kind of vegan caramel. It takes only a few minutes to whip up, dip in chocolate and top with flaky sea salt for these Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles by Ciarra Siller. A simple little treat. Feel free to keep these in your freezer and then defrost a few at a time for about 15 minutes before devouring them.     Reprinted with permission from Vegan Chocolate Treats by Ciarra Siller, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Ciarra Siller

7. Toasted Caramel Frappe

Vegan Toasted Caramel Frappe

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This Toasted Caramel Frappe by Kat Condon contains no dairy, refined sugar or artificial ingredients. Loaded with a homemade vegan caramel sauce and sprinkled with freshly toasted coconut, this frappe is sure to be a summer favorite!

8. Salted Caramel Protein Blondies 

Vegan Salted Caramel Protein Blondies

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These Salted Caramel Protein Blondies by Tara Sunshine are so gooey and delicious that you’ll barely believe they’re healthy, too! None of my taste testers could tell they were made with chickpeas. Instead, they described them as a cross between peanut butter cookies and caramel fudge.

9. Chocolate Pie

Vegan Chocolate Pie

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This easy-to-make Chocolate Pie by Julie Zimmer is decadent in a light kind of way. It’s chocolaty and creamy like pudding but not too sweet. It also holds perfectly, even without the coconut oil or cacao butter or Agar-Agar powder.

10. Pink and White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

pink white chocolate strawberries with sprinkles

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Vegan Pink and White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Hayley Canning are such an easy-to-make, decadent-but-still-on-the-healthier-side dessert! The process is fairly straightforward, melt the chocolate ingredients, dip the strawberries, and leave to set. Add Sprinkles and toppings of your choice. You can decorate them to look as fancy or as simple as you’d like. The most important thing to do is make sure your strawberries are pat completely dry after washing. A different take on the classic chocolate-covered strawberry. These vegan White Chocolate Strawberries make a beautiful gift and the perfect snack to store in the fridge/freezer when you’re craving a quick bite of something sweet.

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Lead Image: Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Pecan Macaroons by Jackie Akerberg

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