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Every time someone blogs about one of my recipes, it puts a huge smile on my face. This past week, especially, I can’t tell you how much I’ve needed that smile.

I really want to give some of this happiness back. But because my blog is a recipe blog, not a “what I ate” blog, I rarely write about others’ recipes. I’m too busy writing about yummy things like…


Cookie Ball Pops

Or about equally yummy, albeit a little more strange, creations such as…

mint ice cream

Spinach Ice Cream

(Hey, it’s an arduous task, convincing people that spinach ice cream tastes good.)

A few weeks ago, when we did the online bake sale for Japan, I had a lot of fun featuring your brilliant creations., and ever since that experience, I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to feature y’all again on the blog. Finally it hit me: desserts! There’s a popular misconception that vegan foods—especially desserts—are bland and boring. Some people are even surprised when I assure them that, as a vegan, I can still eat chocolate! Therefore, I thought it’d be fun to do a series highlighting your favorite vegan desserts. Oh yes, it’s time to…

Hug a Vegan Dessert

To be featured:

Just write a blog post about a favorite vegan treat. It can be your own recipe, one of my dessert recipes, a cookbook recipe, or even a packaged product. Include, in your post, a photo of the food (or a photo of you hugging the food).  Throughout the summer, I’ll write a few feature posts, highlighting the photos of your desserts and linking to your blogs. (If you don’t have a blog, you can email a photo.)

True, my blog might not get as many visitors as foodgawker. But I can promise you’ll get at least some new visitors if you’re featured here. Plus, I won’t reject any photos. 😉

Side note: sweet breakfasts or drinks are totally ok, too!

pancakes cookies

Cookie Dough Pancakes

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. i LOVED the guest post you did for my blog. 🙂 it was perfect!

  2. Oh hooray! I loved when you did Hug a Fat and Hug a Fruit. I never got to participate in the Hug a Vegan series…but this is perhaps a great alternative. [And I HAVE been promising my “sometimes vegan” roommate to make a treat for her before she leaves for the summer…]

  3. Emily says:

    Waffles are definitely a favorite breakfast food although I rarely make them. I should get on that!

  4. Samantha says:

    Oooooh this is a perfect idea! Can’t wait to see all the other wonderful bloggers’ post out there… question, can it be a post we’ve already written i.e. if I want to submit this post is it okay? let me know :D!

    My heart still goes out to you and those around you <3

    – Samantha

    1. It has to be a new post, but you can totally write about an already-posted recipe!! 🙂

  5. Love the idea! I love making overnight oats and having pancakes 😀

  6. Aw, I read the sad news. I hope you are doing better as the week progresses.

    Those all look yummy! I’m boring, nut butter, cinnamon, and toast is my latest breakfast love.

  7. Katie, this is such a cool idea! I love these “round ups.” Always get sooooo many new ideas. This will be a great excuse to break out my new Baby Cakes cookbook for submission inspiration. 🙂

  8. Jenny says:

    I love oatmeal and vegan overnight oats… but I have to say, I think my absolute favourite vegan breakfast is a smoothie in a bowl! Good ol’ SIABs. 😀 I like ’em BRIGHT green – so either spinach, parsley, kale, or mint is involved. And breakfast is like dessert to me, so you could also say it’s my favourite vegan dessert, maybe…? Reminds me that I have to try your spinach ice cream, ASAP. Spinach = <3

    Hope you have an AWESOME week. If I had a blog, I'd blog the recipes of yours I've tried – and hopefully send more smiles your way. D: Oh well – I know there are other great bloggers that will help out with that!

    Take care~!

    1. You are such a sweetheart, Jenny! And lol yes, breakfasts are interchangeable with desserts for me too… that’s why I had to add on to my post that people can submit brekkie recipes too! 🙂

  9. Awesome idea… I will surely be doing this and linking!

  10. Angela says:

    My fav breakfast is oatmeal using your voluminous oatmeal trick. I just get everything ready the night before and its so easy. I top it with dates and bananas. My treat for weekends are crepes. I have a recipe for gluten-free pancakes that use quinoa flour, buckwheat flour, and amaranth flour. So delicious.

  11. Ragnhild says:

    That is a GREAT idea Katie! I need to come up with my absolut favorit dessert for this one 🙂
    Also, Could you please add me to you Blog roll?

    1. can you leave me a comment on the post titled “chocolate covered blogroll”?

  12. Cookie dough pancakes with chocolate syrup?!! After seeing this, I may never use maple again…chocolate syrup sounds like such a better idea!

    Fave vegan desserts: Any cupcake from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World … and vegan peanut butter milkshakes from our new vegan restaurant, Imagine Vegan Cafe.

  13. This a fab idea. All of your desserts are amazing!

  14. Love this idea, thanks Katie! 🙂

    I’m just writing a post at the moment (featuring a yummy treat, inspired by one of your recipes, that I made and loved today!) but is it ok if it also includes details of other food within the post (eg other things I’ve eaten today), or does it just have to focus on the treat I’d like you to feature?

    1. Can definitely include other stuff! 🙂

      1. Brill, thanks, will be posting in a minute in that case! 🙂 Do I just need to link back to this post, or shall I email you a link to the post as well? Sorry for all the questions!!

        1. Here’s a link to my post:

          Dark Chocolate Dreams Covered Fudge Babies…so good! 🙂

  15. YES YES YES I DO!! ahh so excited!! i love EVERY vegan dessert- like for real… ! im a sucker for brownies and cookies though 🙂

  16. LOVE THIS IDEA almost as much as I love you, so that’s saying something 🙂 I love ALL your recipes so darn much though I won’t know what to hug!! What a shame I guess I’ll have to make them all *sigh* 😉

    AAAH that blondie looks AMAZING!! Can’t wait for the recipe!! 😀

  17. This is a great thing to do! I love vegan breakfasts and desserts! By the way, I made a microwave cake that you inspired and blogged about it today. Ya gotta love the single serve treats! I hope you have a great day Katie!

  18. Vivianne says:

    Yum! Sounds like a great challenge. This might be my perfect chance to try a recipe of my own! 😮 Huzzah!

    Congratz on guest posting (: I love your blog and I’m so happy I was able to come upon it (from one of your guest posts no less!)

    1. I am so so glad you found me… haha I probably already told you that, but it’s true!

  19. Hi Katie!
    Just posted my latest and favorite(-ist?) vegan dessert: Kabocha Spice Gelato ( All my desserts are always vegan, gluten-free, and free of most common allergens too… So please consider me in the running! I’ve been a fan of your blog since forever p.s. and am so grateful for everything you do, Katie… Thank you!! 🙂

    1. Aww thank you so much, Desi!
      (For the post, though, can you link back to this post?)

      1. Just did it – Hope it worked! Thanks, Katie! 🙂

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