When you’re trying to cheer yourself up, what are some of the first things that you reach for? Is it a warm hug, or a nice walk outside? Do you look at pictures of puppies, kittens and other adorable animals? Do you dig into your favorite comfort foods? All of those things are awesome of course, but we here at One Green Planet has a soft spot for chocolate (and that soft spot is our stomachs.) Chocolate covered treats are simply amazing. So, on National Chocolate Covered Anything Day celebrate with one of these recipes courtesy of the Food Monster App. From decadent cakes to tasty bars, we’ve got you covered.

1. Almond Joy Cake
Vegan Almond Joy Cake

This rendition of the Almond Joy Cake includes the most decadent recipes for chocolate and vanilla cake layers with that sticky, gooey coconut filling in between each layer. A thin coating of chocolate buttercream and ganache is poured over every inch of it! Complete with homemade almond joy candy bars to adorn the top!

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2. Copycat Snickers Bars
Vegan Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars

Chocolate bars and candy bars don’t have to be packed with unnatural sugars to be tasty and delicious. These Copycat Snickers Bars have a raw ‘nougat’ base, a scrumptious date caramel filling, a chocolate coating. And it wouldn’t be a Snickers without tons of peanuts! These bars are pretty darn close to the real thing; the only difference is that they are much better for you.

3. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles With Smoked Sea Salt
Vegan Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles With Caramel Sea Salt

The filling of these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles With Sea Salt is sort of like a nutty pumpkin pie. It’s creamy with just the right amount of spices and maple sweetness. A coating of dark chocolate envelops the creamy filling while a sprinkling of smoked sea salt provides a sharp contrast to the sweetness. Honor the change in season with a couple of these and a mug of tea.

4. Raw Layered Espresso and Chocolate Cheesecake
Raw Vegan Layered Espresso and Chocolate Cheesecake

This no-bake Raw Layered Espresso and Chocolate Cheesecake can be made in advance. It starts with a gluten-free shortbread base, followed by creamy coffee and rich chocolate layers, and a topping of caramel-date balls with a drizzle of dark chocolate. This recipe is easy to make, is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and contains no refined sugar. Perfect for any coffee (and chocolate!) lover.

5. Chocolate Dipped Maple Meringues
Vegan Chocolate Dipped Maple Meringues

These delicious and lovely Chocolate Dipped Maple Meringues are perfect for sharing, but you may not want to.

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6. Mexican Spiced Chocolate Covered Cashews

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.

7. Chocolate Covered Banana Peanut Butter Balls
Vegan Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Balls

Your snacks needs are covered with these healthy Chocolate Covered Banana Peanut Butter Balls. Rich, creamy, and decadent yet free of refined-sugars, gluten, and oil!

8. Chocolate Drizzle Cookies
Vegan Chocolate Drizzle Cookies

A healthy lifestyle is not just about eating super healthy food all the time. It’s about understanding that you can jump off that wagon every once in a while. You can indulge yourself with a chocolate covered cookie and be happy.The rich decadence of these Chocolate Drizzle Cookies will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

9. Banana Bread Cake Pops
Vegan Banana Cake Pops

These Banana Bread Cake Pops are an innovative, bite-sized twist on the classic dessert. These decadent treats are made with soft banana bread dough that’s filled with crunchy walnuts and coated with a delightful chocolate shell.

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10. Open Face Homemade ‘Oreos’ With Peanut Butter Filling
Vegan Open Faced Oreos With Peanut Butter Filling

These Open Face Homemade Oreos With Peanut Butter Filling have a huge dollop of peanut butter filling and no second cookie to get in your way. The crispy cookies are chocolaty and delicious and the creamy peanut butter filling is out of this world.

 11. Maple Coconut Caramel Macaroons
Vegan Coconut Caramel Macaroons

These Maple Coconut Caramel Macaroons are quite the treat. The cookie itself is a classic take on the traditional macaroon but the toasted pumpkin seeds, melted chocolate, and sea salt makes these cookies truly stand out. They are perfect for a sweet snack with coffee or to round out a meal in style.

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12. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry and Coconut Truffles
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberry and Coconut Truffles

Nothing says “I love you” like a box of homemade truffles. These Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Coconut Truffles are the perfect gift for that special somebody in your life. They are an elegant combination of strawberries, coconut, white chocolate, and dark chocolate. Plus, you can get creative when decorating them to give them an extra special touch.

13. Chocolate-Covered No Bake Cookie Dough Bars
Vegan Chocolate Covered No Bake Chocolate Chip Bars

Everyone knows that raw cookie dough is the best part about making cookies. And don’t these Chocolate-Covered No Bake Cookie Dough Bars look scrumptious? Bonus — they’re super easy to make. The egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough is made from almond flour and coconut flour sweetened naturally with maple syrup and it’s covered with a ganache-style layer of smooth, chocolatey goodness.

14. Chocolate-Covered Mango Bites
Vegan Chocolate Covered Mango Bites

These Chocolate Covered Mango Bites have everything your little heart could possibly desire. They rest on a sticky mango, coconut, and buckwheat crust that is topped with a fresh blueberry jam then, the whole treat is placed atop a mango slice and double-dipped in chocolate.

15. Chocolate-Covered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwich
Vegan Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwich

No, your eyes haven’t deceived you. These Chocolate-Covered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches consist of chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiched between two crunchy, salty crackers that are then coated in chocolate. They’re a unique dessert to bring along to potlucks, but we don’t blame you if you want to keep them all at home.

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You are now fully equipped with 15 awesome creations so you won’t have a chocolate emergency. Even if you’re not a fan of chocolate and you still just want a reason to eat something sweet, you should see our fruity dessert options, too. We got you covered, thanks to the Food Monster App. In fact, the app is awesome for more than just dessert; it contains over 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, all at your disposal.  It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Subscribers gain access to 10 new recipes every day. Score!

Lead image source: Copycat Snickers Bars