24 Dec The Best Dairy-Free Treats Santa Can’t Resist
Want to really be on Santa’s “Good List” this year? Then you need to leave him a show-stopping, mouthwatering treat to fill that big belly of his. Not just any treat will do. You want something that is unique, gratifying, and something he’ll be wanting to return to for years to come.
We know how hectic this time of year is with all the parties, shopping, and volunteering you’ve been busy with. And now’s it’s Christmas Eve–when all you want to do is relax with the family, but the kids remind you they still need to leave Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick with a special treat. Don’t stress. We’ve cut out the hassle for you by rounding up ten of our favorite Christmas treats. And bonus? They’re also dairy-free.
1. Jolly Llama Sorbet Pops
While a ‘cool’ treat isn’t typically left for Santa on Christmas Eve, don’t you think Santa is getting tired of the same old treats year after year? Change it up and leave him something special that’ll make you stand out from the crowd. Of course Santa will keep coming back to your house with these low fat, low calorie, dairy-free pops. (You better believe Santa is watching his weight-). And what’s even better–you don’t need to slave away in the kitchen to prepare these (which means more time to just relax and enjoy the day with the kids). Just lay out a box of his favorite flavor (or two, or three) right before the kids head to bed, and they’re sure to be devoured soon after. Find your nearest carrying-grocer by clicking here.
2. Gingerbread People Cookies
It’s not Christmas without some gingerbread cookies! You won’t be sacrificing any taste when you have a bite of these soft, chewy, gingerbread cookies. There’s something so nostalgic about combining the warm spices of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. They’re sure to bring glad tidings and cheer to Santa, and anyone else who tries them.
3. Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are a winter classic staple. You can still enjoy this dairy-free version and all the festivities that come along with decorating them. They’re soft, sweet, and simple to make–no unique ingredients necessary!
4. Snickerdoodle Blondies
What happens when you combine two mouthwatering desserts into one? One rich, flavorful and filling treat. Just one bite is all it takes to experience the tender, moist inside, while savoring the snickerdoodle-like coating. Fortunately, this recipe offers customizable dietary options for “Santa” (including gluten-free and vegan friendly version).
5. Chocolate Chip Cookies
The hunt is over for the perfect dairy-free Chocolate Chip Cookie. If you want something that’ll scream perfection upon your first bite (or Santa’s first bite), then you need to try these. A soft, warm cookie with an ooey-gooey center and crisp edges are enough to make Santa keep returning year after year. And because they dont call for any butter or eggs, it’s also a vegan friendly recipe.
6. Healthy No-Bake Salted Caramel Slice
This healthified version of a childhood classic favorite calls for only 3 ingredients and is loaded with flavor. Crunchy, chocolatey, caramely (if that’s a word). Who knew you could use crackers as a dessert? And since this recipe doesn’t require any baking, waiting till the last minute on Christmas Eve to whip these up won’t be a problem. Just ten minutes in the kitchen and it’s done! Santa will thank you as these are also vegan friendly, gluten-free, and contain zero refined sugar. A healthy twist on a classic caramel slice- This Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice is high fiber, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free- A sweet and salty treat which is super simple to whip up!
7. Three Ingredient Dairy-Free Fudge
All you dairy-free readers can start rejoicing and screaming “Hallelujah!” now that you (ahem…”Santa”) can indulge in fudge again with this simple three ingredient recipe. Yes, it is possible to still enjoy your favorite winter chocolatey treat without hurting your health. This decadent treat is rich, creamy, and melt in your mouth delicious!
8. Puppy Chow
This dessert is too good to share with Santa’s puppies…or reindeer. Packed full of chocolate and peanut buttery goodness, this sweet dessert only calls for four ingredients (just remember to use dairy-free chocolate chips) and takes just minutes to prepare. This crunchy mix is so irresistible that it will be impossible for Santa to put down.
9. Ultra Rich Chocolate Fudge Brownies
This twist on the classic favorite brownie dessert lives up to its name, and more. And because these are virtually flourless, it’s also gluten-free. These brownies are almost like a cross between a brownie and fudge–they’re rich, thick, and loaded with chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
10. Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter lovers unite! These dairy-free, gluten free cookies are sweet, soft, and moist. Calling for only six simple, on-hand ingredients, these peanut butter cookies are quick to make (less than 30 minutes), require no butter, and are flourless. Win. Win. Win.
Reward Santa this year with a treat he’s sure to feel jolly over, and have yourselves a ‘Merry little Christmas!’