28 Healthy Vegan “Chocolate Covered Anything” Recipes
It sometimes feels like I only write about two things:
Chocolate and Mexican food.
Is there something wrong with that? HELL NO
🖕*middle fingers raised*🖕
My #1 rule in life?
Never trust anyone who hates chocolate!
All joking aside, it’s no secret how much I love vegan chocolate. When I saw that December 16th was “Chocolate Covered Anything Day”, I knew I needed to celebrate! And I do mean chocolate covered anything.
I recruited my blogger friends to send me their favorite vegan chocolate recipes, and they never disappoint! I’m talkin’ vegan chocolate covered cakes, fruits, cookies, and… jalapenos!? Damn right!
(I told you; Chocolate and Mexican food are my favorites!!)
Let’s get on with the recipes!
1. Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Vegan Huggs
Aside from Chocolate and Mexican food, pancakes are my favorite thing in the world. I’ve even been known to eat them for dinner (don’t judge!). Melissa kicks it up a notch by smothering the golden cakes in chocolate and whipped cream! These chocolate chip pancakes also happen to be gluten-free, yay!
2. Healthy Cake Pops from Emily Kyle Nutrition
The queen of energy bites is back, but this time she brought healthy cake pops! These treats are made with creamy dates and are also gluten-free. Starbucks, who!?
3. Chocolate Orange Bliss Balls from Lauren Caris Cooks
Another favorite flavor combination of mine is orange and chocolate. This is another date based recipe, with a hint of orange zest! Plus, look how beautiful these bites are!
4. Dark Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Orange Coconut Cream from Vegetarian Gastronomy
I’m on a roll with these date recipes! 😍 This time we’re kicking it up a notch with beautiful stuffed dates! Complete with an orange cashew cream, shredded coconut, orange zest, and (of course..) vegan chocolate!!
5. Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse Cake from Cake and Beans
This no-bake vegan chocolate mousse cake is divine! It’s gluten-free, almost raw, and easy to throw together. Also, hence the blog name, this cake is black bean based.. Who would’ve guessed!?
6. Roasted Almonds with Cocoa from Food, Pleasure, & Health
Almonds are my favorite snacking nut (is that a weird thing to say?). They’re packed with protein, vitamins, and heart-healthy flavonoids.. What’s not to love!? This recipe only requires 3 ingredients, 15 minutes, and one pan to make a nutritious snack! As a bonus, this recipe is naturally gluten-free!
7. Vegan Coconut Bountys Balls Covered in Chocolate from VanillaCrunnch
I’ll admit: I’m not the biggest fan of coconut. This recipe, however, has me questioning everything I thought I knew about my tastes! These bites are dairy-free (duh!), gluten-free, and contain no refined sugar! Hooray!
8. Vegan Chocolate Mousse from Cake and Beans
You’d never guess that this vegan chocolate mousse is made from aquafaba and avocado! What a dreamy, creamy heaven in a dish! Even better, the recipe only requires 4 ingredients and a handful of time.
9. Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Hearts from Two City Vegans
Mmmmmmm, chocolate and peanut butter, my old friend. Who needs valentine’s day as an excuse to make chocolate? Not me! These vegan chocolate stuffed hearts have endless flavor combinations, and only need a couple of ingredients to make!
10. Vegan Chocolate Caramels from A Virtual Vegan
Holy cow. Just look at that oozing caramel! Another traditional valentine treat, but who cares!? I don’t need your holiday to enjoy chocolate! These would be equally delicious in any other shape, I’m sure 😉
11. Cherry Chocolate Walnut Truffles from Veggie Inspired
You think I’m tired of talking about chocolate by now? I could never! These delicious bites combine rich chocolate flavor with decadent cherry. Literally a match made in heaven!
