Pecans are delicious in more than just pecan pie. They’re excellent in cakes and cookies, as toppings, and more. They’re an extravagant little nut. Adding pecans to your dessert automatically makes it more appealing and the taste will certainly be incredible too.

For National Pecan Day, enjoy these delicious vegan pecan desserts from our Food Monster App!


1. Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake 

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This is seriously one of the best recipes you’ll ever make. Emily von Euw‘s Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake is comprised of a dense, dark chocolate pecan cake base topped off with a sweet, creamy, spiced caramel sauce and covered in pecans: can you go wrong here? No. Serve this over the holidays to your loved ones and they will all be shocked when you tell them it is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and super healthy. Praise pecans!

2. Chocolate Pecan Praline Bar 

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This Chocolate Pecan Praline Bar by Vicky Coates has three layers of chocolate and pecan yumminess. To make these you will need only 8 ingredients. Seriously, make these right now. Your tastebuds will thank you.


3. Caramelized Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies 

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Stephanie McKinnie‘s Caramelized Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are over the moon delicious. The caramelized pecans deliver a wonderful crunchy topping adding depth to the cookie. They are free of refined sugar, gluten, and eggs.


4. Vegan Almost Raw Coconut-Pecan Pie Bars 

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This delicious and easy-to-make dessert is a frozen variation of a traditional pecan pie. Julia Winnicki‘s Vegan Almost Raw Coconut-Pecan Pie Bars are gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Combining cashews and dates for the filling makes it silky smooth and sweet, but not overly so, and using the pecans and salt for topping adds crunchiness and deepens the flavor. Definitely, a must-try.


5. Cocoa Dusted Pecan Date Balls 

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Laura Nockett‘s Cocoa Dusted Pecan Date Balls are scrumptious. The unsweetened dark cocoa powder compliments the sweetness of the dates. Eat only 1-2 at a time, as they are rich and very satisfying.

6. Pecan Squares 

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Less sweet than traditional pecan pie, Julie Zimmer‘s plant-based Pecan Squares are a healthy yet decadent dessert that you can make during the festive season. Great with a cup of coffee or tea, one square will satisfy a sweet tooth.

7. Pecan Brownie Pie 

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This vegan Pecan Brownie Pie by Camila Hurst will be perfect for your end-of-the-year celebrations. It is so fudgy, delicious, and decadent. You won’t get enough!!!


8. Classic Pecan Pie 

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You can’t have a holiday season without pecan pie. However, its traditional, unhealthy ingredients can make you feel like you’re eating a plate of guilt. Instead, Sabrina Estafo‘s sticky and delicious Paleo and Vegan Classic Pecan Pie will send you into happiness, while staying true to your healthy lifestyle needs!

9. Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Muffins 

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Taavi Moore‘s super fluffy and moist Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are a great way to kick off this cold weather. They are entirely gluten-free, vegan, and can be eaten with no regrets…treat yourself! Embedded with chunks of pecans and topped with a creamy hazelnut frosting, these muffins are delish!

10. Sweet Potato Pecan Pie with Salted Bourbon Maple Caramel

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It’s always smart to have a healthy dessert option up your sleeve! Bring Rachel Carr‘s Sweet Potato Pecan Pie to your next gathering and be the hero. It’s mostly raw, with only the sweet potatoes being roasted to create a naturally sweet and creamy texture. The gluten-free crust is made from dates and raw pecans, and the filling has the texture of a rich cheesecake.

11. Salted Coconut Pecan Bars 

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These Salted Coconut Pecan Bars by Lisa Lotts are crunchy, gooey, salty, sweet bars with a buttery crust. Awesome to bring to your next party, or just as a treat to yourself. You earned it.

12. Pecan Carrot Cake 

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You can never go wrong with the classics, like Gabrielle St. Claire‘s yummy Pecan Carrot Cake! This decadent cake packs carrots, raisins, pecans, and that classic cinnamon flavor with rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for any occasion or just because.

13. Paleo Pecan Pie Bars 

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Sabrina Estafo‘s vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars are sweet, sticky, and full of toasted pecan goodness! They’re made with a simple date caramel overlaying a shortbread crust! These will “wow” even the pickiest of eaters and leave you craving more, especially when you find out they’re made with paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and clean-eating ingredients!

14. Apple Cinnamon Sticky Buns 

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Celeste Meredith‘s Apple Cinnamon Sticky Buns have sweet juicy apple tossed in cinnamon, brown sugar, rolled up in soft tender bread. It’s like eating a cinnamon apple pie.

15. Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies 

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The melting of the “butter” in Gretchen Price‘s Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies recipe will also retain moisture, makes them chewy while creating a slightly crispy outside. These cookies are everything you need and more!

If you enjoy using nuts in your recipes, you should also check out 15 Mouthwatering Dairy-Free Almond Cake Recipes and How Counting on Cashews Can Transform Your Food and Your Health! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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