Your Favorite ’80s Desserts from Childhood — Gone Vegan!

I was chatting with a friend the other day. Sitting in nostalgia, talking about our yesteryear, when I realized…just about every one of my childhood memories is associated with Hostess pastries and candy bars. It seems I was a simple one. Easily satisfied with a creme-filled Twinkie or chocolate coated Twix Bar.

If you ever find yourself longing for simpler times, wishing you could cheat from all your well-intentioned diet plans of grown-up-hood, never fear! We’ve got 15 of your favorite childhood desserts…gone vegan! Dive in and grab recipes for Ho Ho’s, Zingers, and even Vegan Snickers. Our bodies may be bigger, but who says our hearts can’t love all the little things?

  • Classic Treats from the 1980′s (but Vegan!) 1 of 16
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    Been too long since you bit into a Hostess Ho Ho, or sighed over a soft and creamy Twinkie? Throwback your kitchen to the 1980's, without abandoning your healthy eating habits from today. We take 15 of your favorite childhood desserts totally vegan....!

  • Chocolate Pudding 2 of 16
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    Remember those little cups of creamy chocolate pudding your mama would send with school lunch? Indulge in a vegan version that is (definitely) better than the original!

    Grab the recipe for Vegan Chocolate Pudding.

  • Vegan Homemade Twix 3 of 16
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    This incredible Vegan version of Twix will have you wishing it was Halloween!

    Make our Homemade Vegan Twix.

  • Vegan Twinkies 4 of 16
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    These homemade vegan "Twinkies" don't have a 20 year shelf life, but they taste even better than the real thing!

    Get the recipe from Instructables

  • Vegan Little Debbies 5 of 16
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    These vegan oatmeal cream pies give Little Debbie a run for her money!

    Get the recipe from Fruit of Adventure

  • Healthy Vegan Oreos 6 of 16
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    These cookies may taste just like Oreos, but they are much healthier!

    Get the recipe from Chocolate-Covered Katie

  • Vegan Berry Pop Tarts 7 of 16
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    These pop tarts have a flaky, buttery crust, a real berry filling, a vegan glaze, and they taste amazing!

    Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker

  • Homemade Diva Ding Dongs 8 of 16
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    It's hard to believe that these gloriously good homemade ding dongs are vegan and gluten free!

    Get the recipe from The Diva Dish

  • Vegan Hostess Cupcakes 9 of 16
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    These cupcakes may be made with healthy ingredients, but they're sinfully good!

    Get the recipe from Chocolate-Covered Katie

  • Vegan Raspberry Zinger Coconut Cake 10 of 16
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    Hostess Zingers make a healthy comeback with this lovely vegan and gluten free raspberry coconut cake!

    Get the recipe from Namely Marly

  • Copycat Vegan Donettes 11 of 16
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    These little cuties are way better for you than their Hostess counterpart!

    Get the recipe from Hostess Recipes

  • Vegan Ho-Hos 12 of 16
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    A Ho-Ho goes by many names (Yodel, Swiss Roll), but this homemade vegan version rocks! 

    Get the recipe from Wrapped Up In Books

  • Mounds Candy Bars 13 of 16
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    These Fluffy coconut bars surrounded by dark chocolate are so decadent!

    Get the recipe from Elena's Pantry

  • Crispy Twix Bars 14 of 16
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    These homemade Twix bars happen to be vegan and gluten free and totally delicious!

    Get the recipe from Oh She Glows

  • Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars 15 of 16
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    These copycat 3 Musketeers Bars are pure vegan bliss!

    Get the recipe from Namely Marly

  • Raw Vegan Snickers 16 of 16
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    You can have it all. Growling hunger, a raw vegan Snickers to satisfy that hunger. Life is good

    Get the recipe from This Rawsome Vegan Life.

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