I don’t know about you, but chocolate has a special place in my heart, especially around this time of the year. Nothing makes me happier than a big slice of chocolate cake or a nutty chocolate cookie as I curl up with a cup of coffee on one hand and a good book on the other.
Today, I am sharing some of my go-to chocolate-y recipes that I make over and over again. Below you will find a combination of recipes made with and without refined sugars. While I no longer share recipes made with granulated sugar, a few of these recipes have stood the test of time and have become reader favorites. I hope you will find a little bit of inspiration as you work on your Christmas menu.
If you are a brownie lover, then you ought to give this vegan almond butter brownie a try. Made with spelt flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and sprinkled with sea salt, it will capture all your senses.
A perfect way to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This chocolate cake is made with wholesome ingredients like almond flour, maple syrup, and cocoa powder without the use of any butter or oil. Topped off with Maple Whipped Cream and seasonal fruits, this recipe is an easy-to-make yet super impressive cake that will make your guests ask for the recipe.
How do you like your chocolate bark?
I like mine made with coconut oil, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. I also like lots of dried fruit and nuts on top. Just like this chocolate almond bark sprinkled with sea salt.
If I had my way, I would eat Nutella from the jar with a spoon EVERY. SINGLE.DAY. Sadly, it is not a healthy food. But thankfully, I have this healthy chocolate smoothie recipe to satiate my Nutella cravings.
Made with hazelnuts, pears, Medjool dates, and cocoa powder, this is much healthier alternative to splurge on when you find yourself daydreaming about Nutella.
Have you ever made donuts at home? If not, you should start now with this Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Whole Wheat Donuts. It is hard to stop with only one so be sure to have some friends around to share.
This is the most popular chocolate recipe of Foolproof Living. Instead of me telling you why, I will leave it up to Elizabeth:
“I found this cake via Pinterest and made it for our holiday meal. It was an absolute HIT. So lovely, and so delicious. And for those of you reading and feeling intimidated, she’s absolutely right, this cake is easy to make. You just need a bundt cake pan and the ingredients. Just take your time and you’ll end up with a wonderful cake! My new go-to holiday cake. Thank you so much!”
An impressive cake made up of layers and layers of chocolate waffles flavored with mascarpone whipped cream. Visually impressive and incredibly tasty. Whether you make this for breakfast or tea time, it will surely make your friends ask for more.
One of my favorite Ina Garten recipes I make over and over again. If you have friends and family, who love chocolate, peanut butter, and nuts, these chocolate peanut butter globs will make them very happy.