When going vegan, it’s all too easy to focus on what you can no longer have, but in this article, we’re going to turn the tables and explore what you can have.
And I know if there’s anything that no-one wants to miss out on, it has to be chocolate.
But no one wants to spend money on food that doesn’t actually taste good, which is why I’ve been busy taste testing a wide range of vegan chocolate treats, so I can report back to you with the best ones.
Get those taste buds ready, because here we go!
OUR TOP PICK
If, like me, you have a thing for peanut butter, then this is the vegan chocolate treat for you!
You get natural peanut butter and crispy brown rice treats, topped with creamy caramel and vegan-friendly chocolate. It’s delicious!
It’s both gluten-free and dairy free, and there are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives to worry about.
They come in a box of 10, and each treat is individually wrapped. What’s more, each treat is exactly 100 calories, so it’s perfect for keeping track of your calorie intake.
If you ask me, this is the ultimate vegan chocolate chip cookie!
Not only is it dairy-free and vegan-friendly, but it’s also low sugar, paleo-friendly, and even keto-friendly to boot. And with its plant-based protein as well, it’s easily one of the most healthy chocolate chip cookies out there.
It is also grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, corn-free, egg-free, and free of refined sugar.
It also happens to be very reasonably priced, and you can buy them in a pack of 6.
The dark chocolate chip version also has cinnamon and vanilla, but there are other flavors besides.
Don’t you just love chocolate peppermint bark? Well, I’m pleased to report that you can now get a dairy-free, 100% vegan version. It tastes just like regular milk chocolate bark, and features plenty of crisp, peppermint, all natural candy canes.
It’s delicious, it’s refreshing, it’s crunchy, and it’s the perfect way to start getting into the spirit of Christmas festivities.
It comes in a pack of 3, so you can share them out or keep them all for yourself!
I just love these - there’s a sticky, gooey caramel center in each bite, fully coated in a thick layer of dairy-free, vegan-friendly chocolate. And each bite also features a sprinkling of sea salt, to give each mouthful a real depth of flavor - absolutely delicious!
It also happens to be naturally free of cholesterol, gluten, high sugar corn syrup, and soy. And they’re USDA certified organic.
The manufacturer is also climate pledge friendly, which is also a great plus in my book.
If you’re looking to buy a sumptuous chocolate gift box for your sweetheart around Valentine's Day, or some other memorable occasion or anniversary, then this box of vegan chocolate truffles is certainly something to consider!
You can buy a box of 15 or 24. The smaller box features 3 counts of 5 different truffles, while the larger box contains 5 varieties of chocolate truffles.
Not only are they dairy-free, vegan-friendly, and plant based, but they are also gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free to boot.
If you often find yourself in the mood for some regular milk chocolate in the form of a standard, no frills chocolate bar, then this treat would be right up your alley!
Rad chocolate may be best known for its dark vegan chocolate offering, but I can assure you, after trying it for myself, this milk chocolate offering is delicious - creamy without the cream.
It’s made right here in the US, with premium single origin cocoa beans, and is sweetened with premium maple sugar.
This is the perfect gift box for the pretzel lover in your life! Perfect for men, women, young or old. And especially suited for occasions when you don’t want to spend too much money, such as Father's Day or Valentine’s Day.
Each gift box features a gourmet vegan selection of different styles of chocolate covered pretzels.
There are ones with dark chocolate and roasted nuts, white chocolate with diamond crystals, creamy peanut butter chocolate drizzled with premium dark chocolate, and the dark and white drizzle delight.
If, like me, you just love anything coconut flavored, you should definitely check out these vegan chocolate coconut bars!
There are only 3 ingredients, namely organic coconut, organic cassava syrup (which is much lower in sugar than corn syrup), and dairy-free vegan-friendly dark chocolate.
These ingredients are all sustainable and fair trade, and you don’t have to worry about any soy or gluten either. And it has a whopping 51% less sugar than the leading brand!
You can buy them as a pack of 12 or as a pack of 6.
If, perhaps, you’ve been missing your M&Ms since becoming vegan, fear not, because this is the vegan solution!
You get an 11 ounce resealable bag full of dairy-free, vegan-friendly dark chocolate gems, with crispy, toasted quinoa.
What’s more, although they are brightly colored, this coloring is all natural, derived from natural, plant-based sources, such as beets and spirulina.
Better yet, they have 23 % less sugar than the leading band, making them a much healthier alternative.
You can snack on them, or you can use them in baking - they’re great for baking cookies with!
If you love to buy your candy in bulk to save money, and you love espresso based food and drinks, then trust me, you’re just going to love this candy!
You buy it in packs of 6 bags, and each bag features 3.5 candies, all individually wrapped for freshness.
These award-winning candies are made with premium organic coconut milk to produce deliciously smooth and creamy caramels.
Other flavors include original, coconut sugar, sea salt, and vanilla. Or you can buy an assortment.
If there’s ever a time in the year when you need to have a selection of treats at hand, it has to be Halloween.
But if you want to provide chocolate in addition to regular candy, then this is the way to do it, and keep within the Halloween theme.
You get three vegan allergy-friendly chocolate lollipops, including a white chocolate skull with milk chocolate features, a chocolate spider weaving a white chocolate web, and a scary milk and white chocolate pumpkin.
These chocolate lollies are dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, and gluten-free, so you can give them away without worrying about any allergies.
Now, this tastes amazing! It’s really dark chocolate, thanks to the 72% cacao, with an intense fruity hit from real tart cherries inside.
And I could barely believe that each bar has only 42 calories per square.
The chocolate is entirely plant-based, dairy-free, and vegan. And is also USDA certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, and rainforest alliance certified.
Better yet, it arrives insulated with ice packs, so it will remain cool and crisp on opening.
Chocolate spreads are so handy - you can put them on bread, toast, pancakes, crêpes, cakes, crumpets, and more.
But what could be better than a chocolate spread other than a hazelnut flavored chocolate spread?
This particular chocolate hazelnut spread is 100% plant-based and dairy-free, with no palm oil.
What’s more, it also happens to have a whopping 90% less sugar than the leading brand, so much so that it’s classed as keto-friendly.
When you’re following a vegan diet, you have to be sure to get your recommended allowance of protein from somewhere. And since meat is out of the question, you should turn your attention to nuts and seeds.
With this particular treat, you get both protein and a chocolate fix - it’s a bag of cashew nuts coated with organic vegan chocolate flavored with vanilla bean.
There are no weird ingredients, they are all organic and non-GMO. And the treat is naturally gluten-free and even paleo-friendly.
It’s a little expensive, but if you love it as much as I did, that won’t stop you from making repeat purchases!
And now to go out with a bang! This variety pack of vegan chocolate bars features a whopping 10 different varieties.
There’s sea salt, pure dark (70%, 85%, or 85% with vanilla), salted almond, orange, coconut, mint, salted cashew, and cherry almond. That should keep you chewing!
Thank you so much for browsing through my shortlist of the best vegan chocolate treats around, I’m pretty sure I’ve whetted your appetite by this point! I did try to pick a favorite, but I just couldn’t! Enjoy!