28 Healthy Vegan “Chocolate Covered Anything” Recipes

28 Vegan "Chocolate Covered Anything" recipes! Including raw, gluten-free, paleo, and more!

Recipe Collections, Recipes | December 18, 2016 | By

pom latteIt sometimes feels like I only write about two things:

Chocolate and Mexican food.

Is there something wrong with that? HELL NO
ūüĖē*middle fingers raised*ūüĖē

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!

chocolate chip vegan pancakes

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!

vegan Chocolate Coated-Bliss-Balls

4. Dark Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Orange Coconut Cream from Vegetarian Gastronomy

I’m on a roll with these date recipes!¬†ūüė欆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!?

vegan chocolate mousse cake

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!

roasted almonds with cocoa

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!

vegan coconut bounty balls

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.

vegan chocolate mousse

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!

vegan chocolate hearts

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 ūüėČ


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¬†ūü§§


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!?

pb stuffed peppers

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!

vegan chocolate cashew date balls

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!

vegan chocolate macaroons

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. 

vegan chocolate covered strawberry scones

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!

vegan chocolate dipped donuts

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 voil√†, instant hot chocolate! Give me 300 to last through the season!

swizzle stick

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!?

vegan carob ice cream popsicles

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 ūüėČ 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!

almond butter blossom cookies

There you have it! 28 vegan Chocolate Covered Anything recipes to get you through the holiday season! What recipe are you going to try first!?


  1. frieddandelions

    December 19, 2016 at 12:14 am I'm totally with you. I could eat nothing other than chocolate and Mexican food and be a very happy girl! Thanks for including my Marshmallow Swizzle Sticks! They are so much fun to make and eat! Reply
    • Nick Abell

      December 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm Of course! I can't wait to give them a try! ūüėÉ Reply
  2. Strength and Sunshine

    December 19, 2016 at 5:14 am The world needs more...and more...and more chocolate!!! xoxo Reply
    • Nick Abell

      December 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm I agree! Spread the love around! Reply
  3. Emily Kyle

    December 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm You called me the queen of energy bites and I am now officially your biggest fan! Thank you so much for including my Healthy Cake Pops among all of these amazing recipes. Happy Holidays! Reply
    • Nick Abell

      December 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm Thanks, you too!! ‚̧ԳŹ Reply
  4. Melissa | Vegan Huggs

    December 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm This chocolate post made me happy! I'm totally with you on the Mexican food & chocolate thing! Two of my favorite! I'm inspired to make one of these right now. The stuffed chili peppers have caught my eye. I've never had anything like it. Must give it a try! Thank you for sharing my pancake recipe. Reply
    • Nick Abell

      December 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm Right!? I'm with ya'! Thanks, Melissa <3 Reply
  5. Amy Lyons

    January 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm Loving this post! All of these sound so good, and now I need some chocolate ;)! Reply
    • Nick Abell

      January 12, 2017 at 9:27 pm Thank you, I'm right there with ya'! ;D Reply

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