Chocolate lovers rejoice! On July 28th, it’s National Milk Chocolate Day.

Milk chocolate was invented in 1875 by Daniel Peter who had the idea of mixing powdered milk with Nestle’s chocolate liquor. Since its conception milk chocolate has taken over the dessert world, mostly as the main ingredients of our beloved chocolate bars. Milk chocolate is also used in beverages and baking.

If you’re a chocolate addict but want to stay away from the unhealthy dairy-filled chocolate bars, we have the goods for you. Check out these 14 Creamy, Dreamy Ways To Get More Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding in Your Life15 Minty, Chocolatey Vegan Sweets That Will Make Your Taste Buds Tingle and Get Your Chocolate Fix With These 15 Rich, Chocolatey Vegan Desserts.

Do you prefer healthier dark chocolate? We’ve got you covered with that too with these 10 Divine Ways to Create Delicious Dark Chocolate Desserts.

In whatever shape or form, let’s celebrate the deliciousness of milk chocolate with these 15 creamy and decadent chocolate recipes.

1. Chocolate Coconut Chip CakeChocolate Coconut Cake

Chocolate Coconut Chip Cake

A chocolatey, gluten-free cake that’s sweetened naturally. What more could you ask for? Without the topping, this little Chocolate Coconut Chip Cake by Valentina Goltara could pass for breakfast! Just top with coconut yogurt and the fresh fruit of your choice.

2. Luscious Lava Cakes With Lava Ball CenterLuscious Lava Cakes

Luscious Lava Cakes With Lava Ball Center

The darling of ‘90s restaurant menus is still around — and for good reason. This warm, gooey chocolatey dessert is a chocolate lover’s dream. And now it’s vegan, too. Win-win. Top VEGANIZE IT!‘s Luscious Lava Cakes With Lava Ball Center with a spoonful of cashew cream or a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and some berries.

3. Oil-Free Glazed Chocolate DoughnutsOil-Free Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

Oil-Free Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

Need a crowd-pleasing treat to bring along to brunch? These decadent Oil-Free Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts by Helyn Dunn are made from almond flour and rice flour, making them gluten-free and oil-free thanks to a combination of applesauce and almond butter. Instead of coconut oil and sugar, the glaze is made from dark chocolate and full-fat coconut milk. They’re the dessert you’ve been dreaming about! That is if you like healthier, chocolatey, and doughnut-y things.

4. Creamy Chocolate BarsCreamy Chocolate Bars

Creamy Chocolate Bars

Once you make Margaux Mouton‘s Creamy Chocolate Bars, you will not be able to keep yourself from grabbing one from the freezer every time you pass by! The creaminess of the avocado, the pinch of spice, and, of course, the chocolate, make a deliciously addicting combo. And the sticky-sweet dried cranberry topping just puts this dessert over the top!

5. Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakesmini chocolate cakes

Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes

Our Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes by Lori & Michelle Corso: Purely Twins are not only healthy and easy to make, but they are also raw and gluten-free too! Plus perfect individual serving! Plus this recipe can be easily changed to your taste preference. We used pecans in the crust, but any nut would work.  For the filling, we used cashews as they provide the best cream. But macadamia nuts would be okay.  We reduced the amount of sugar in these chocolate cream cakes, so adjust to your liking.

6. ‘Milk’ Chocolate Bars'Milk' Chocolate Bars

“Milk” Chocolate Bars

These “Milk” Chocolate Bars by Emily von Euw taste like candy bars, but they’re made without dairy. Sweet, creamy decadence in the shape we have come to recognize as all that is good: the chocolate bar. If you’re just starting to get into vegan treats, this is a wise one to try because it’s gonna make everyone flip out in a good way.

7. 5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge in 5-Minutes5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge in 5-Minutes

5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge in 5-Minutes 

These 5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge in 5-Minutes by Buffy-Ellen Gill will blow you away with how good they taste. These delightful bites use carob so they’re the perfect healthy treat for kids or those late afternoon munchies!

8. Raw Strawberry Crème Chocolate TrufflesRaw Strawberry Crème Chocolate Truffles

Raw Strawberry Crème Chocolate Truffles

These Raw Strawberry Crème Chocolate Truffles by Karielyn Tillman are chocolatey, creamy, and every bit decadent. The creme filling made of strawberries and cashew butter paired with the milky chocolate exterior creates the perfect summer indulgence.

9. 3-Ingredient Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse3 Ingredient Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

3-Ingredient Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

This 3-Ingredient Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse by Clémence Moulaert is simple but extremely rich and creamy. Aquafaba, or chickpea brine, works exactly as whisked egg whites do, creating the light and airy texture of this mousse. Don’t skimp on the cream of tartar: it helps the mousse set and stay firm. Believe us, you won’t regret trying this mousse!

10. No-Bake Double Chocolate Brownie BarsNo-Bake Double Chocolate Brownie Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

No-Bake Double Chocolate Brownie Bars

From the title, these little squares of heaven sound like a real treat right?! I mean the fattening kind of vegan treat. Not the kind of vegan treat that is made out of one ingredient and called a healthy dessert. I mean the kind that you may regret eating later (even though you should indulge now and again!) But – let me tell you, these decadent squares taste like frozen freezer fudge layered brownies and come with no guilt-strings attached. Shannon Leparski‘s No-Bake Double Chocolate Brownie Bars recipe has proved to be one of those that never fails – one you can keep coming back to. Promise.

11. Double Layer Chocolate Mousse Cakedouble layer chocolate mousse cake

Double Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake

The only thing better than a chocolate mousse cake is a double-layered chocolate mousse cake! That’s right, this ultra decadent cake is composed of two layers of cocoa sponge, and two layers of silky cashew-based chocolate mousse, all encased in a dark chocolate ganache. You seriously can’t go wrong with this Double Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake by Kristen Genton!

12. Peanut Butter and Chocolate CoulantPeanut Butter and Chocolate Coulant

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coulant

This Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coulant by Gemma Gonzalez is chocolate heaven! Fudgy but firm, filled with warm peanut butter, and cute to boot, this is the perfect dessert to whip up for a get-together. Serve with plenty of peanut butter drizzle and a dollop of coconut whipped cream if you’re trying to get decadent.

13. Chocolate Sheet CakeChocolate Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Fudgy, sweet, and oh so very chocolatey, this Chocolate Sheet Cake by Chrissy Cavanaugh is delicious! And it’s super easy too! All you have to do is dump the ingredients in a bowl, stir, and pop the baking dish in the oven. The avocado makes the frosting super smooth, creamy, and decadent.

14. Hazelnut Chocolate ParfaitHazelnut Chocolate Parfait

Hazelnut Chocolate Parfait

This Hazelnut Chocolate Parfait by Jana Kastner is a seriously delicious treat that is not only vegan, gluten-free, free of processed sugar and starches but it also takes only 5 ingredients to make! Believe us, your taste buds will thank you for making this creamy chocolatey parfait!

15. Chocolate Almond Espresso CakeChocolate Almond Espresso Cake

Chocolate Almond Espresso Cake

If you’re looking for a treat to share with your sweetheart (or anyone you like enough to share dessert with), you’ve come to the right place. This Chocolate Almond Espresso Cake by Michele Elizabeth is rich and chocolatey with a hint of espresso, and since it’s made entirely with almond flour, it’s also gluten-free!

Want more ooey-gooey chocolate recipes? Check out these 15 Vegan Desserts With Rich, Decadent Chocolate GanacheA Chocoholic’s Dream Come True: 15 Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cakes15 Sinfully Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipes, and these 13 Creamy and Decadent Recipes for Chocolate Mousse.

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