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Sweet Vegan Treats to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Some afternoons you might find yourself craving something sweet to keep those hunger pangs at bay. Sometimes, a piece of fruit just won't cut it, and you may be hankering after a gooey brownie or a nutty cookie instead. Being vegan, it can be hard to find sweet treats without butter or eggs, so it's a good idea to make your own yummy snacks for a quick treat. These decadent cakes and cookies are all easy, vegan, and will keep you going all afternoon long.

Vegan Brownies

Make any day instantly better with these quick vegan brownies that require just a few pantry staples. Ansley says, "The best brownies EVER! They are not too cakey, not too fudgy ... they are perfect!

Vegan Brownies

Photo by The_Vegan_Newfie

Blueberry Squares

The surprise ingredient in this cookie bar is ... garbanzo beans!  StephieG raves, "This was delicious! I did add some cinnamon in with the crust ingredients. Came out very yummy! Also sprinkled top with cinnamon and sugar before baking. Can't wait to try this recipe with apple or raspberry!"

Blueberry Squares

Photo by Holiday Baker

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies

These vegan blondies will be a treat for everyone. Lisa De La Cruz raves,  "These are delightful! I have made these blondies multiple times. I initially wanted a tasty vegan dessert to accommodate my son's vegan lifestyle. He loves them! but so does everyone else."

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies

Photo by ~*MyHotSouthernMess*~

Orange-Cranberry Bundt Cake

This cakes looks just like a regular buttery bundt cake, but is full of healthy ingredients like flax seeds, fresh orange juice and unsweetened applesauce. Nicholio says, "Moist and rich, without eggs or butter, so even your vegan friends can enjoy it. What's not to love?"

Orange-Cranberry Bundt Cake

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel 

These sweet snacks make great treats for your lunch box. Sandy S. says, "Delicious! Much easier than the recipe I used previously. I dipped the finished pieces in melted chocolate chips. My family loves them."

Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

Easy Roasted Almond Cookies

Vegan, gluten-free, and just 4 ingredients ... yes, please! According to Tmandel, "These cookies are 5 star winners!! ... they freeze well too, will make again and again :)"

Easy Roasted Almond Cookies

Photo by Mezanne

Vegan Date and Cashew Dessert

Keep these all-natural homemade candies at your desk to sweeten your day. Jane Wickersham Plank says, "So easy to make and very tasty. I look forward to one of these satisfying my afternoon sweet craving!"

Vegan Date and Cashew Dessert

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Date-Nut and Brown Sugar Bars

Use egg-substitute to make these sticky, sweet and nutty cookie bars. Christina Lousias says, "Perfect with a cup of coffee. So rich you only need one to stave the crave!"

Date-Nut and Brown Sugar Bars

Photo by Melissa Goff

Healthy Banana Cookies

These oaty, banana and date cookies are energy powerhouses. embolt says, "I made these and they're incredible. I added dark chocolate chips and it really complimented the banana in the cookies, so I definitely recommend adding them :) These cookies are a definite must -- healthy and delicious."

Healthy Banana Cookies

Photo by Talena

Fried Cinnamon Strips

A great way to use up leftover tortillas, and according to TENOR4U, "this snack reminded us of Mexican Churros -- yummy."

Fried Cinnamon Strips

Photo by Baking Nana

Avocado Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan)

Avocado is used in place of butter in these rich, gooey chocolate brownies.  KatKnight raves, "This recipe is wonderful!!! I have made it so many times I can almost make it without the recipe! My grandparents and one of my cousins are vegan and they just love them!"

Avocado Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan)

Photo by Melissa Goff

Vegan Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, and Nut Cookies

These vegan cookies are even better that the real thing. According to Jenna Licht, "Holy cow I love these! I have never made vegan cookies before, but decided to try these out since we were invited to a game night at a vegan friend's house and I wanted to bring something. Surprisingly, I ended up absolutely loving these so much that I want to make them for all occasions now!"

Vegan Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, and Nut Cookies

Photo by MustangSally

Vegan Truffles - Toasted Coconut

These chocolaty, toasted coconut bites are just as good as they sound. Alli Shircliff raves, "Wow these are so good! My brother inhaled them!!"

Vegan Truffles - Toasted Coconut

Photo by House of Aqua

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at stasty.com.