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A change in lifestyle can come with challenges, and going vegan is no exception to that rule. And when it comes to making dietary changes, you might be wondering, “But what can I snack on?”
Worry not! We went on the hunt for a handful of sweet, spicy, crunchy and just all-around yummy vegan snacks to support your hunger needs, whether you’re new to veganism, or just looking for some new treats to sink your teeth into. There’s cookies and baked goods, options for chocolate lovers, even some cheese-like treats for those having trouble giving up dairy!
Shop our vegan snack picks below, and make sure you save room for everything you’re about to buy!
Core Foods Organic Overnight Oat Bar (16 Pack)
We can’t even begin to tell you how much we love these super convenient and ridiculously tasty overnight oat bars. We eat them for breakfast, we have them for a snack when we’re on the run, and when our sweet tooth kicks in, the Dark Chocolate Cherry flavor is always there to save us. Even better? They have a super simple ingredient listing, feature both prebiotics and probiotics, and they’re gluten free, non-GMO, vegan and kosher. Try the sampler pack of all six flavors including Peanut Butter Chocolate, Coconut Cashew Mango, Blueberry Banana Almond and more.
With healthy fats, fiber, protein and more healthy goodness from almonds, and antioxidants from dark chocolate, you’ll get the best of both crunchy and sweet to satisfy your cravings with Skinnydipped Almonds. And don’t forget the sea salt, which is just plain good.
Bare Baked Crunchy Pineapple Chips
These chips are another easy treat, because they only have one ingredient: pineapples! What makes ’em so crispy? They’re baked to perfection, so you get the satisfying sweetness of the fruit, but the delightful crunchiness of a chip. Yum.
Alter Eco Blackout Bar
This decadent bar is made of 90% pure dark cacao that’s fair trade, organic and non-GMO, mixed with just the right amount of raw cane sugar and just a smidge of vanilla. Is your mouth watering yet? Also, maybe not as mouth-watering, but the packaging is compostable and plant-based, and the bar is carbon neutral.
The Good Bean Chickpea Snacks
Give snack time a little kick with these crunchy chickpeas coated in smoky chipotle chilies, zingy limes, secret spices and sea salt. Sure, they’re high in plant protein and fiber, gluten-free and non-GMO, but most importantly, they’re the perfect mix of spicy, crunchy and salty.
Pipcorn Heirloom Mini Popcorn
Satisfy your cravings for salty and sweet in this simple treat! Both a Shark Tank winner and featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, this tasty popcorn is made with just four simple ingredients: non-GMO heirloom popcorn, sunflower oil, cane sugar and sea salt. Plus, it comes in four fab flavors, but we love the classic Kettle Corn the best.
Probar Bite (12-pack)
Get an organic energy boost from one of three delicious flavors of these bite-sized snacks: coconut almond, mixed berry or peanut butter chocolate chip. You’ll be doing your body some healthy good, with only four grams of sugar per bar…and they’re also gluten free, soy free and non-GMO.
But let’s get back to the chocolate. We’ve written before about our obsession with Hu Chocolate, but sometimes you don’t want an entire chocolate bar to satisfy your sweet tooth. Grab some of these Hu Gems instead, ’cause they’re the same high-quality organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter… and that’s it. Warning: you will eat the entire bag in one sitting.
Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars (36 Pack)
Certified vegan and non-GMO, these plant-based fig bars come in a variety of flavors including pumpkin spice, raspberry and lemon, but we love the double chocolate brownie flavor, made with whole wheat, dates and chocolate. It’s like guilt-free dessert on the go!
Sweet Nothings Single-Serve Smoothie Cups (15 Pack)
So, they say that these are smoothie cups, but we like to think of them as a solid vegan substitute for ice cream, reminiscent of those old-school single-serving cups we used to get in elementary school. Not only are they dairy-free, gluten-free and made without additional sugar, artificial flavors and colors or preservatives, but the ingredient listing made up of fruit and nuts. And that’s it. This variety pack gives you five fab flavors to nosh on, but we highly recommend the coffee, peanut butter and chocolate (of course) as faves.
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Squeeze Packs (10 Pack)
Sometimes you just need a little extra something to get you on the go. Grab one of these squeeze packs of Justin’s Classic Almond Butter, and you’ll get the vegan-friendly energy boost you need thanks to two simple ingredients: almonds and responsibly sourced palm oil. Yum!
Lenny & Larry’s Keto Cookie (12 Pack)
These low-carb, soft-baked cookies come in three yummy flavors: chocolate chip, coconut and peanut butter. Packed with plant-based protein and fiber, you can snack to your heart’s content without worrying about ingesting any dairy, soy, eggs, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.
Life’s Grape Classic Vine Dried Grapes (3 Pack)
We hear what you’re saying: “Aren’t these raisins?” Well, yes, but also no! These are born of farm-to-table California-grown Selma Pete grapes that are dried hanging on the vine, and never touch the ground. The result? A juicier, meatier, sweeter, gummy bear-like snack that. Be prepared to eat them by the handful!
These nifty little snacks are fueled by the lupini bean, which offer three times more protein than eggs and three times more fiber than oats. Lupii Bites are made with minimally processed whole foods, have only five to six ingredients, and come in three delicious flavors: Peanut Butter Cacao Nib, Almond Butter Cinnamon Raisin, and Tahini Lemon Cranberry. Yum!
Bobo’s Oat Bars (12 Pack)
Handmade using simple ingredients, each Bobo bar is a delicious mix of whole-grain rolled oats, unrefined sugar, and other yummy ingredients, like the apples and cinnamon that make up the Apple Pie version (there’s countless flavors to choose from). Every bar is free of wheat, soy, dairy, GMOs, trans fats, refined sugars and corn, and they’re gluten-free.
Need more snacking inspiration for friends and family? We also have goodies for low-carb snackers, keto kin, and all the snacks to satisfy Paleo people!
—Originally published Feb. 21, 2020, at 3:00 a.m. PT