When you're planning on throwing a party for your family and friends, there are a number of vegan dishes and sides you can prepare for an enjoyable event. The desserts are one of the most important aspects of the party, but many vegans find it hard to locate crowd-pleasing recipes that don’t violate their food ethics. To prepare enough desserts without spending hours on the sweets or resorting to animal products, here are a few ideas to consider when you're inviting your friends over.
When you want to make an impression with the dessert that you have on display, fondue is a great vegan option that will allow your guests to dig right in. Melt a few bags of semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips over a pot of boiling water to melt the pieces. You can set out different vegan finger-foods that are easy to dip, such as strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and banana slices.
Although a bundt cake may seem tedious to bake, this dessert option only requires a few steps before popping it into the oven. Use a box of devil's food cake mix, which can be mixed with oil, water, and chocolate chips before it's placed in a bundt cake pan. Upon taking it out, sprinkle powdered sugar or decorative icing on top for an attractive dish to put out on display.
Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
When you're planning a party in the middle of summer, vegan ice cream sandwiches can allow everyone to cool off from the heat. Use large pieces of waffle cones and pre-made cookies to hold a scoop of coconut or soymilk-based ice cream for a fun treat that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
Decadent Pound Cake
Make pound cake with a box of angel food cake mix before topping it with honey, oranges, and chopped rosemary. The dessert will take just minutes to serve and will make your friends believe that you spent an hour or two prepping it.
Create a stunning candy display by using various types of sweets that include peppermints, lollipops, taffy, and jelly beans in a variety of candy dishes that will show off the different colors. Although you may not spend much time preparing the display, you'll create a stunning feature that is beautiful to show off and eat. Just make sure to check the ingredients on every candy you select to make sure none contain animal products.
When you want to save time and prepare delicious cruelty-free desserts for your next party, there are a number of options that are available. You'll avoid the stress of making extra items and can enjoy spending more time munching on vegan treats with your guests.