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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!

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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.

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