18 Wonderful Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

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Create the best vegan Thanksgiving desserts this year for the whole family! Our list features delicious, non-vegan-approved ideas that are the perfect end to your feast.

Impress your guests with these hand-selected vegan Thanksgiving desserts ranging from cake to cupcakes, cookies, and baked and sugared fruit.

Even after an epic Thanksgiving dinner, there is always room for dessert!

Find more fall-inspired treats made with cranberries, apples, and pumpkin on our website. Enjoy! 

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18 Wonderful Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Yield: 12 bites
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Create the best vegan Thanksgiving desserts this year for the whole family! Our list features delicious, family-approved ideas from cakes to cookies & more. Perfect to end this year's feast!


Pecan Date Bites

  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  1. Place all ingredients for the bites in a food processor: dates, pecans, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Mix until everything is well incorporated. Add a splash of water or almond milk if needed.
  3. Spoon the mixture into 10-12 balls and line them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer and let chill for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil on the stove or in the microwave.
  5. Remove the balls from the freezer and carefully dip each of them into the melted chocolate. Use a toothpick or fork and make sure they are completely coated.
  6. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off, then place them back in the freezer. Repeat until all chilled balls are coated.
  7. Store in the fridge until ready to enjoy!


  • The pecan date bites can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.
  • You can use another nut for this recipe.
  • Find 18 more vegan Thanksgiving desserts in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena 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.

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