Nowadays there are so many different dietary plans in use that creating holiday menus that cater to everyone can be stressful, particularly if you haven’t adopted a plan for yourself and are unfamiliar with recipes for those plans! If you have vegan guests coming this holiday, worry no more! We’ve compiled a list of five easy and delicious recipes for the vegan in your life. As a bonus, some of these are also no-bake, raw, or gluten-free, so you can get four birds with one, er… truffle!
1) Cherry Bon-Bon Cookies
If you enjoy the sweetness of maraschino cherries, you’re going to love these adorable bon-bons topped with a light drizzle of cherry icing!
2) Bourbon and Gingerbread Truffles (no-bake)
This is the perfect no-bake Christmas treat that’s also easy while looking and sounding fancy. These are best served to adults only since the little warmth of bourbon in them isn’t cooked off.
3) Peanut Better Balls (no-bake, gluten-free, raw)
For the Reese’s cup lover in your life, you can’t beat these vegan peanut butter balls made with coconut flour and pure maple syrup for sweetening.
4) Chocolate Macaroon Truffles
This recipe is less forgiving than the others due to the delicate burning point of melting chocolate, but boy are they worth it! You can dust them with cocoa powder for a classic finish, or get fancy and creative with it by rolling them in finely chopped nuts or shredded coconut!
5) Dark Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles
You can’t go wrong with the classic Christmas combination of chocolate and cherries! The almond extract lends these an amoretto flavor without the alcohol! Red food coloring dresses up the truffles with a Christmas finish and the addition of walnuts nicely rounds out the flavor that’s sure to charm your after-dinner guests!
Although Christmas only comes once per year, there’s no rule that says you have to wait until then to practice making these delicious treats- or taste-test them… Doctors say chocolate’s good for you now, right? Get on out there and try your hand at these vegan treats!