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15 Vegan Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

This round up post includes 15 of my favorite chocolate dessert recipes. Cookies, bars, cakes, and more – all full of fudge-y flavor and easily shared with family and friends. Totally vegan with many gluten-free options!

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vegan chocolate pudding on a table with pink roses

5-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding

This is the answer to your quick dessert needs! It’s ready in just 5 minutes with simple ingredients. Fast & delicious, it’s basically the perfect vegan pudding recipe!

Homemade Almond Joys

Easy to make and SO decadent, these Almond Joy Truffles are a real treat that’s totally plant-based! Full of healthy ingredients but it tastes like a candy! Vegan and gluten-free.

Healthy 7-Layer Bars

These decadent Vegan 7-layer bars are SO rich but full of simple ingredients you likely have in the pantry! Totally vegan and ready in under an hour.

tates cookies with chocolate and a glass of almond milk

Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Tate’s Cookies)

These copycat Tate’s Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies are thin and delicious! Made totally vegan and gluten-free, these healthy cookies are perfectly crunchy and taste just like the classic packaged treat.

slice of red wine chocolate cake topped with raspberries and white whipped cream next to a stemless red wine glass

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

The BEST chocolate cake you’ll ever try! Leftover red wine adds body that perfectly complements the rich, fudge-y flavor of this decadent vegan cake. Wine-soaked raspberries and coconut whipped cream make this red wine chocolate cake the perfect dessert for any occasion.

close up of vegan thin mint cookie on a marble table

Easy Thin Mints

Make your own healthy thin mints! This easy recipe is vegan and gluten-free, while tasting just like the classic Girl Scout cookies.

side view of vegan smores brownie one a white table

S’mores Brownies

Vegan S’mores Brownies are a decadent treat with a healthy substitute you’d never guess. A graham cracker crust topped with dark chocolate brownies coated with toasty marshmallows make this dessert irresistible, and just like a classic campfire treat!

mason jar filled with vegan hot cocoa mix, topped with chocolate chips and marshmallows

Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

This recipe for Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Mix will be on repeat all winter long! Made with just three ingredients, it comes together in minutes and is easily pre-made or gifted. This hot cocoa is a totally vegan and gluten-free treat that everyone will love.

chocolate peppermint patty candy with a mint leaf

Peppermint Patties

Refreshingly minty, York-Inspired Peppermint Patties take less than 30 minutes to make and are full just 5 healthy ingredients. No-bake, vegan, gluten-free, and so satisfying.

glass jar of banana bread granola on a tray next to a glass of milk

Banana Bread Granola

This healthy granola recipe is easy to make and full of cozy banana bread flavor! Naturally sweetened and packed with vegan protein, this simple treat is great for breakfast or as a snack. 

close up overhead shot of oat granola bar with a dark chocolate coating and pumpkin seeds on top

Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark, made at home! This chocolate-y, vegan, & gluten-free recipe tastes store bought but is easily made at home. Full of heart-healthy nuts nuts and oats, it’s great homemade autumn snack.

overhead shot of vegan samoas coated in chocoate

Vegan Samoas

Try a healthy take on a classic Girl Scout Cookie with these Homemade Vegan Samoas! Made with pantry ingredients but full of flavor, these coconut, caramel, and chocolate cookies taste just like the original.

stack of peanut butter patty tagalong cookies on a wooden board, cut open so you can see the layers of cookie and peanut butter. Coated in chocolate

Tagalongs (Chocolate Peanut Butter Patties)

These Homemade Tagalongs are a DIY version of the classic Girl Scout cookie! Also known as Peanut Butter Patties, this crispy cookies are topped with a layer of PB and coated in smooth chocolate. Simple to make, a crowd-pleasing flavor combination, and totally vegan!

overhead shot of a vegan tahini chocolate chip cooking with puddles of dark chocolate and flaky sea salt

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

The classic recipe gets an update with nutty sesame seed butter! Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with dark chocolate chunks and topped with flaky sea salt. They’ll be your new favorite vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe!

two chocolate chip chewy bars on a white plate next to a cloth on a marble table

Quaker-Inspired Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars

These Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars taste just like the classic Quaker snack! Easy granola bars full of nut butter, quick oats, and dark chocolate chunks. Nostalgic and perfect for snacking!

The Details Behind These 15 Vegan Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

Thinking of a fun Valentine’s Day treat to make your main squeeze? Looking for a delicious dessert to savor with yourself? You’ve come to the right place! This roundup includes all of my favorite chocolate-heavy dessert recipes. Best part many of these are made with ingredients you already have on hand in your pantry!

There is something for everyone to enjoy in this list. We’ve got:

Granola

Cookies

Bars

Cake

Pudding

  • Love chocolate pudding? This recipe for 5-Minute Chocolate Pudding is literally ready in a flash and you’ll never guess the secret ingredient!
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About the Author

Emily (Frigon) Meyers is the founder of Garlic Head, a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets while saving time and money. She is a lifelong vegetarian and 10+ year vegan. Garlic Head does not focus on labels - it focuses on creating food that everyone can enjoy.

Emily earned a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University along with degrees in Economics, Spanish, and Global Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been featured on numerous podcasts and websites including The Food Institute, VegNews, Buzzfeed, and the Boston Globe.

Meet Emily here.

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