12. Rice Crispy Crunch Truffles from Feasting on Fruit
Who doesn’t love rice crispy treats!? Well, what if we took that nostalgic flavor, mash it into a truffle, and then covered it in chocolate!? That’s exactly what Natalie did! I’m drooling already 🤤
13. Chocolate Matcha Pancakes from Strength & Sunshine
I am a huge fan of matcha. In fact, matcha has 137x more antioxidants than regular green tea! What better than to mix it with the other king of antioxidants? Welp, Rebecca took green tea and paired it perfectly with chocolate in pancake form! Win-win-win!
14. Vegan Chocolate Mint Cake from Broke Foodies
Vegan. Chocolate. Mint. Cake. With. Ganache. That’s all I have words for! This cake looks absolutely fabulous, especially this time of year!
15. Gluten-Free Thin Mint Cookies from Where You Get Your Protein
Holy cannoli, this blog name has me cracking up! Please tell me they have business cards to hand out every time their asked “Where do you get your protein?”. “Right here, b*tch!” Hahahahahaha. Joking aside, these cookies slay me. They are clean, beautiful, and packed with flavor!
16. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Chili Peppers from Fragrant Vanilla Cake
For being the queen of vegan cakes, FVC sure knows how to turn up the heat! Most people are sticking to plain sweets this season, why not add some spice to your life!?
17. Cacao Coconut Cashew Balls from Tasting Page
If spice isn’t your thing, these may be a safer option! These cashew balls are a naturally sweet treat. They are also gluten-free, and free from refined sugar!
18. Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter and Chocolate from Trial and Eater
For a healthier snack, these covered apple nachos look amazing! I love the idea of fruit “nachos”, they flavor combinations are virtually endless! This way you get your “apple a day” while satisfying your PB + chocolate cravings.
19. Raw Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons from My Darling Vegan
This is another recipe having me question my distaste for coconut.. Just look at how mouth-watering they are! Even better, these treats are raw, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!
20. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Scones from Earth Powered Family
Another favorite of mine are scones! Nicole takes my love to a new level by baking strawberry scones and (you guessed it!) covered them in chocolate.
21. Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Donuts from Apollo and Luna
You can never go wrong with donuts! They were always my favorite thing to eat christmas morning, but since Dunkin’ is a no-go, it’s time to make my own! These donuts are gluten-free as well. Yay!
22. Marshmallow Swizzle Sticks from Fried Dandelions
Oh my god! Sarah blows me away (again) with this recipe! I don’t know how I haven’t heard of this before, but it’s basically solid hot chocolate on a stick. All you have to do is stir around in some warm milk, and voilà, instant hot chocolate! Give me 300 to last through the season!
23. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from Natural Girl Modern World
These 3-layer treats are sweetened with dates and maple syrup! Even better, these peanut butter bars contain no flour or refined sugar, and are gluten-free!
24. Vegan Carob Ice-Cream Popsicles from Food Porn Vegan Style
I know it’s cold and all, but I can’t resist these beautiful treats! Even better, they only require three ingredients. What are you waiting for!?
25. Almond Blueberry Lemon Energy Bite from Garden in the Kitchen
These creative bites are gluten-free and no-bake! Win-win! Even better, these nutrient dense energy bites take less than 30 minutes to throw together! I’m also loving her commitment to enjoying the holiday season like a kid. It’s something we can all keep in mind this time of year!
26. Chocolate Covered Espresso Oat Bars from Unconventional Baker
I love, love, love chocolate and espresso. The two things that get me through life, to be honest! (Oh yeah.. and my family, and boyfriend, and dog and such…) But mainly chocolate and coffee 😉 Audrey does it again with these delicious, gluten-free, no-bake treats.
27. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls from Beautiful Ingredient
Traditional peanut butter bites are loaded with powdered sugar. Luckily, Kari is a pro at “Plantifying” non-vegan recipes into healthier whole-food based treats! These PB balls are no different, with only 7 ingredients they are also gluten-free, reduced sugar, and oil-free!
28. Almond Butter Blossom Cookies from Joy Food Sunshine
These cookies are as nostalgic as they come! My mom’s peanut butter version featured a hershey kiss on top, but I’ve been missing them ever since going vegan! This version is gluten-free, paleo, peanut-free, and delicious!