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13 Vegan Holiday Treats That Are ‘Mint’ to Be

It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than the candy cane—the classic treat that put peppermint on the map during the holiday season. But now there are so many sweet minty vegan options that we had to make a whole list. Feel free to check it twice. ? And then put some pep(permint) in your step and dash, dance, or prance your way to the store—because there’s no time like the present ? to try our minty-fresh faves!

Don’t forget to get your parent’s permission before visiting any of these recipe pages.

1. Candy Canes

Whether you eat them or decorate with them, these popular Christmas treats are pretty much always vegan, so you really can’t go wrong.

2. Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark

You’re definitely barking up the right tree with this candy! Not only does it satisfy your sweet tooth, it’s also dairy-free, so it’s sweet to mother cows and their babies, too.

©️ StrengthAndSunshine.com

3. Free2b Dark Chocolate Mint Cups

The ultimate school snack: These peanut-free cups are all the fun of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with none of the cruelty to animals.

©️ Free2b

4. NadaMoo Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

If NadaMoo teaches us anything, it’s that no cow’s milk is necessary for making delicious, creamy ice cream.

©️ NadaMoo

5. Peppermint Dandies

We don’t know what Rice Krispies treats you’ve had, but we’re still confident that the recipe on the back of these marshmallows will be the best peppermint Rice Krispies treats you’ve ever tried!

©️ Dandies

6. 5-Minute Easy Peppermint Fudge

The only thing better than peppermint fudge is five-minute peppermint fudge. This yummy treat is quick to whip up and probably even quicker to gobble down.

©️ BeamingBaker.com

7. barkTHINS Dark Chocolate Mint Snacking Chocolate

This candy is so good that we put it on the nice list.

©️ barkTHINS

8. TruJoy Sweets Peppermint Choco-Chews

These treats are mint-blowingly awesome. ?

9. Vegan Peppermint Black Bean Brownies

Who says dessert can’t be healthy? These brownies are made with black beans—they’re practically a superfood!

©️ MinimalistBaker.com

10. Theo Peppermint Crunch (70% Dark Chocolate)

Not all Theo chocolates are vegan, but many are, and the decadent Peppermint Crunch is one of them. ?

©️ Theo

11. Vegan Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Including crushed peppermint is the perfect way to add some edge to sweeter-than-sweet sugar cookies.

©️ DietitianDebbie.com

12. Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

Trader Joe’s makes a variety of vegan holiday sandwich cookies, but the candy cane flavor is the easy winter winner.

Pssst: Did you know that Santa LOVES vegan cookies? These tasty treats are great to leave out for him, and they’re sure to land you on the “Nice” list this year.

13. Vegan Peppermint Patties

Chickens used for their eggs are often kept in cramped cages inside dark, filthy sheds. So it’s best to skip peppermint patties that contain egg whites (and milk) and make ones of your own that contain only yummy vegan ingredients.

©️ ItDoesntTasteLikeChicken.com

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Looking for more holiday treats? Check out these delicious vegan dessert recipes!