Chili and chocolate is not as uncommon as you may think. Now, more than ever, people are infusing earthy and smoky spices with creamy chocolate to create the ultimate flavor combinations. Here at One Green Planet, we love pushing the boundaries when cooking, so why not add some heat to chocolate? Using the Food Monster App, we found some awesome and unique spicy chocolate recipes!

1. Mexican Spiced Chocolate Covered Cashews
Vegan Mexican Spiced, Chocolate Covered Cashews

Let’s face it – indulgent desserts are great, but sometimes you just want a little snack to satisfy that chocolate craving. These Mexican Spiced Chocolate Covered Cashews will crush that sweet tooth without being overly decadent. This chocolatey snack is spiced with cinnamon and just a hint of chili powder, giving it depth of flavor without adding heat.

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2. One-Minute Spiced Chocolate CakeVegan One Minute Chocolate Spiced Cake

This One-Minute Spiced Chocolate Cake is just what you need, and do you know what is so great about it? If it doesn’t come out perfect, say it ends up a bit gooey, you can top with some non dairy whipped cream and melted chocolate and call it a pudding or a Chocolate hot pot! With almonds and oats, spices and cocoa, even the batter tastes delicious. You can make your own variations with different spices, orange zest, chocolate chips and such.

3. Chocolate Spice Cake

A moist, delicately spiced, Chocolate Spice Cake. Cut it up into small squares and serve it up on a nice platter at a party – I promise you they’ll be gobbled up in the blink of eye. It may be best to make a double batch.

4. Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Avocado PuddingVegan Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Avocado in a dessert? Seems odd at first, we know. However, it makes sense that such a creamy vegetable would work well in this decadent Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Avocado Pudding. This chocolate avocado pudding is so rich, creamy, and so chocolatey, you’ll forget about the avocado part– quickly. The chile powder, cinnamon, and salt add just the right amount of contrast.

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5. Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Here’s a take on classic snickerdoodles that will leave your tastebuds in amazement; Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles. Try this vegan cookie combination of chocolate with cinnamon.

6. Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake
Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake

This Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake is everything. The sweet potato replaces butter/oil and the frosting couldn’t be easier: melted chocolate chips sprinkled with chopped nuts (toasted coconut would be nice, too).

7. Black Bean Chili Chocolate BrowniesVegan Gluten-Free Black Bean Chili Chocolate Brownies

These Black Bean Chili Brownies are the perfect low-fat, flourless, easy to make treats. They are incredibly tasty, quick to make and full of goodness, so you can help yourself to as many as you like (which is, quite frankly, all of them). Bake these in a muffin tin to give you perfectly-sized morsels straight from the oven, each lovely and crispy on the outside and a gooey on the inside.

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8. Chipotle Chocolate ChiliVegan Chocolate Chipotle Chili

Finally, a unique vegan chili for true chili lovers; Chipotle Chocolate Chili. You read that right! With chipotle sausages, four kinds of chili powder, beer, coffee, and chocolate, this is a truly intense chili. It has an edge of bitterness, a strong but not aggressive spiciness and a very subtle touch of sweetness. It’s well worth searching out the ancho and New Mexico chili powders, as they add an authentic chili flavor.

9. Raw Chili Chocolate Brownies With Fudge Glaze
Vegan Raw Chili Chocolate Brownies With Fudge Glaze

A touch of chili powder gives these scrumptious raw chocolate brownies quite a kick! The fudge glaze is the only part of these Chili Chocolate Brownies that is not raw, so if you want to keep the brownies fully raw, feel free to omit the glaze. They will still be delicious!

10. Mexican Hot Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

The combination of sweet strawberries, creamy chocolate, and a tiny kick of cayenne creates the ultimate trifecta of deliciousness. Try these Mexican Hot Chocolate-Covered Strawberries and be amazed!

For more delicious recipes check out our Chocolate Cake Archives. Whether you’re a chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, or simply go for the all-classic chocolate bar, the Food Monster App has got you covered. With over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Raw Chili Chocolate Brownies With Fudge Glaze