It’s National Chocolate Day! What better way to celebrate than whipping up some delicious, chocolaty treats? We’ve got you covered with these unique and decadent recipes. Make them for the holidays, share them with friends, or just keep them around the house to satisfy your chocolate fix. Whether you’re looking for some healthy sweets or indulgent ones, you’ll find what you’re looking for here!
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1. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Baklava
This Chocolate and Peanut Butter Baklava by Gabriela Lupu is so delicious and sweet, and the best part is, you only need 3 ingredients! This a great dessert to make with kids because it’s simple and what kid doesn’t love peanut butter and Nutella? To get it very crispy I used olive oil only to brush the dessert at the end. Serve it on it’s own or with a glass of plant-based milk. This peanut butter chocolate baclava is the perfect holiday dessert.
2. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Easy and delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by Angelina Papanikolaou are chocolatey, chewy, and highly addicting. Made with simple ingredients, this oatmeal bar recipe will become a family favorite! You could even top them with a scoop of vegan vanilla (or chocolate) ice cream.
3. Dark Chocolate Quinoa Crisps
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Healthy vegan rice crispy treats? Yes, you heard that right. These Dark Chocolate Quinoa Crisps by Marie Reginato come together in about ten minutes. Pop them in the freezer and take them out whenever you’re in need of some chocolate. These crispy treats are made with puffed quinoa or brown rice, cacao powder, nut butter, coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt! So easy and healthy!
4. Chocolate Orange Doughnuts
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The delicious combo of chocolate and orange comes together in these amazing Chocolate Orange Doughnuts by Stephanie Davies! Vegan donuts can be hard to come by, but these are easy to make at home and so delicious.
5. Chocolate Pancakes
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This gluten free recipe for Chocolate Pancakes by Natalie Yonan is the breakfast you’ve been waiting for. These seemingly sweet pancakes only have 1 banana to sweeten the whole batch and then some berries for the topping. Of course you can top you pancakes with pretty much anything! Why not top them with even more chocolate! Fluffy, super chocolaty, perfectly sweet, these gluten free chocolate pancakes are incredibly delicious & the perfect item on any brunch table!
6. Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake
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Want to bring something a bit different than the classic pumpkin pie to your next holiday gathering? Here’s a creamy and luscious Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake by Mitra Shirmohammadi for all the pumpkin AND chocolate lovers out there. Made with a handful of wholesome high-quality ingredients, this dessert is not only super delicious and free of dairy, gluten, and grains, but it is also quite nutritious.
7. Chocolate Hazelnut Waffles
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Is there a better way to start a weekend morning, or any morning for that matter, than with warm, fluffy, chocolate hazelnut waffles? These Chocolate Hazelnut Waffles by Heather Larson are quite simple to make and can really improve your morning. Top them with nut butter, maple syrup, berries, and an extra drizzle of melted chocolate for the ultimate vegan breakfast. This recipe could also easily be made gluten free if that’s your thing too!
8. Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark
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This time of year, it’s pumpkin spice everything, but let’s not forget the seeds. And pumpkin seeds together with chocolate – amazing! This Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark by Holly Bertone is made with just 3 ingredients and it’s Paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. It’s the perfect snack for those crisp autumn days or any day of the year!
9. No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Pie
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With a simple crust and a rich, creamy filling, this gluten-free & paleo No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Pie by Kat Condon is sure to be everyone’s new favorite pie! The crust is super simple – just almonds and dates pulsed together, which means there are no grains, no dairy, and no refined sugars involved. The slight tartness of the raspberries really helps to break up the rich, fudgey texture of the filling and creates a really amazing balance. You can also keep it on the side if you serve it at a party!
10. Salted Coconut Chocolate Muffins
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These Salted Coconut Chocolate Muffins by Jessica Bose are fluffy, moist chocolate muffins are topped with a rich chocolate ganache. These will impress everyone at the office…Though they might be one of those treats you want to keep for yourself. Making these coconut chocolate muffins is so fun and not as difficult as it might seem. The best part is taking that first bite of warm, cakey chocolate goodness as ganache melts down the side of the muffin and onto your hand. You will fall in love with these.
11. Double Chocolate Granola Loaf
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This Double Chocolate Granola Loaf by Pamela Higgins is heavenly. A soft chocolate sponge is topped with a fudgey, rich chocolate layer finished off with a nutty, crunchy granola topping. For even extra indulgence feel free to add chocolate chunks into the base mixture, or change up the nut butter in the filling (hazelnut would work amazingly)…that’s one of the fun bits of baking, adapting a recipe to suit your favourite flavors. This chocolate granola loaf is best eaten within a few days, but it’s so good that shouldn’t be a problem!
12. Chocolate Bundt Cake
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This Chocolate Bundt Cake by Lenny Wu is topped with soy yogurt & coconut — fluffy and slightly rich, the ultimate snack or dessert. This chocolately classic is easily made vegan and a great recipe to have on hand for parties and holiday gatherings!
13. Chocolate Fudge Cookies
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The fudgy factor is thanks in large part to the lack of flour. That’s right friends, these Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cookies by Kat Condon are not only free of eggs and dairy but they are also free of grains and gluten!
14. Chocolate Caramel Truffles
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The only thing better than chocolate and peanut butter is chocolate and caramel. These Chocolate Caramel Truffles by Holly Bertone are melt in your mouth deliciousness! But let’s face it. Caramel treats are normally full of corn syrup and tons of sugar. These chocolate caramel truffles still fall into the “treat” category, but they are made with whole foods and all-natural sugar. And they taste like the real deal.
15. Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread
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Are those overripe bananas sitting on your counter top staring you in the face but you just do not know what to do with them? Well this Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread by Kennedy Kitchings is your answer! Banana bread with the addition of decadent chocolate is a must-try.
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