Chocolate and peanut is a classic combo. Some might argue the same for chocolate and almond. What about all the other nuts? When is their turn to achieve iconic duo status? Chocolate and cashews deserve the same kind of recognition. They taste delicious together – especially since you can use cashews to achieve a deliciously creamy consistency in chocolate mousses, cakes, and more. If you’re convinced, check out these 15 chocolate cashew recipes!
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1. Chocolate Cashew Spread
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Smooth and rich, this Chocolate Cashew Spread by Namrata Edward Kshitij makes for a lovely edible gift. Just get a few pretty little glass jars, fill them up with this chocolatey goodness, and share with your loved ones.
2. Salted Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups
Sweet plus salty – this flavor combination never gets old. Today’s recipe of Salted Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups by Laine Rudolfa is all about the sweet and salty combo. This recipe is vegan, healthy, and requires only three ingredients.
3. Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake
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This Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake by Mitra Shirmohammadi is rich, decadent, and fudgy as the name suggests. It’s super easy to make in less than 30 minutes with only 8 wholesome ingredients. Plus, it’s free from dairy, gluten, eggs, and refined sugar.
4. Chocolate Hazelnut Cashew Milk
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The flavor in nut milk is always so smooth without being heavy, they are creamy, and not to mention AMAZING for you! Cashew milk is usually a little bit creamier which makes for a great additive into coffee, smoothies, or just to drink on its own. Now, if you think store-bought cashew milk is creamy, just wait until you make your own!!! It’s incredibly smooth and full of flavor! You will love this Chocolate Hazelnut Cashew Milk by Kristen Genton!
5. Cashew Butter Chocolate Fudge Bites
These soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth little bites of heaven are also super quick and easy to make. All you need is 5 ingredients–including sea salt–and a small pan to heat up and mix the ingredients in. Then pour into a mold and freeze or refrigerate to set. That’s it! You will love these Cashew Butter Chocolate Fudge Bites by Mitra Shirmohammadi!
6. Cashew Ricotta Chocolate Sponge Cake
Between the three layers of this oil-free cake, a buckwheat-cashew ricotta is alternated with a rich and chocolatey cream frosting. The layers are made of soaked buckwheat and millet, thus making the sponge cake gluten-free. The green layer is colored with matcha powder and the yellow one with turmeric, but don’t worry, you won’t taste them. Top with berries to make it even more fabulous. You have to try this Cashew Ricotta Chocolate Sponge Cake by Nele Liivlaid!
7. Cashew Date Squares
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8. Cashew Maple White Chocolate
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It’s such a simple recipe made with only 3 main ingredients: cacao butter, cashew butter, and pure maple syrup. In other words, it’s dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and Paleo! This Cashew Maple White Chocolate by Mitra Shirmohammadi is amazing!
9. No-Bake Choco Cashew Cheesecake
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A chocolaty, creamy filling surrounded by a no-bake crust makes for a luscious dessert that is a breeze to prepare. This No-Bake Choco Cashew Cheesecake by Celine Steen is also sophisticated enough for the most special occasions, especially when cut into tiny slices and topped with berry coulis (see Recipe Note), a little whipped coconut cream, and a few cacao nibs.
10. Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Bars
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These creamy and naturally sweetened vegan Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Bars by Robin Browne will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you feeling refreshed all summer long. They are naturally sweetened with dates, which gives them a nice caramelly flavor.
11. Caramel Cashew Banana Bread
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Who doesn’t love a bit of banana bread and equally who doesn’t love how easy it is to make?! This Caramel Cashew Banana Bread by Vicky Coates is the perfect moist and soft texture packed with chunks of caramel cashew bar. It’s full of protein, low in sugar as well as being gluten free.
12. Espresso and White Chocolate Cashew Mousse
All the creaminess of a classic mousse, without any of the dairy! Light, sweet, and full of espresso and white chocolate flavor, you won’t be able to get enough of this Espresso and White Chocolate Cashew Mousse by Vegan Reset: The 28-Day Plan to Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle.
13. Crunchy Chia Chocolate With Maca, Lucuma, Vanilla, and Cashews
Chia seeds are what make the “crunch” in this chocolate, and the cashews add another tasty texture. Feel free to add other stuff if you like; cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, and goji berries would all be phenomenal extras. You are going to love Emily von Euw‘s Crunchy Chia Chocolate With Maca, Lucuma, Vanilla, and Cashews!
14. Cashew Butter Buckeye Brownies
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These Cashew Butter Buckeye Brownies by Lauren Kirchmaier are three layers of deliciousness that you need in your life. They’re vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free with just 9 simple ingredients! Have you ever had actual Buckeyes, the confection? Basically, they are fudge-y sweet peanut butter balls half covered in chocolate. To make these Cashew Butter Buckeye Brownies, cover a basic vegan brownie with a maple-syrup and cashew butter filling, and then top with vegan chocolate ganache. These Cashew Butter Buckeye Brownies are perfect for a next-level brownie to bake, layer, and share.
15. Blender Mocha Cashew Latte
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This Blender Mocha Cashew Latte by Caroline Doucet is such a comforting and delicious drink for the fall. It is made creamy thanks to cashews and is sweetened with dates! It makes for a perfect cozy, yet nutritious drink during the colder months. As with most cashew latte recipes, you do need a good blender to get the creamy finish. If your blender is on the weaker side, you may have some small date and cashew pieces floating in your drink. You don’t want that. Your options: You can try soaking your cashews overnight and letting your dates soak in boiling water for 5 minutes. You can also strain the latte using a fine mesh sieve before drinking. Also, if you’re not a fan of dates, you can easily use maple syrup instead, to taste. Finally, feel free to adjust the flavors to taste. Add more or less cocoa or sweetener as needed. Feel free to adjust this recipe to your liking!
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