Top 20 Dairy-Free Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate boasts a multitude of health benefits, thanks to its plethora of antioxidants, minerals and fibre. It can help improve cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, calm the nervous system and protect against cancer. Would be silly not to grab a square, right?

There is, however, an enormous difference between raw, dark chocolate and the sugary confections you’ll find at the local gas station. Conventional chocolate is typically loaded with sugar, artificial colours and additives that are harmful to our health. What’s worse, cheap chocolate is the product of slavery and exploitation – making it a poor choice for our culture and community as well as our health.

Creating your own dairy-free chocolate goodies at home is easy when you have organic, fair-trade cacao in your pantry. If you’re looking for some dairy-free chocolate inspiration, give one of these delicious chocolate recipes a try!

Toffee Almond Butter Cups

Toffee Almond Butter Cups

Toffee Almond Butter Cups by The Almond Eater

Ooey gooey vegan chocolate cups stuffed with homemade toffee and almond butter. And all you need is eight ingredients! You’ve got this.


Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Hazelnuts and Sea Salt

Dairy-Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Hazelnuts and Sea Salt by Downshiftology

There is so much chocolate goodness in this dessert, we don’t even know where to start. Mineral-rich cacao + healthy avocado/coconut fat + sea salt = amazingness.


Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark by Nikki’s Plate

Homemade chocolate bark is one of the easiest dairy-free chocolate desserts: Melt. Spread. Chill. Break. Done.


Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Dairy-Free Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Protein Smoothie by The Easy Healthy Way

The best way to have chocolate for breakfast: in a smoothie packed with greens, coconut milk and protein powder.


Gluten-Free Beet Brownies

Gluten-Free Beet Brownies

Gluten-Free Beet Brownies by Fit Mitten Kitchen

These gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate brownies harness the antioxidant power of beets. You’ll never know they’re in there.


Caramel Fudge Chocolate Bars

Caramel Fudge Dairy-Free Chocolate Bar

Caramel Fudge Chocolate Bar by Meghan Telpner (ACN Founder and Director)

An epic 3-tiered chocolate bar layered with fudge, caramel and nougat. Then the whole thing is doused in extra chocolate. We’re in heaven.


Chocolate Coconut Balls

Dairy-Free Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls by Win Win Food

Coconut and dairy-free chocolate is one of our favourite combinations, and this simple recipe is a quick and easy treat to make.


Chocolate-Dipped Prunes

Dairy-Free Chocolate Prunes

Chocolate-Dipped Prunes by Sondi Bruner (ACN Head Program Coach)

A treat rich in antioxidants and fibre. If you’re a prune lover, then you’ll love them even more when drenched in dairy-free chocolate!


Chocolate Overnight Oats

hocolate Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats by Breakfast Drama Queen

A fantastic overnight oats recipe that allows you to mix everything up at night and wake up to creamy, chocolatey goodness.


3-Ingredient Chocolate Turtles

3-Ingredient Chocolate Turtles

3-Ingredient Chocolate Turtles by Healthful Pursuit

All you need are Medjool dates, pecans and dairy-free chocolate to make these delicious goodies.


Chocolate Almond Meal Cake with Chocolate Whipped Coconut Cream

Chocolate Almond Meal Cake

Chocolate Almond Meal Cake with Chocolate Whipped Coconut Cream by The Edible Perspective

We could probably get by solely eating the frosting…but we suppose we could manage to eat the rest of this gluten-free cake, too.


Almond Joy Bars

Almond Joy Bars

Almond Joy Bars by Peachy Palate

No need for store-bought chocolate bars when you can have this amazing mix of coconut, almonds and dairy-free chocolate.


Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Teff Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Teff Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Teff Cookies by Salted Plains

A nutty, gluten-free and vegan cookie recipe that uses the light and pleasant flavour of teff.


Salted Chocolate Truffles

Salted Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles

Salted Chocolate Truffles by Oh Ladycakes

Five-ingredient chocolate truffles that you can choose to roll in whatever topping you want – hemp seeds, coconut, cacao, the sky’s the limit!


Devil’s Food Buckwheat Cupcakes

Devil's Food Buckwheat Cupcakes

Devil’s Food Buckwheat Cupcakes by Yummy Beet

A gluten-free and dairy-free cupcake with a luxurious avocado chocolate frosting. Don’t ever tell us that healthy eating isn’t delicious.


Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Dairy-Free Chocolate Hazenut Spread

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread by Rena Williams Wellness (Culinary Nutrition Expert)

Forget the store bought spread-which-shall-not-be-named. Opt for this creamy dairy-free chocolate hazelnut spread instead – and spread it on gluten-free crepes, stat.


Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Macadames

Fudgy, gluten-free and vegan chocolate chip cookies loaded with extra chocolate chips. These pair perfectly with a glass of homemade nut milk.


Crazy Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge

Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge

Crazy Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge by Oh My Veggies

Cacao powder, coconut and maple syrup? Yep, that trifecta is crazy delicious – and this dairy-free chocolate fudge is, too.


Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie by The Muffin Myth

Add some extra fibre to your breakfast by tossing some black beans into your smoothie. We understand your skepticism, but trust us.


3-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Sauce

3 Ingredient Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge

3-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Sauce by Top With Cinnamon

An easy dairy-free chocolate hot fudge sauce that you can drizzle over ice cream, pour in your hot chocolate, or just eat straight up with a spoon.

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One responses to “Top 20 Dairy-Free Chocolate Recipes

  1. Claudia | Breakfast Drama Quee February 12, 2016

    Thank you so much for including my oats in this roundup!

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