Vegans are frequently on the search for a) vegan meals, b) more vegans, c) people they can talk about their being vegan to, and d) vegan sweets. It’s no secret that being vegan is great and all, but finding sweets you can actually stuff your face with after all that super yummy cauliflower and seitan can be a tall order.
Luckily for you animal crusader vegetable killers, we’ve rounded up four awesome vegan desserts to nom on from around the big, wide internet. They’re all taste-tested and delicious, too, so like obv we approve.
Vegan chocolate fudge
Grab your KitchenAid mixer and beat together ½ cup coconut oil and ¼ cup raw almond or peanut butter. Throw in ½ cup cocoa powder, ½ cup maple syrup, and 1 tbsp pure vanilla. Beat all that shit together and throw in a pinch of salt. If you need to add chopped pecans or peanuts, do that shit now. Spread fudge out evenly in a lined loaf pan and chill. Slice and nom.
Yah, you can eat your vegan dessert and get drunk off it, too. In a small pan over medium heat, combine 1 cup 100% grape juice and ¼ cup sugar. Cook until the sugar dissolves, then take off the heat. Stir in 2 tsps of grated orange rind, 1 tsp grated lime rind, and 1 tsp of grated lemon rind. Cool the whole thing down, then strain into a bowl. Add in 2 cups of fruity red wine, then pour the whole concoction into an 11 x 7 baking dish and freeze for 45 minutes. Scrape with a fork, then put back in freezer for another 45 minutes—scraping occasionally. This shit should take about 5 hours to be totally frozen. Take out of the freezer and scrape the whole thing with a fork until fluffy.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Grab a blender and pour in 1/3 cup almond milk and the flesh from one ripe avocado. Add in about 2 tbsps of cocoa powder, one peeled banana, and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract. Blend on high for about 3 minutes, stop, stir with a spoon, then blend again until totally smooth. Scoop out, top with raspberries and nuts. Eat forever.
Crank the oven to 350F and spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Add 4.5 cups of assorted fruit (like raspberries, blueberries, and peaches) and sprinkle with 3 tbsps of sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup almond meal, ½ cup pecans, ¼ cup light brown sugar, and a pinch of sea salt. Cut in 4 tbsps of vegan butter, then sprinkle the mixture over the fruit. Bake for about 50 mins to an hour or until the top is golden and the fruit is hella bubbly. Remove from oven and let cool, then nom.