By Vicky McDonald

Some days you might find yourself hankering for something sweet -- a gooey brownie or a nutty cookie. Just a little soemthing to keep you going! Being vegan, it can be hard to find sweet treats without butter or eggs, so it's a good idea to make your own yummy vegan sweet treats. Here's a baker's dozen of decadent cakes and cookies -- all easy to make and totally vegan.

1. Vegan Brownies

Make any day instantly better with these quick vegan brownies that require just a few pantry staples. Ansley says, "The best brownies EVER! They are not too cakey, not too fudgy ... they are perfect!

Photo by The_Vegan_Newfie

2. Blueberry Squares

The surprise ingredient in this cookie bar is ... garbanzo beans! StephieG raves, "This was delicious! I did add some cinnamon in with the crust ingredients. Came out very yummy! Also sprinkled top with cinnamon and sugar before baking. Can't wait to try this recipe with apple or raspberry!"

Photo by Holiday Baker

3. Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies

These vegan blondies will be a treat for everyone. Lisa De La Cruz raves, "These are delightful! I have made these blondies multiple times. I initially wanted a tasty vegan dessert to accommodate my son's vegan lifestyle. He loves them! but so does everyone else."

Photo by ~*MyHotSouthernMess*~

4. Orange-Cranberry Bundt Cake

This cakes looks just like a regular buttery bundt cake, but is full of healthy ingredients like flax seeds, fresh orange juice and unsweetened applesauce. Nicholio says, "Moist and rich, without eggs or butter, so even your vegan friends can enjoy it. What's not to love?"

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

5. Sweet Candied Orange and Lemon Peel

These sweet snacks make great treats for your lunch box. Sandy S. says, "Delicious! Much easier than the recipe I used previously. I dipped the finished pieces in melted chocolate chips. My family loves them."

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

6. Easy Roasted Almond Cookies

Vegan, gluten-free, and just 4 ingredients ... yes, please! According to Tmandel, "These cookies are 5 star winners!! ... they freeze well too, will make again and again :)"

Photo by Mezanne

7. Vegan Date and Cashew Dessert

Keep these all-natural homemade candies at your desk to sweeten your day. Jane Wickersham Plank says, "So easy to make and very tasty. I look forward to one of these satisfying my afternoon sweet craving!"

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

8. Date-Nut and Brown Sugar Bars

Use egg-substitute to make these sticky, sweet and nutty cookie bars. Christina Lousias says, "Perfect with a cup of coffee. So rich you only need one to stave the crave!"

Photo by Melissa Goff

9. Healthy Banana Cookies

These oaty, banana and date cookies are energy powerhouses. embolt says, "I made these and they're incredible. I added dark chocolate chips and it really complimented the banana in the cookies, so I definitely recommend adding them :) These cookies are a definite must -- healthy and delicious."

Photo by Talena

10. Fried Cinnamon Strips

A great way to use up leftover tortillas, and according to TENOR4U, "this snack reminded us of Mexican Churros -- yummy."

Photo by Baking Nana

11. Avocado Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan)

Avocado is used in place of butter in these rich, gooey chocolate brownies. KatKnight raves, "This recipe is wonderful!!! I have made it so many times I can almost make it without the recipe! My grandparents and one of my cousins are vegan and they just love them!"

Photo by Melissa Goff

12. Vegan Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, and Nut Cookies

These vegan cookies are even better that the real thing. According to Jenna Licht, "Holy cow I love these! I have never made vegan cookies before, but decided to try these out since we were invited to a game night at a vegan friend's house and I wanted to bring something. Surprisingly, I ended up absolutely loving these so much that I want to make them for all occasions now!"

Photo by MustangSally

13. Vegan Truffles - Toasted Coconut

These chocolaty, toasted coconut bites are just as good as they sound. Alli Shircliff raves, "Wow these are so good! My brother inhaled them!!"

Photo by House of Aqua

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