Hello Cooking 1 Handers, we’ve tackled what to put on your wish list, or what to buy your favorite dairy free friend in my holiday gift idea guide. Now my next gift of the season is this ultimate dairy free guide to entertaining over the Holidays. It’s all covered- what to bring, what to serve if you’re hosting, what to bake, blend, or dip. You can even make dairy free treats as gifts! Thank you to all the generous bloggers for sharing and allowing me to borrow their pictures. Let’s tuck in, friends.
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Appetizers/ Finger foods
These citrus baked olives are festive and will still leave you room for cookies.
Great for beginner cooks or those rushed for time, these bacon wrapped olives are sure to be a hit!
Going with our bacon section, how about some bacon wrapped asparagus?
Confession: I always called these bacon wrapped chestnuts, but they’re actually called Rumaki!
Brussels sprouts are best when they get nice and carmelized on the oven, wrapped in bacon, with balsamic mayo dip. Delicious.
Up your party game with these black bean guacamole cups.
Cranberry meatballs are fun for any party. The sauce has barbecue sauce, cranberries, and brown sugar. Yum!
If you’d rather guests dip themselves or prefer a lighter option, these mini turkey meatballs with cranberry dipping sauce will hit the spot.
Any Southern cook will tell you Bourbon adds great depth of flavor. A fine example? These bourbon meatballs.
Party tip: serve coconut shrimp.
These chicken satay skewers are portable and come with an amazing peanut dipping sauce! Make them soy free by substituting coconut aminos for soy sauce.
Here’s a twist on the classic your guests will love – spicy deviled eggs.
Here’s a fun twist on salmon! These Indian potato and fish croquettes are an easy finger food.
With the help of some probiotic caplets, this fermented vegan walnut thyme cheese comes together.
These Christmas pinwheels feature sun dried tomatoes and a vegan pesto, they come together easily with a package of crescent roll dough.
This stunning duo of Hummus and Baba Ghanoush are stunning and especially festive with pomegranate seed garnish.
Rejoice! A dairy free hot spinach and artichoke dip!
This white bean dip will leave room for cookies without sacrificing flavor.
You know those dipping oils served at restaurants? Here‘s 5 recipes for them. Go ahead, impress your guests.
The sweetness of cranberries will entice you to try, but the heat of the jalapenos will keep you coming back for this creamy cranberry salsa dip.
I think you could throw a party without this vegan creamy onion garlic dip, but why risk it? Give the people an onion dip! It’s even nut free.
A chunky salsa that lightens things up, pico de gringo is an easy one to throw together.
This beautiful Snickerdoodle Dip is healthy thanks to a surprise ingredient.
You won’t believe how easy this brownie batter dessert hummus is (and your guests will never have to know.)
Ok, you got me, these technically aren’t a dip. But these Paleo Triple chocolate Mousse Shooters will be a dip at my house…I’ll be dipping my face in that bowl! Let’s be honest, these aren’t making it to the fancy glasses.
fudge/ truffles/ barks/ Spiced nuts
Did you know you could make vegan white chocolate truffles? I didn’t either! Thank goodness for clever food bloggers that make recipes like these vegan white chocolate candy cane truffles.
I can’t think of a better treat than these hazelnut chocolate truffles.
Believe it or not, these coconut date truffles are healthy! They’d also make a lovely gift.
Perfect for the coconut lover in your life, these peppermint candy cane truffles are filled with coconut and crushed peppermint candies.
Coconut protein bounty balls! I’ve been missing a certain candy and this will definitely take care of that.
Some call them buckeyes, some call them peanut butter balls. I call them delicious!
If you don’t care for coconut, maybe these cashew chocolate truffles are calling your name?
Serve these Bourbon Balls to your adult guests before the gift exchange and see how wild things get!
This swirled almond butter and chocolate bark is as stunning as it is delicious
Save yourself a lot of money and make your own honey candied nuts. Sweet!
These candied nuts use agave nectar if you would like a completely vegan carmelized nut recipe.
Nothing says the holidays like this coconut peppermint fudge.
These beautiful Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread) cookies with a dark chocolate drizzle will brighten up any party!
Bring in some flavors of the season with coconut cranberry cookies.
These vegan apple pie protein cookies are so pretty and unique.
Want to know what to make me as a gift? Use your favorite vegan butter and chocolate chips for this coffee toffee.
Grab your favorite dairy free butter substitute and make these Italian Christmas cookies with chestnut chocolate filling. Benne!
No oven? No problem! Try these easy low carb peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies.
One of my favorite things about holiday cookies is that the recipes are from all over the world! These coffee cookies are a Kosher Jewish recipe, and they sound absolutely amazing. ( This recipe has British weight measurements.)
Perfect for beginners, these low carb peanut butter cookies only have a few ingredients but deliver big on flavor.
What says holiday more than these gluten free vegan gingerbread cookies?
‘Tis the season for our family’s most requested cookie recipe, oatmeal chocolate chip pecan cookies.
This blogger had me at German, but if you need to know more, they’re German toasted hazelnut meringue cookies.
These peanut butter cookies are flourless (gluten free) and dairy free!
These ginger molasses cookies call for gluten free flour, but you can easily substitute all purpose in the same amount.
These honey cookies are a sweet, crunchy addition to any swap.
We all need a good sugar cookie recipe!
Garnish these cookie cups with whatever fruit you like!
Listen to this: vegan mint double chocolate cookies.
These gingersnap cookies come together in a (ginger) snap!
Yes, we can have blondies!
If you are a lover of all things pumpkin like me, this vegan pumpkin gingerbread is a welcome surprise!
These vegan toffee bars just scream festive. Really, I just want that beautiful toffee topping.
Coconut and avocado grasshopper bars. Because they’re Paleo, you can eat twice as many!
These vegan raspberry ripple and chocolate cheesecake bars are stunning!
If fudge is a favorite, this healthy peanut butter fudge will not dissapoint.
This ruby red grapefruit tart is a great way to bring something light and refreshing to the table.
This apple crisp galette could not be easier to make, but your guests will never know.
This dairy-free pumpkin spice caramel chocolate pie would be a showstopper on any table.
When I heard these cupcakes used mayonnaise as an ingredient, I was intrigued!
Yes, I’ve missed chocolate donuts too.
What will you be making this year?