'Tis the season for entertaining! These vegan holiday snacks and drinks are sure to make all of your Christmas party guests jolly! Here you'll find all of the recipes you need for entertaining including appetizers, finger foods, snacks, cocktails, and desserts.
The holiday season is upon us, which means there will parties, potlucks, and lots of celebrating! I love throwing little cocktail parties and tasty snacks as well as season-themed drinks. Through them, I've earned the title of Vegan Martha Stewart, and I've introduced omnivores to really tasty plant-based food that they might not have otherwise tried.
If you're planning a party, a few of these recipes will definitely please the crowd. I like to make a few finger foods, one or two dips, and a couple of different drinks. The snacks can be made ahead of time and served once your guests arrive. If you're attending a potluck, the finger foods are perfectly delicious contributions.
I'll be making a few of these for a cookie swap that I'm hosting next week, and I'm already trying to decide which of these vegan holiday snacks to make for the Christmas potluck I'm attending in December!
Vegan Holiday Snacks and Drinks
Holiday Finger Food Recipes
Made with store-bought puff pastry, these tarts are easy to make, but they make a big impression with guests.
These little bites are also made with puff pastry, and they're a great way to serve everyone's favorite party dip!
It's just not a party without buffalo cauliflower!
Homemade seitan makes these kebabs extra delicious, and chimichurri and jalapeño lime aioli give them a boost of flavor.
These little cakes make a great appetizer or side dish for dinner, too.
Even if you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try. I think you’ll find that this is the best way to cook them!
Is there anything better than chips and dip? How about a combination of chips and dip in one tasty little package?
Filled with cashew ricotta, these little tarts will definitely impress your party guests.
Stuffed with non-dairy cheese and topped with panko bread crumbs, these poppers the perfect combination of spicy, creamy, and crunchy!
This healthy recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Simply mix all of the oil-free pesto ingredients together in a food processor, and the spread it on slices of whole grain bread. Then top each piece of bruschetta with diced tomatoes and white beans.
Smoked Almond Cheddar from This Cheese is Nuts by Julie Piatt
This spread will be the star of your party snack platter!
This cashew and macadamia cheese is another great spread to wow your guests with.
These raw pinwheels are the are the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve parties.
Kale and Potato Nuggets from The Vegan Air Fryer by JL Fields
These little nuggets may seem naughty, but they’re full of nutritious goodness – and they’re quite tasty, too!
Easy to prepare taquitos are sure to be the star of your next party!
These vegan 'shrooms are a mainstay on my holiday menu, and they’re also a perfect canapé for parties. I could eat an entire plate of them on my own, as a meal!
Even friends who say they hate kale love these healthy snacks! Green Goddess Kale Chips are just as delicious as the cheesy variety.
Pumpkin season isn't over yet! Nachos are always fun at parties, and these pumpkin nachos with herbed cashew cheese are always a big hit. Totally Loaded Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos are a great option, too.
Vegan Dip Recipes
This recipe is super easy to make, and it can be served hot or cold.
This dip is made with vegetables, making it sneakily healthy.
Serve this dip with or chips for the ultimate appetizer or cut veggies for a healthy afternoon snack. No one will guess that’s made with hidden veggies!
This dip is super simple to make, and my friends go nuts for it!
This cheesy dip is so irresistible that you might want to double the recipe!
Garlic, white beans, and tahini blend together perfectly to create this creamy snack in this recipe.
This silky smooth dip takes a little bit of time to make, but believe me, it’s worth it.
Hummus is usually made with chickpeas, but this no bean hummus is made with zucchini in order to sneak a few more veggies into your diet.
I like to use cherry or grape tomatoes in this fresh tomato salsa, as find them more flavorful than the large varieties.
This Avocado Salsa Verde (or Guaca-Verde-Mole, as I like to call it) is a delicious salsa verde-guacamole hybrid made with tomatillos, avocados, and jalapeño peppers.
Vegan Dessert Recipes
Use this dessert hummus as a dip for fresh berries, dried fruit, pretzels, or anything else you can think of. This sweet treat tastes like brownie batter, but it’s made with chickpeas, tahini, maple syrup, and cocoa powder.
Serve this mousse in small ramekins or little spoons for a fun bite-sized dessert.
Satisfy your sweet tooth in just a few bites with these little treats.
Vegan Nanaimo Bars from Dreena’s Kind Kitchen by Dreena Burton
These luscious bars taste indulgent, but they're free of dairy, gluten, and nuts.
Made with just 5 ingredients, homemade melt-in-your-mouth Vegan Fudge is the ultimate Christmas confection! It’s perfect for holiday treat boxes.
This a no-bake gluten-free treat is made with hazelnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and warming spices.
Gingerbread Cookies from Naturally Sweet Vegan Treats by Marisa Alvarsson
These little sweets are terrific for gift giving and they’re a great dessert for holiday parties and Christmas dinner, too.
These treats are super easy to make, and they’re healthy, too!
Chocolate and sesame paste combine deliciously in these luscious vegan truffles.
Chocolate–Peanut Butter Candy Bites from The Vegan 8 by Brandi Doming
These little bites are a delicious treat for Halloween, holiday parties, or anytime you’re in need of something sweet!
Their small size makes these little cheesecakes perfect for gatherings. They’re great for Christmas or New Year’s Eve festivities.
Vegan Drink Recipes
Cranberries add a festive flair to this cocktail.
Garnished with peppermints or candy canes, this is a fun cocktail for holidays parties.
Toast the season with a mug of hot Mulled Wine!
If you prefer a warm alcoholic drink, opt for cider instead of wine.
This easy recipe is made with fruit, apple cider, white wine, spiced rum, and sparkling water. Don't forget the cinnamon stick for garnish!
Warm up with a mug of hot non-dairy Gingerbread Tea Latte on a chilly winter’s day. It’s the perfect drink for the Christmas holiday season.
This the perfect drink for those who don't imbibe.
What are you serving up this holiday season?