Research suggests that half of Americans feel like they couldn’t live without chocolate. And honestly, we have to agree. What’s life without a sweet treat every now and again? While many chocolate desserts are made with dairy, animal ingredients are not necessary to create a delicious after-dinner indulgence. Each of the recipes below is super chocolatey, undeniably tasty, and 100-percent vegan.

The best vegan chocolate desserts to whip up now

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1 Chocolate Eclairs With Coconut Whipped Cream

An éclair is the ultimate indulgent dessert, but traditionally, it’s pretty dairy-heavy. For a (slightly) lighter, animal-free version, make this decadent choux pastry classic with chopped dark chocolate, whipped coconut cream, and vanilla bean custard.
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2 Chunky Vegan Brownie Walnut Cookies

Can’t decide between a cookie or a brownie? With this recipe, there’s no need. Get the best of both worlds—and lots of chocolatey goodness, too.
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3 Sweet Potato and Tahini Chocolate Chip Brownies

You might not think of sweet potato as a dessert ingredient, but trust us, it works beautifully in this brownie recipe with tahini, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.
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4 Rich Vegan Tahini Coffee Shake With Dark Chocolate

Chocolate and coffee are always a winning combination. Combine both in this velvety shake alongside tahini, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.
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5 Simple Vegan Chocolate Piñon Cake

Taken from the popular “Seed to Plate, Soil to Sky” cookbook, this Native American cake is rich, buttery, and deliciously moist.
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6 Chocolate-Covered Hemp Rice Crispy Treats

These simple rice crispy treats are a perfect kid-friendly dessert. They’re low-maintenance, low-bake, and super tasty.
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7 Silky Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Just like sweet potato, creamy avocado is a perfect dessert ingredient. Try it out for yourself in this silky, delicious, chocolatey mousse.
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8 Gooey Chocolate Frying Pan Biscoff Brownies

These gooey frying pan brownies are the perfect combination of soft on the inside and crispy and chewy on the outside.
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9 Double-Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread

Another unexpected vegetable to appear in a dessert recipe is zucchini. But this time, you won’t notice the flavor at all, making it the perfect way to sneak some extra vegetables into your child’s diet (or yours!).
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10 Gooey Vegan Double Chocolate Brownies

These rich, gooey chocolate brownies will melt in your mouth with every bite. For extra crunchy goodness, add walnuts or pecans into the mix.
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11 Healthy Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding

Chocolate for breakfast? Is this real life? We’re thrilled to say it’s true, you can have a nutritious breakfast with chocolate. This recipe is the proof.
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12 Vegan Copycat Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty

Wendy’s OG Chocolate Frosty is not vegan. But don’t worry, you can get all the creamy goodness without the dairy in this copycat version.
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13 Double-Chocolate Cherry Chunk Ice Cream

If you’re looking for a low-effort dessert, this delicious chocolatey, fruity ice cream comes together in two steps and requires just five ingredients.
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14 Chocolate Fudge Brownies With Almond Butter Frosting

These chocolate fudge brownies with a sweet almond butter frosting are honestly addictive—so make sure you make extra.
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15 Creamy Vegan Chocolate-Almond Butter Pudding Pie

This pudding pie is the perfect combination of Oreo cookies, chocolate, coconut cream, and almond butter.
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16 Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream is already a top-notch dessert, but when it’s sandwiched between cookies and dipped in chocolate, it takes indulgence to a whole new level.
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17 Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Coconut Oat Bites

For a healthy, chocolatey, no-bake treat, look no further than these coconut oat bites. They’re gluten-free, too.
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18 Double Dark Chocolate Fudgewiches

Filled with vegan ice cream, these double dark chocolate fudgewiches are also double the decadent deliciousness.
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19 Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Bars

The vegan candy market is growing every day, but you don’t have to run the store to enjoy a chocolate bar. Why not whip up your own chocolatey oat milk treats instead?
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20 Vegan Chocolate Chip Oat Milk Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate chips, oat milk, bananas, and a touch of vanilla extract are the only ingredients in this delectable ice cream recipe.
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21 French Silk Chocolate Pie

Buttery, creamy French silk chocolate pie doesn’t have to include dairy. Instead, this vegan version is made with a mix of tofu, avocado, and more animal-free ingredients.
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22 Vegan Copycat Twix Chocolate Caramel Bars

If Twix was your childhood favorite candy bar, you will love this vegan copycat version. It has all the great taste of the OG, just without the dairy.
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23 Vegan Chocolate Ganache Torte

Get the best out of this rich, indulgent chocolate ganache torte by serving it with a side of sweet, zesty berries or compote.
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24 Mini Vegan Mexican Chocolate Soufflés

Soufflé is traditionally made with eggs, but this recipe offers a flavorful Mexican twist on the French classic without using any animal ingredients at all (but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of chocolatey goodness).
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25 Classic Vegan Chocolate Cake With Raspberries

Whether you’ve got a celebration coming up or you’re just in a cake mood, this classic chocolate cake recipe is guaranteed to hit the spot.
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26 Vegan White Chocolate Crème Brûlée

White chocolate fans, listen up, this one is for you. This dessert is elegant, decadent, creamy, and set to become your new dinner party go-to.
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27 Gluten-Free Chocolate Churro Waffles

It doesn’t have to be chocolate churros or waffles like this gluten-free recipe demonstrates, you can definitely have both. Drizzle with strawberry sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
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