Two Delicious, Chocolatey Recipes to Make With Vegan Chocolate

Eating vegan chocolate is, of course, delicious on its own. But every once in a while, you might find yourself craving something just a bit more decadent. Here are two chocolate-forward recipes you can make with your vegan chocolate. Both of them leave chocolate in the forefront as the major flavor, and they're made with 100% plant-based ingredients to suit your vegan diet.

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This chocolate pudding makes a great weeknight dessert. It's also pretty high in protein, which makes it a filling mid-day snack. To make four servings of pudding, you need:

  • 1/2 cup plant-based protein powder, chocolate or vanilla flavor
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • a pinch of cinnamon

In a small saucepan, whisk together the protein powder, almond milk, and almond butter. Cook over medium heat just until the mixture starts to bubble. Then, slowly add in the chocolate chips, stirring constantly. The chocolate will slowly melt and incorporate into the mixture, thickening it. When all of the chocolate chips are melted, stir in the cinnamon, and remove the pudding from the heat. Transfer it to a glass bowl, and let it cool in the fridge. This will take about 2 hours. When it's cool, you'll have a tasty, vegan, chocolate pudding.

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse

This fluffy chocolate and peanut butter mousse is incredibly decadent. You can eat it on its own, or add a handful of berries to the top. To make four servings, you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place the vegan chocolate chips in a double boiler. Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly. When the chocolate has fully melted, remove it from the heat and set it aside. 

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the coconut cream and almond milk. Beat for 2 minutes on high, or until light and fluffy. Whip in the peanut butter and the vanilla extract. Then, while you are still beating, slowly add in the melted chocolate. The mixture should stiffen, but it may still be a little loose because it is warm. Cool it in the fridge for an hour, and you'll have a delicious, fluffy mousse.

The next time you feel like getting creative with vegan chocolate, turn to one of these recipes. It won't disappoint, and your taste buds will be pleased.