Vegan Valentine’s Day Chocolate

There is a common misconception out there that vegans can’t have chocolate, and that is so
untrue! Check out these vegan Valentine’s day chocolate
options. We have some that you can make and some that you can
buy.

There is a common misconception out there that vegans can't have chocolate, and that is so untrue! Check out these vegan Valentine's day chocolate options. We have some that you can make and some that you can buy.

Chocolate on its own is totally vegan. It comes from the cocoa
plant, and all that you need to make chocolate are cocoa
powder, cocoa butter, and a sweetener. What makes a lot of
conventional chocolate not vegan are the additives – like milk,
milkfat, and butterfat – that companies use. You don’t
need milk to make chocolate (even milk chocolate!), and these
vegan Valentine’s Day chocolate options prove it.

Vegan Valentine’s Day Chocolate to Buy

Chocolate Chips – Many brands of dark
chocolate chips are totally vegan. Whole Foods 365 brand makes
vegan chips, and Trader Joe’s dark chocolate chips are totally
vegan. Girhadeli’s chips used to be vegan, but they aren’t
anymore. You can also find vegan dark chocolate chips on
Amazon, like these from Enjoy Life Foods.

Vegan Truffles – Whole Foods makes some
vegan chocolate truffles with a coconut oil base. Just check
the ingredients. You can also order vegan truffles online.

Chocolate Bars – A good chocolate bar is a
great vegan Valentine’s Day chocolate gift. These are some of
my favorite brands of vegan bars. You can find these at natural
food stores and sometimes at regular grocery stores, too!

  • Endangered Species Dark Chocolate – The dark
    chocolate with dried raspberries is beyond amazing, and they
    have lots of other vegan bars, too!
  • Chocolove Dark Chocolate -The Chili and
    Cherries, y’all. This sweet-and-spicy treat is what my
    husband gets me when he wants to surprise me with good
    chocolate.
  • Moo Free – If your sweetie loves milk
    chocolate, you can still find a vegan option! Moo Free makes vegan milk chocolate that’s
    lightened with rice milk.
  • Vosges – If you want to get super fancy,
    these bars are the way to go. Not all of Vosges chocolate is
    vegan, but many of the dark chocolate varieties are. They
    have really cool flavors, like this matcha spirulina bar.

Vegan Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes

Now that you know how to buy vegan chocolate, you can get
baking for your sweetie (or yourself!). These are some
delicious vegan chocolate recipes for Valentine’s Day.

photo by Emseearr


Chunky Peanut Chocolate Chip Blondies

These take less than an hour to make, from start to finish, and
they’re so deliciously decadent.

Dark Chocolate Truffles
Not only are these deliciously chocolatey, they’re healthier
than conventional truffles.

Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Almond Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips
image via Shutterstock

Cinnamon Almond Chocolate Chip
Cookies
– If you need a totally gluten free vegan
Valentine’s Day chocolate treat, these are for you!

Mostly Raw Chocolate Hazelnut
Cake
– This cake reminds me of Ferrero Rocher
candy, but healthier and without the animal cruelty.

Chocolate Cherry Spice
Cake
– If you love chocolate and fruit together
like I do, do yourself a favor and make this cake ASAP!

Superfood Chocolate
Truffles
– This is another healthy truffle, if you
want to include some superfood goodness on your Valentine’s Day
menu.


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