16 Dairy-Free Chocolate Recipes

Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

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Are you a chocolate lover who needs to eat dairy-free, or serving guests with dairy-free dietary needs? These winning chocolate recipes are so indulgently sweet and delicious that you won't believe they're dairy-free — but they are!

Browse our collection of recipes for no-dairy chocolate treats that can be enjoyed year-round, from fudgy cakes and cookies to muffins and candy, There's a little something for everyone.

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake

    Dairy-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake

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    Bundt cakes are perfect for busy home cooks. If this sounds like you, then this dairy-free chocolate bundt cake is essential for your recipe box.

    They're impressive desserts that go well with just about anything, from your morning coffee to your afternoon tea, and they're so easy to make. Just whip up the batter, pour it in the pan, and top it off with a delicious vegan ganache after it cools.

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    Vegan Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache

    Vegan Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache

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    Ganache is a rich, smooth, indulgent chocolate dessert topping that is typically prepared with chocolate and heavy whipping cream. This entirely lactose-free version of a classic ganache dessert topping is every bit as sweet, creamy, and delicious as its dairy counterpart, and is great for icing dairy-free cakes, cupcakes, and other sweet treats.

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    Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Pudding

    Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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    Chocolate pudding is a wonderfully comforting treat that's a favorite of kids and adults alike. If you're vegan, though, it can be challenging to find grocery store pudding that's suitable for your diet. But don't worry, now you can make your own with this rich-tasting, dairy-free, egg-free chocolate pudding recipe. Yum!

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    Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

    Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

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    Everybody loves cheesecake, and this fantastic vegan cheesecake is so creamy and decadent tasting you may have a hard time convincing people it's dairy-free.

    With a chocolately homemade crust, rich filling, and a quick and easy frosting, this is truly a special dessert recipe that's worth the effort to make.

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    Dairy-Free Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

    Dairy-Free Rich Chocolate Cake

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    Are you a chocolate lover who needs to avoid eating dairy? Here's a fabulous, dairy-free chocolate cake recipe that's as close to the real thing as it gets.

    Enjoy rich, chocolate frosting without the guilt, and with all the great flavor you crave, in a dense chocolate cake. Make this no-dairy chocolate cake for birthday parties and potlucks. It's sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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    Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

    Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

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    When you're craving something warm, rich, and comforting, this dairy-free hot chocolate recipe is the perfect thing. Warm up on cold or rainy days with a steaming mug of dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan hot chocolate.

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

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    Do you love muffins and chocolate? Skip the line-up at your local bakery and bake up a batch of these quick and easy chocolate chip muffins, for an after-school and after-work snack, or a weekend morning treat. It's a great go-to recipe you'll make again and again.

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    Rich and Creamy Vegan Chocolate Fudge

    Rich and Creamy Vegan Chocolate Fudge

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    Vegan and dairy-free fudge that's just as rich and delicious as the traditional recipe? You better believe it! All you need are three ingredients to make this easy, yummy, no-dairy fudge with optional nuts for crunch.

    Serve this simple fudge recipe cut into squares as a tea-time treat, or as a fun and popular party dessert.

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  • 09 of 16

    No-Bake, Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    No-Bake Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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    Easy, no-bake, vegan chocolate oatmeal cookies are a wonderful treat to enjoy anytime, and so easy to make. They're also dairy-free, gluten-free, and oil-free.

    This genius recipe uses moist dates, finely ground nuts, and dairy-free dark chocolate chips, instead of dairy products, to give the cookies sweetness and richness.

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    Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe

    Vegan Frosting

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    Chocoholics, here's your new essential frosting recipe for all your home-baked vegan cakes and cupcakes. This sweet, scrumptious, dairy-free vegan chocolate frosting recipe is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving without a bit of milk or butter. Velvety smooth and dark, it's also a beautiful decoration to make sweets look prettier. This recipe can be doubled or tripled for serving a crowd.

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    Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

    Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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    Chocolate-covered pretzels are a popular treat that are also one of the simplest candy recipes to make. With only three ingredients in the recipe, these yummy, dairy-free, chocolate-covered pretzels make a great sweet treat for an after school snack or in school lunches.

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    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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    These decadent chocolate crinkle cookies are easily made dairy-free by using dairy-free chocolate. They're made with oil instead of butter, making them lactose-intolerant friendly. With melted chocolate and cocoa powder, they're extra chocolately. A coating of powdered sugar produces a pretty crinkle effect and adds a little more sweetness.

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    Vegan Dairy-Free Banana Chocolate Brownies

    Vegan Dairy-Free Banana Chocolate Brownies

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    Bananas and chocolate are a winning flavor combination and, as such, these vegan banana chocolate brownies are always a hit with kids and adults alike.

    Whether you're on a vegan diet or going dairy-free for health reasons, these decadent tasting brownies let you enjoy your chocolate fix, without any guilt.

    Bananas take the place of eggs, and soy or almond milk replaces the usual dairy ingredients, in these yummy dessert bars that make a great bake sale item. Another bonus, this recipe also stores and freezes well.

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

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    Easy to make and even easier to eat, these deliciously moist and sweet dairy-free chocolate chip blondies are the perfect dessert bar recipe for school parties and other gatherings where a variety of diets need to be accommodated. They also make a great hostess gift or a perfect potluck party dessert.

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

    Dairy-free chocolate cupcakes

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    Kids love to help make this easy recipe for delicious, always-popular chocolate cupcakes that are completely dairy-free and suitable for lactose-free diets. The combination of maple syrup, coconut milk, and cocoa in the recipe is absolutely divine. The best part is, they are both adult and kid-friendly. Yum!

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    Dairy-Free Vegan Whoopie Pies

    Dairy-Free Vegan Whoopie Pies

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    Whoopie pies are almost as fun to eat as their name is to say! Not quite a pie, not quite a cookie or cake, these fun desserts are somewhere in between. Now, with this recipe, they're both vegan-friendly and dairy-free too! 

    The sweet, creamy, fluffy filling is sandwiched between two chocolate cakes for a wonderful treat that's great for buffet parties or after-dinner desserts on weekends.