There are few things that go together quite like chocolate and Valentine’s Day.
I feel like Valentine’s Day is the one day a year where chocolate calories don’t count and it is honestly an insult to the wonder that is chocolate if I do not indulge.
I have loved baking since I was a kid, and, probably like a lot of people, that usually involved some sort of chocolate recipe. Because what kid doesn’t love chocolate?
That love for baking has carried into adulthood, and when I went vegan, I found this new obsession with veganizing every dessert recipe I grew up making — cupcakes and cheesecake being two of my favorites.
And although there is sometimes a stigma around the quality and tastiness of vegan baked goods, I assure you those are false accusations. In my 12 years of vegan baking, no one once could tell that I used coconut milk or egg replacer.
So, now as we approach what could be argued the official chocolate holiday, I scoured the world wide web to bring you the best decadent vegan chocolate desserts around. Whether you are looking to bake something special for a loved one or celebrating with a party for one, you’ve got to bake these up.
The Best Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes
1. Vegan Fudge
Using the old fashioned process of fudge making but veganizing it is what makes this recipe unique. While it takes a little more time and energy than the quick fudges you can find out there, Monica ensures that the extra effort will be worth it the second you bite into the melt in your mouth creaminess.
2. Fudgy Vegan Turtle Brownies
You’ll never make “regular” brownies again after you try these turtle brownies. The base layer is made with vegan superhouse dates which is the fudgy secret ingredient. The middle layer is created with coconut cream and pecans and is topped with chocolate ganache.
3. Chocolate Donuts
Maybe Valentine’s Day brunch is more your style and luckily this year it lands on Sunday. But donuts aren’t just for brunch anymore so we give you full permission to eat this any time of day.
4. No Bake Chocolate Tart
With only six ingredients and no oven required, this chocolate ganache tart couldn’t be easier to whip up. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Amrita uses an Oreo crust because is there anything better than Oreos? (We’ve got more vegan tarts and cakes here, too for you tart lovers.)
5. Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes
These are almost too good to eat. Huge emphasis on the almost. With a creamy cashew base for the filling, these little bite sized treats are also gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
6. Dark Chocolate Truffles
Truffles might just be the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat and with just a few ingredients we are confident anyone can master making these. The only true problem is that we can confidently say there is no way we can stop at eating just one.
7. Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
From the coconut whipped cream to the gooey chocolate filling, we can attest to the fact that these cupcakes are definitely as good as they look.
Don’t have time to bake? You can order vegan chocolate (and wine!) delivered right to your door, too. Check out these brands that ship vegan chocolate.