You’re not you when you're hungry! These Snickers-inspired dates are an indulgent treat that will tickle your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth. Sticky Medjool dates are stuffed with peanut butter and toasted almonds and then covered in an ultra-rich chocolate coating – so delicious!
Pop an almond bliss ball into your mouth and savor the toothsome treat you can feel good about! A nutrient-packed candy that's easily made with a few quality ingredients. A quick roll in shredded coconut that resembles a dusting of snow brings home the holiday spirit.
Combine all your favorite candies in these decadent cookie bars. A combination of vegan chocolates, including chocolate-covered peanuts and chocolate sundrops, packs these cookie bars with tasty, colorful fun – great for Halloween!
Coconut cups with chocolate almond filling are a simple vegan candy that tastes like an almond joy! Emulsified coconut creates velvety cups that are easily filled with ultra-rich chocolate and almond filling. A candy that brings you joy!
Bounty bliss balls will become your favorite copycat candy recipe! A joyous combination of toasted coconut, almonds, and chocolate combined into cute truffle-like treats that are outrageously addictive. Enjoy one, two, or three!
This gluten-free treat will be loved by all. Crushed candy canes and dark chocolate drizzle coat gluten-free graham crackers. An easy treat that takes only minutes to prepare, but will be a holiday favorite by all!
A quick candy that's ready in minutes, these peanut butter stuffed dates are both sweet, salty, and deliciously sticky! The dates give a gorgeous caramel-like flavor that compliments the nut butter and dark chocolate perfectly – oh-so-good!
A favorite holiday treat with a wonderful vegan spin! This dark chocolate peppermint bark makes for a tasty candy or a great gift to spread holiday cheer. Layers of dark chocolate and vegan peppermint white chocolate are decorated with crushed candy cane – tastes like Christmas!
Boozy truffles are perfect for an adult-inspired treat. Flavored with amaretto (or your favorite alcohol of choice), these ultra-rich chocolate truffles bring the party and get the festivities started! One bite, and you’ll be dancing all the way around the Christmas tree!
Chocolate turtles are a cute candy that is great to enjoy for any holiday! A fun, interactive treat that combines simple ingredients to make a wholesome candy. A wonderful treat to wrap up and gift to loved ones.
Indulge your senses with this toffee candy bar that's totally over the top! Both sweet and salty, this treat is perfect for the holiday season. Impress your non-vegan friends with its buttery richness and fantastic crunch!
A copy-cat recipe of the beloved York Peppermint Patties, these vegan candies are to live for! Enhanced with a splash of vegan Baileys, this slightly boozy patty will win the heart of everyone who tries!
Calling all white chocolate lovers, these candy cane truffles are for you! A rich, moist center made from cocoa butter and coconut butter is coated in a hard shell of chocolate and dusted with crushed peppermint candy canes. These truffles are the ideal combination of taste and texture – so good!
Reese’s will always be a crowd favorite. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a timeless marriage. This copycat recipe produces the same candy treat we know and love while remaining completely vegan – the very best!
Combine your favorite flavors for one super-candy bar that will outshine all others this fall. This pumpkin Snickers bar is out of this world delicious. A combination of Snickers’ flavor with an added gooey pumpkin filling – Happy Halloween!
Fill your evenings around the fire with a handful of candied popcorn. A simple preparation of maple syrup, cinnamon, and cane sugar covers each fluffy piece of popcorn with the right amount of sweet and sweet crackly coating!
Step aside conventional gummies, these plant-based gummy bears are moving in! Made with only three ingredients, this fruit snack is both wholesome and tasty. Easily customizable, this treat can be made in a variety of flavors – so good!
If there was a costume contest for best rice krispies, these Frankenstein brown rice krispie treats would win every time! Both playful and tasty, this festive treat is a must-try – adult and kid-approved!
Fill your jars and gift boxes with these tasty vegan candy recipes. From Snickers bars to gummy bears, there is a toothsome recipe here you will love! Perfect for kids, Halloween, Christmas, and any other special occasion.
Vegan Gingerbread Caramels
1 cup coconut cream from a can
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
¼ cup vegan butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp salt
Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal later. Grease it lightly with coconut oil or vegan butter.
Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the coconut cream, sugar, molasses, and vegan butter. Stir until well combined and the solid components have melted.
Bring the caramel mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. Then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Next, add the ground spices, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine, then pour the caramel mixture into the prepared baking pan.
Allow it to cool at room temperature for an hour, then transfer it to the fridge to let it set completely. This usually takes around 2 more hours. You can also do this overnight!
Once the mixture has set, lift the caramel out of the baking pan by grabbing the parchment paper overhang.
Cut the caramel into small squares using a sharp knife. Dust them all with powdered sugar to prevent sticking!
Enjoy the caramels immediately, or store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They can last for up to two weeks.
These vegan caramels make for a great food gift idea!
You can omit ginger, cloves, and cinnamon for a more straightforward caramel flavor.
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Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.