13 Dessert Recipes to Celebrate Passover

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange
Photo: Carson Downing

End your Passover meal with these healthy and delicious desserts. These desserts are unleavened and dairy-free so they can be eaten with a meal containing meat, and they use alternatives like almond flour to create a sweet treat. Recipes like Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange and Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are celebratory and tasty, and would be an excellent addition to a Seder or to serve anytime throughout Passover.

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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

These airy coconut cookies get an upgrade with a simple dark chocolate drizzle in this healthy dessert recipe.

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Vegan Cheesecake


This luscious vegan cheesecake nixes the dairy in favor of a filling made with coconut cream, tofu and cashews or macadamia nuts instead of the traditional eggs and cream. Coconut oil and nuts make for a rich-tasting and crunchy crust, so nobody will miss the butter.

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Purple Fruit Salad

Serve this refreshing fruit salad featuring juicy plums, grapes and berries on its own or with other colorblock fruit salads (like red, green and orange) for a fun, crowd-pleasing rainbow side dish.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange
Carson Downing

Arielle Nir Mamiye, culinary director for the Jewish Food Society, confirmed that this cake follows guidelines for Passover and she suggested ohnuts.com as a great spot to find kosher ingredients. For a nondairy topping, try our recipe for Coconut Whipped Cream.

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Coconut Macaroons

a recipe photo of the Coconut Macaroons
Photographer: Brie Goldman, Food Stylist: Lauren McAnelly, Prop Stylist: Holly Raibikis

This chocolate-dipped macaroon recipe is lower in sugar than others. If you follow a dairy-free diet, these are a great dessert to make—just look for dairy-free chocolate chips in the baking aisle.

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles


Looking for a fun cooking project to do with kids? Make chocolate truffles! In this easy vegan dessert recipe, we make a chocolate ganache filling with peanut butter and coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Make chocolate bark with the leftover chocolate and wrap it up together with a few truffles for a beautiful edible gift.

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Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

These flourless cookies get their volume from whipped egg whites (like a meringue) instead of grains, making them gluten-free and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. A chocolate chip in each bite adds to the rich chocolate flavor.

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Eva Kolenko

All that's required to make fresh-from-the-oven cookies is five ingredients, a single bowl and 35 minutes. "These cookies are a staple in our house," says Top Chef 's Season 14 champ Brooke Williamson. "The almond butter they call for is loaded with healthy fats and adds protein. My son Hudson is a big fan of them too!" If you use roasted almond butter, your cookies will have a darker hue.

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Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake
Antonis Achilleos

This deeply dark chocolate vegan cake is not just for vegans. This fudge-like cake is also gluten-free, perfect for Valentine's Day and can even be made kosher to enjoy for Passover by making your own confectioners' sugar. The fresh berries on the side are a nice addition to the rich chocolate.

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Strawberry Fruit Salad

This summer berry fruit salad recipe makes enough for a crowd. Serve with granola and yogurt at brunch, as a healthy potluck side, or halve the recipe to serve 4.

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Vegan Meringue Cookies

Magical aquafaba--the liquid from canned chickpeas that often gets poured down the drain--mimics egg whites in these airy vegan meringue cookies. The other magical thing? These cookies require just three ingredients! Save the chickpeas themselves for hummus, stew or any one of our other recipes that call for canned chickpeas.

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Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

a slice of cake on a plate

Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. It's lovely for afternoon tea or a spring holiday dessert. Be careful not to overbeat the egg whites--they should be white and very foamy, but not at all stiff or able to hold peaks. If you beat them too much, the cake may sink in the middle as it cools.

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Almond Flour Cake

a recipe photo of Almond Flour Cake
Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Ali Ramee

This light and fluffy almond flour cake is flavored simply with almond extract and orange zest. Whipped egg whites give this gluten-free cake a light texture. Serve with fresh seasonal fruit and whipped cream.

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