Welcome to our roundup of sweet vegan snacks and vegan snack ideas! Whether you’re a full-time vegan or just trying to incorporate more plant-based options into your diet, we’ve got you covered.
Snacking doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste or health – in fact, these 15+ sweet vegan snacks are proof that you can have both!
From indulgent desserts to energy-boosting bites, there’s something sweet for everyone on this list.
Let’s dive right into these delicious and guilt-free treats!
1- Sweet Vegan Treats Box
First, you might want to consider this incredibly sweet and healthy vegan treats gift box!
Whether you’re new to veganism or want to sample some new and exciting (yet healthy) vegan sweet treats, this box is the perfect solution.
It’s even good as a vegan gift for someone you love.
I know I rarely feel supported on special occasions if people don’t know what to gift me.
But when my husband got me this, I thought it was so thoughtful!
Some of these items have become repeat purchases in my home as well – so I definitely recommend this for you or even for someone you love who is vegan, has a sweet tooth, loves variety, but still wants to be healthy!
2- Sweet Vegan Cookies
Who doesn’t love a sweet and chewy cookie? Lucky for us vegans and plant-based eaters, there are TONS of quick and easy homemade sweet vegan cookies that come together rather quickly.
For example, this Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is perfect for the holidays or anytime you need a sweet snack.
If you don’t feel like making your own cookies, you can grab some online or at many convenience stores these days.
Just read the label to make sure it’s what you’re looking for!
3- Sweet Vegan Banana “Nice” Cream
If you love ice cream but want a clean eating, healthier take, then “nice” cream is just what you need!
All you need is frozen bananas, a splash of plant-based milk, and a blender to create this creamy and delicious treat.
First, gather your ingredients, then place them all in your blender.
Add in some chocolate chips or cocoa powder for a decadent chocolatey twist!
Or, you can use fresh fruit to make it fruity instead.
If it’s not sweet enough, you can always use artificial sweetener if that’s your thing.
The one I use is great – zero calories, it only takes a drop, and one bottle can last a year!
Check it out here.
4- Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas
Crunchy, sweet, and full of protein – roasted chickpeas are the perfect on-the-go snack.
They’re so easy to make!
All you do is mix your chickpeas with a bit of oil and some cinnamon sugar, then roast them in the oven.
You’ll have a delicious snack that’s perfect for munching on anytime!
Be sure to add some sea salt too – it really brings out the flavor. Enjoy!
5- Sweet Vegan Energy Balls
These no-bake energy balls are a lifesaver when you need a quick and healthy snack. Dates, nuts, and oats come together for a tasty and satisfying treat that will give you an instant energy boost.
6- Sweet Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Avocados aren’t just for guacamole – they also make a delicious and creamy base for pudding!
They’re sooooo easy to make too! All you do is blend together avocado, cocoa powder, coconut cream, and your favorite sweetener.
Then top it with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for an extra boost of nutrients and flavor. YUM!
7- Sweet Vegan Protein Bars
Why not satisfy your sweet tooth and get a protein boost at the same time? Some store bought vegan protein bars are really quite sweet and delicious!
You can also make your own protein or granola bars at home and you’ll not only save money but control the ingredients that go into it.
The vegan protein bars that I like have a perfect subtly sweet flavor and they don’t taste “grainy” like others? I don’t know how to explain it, but maybe you know what I mean.
Anyhow, I work out a lot too so I enjoy these protein bars because they help keep me fueled and they taste good.
8- Sweet Vegan Trail Mix
Another common and easily available sweet vegan snack item is trail mix.
You can make your own by mixing together nuts, dried fruits, and dark vegan chocolate chips for a sweet and salty combo.
Portion it out into small bags for an easy grab-and-go snack.
You can also buy it in a pinch but – meh. It can be really expensive to go that route and then you’ll also get other fillers and stuff like extra sodium that you don’t necessarily need.
Plus, it can be hard to find sweet trail mix that doesn’t have non-vegan chocolate in it.
It’s best to make your own pretty much always, but as always – if you need to grab something on the go just look at the ingredients to make sure it’s what you really want.
RELATED: Vegan Trail Mix Cookies
9- Fruit Smoothie
Fruit smoothies are not only delicious but also a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients into your day.
You can put anything you want into your smoothie, but if you’re craving something extra sweet you might want to sweeten your smoothie with dates or maple syrup.
If you don’t want to go that route, you can just choose sweeter fruits like bananas, mangoes, or pineapples.
10- Apple Slices with Almond Butter
This classic combo is perfect for when you’re craving something sweet and crunchy.
Simply slice up an apple and dip it in some creamy almond butter for a healthier alternative to caramel or peanut butter dips.
Dates alone are a great sweet and satisfying snack – they’re loaded with natural sugars and fiber to keep you full and energized.
You can also stuff them with almond butter or dark chocolate chips for an extra indulgent treat.
Enjoy one or two as a quick pick-me-up throughout the day.
12- Accidentally Vegan Candy
Many items on the market aren’t necessarily “healthy” and aren’t intentionally vegan, but they just so happen to be!
When in doubt, check the ingredient list on the back of the item at the store, but a quick go-to list of “accidentally” vegan sweet candies you can buy from the store include Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, Swedish Fish, and Twizzlers.
Just make sure you don’t overindulge – especially if you’re trying a vegan diet to lose weight.
This can backfire spectacularly!
13- Sweet Vegan Dark Chocolate
If you’re a chocolate lover, you don’t have to give it up when following a vegan diet.
Many dark chocolate bars are accidentally vegan as well!
Look for ones with at least 70% cocoa content for a healthier option.
You can also try making your own dark chocolate treats with cocoa powder, coconut oil, and sweetener of your choice.
14- Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seeds are high in fiber and protein, making them a great option for vegan snacking.
Mix them with your favorite non-dairy milk and let it sit overnight to create a delicious and creamy pudding that you can top with fruits and nuts for added flavor and nutrients.
15- Sweet Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
Another option to soothe your sweet craving as a vegan is to try one of the many vegan ice creams or popsicles on the market!
Some of them are so good that omnivores can’t even tell!
Ben & Jerry’s has some great flavors that really hit the spot.
And I’ve bought this affordable, delicious pack of ice cream sandwiches too many times to count as well.
(I really like that one because each sandwich is only 90 calories!)
You can’t go wrong with either of those!
16- Dried Fruits
Dried fruits like mangoes make the perfect sweet vegan treats because of their natural sweetness.
Plus, they’re so easy to take with you wherever you go!
You can also make your own dried fruits at home by baking in the oven or using a dehydrator.
Mixing them with nuts and seeds to make trail mix is a tried-and-true vegan snack idea, but if you’re weight-conscious adding nuts just adds extra calories and fat.
It’s perfectly fine to just eat dried fruit from time to time!
It’s tasty and filling to boot!
17- Kettle Corn
Last but not least, some popcorn or kettle corn is vegan!
I didn’t know that at first, but I tried this ah-maaaazing birthday cake flavored kettle corn one day and was blown away!
It’s a sweet, crunchy vegan snack that is sure to please.
Overall, being on a vegan diet doesn’t mean you have to give up all your favorite treats and snacks.
There are plenty of sweet vegan snack options available in the store and online, and many recipes for homemade versions as well.
Just make sure to read labels carefully and watch your portion sizes to avoid overindulging.
And you’ll be good to go!
Best of luck to you on your plant-based or vegan journey to improved health and well-being.