Delicious vegan chocolate desserts start with quality craft chocolate bars and baking chocolate. If you’re searching for the best plant-based and non-dairy treats, this list has something for everyone. Check out our inspired ideas and TCHO chocolate recipes created by chefs who love vegan ingredients as much as we do. You’ll have a hard time choosing one to try first!
1. Vegan Chocolate Cookies
Everyone loves a warm cookie. It may be simple, but we think the vegan version of the chocolate chip cookie is a top-tier dessert. We use rich and fudgy chocolate discs for baking to create the perfect treat. Along with plant-based chocolate, flavors like organic dark brown sugar and vanilla extract give these cookies their classic flavor.
Chocolate chip cookies are a traditional favorite, but we understand if you want to bake something unique. Delicious chocolate tahini snowflake cookies are perfect for adventurous snackers because they feature chocolate baking discs and organic dark brown sugar with tahini. Reverence’s GTFO cookies with mosaic chocolate discs and sweet white miso are out of this world — just be sure you choose all vegan products (like plant-based butter).
There are plenty of tasty and dairy-free chocolate cookie recipes out there, from double chocolate to vegan hot cocoa. If you use vegan ingredients, you can even make mint chocolate or pumpkin chocolate cookies. Start with special vegan cookie recipes so you can practice baking with different products and measurements.
2. Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse is a light and elegant treat with a decadent flavor and texture. If you want to enjoy it at home, it’s easy to make a delicious vegan dark chocolate mousse with the 66% cacao baking chocolate and one of our favorite vegan ingredients — aquafaba. Oat milk and vanilla extract give this mousse its sweet and balanced flavor.
Experiment with your chocolate mousse recipe to make it your own. Try different chocolate and cacao percentages depending on your taste preferences. If you like toppings, make your mousse with vegan ingredients like hazelnuts or ice-cold berries. Chocolate is excellent with citrus flavor, so feel free to add a little orange or lemon zest. Pistachios and pecans offer bold texture and depth of flavor to dark chocolate.
Make a plant-based whipped cream topping with vegan coconut milk for a cold, creamy treat. The best part about making chocolate mousse is that you can enjoy it alone or add it to other recipes. Include it in a no-bake vegan chocolate mousse cake or chocolate pie.
3. Vegan Chocolate Brownies
A delicious brownie is soft and gooey with crisp edges and corners on the outside. Achieve chocolate perfection with vegan ingredients like dark chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use applesauce as an easy swap for chicken eggs or ground flax to make a flax egg mixture. Vegan butter will help you achieve a desirable taste and consistency.
Other essential brownie ingredients include pure vanilla extract and organic brown sugar. Flavors like sea salt or roasted matcha will add flavor complexity to the typical chocolate brownie. Add some texture when you fold vegan chocolate chips or pieces of vegan chocolate bars into your batter.
Include coconut flakes on the inside or top your finished brownies with freeze-dried blueberries or strawberries with drizzled vegan chocolate. A vegan caramel sauce made with vegan coconut cream and caramelized sugar will give your brownies the sticky sweetness they need. Incorporate sea salt into your caramel for even more amazing flavor combinations.
4. Vegan Chocolate Cakes & Tarts
Vegan chocolate cakes and tarts are the perfect desserts for birthday parties and special celebrations. You can’t go wrong by baking a classic cake with wholesome ingredients like unsweetened cocoa powder and vanilla. Top your fudgy cake with a rich ganache featuring sweet, sassy 66% dark chocolate.
Many partygoers like an elevated fruit and chocolate flavor. Offer them a raspberry and amaretto truffle cake made with unsweetened cocoa powder and deep 70% dark chocolate. These deep flavors mix perfectly with raspberry preserves and nutty amaretto. It’s a delightful dish for honoring a friend or celebrating a holiday.
Some occasions call for a lighter spin on chocolate cake. In that case, try a vegan tart with a chocolate crust and golden vegan shortbread. These delights are made with must-have vegan baking ingredients like almond flour and cocoa powder. Garnish your luscious chocolate tart with dark and bitter chocolate nibs.
5. Vegan Drinking Chocolate
Who says your chocolate dessert should be solid? Drinking chocolate is a treat that’s making a comeback in a big way. It’s especially delicious when made with vegan dark chocolate ground into fine crumbles. Elevate your hot cocoa or create a new take on your favorite non-dairy chocolate mocha.
If you’re new to making this warm and tasty drink, we recommend starting with our drinking chocolate recipe. Use soy milk or your favorite almond milk brand instead of cow’s milk. You could also use oat milk or coconut milk for an incredible flavor. Along with our drinking chocolate crumbles, include your choice of spices like turmeric and cardamom. You can even use ginger and black pepper. Scald your plant milk and pour it over drinking chocolate. Add spices, blend with an immersion blender and enjoy! If you prefer cold drinks, you can chill it by serving it over ice.
For a one-of-a-kind spin on hot cocoa, mix your drinking chocolate with blue corn! Trust us on this: You’ll need organic cane sugar and blue cornmeal. Put oat milk and dark chocolate crumbles on your grocery list along with some Mexican sea salt. Use our blue corn hot cocoa recipe for cooking and indulging in quite a vegan treat.
Enjoying the Best Vegan Chocolate Desserts
These are some of the best chocolate desserts around, but there are so many more to try. Use these ideas as an inspiring springboard for your next personal indulgence or get-together. You can follow our vegan recipes and use our plant-based recipes for inspiration for your chocolate vegan treats.
It’s also simple to search the internet for delicious ideas. If you find a non-vegan ingredient along the way, swap it out with plant-based versions like vegan butter and oat milk or almond milk. Craft chocolate and a trend toward vegan and plant-based products make it easy to enjoy a variety of chocolate treats and snacks.