Chocolate lovers! Get ready to rejoice because November 29th is National Chocolates Day! No, not “Chocolate Day.” “Chocolates Day” – with an “s,” plural. It’s a special day to celebrate bite-sized chocolatey treats like truffles, bark, and other candies. With the holidays approaching fast, these little chocolates also just so happen to make perfect gifts for your sweetie, friends, family, or yourself — because we all deserve a little chocolate in our lives, just because.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Okay, maybe there’s someone (if you’re allergic, we’re sorry), but good luck finding them. Most people love the rich, deep, sweet, and slightly bitter taste of chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is also healthy for you with flavanols that have antioxidant effects that can help with heart disease. Dark chocolate has been shown to lower blood pressure and improve vascular function, possibly reducing the risks of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack.
Now that you know chocolate is good for you, let’s indulge. Check out 10 Vegan Recipes for National Chocolate Day, 10 Decadent Dishes for Dark Chocolate Lovers, and 10 Vegan Recipes for National Chocolate Cake Day. But since today is about chocolates, not just chocolate, let’s indulge with these 15 recipes for chocolate treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
1. Coconut Cacao Bonbons
These Coconut Cacao Bonbons are so delicious and you can’t have just one. Sweet flaked coconut is combined with almond butter and coconut cream, then dipped in a raw cacao coating. Luckily, they make a healthy and guilt-free treat, perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth or to serve to any chocolate lover.
2. Pistachio Mars Bars
Chocolate covered candy bars made with crushed pistachios and salted caramel … need we say more? These Pistachio Mars Bars copycats taste just as good as the original but are healthier since they contain zero refined sugars or additives. Each layer takes only a few minutes to whip up and then simply need to be combined and coated in chocolate. Easy and delicious!
3. Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars
Three cheers for Three Musketeers! This homemade version of the beloved candy bar is not only vegan but also totally raw and gluten-free! So go ahead, indulge in all the chocolatey, nougaty bliss you want with these Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars.
4. Salted Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bars
If you like making your own candy at home, you will love this Salted Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bar recipe! The filling is a delicious combination of salted date caramel and roasted peanuts. Salty and sweet, sticky and crunchy, each bite is a variety of delicious texture and flavor.
5. Raspberry Filled Chocolate Coconut Truffles
These Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Coconut Truffles have it all: they’re beautiful, sophisticated, impressive, and most importantly: delicious! Fluffy coconut is stuffed gooey raspberry jam and the whole affair is covered in chocolate. Complete decadence!
6. Homemade Peppermint Patties
Let’s paint the town peppermint with these amazing Homemade Peppermint Patties! They’re made with only seven ingredients and couldn’t be easier to put together. You’ll be living in cool minty and chocolatey bliss in no time!
7. Superfood Chocolate Jewels
These Superfood Chocolate Jewels are little bites of deliciousness that are studded with dried fruit and nuts that look like shimmering jewels suspended in chocolate. But these treats aren’t just pretty to look at – they’re secretly packed with superfoods! You can use any combination of your favorite superfood supplements other than the ones suggested below, or if you don’t want to use any superfoods at all, these chocolates will still be lovely.
8. Homemade Chocolate Covered Blueberries
If you love chocolate-covered anything, you have to try these Homemade Chocolate Covered Blueberries! Not only are they adorable and delicious but they have double the antioxidants so they’re doubly healthy. That will make you feel better about being tempted to eat the whole batch in one sitting.
9. Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This recipe for Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries stems from eating those chocolate peanut butter eggs that are everywhere around Easter. Instead of chocolate-covered eggs, these are peanut butter filled strawberries dipped in chocolate. Best of all, you don’t have to wait for Easter; you can eat them all year-round.
10. Salted Chocolate Bark With Balsamic Ginger Figs
This Salted Chocolate Bark With Balsamic Ginger Figs are perfect when life just calls for a little chocolate. And sometimes when there is no chocolate on -hand, you have to come up with an alternative, which may even involve making it yourself. This decadent treat has exotic and fancy-tasting flavors, lots of different textures and truly makes a fancy chocolate like no other.
11. Raw Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel
You’ll love these Raw Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel. Yes, regular Twix Bars don’t have a single banana molecule in them, so these are extra unique. Regular date caramel is so boring. Twix bars usually come in a pair of fingers (ew), but hey, ain’t nobody got time for that. These Twix Bar Squares are much better. After trying this recipe, you will think so too.
12. 3-Ingredient Oreo Chocolate Truffles
These Oreo Chocolate Truffles are one of the easiest and most delicious vegan treats you could possibly make, and a definite crowd-pleaser! Made with just three ingredients including accidentally vegan Oreos, these chocolate truffles are irresistible.
13. Raspberry Cream Filled Chocolates
The filling for these Raspberry Cream Filled Chocolates is made with raw cashews, lemon, vanilla, coconut and brown rice malt syrup. It gets its bright pink color and slightly tart flavor from fresh raspberries. Making them is a bit of a process, but don’t let the multiple steps scare you off, as they’re totally worth it. One bite will convince you of that.
14. Scotch Truffles
These Scotch Truffles will be a big hit no matter who you share them with. We’re talking about dark chocolate-coated, peanut butter, marmalade and single malt scotch truffles With sea salt flakes. The tiny portion of salt flakes crunch and then melt and create the perfect contrast and balance to the dark chocolate coating and sweet truffle inside.
15. Super Easy Spicy Raw Bonbons
Ready to make some delicious, sweet/spicy raw vegan treats? You don’t need much to make raw vegan chocolate – just some cocoa powder and cocoa butter (no milk!). In these Spicy Raw Chocolate Bonbons, there is peanut butter, ground hazelnuts and a pinch of chili for a kick. Easy and delicious. Oh, and good for you, too.
Chocolate is amazing no matter what form it’s in, but bite-sized treats like these feel extra special. And you deserve that, don’t you?
Lead image source: Superfood Chocolate Jewels