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Share Your Sweets: Vegan Desserts

Looking through the list of sweets you sent in, no one would guess they were vegan. But yes, somehow you made a Cherry and Almond Tart, Truffle-Stuffed Figs, and even Bananas Foster Ice Cream Pies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Crusts, totally free of animal products. Of course those aren't all, so click through to see all your tasty vegan desserts. More

5 Places To Get Vegan Sweets In San Francisco

San Francisco is a hey-why-not-try-it kind of town, and you'll see vegan sweets pop up on menus all across the city. (Because hey, why not try vegan baking?) But just because you can eat something doesn't mean you want to. And moreover, it's nice to have some choice. That's why I set out to find restaurants where you will always have a choice of vegan sweets, and where they're known to be delicious, too. More

6 Vegan Sweets We Love in New York

Vegan sweets can be tasty but they can also be terrible, plagued by problems like way too much sugar, a leaden or gummy texture, or simply a lack of imagination. We weeded out the duds and found six great vegan sweets in the city: some of them from old standbys like BabyCakes, and a few from up-and-comers like Dun-Well Doughnuts in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Either way, with these sweet, fluffy, moist and sometimes decadent desserts, things are looking up for vegans in New York. More

BraveTart: Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups

Scarfing down a sugary snack without preamble definitely gets the job done, but a little delayed gratification really amps up the satisfaction of certain sweets. These sweets seem to demand a little ritual and thought: Twisting and licking an Oreo, wearing a Fudge Stripe like an edible ring, punching out the middle of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, or folding and nibbling a Fruit Roll-Up into a fruity snowflake. More

BraveTart: Make Your Own Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts

Writing a nostalgia-fueled column about childhood junk foods has some occupational hazards. Trips to the grocery now involve huge chunks of time spent roaming the center aisles ("Chips Ahoy or Famous Amos? Oh, hello Pecan Sandies..."), my notebook at work has more pages devoted to Little Debbie than Petite Syrah, and my coworkers get irate when subjected to taste-testing the same thing twelve too many times ("Soft Batch, again?"). More

BraveTart: Homemade 'Hershey's Syrup'

Hershey's syrup enabled even the most gastronomically inept child miraculous culinary powers. With a single drizzle, a pedestrian glass of two-percent became the greatest beverage in all of kiddom: chocolate milk. Likewise, Hershey's syrup could transform a scoop of ice cream into a sundae. Even a slice of store bought angel food cake became something extraordinary when doused in Hershey's. More

BraveTart: Make Your Own Pop-Tarts

Either Kellogg's now manufactures Pop-Tarts using a reformulated recipe or the tastebuds I possessed as a child had not developed enough to distinguish between crap and yum. As a kid, I thought Pop-Tarts represented the absolute pinnacle of deliciousness. I remember each nibble bringing supreme, no, divine pleasure. My adult palate, however, finds every bite a new adventure in disappointment. More

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