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Who knew such distinct flavors could blend so harmoniously? Adding a hint of orange is a great way to add a dynamic element to an ordinary chocolate recipe. Let’s be honest, sometimes chocolate can be too rich and overpowering. Luckily, the citrusy flavor of oranges can lighten things up a bit by adding a refreshing touch. While most people know about chocolate covered candied oranges, there are so many other ways to combine these two flavors. Get some inspiration here with these 15 vegan chocolate and orange recipes. They taste fantastic and are super fun to make!

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1. Dark Chocolate Orange Muffins

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These Dark Chocolate Orange Muffins by Teri Macovei are a delightful treat for your early mornings along with a fresh cup of coffee or tea. They’re soft, chocolaty and nicely elevated by the citrusy aroma of oranges.

2. Quinoa, Chocolate, and Orange Cake

Quinoa, Chocolate, and Orange Cake

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This Quinoa, Chocolate, and Orange Cake by Camille David is dense, rich and absolutely delicious. It is packed with chocolate, quinoa, and orange zest which combine to make an irresistible pallet of flavors. Works perfectly as a dessert or as a treat with coffee.

3. Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding

Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding

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These Chocolate Orange Chia Puddings by Vicky Coates are high in protein and make an easy breakfast!

4. Healthy Chocolate Orange Brownies

Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo Healthy Chocolate Orange Brownies topped with orange

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The best ever gluten-free brownies made vegan and high in protein! These Healthy Chocolate Orange Brownies by Ciarra Siller are so dense and fudgy–you would never know that they are naturally sweetened with dates and not refined sugar!

5. Dark Chocolate and Orange Pecan Loaf

Dark Chocolate and Orange Pecan Loaf

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A delicious loaf that is full of chocolate orange goodness. Free from refined sugar, gluten and dairy, and full of nutritional goodness. Fudgy brownie texture, this Dark Chocolate and Orange Pecan Loaf by Taryn Fitz-Gerald is incredibly delicious.

6. Chocolate Orange Snowballs

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These raw Chocolate Orange Snowballs by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman are beyond easy to thrown together, simply blend all of the ingredients, roll into balls, and you’re done! Loaded with healthy fats to keep your skin protected against the harsh winter cold, and protein to aid in recovering after your new-year-new-me workout sessions, these decadent little truffles have it all.

7. Raw Orange and Chocolate Cake

Raw Orange and Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate and orange is one of the best citrusy and sweet combinations that is reminiscent of fall, winter, and seasonal holidays. This Raw Orange and Chocolate Cake recipe by Lili Basic Capaccetti lets you enjoy the tasty combo while still being healthy! The orange juice and orange peel give a lovely refreshing citrusy note that goes so well with other flavors.

8. Chocolate Orange Macarons

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Now, the biggest question in the vegan macarons making is how to replace the main ingredient: egg whites? Well, let us introduce you to a magic liquid called aquafaba – also known as chickpea water! Yes, you’ve heard that right! It works so well in making recipes like this one! You have to try Kirsten Kaminski‘s Chocolate Orange Macarons!

9. Chocolate Orange Tart

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A no-bake treat, so rich, creamy and decadent that you won’t even notice it’s refined sugar-free and vegan! The base for this Chocolate Orange Tart by Natasha Minocha is so simple: just oats, cocoa, walnuts and puffed rice. Combined with coconut oil and date syrup. You can make this gluten free too if you can get your hands on gluten-free oats.

10. Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

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The delicious combo of chocolate and orange comes together in these amazing Chocolate Orange Doughnuts by Stephanie Davies! These are easy to make and so delicious.

11. Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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These Chocolate Orange Cupcakes by Stephanie Davies are so easy to make, that even a novice baker can’t go wrong! And if you don’t like chocolate orange, simply change the orange extract for another, for example, mint or vanilla.

12. Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

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The beautiful flavors of chocolate and orange are combined in Fabio Gallo‘s Vegan Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake. A moist and tender cake, packed with chocolate chips and a hint of orange, covered in a delicious chocolate orange glaze.

13. Chocolate Orange Cake

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This orange-vanilla cake with chocolate orange frosting is the perfect dessert all year round. The cake can be made with your choice of whole wheat flour or plain all-purpose flour. Whole wheat desserts can have a tendency to be a little dense and dry, but vegan buttermilk and oil ensure that it is moist and delicious. While most cake frostings are made from a generous helping of sugar, this frosting keeps it to a minimum and relies on orange juice to add sweetness. You will love Alejandra Graf‘s Chocolate Orange Cake!

14. Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins [Vegan, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar-Free]

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Pumpkin, orange and chocolate – united in a moist and sweet muffin. These vegan Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins by Melanie Jacobs are oil-free and refined sugar-free and make a great snack for this fall season.

15. Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake 

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Perfectly orange cake and chocolate mousse come together in this very easy yet stunning Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake by Gretchen Price.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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