These vegan chocolate recipes will hit you right in the sweet tooth. There are recipes for chocolate bars, cakes, brownies, pies, and more!
Got a chocolate craving? Same. Always. There are plenty of vegan chocolates that you can buy, but making a vegan chocolate recipe from scratch is super rewarding.
Choosing vegan chocolate
You might be worried that chocolate isn't vegan, and I want to put your mind at ease. Chocolate comes from plants. Basic chocolate is just cocoa powder, cocoa butter (a plant butter), and sugar.
Cocoa powder is a plant product and is totally vegan. Just make sure that you're buying 100% cocoa powder. Mixes, like hot chocolate mix, can contain powdered dairy milk.
Milk chocolate isn't vegan, and some dark chocolate does contain dairy, but it's pretty easy now to find vegan chocolate candies and vegan chocolate chips.
When you're shopping for chocolate, use my quick, three-step method to discover whether it's vegan:
- Flip the package to the back.
- Find the ingredients section.
- Check the allergen statement. Does it say "Contains milk."? If not, you're in the clear!
Some chocolate will have allergen statements like "produced in a facility that also processes milk" or "may contain milk". Those are both allergy warnings, and you don't have to worry about them.
Got your chocolate in hand? Let's make some decadent vegan chocolate recipes!