Food

The 12 Best Vegan Desserts of All Time at Trader Joe’s

We are completely obsessed with these sweet treats, and you’re about to be, too.

Trader Joe’s is consistently changing the game with innovative new vegan twists on classic eats. Plant-based ice cream, mochi, cookies, and more are keeping our sweet tooth satisfied, and at budget-friendly prices, our wallets happy. Here are 12 desserts at TJ’s we can’t live without.

1. Mochi Ice Dessert
Made with freshly squeezed coconut milk and available in flavors such as Matcha Green Tea and Strawberry, these gluten-free individually-portioned sweet treats are filling our freezer.

2. Maple Leaf Cookies
We love these irresistibly sweet cookie sandwiches filled with whipped, dairy-free frosting made from real maple syrup.

3. Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Make the ultimate ice cream sundae with giant scoops of this ice cream studded with Oregon-grown Bing cherries and dairy-free dark chocolate chunks, all for under $4!

4. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Packed with chocolate chips and coconut, these TJ staples are just as good as homemade cookies.

5. Vegan Marshmallows
We load up our steamy mugs of soy hot cocoa with these fluffy treats in the winter and roast them over campfires in the summer, but no matter the season, we’ll always keep a bag of these gelatin-free marshmallows on hand.

6. Soy Creamy Mini Vanilla Sandwiches
Soft chocolate cookies surround fluffy vanilla ice cream for a frozen delight that will have you diving back into the box for more.

7. Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Decadent coconut milk and rich chocolate pair up in this mouthwatering pint to create a fudgy ice cream treat.

8. Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie
We loved finding these huge, protein-rich, vegan cookies in gas stations and CVS stores, but we’re thrilled that we can now find them at our local Trader Joe’s!

9. Brownie Crisps
Brownie flavor and crunchy cookie texture create a winning combination in this gluten-free snacking dessert that has filled our hearts and, more importantly, our stomachs!

#VEGAN 🙌🏼☕️🍨

A post shared by Sunny - Vegan Beauty Review 🐰💕 (@veganbeautyreview) on Dec 19, 2016 at 3:58pm PST

10. Coffee Mochi
Trader Joe’s responded to customer demands for more dairy-free options with these coconut milk-based coffee ice creams wrapped in a soft, chewy rice wrapper, and filled with a potent, lava-like mocha sauce that would please any caffeine-lover.

11. Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles
These classic cinnamon baked goods are sweetened with date paste and fruit juices, and made from a mix of gluten-free flours, creating pillowy-soft cookies that are highly addictive.

12. Joe-Joe’s
And last but not least … who could forget these classic Trader Joe’s creme-filled cookies? TJ’s also offers many seasonal versions of this signature cookie in a variety of flavors such as Matcha, Mocha, and Candy Cane.

Sarah McLaughlin is an editorial assistant at VegNews who can often be found wandering the aisles at her local Trader Joe’s.

More Food

Well, That Was Quick. 7 Ways We’re Breaking Our 2018 Resolutions with the New Vegan Ben & Jerry’s Flavors

The debut of the new flavors from this iconic ice cream brand have us dreaming of all the ways we plan on eating them.
Read More »

6 Vegan Superfoods You Can't Afford to Miss in 2018

Start 2018 off right by ditching the vegan junk food and raiding the produce section.
Read More »

13 Easy Weeknight Dinners to Kick Off A Healthy 2018

In the aftermath of the gluttonous holiday season, get your diet back on track with one of these quick and healthy vegan meals.
Read More »

4 Mistakes Vegans Make About Their Health

Being vegan is beneficial for your health, animals, and the environment, but that doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes along the way.
Read More »

Must-Know Vegan Nutrition for Winter

Keeping healthy throughout the winter cold-and-flu season is easy as (vitamins) A, B, C.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »