Easter must be a vegan's nightmare — rampant egg dying and children waking up to the joyful morning tradition of biting off a bunny ear. But from mock-Lindor hazelnut truffle to persimmon and chocolate panini, we've gathered stylish, scrumptious and unexpected vegan Easter chocolate recipes that also honor our furry and feathered friends.
Homemade Lindor Chocolate Truffle Eggs
Perhaps making egg-shaped vegan treats is a contradiction of intentions, but we're still digging these very easy, epicurean Easter chocolates: just blend all ingredients and then chill in a candy mold or plastic eggs.
For the hazelnut-filled chocolate truffle egg recipe, go to DAMY Health.
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Persimmon Panini
Remake lunch into dessert with this gourmet Easter chocolate recipe. Persimmons and vegan chocolate are melted between two slices of artisan bread. Not digging a sandwich for dessert? Steal the unique fruit-and-chocolate combo for a vegan chocolate cake topping, instead.
Go to Lunchbox Bunch for the free vegan chocolate-covered persimmon panini recipe.
Chili Chocolate Cupcakes
We add chocolate to chili and now chili to our Easter chocolates. Pureed prunes sweeten this oil- and sugar-free holiday dessert while offering a fluffy alternative to traditionally dense vegan chocolate cupcakes.
Vegan Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake
Raspberry coulis offers a touch of glam to this Easter chocolate cake. Trying to eat locally? Sub the raspberries for rhubarb, which are in season.
Want the free vegan chocolate cake recipe for your Easter celebration? Head to Zizi's Adventures.
Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Pecan Pie
This vegan Easter chocolate dessert would be the perfect end to a holiday dinner, especially if topped with a spiced coconut whipped cream.
Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Add an Easter styling to these vegan ice cream sandwiches by coloring the DIY coconut milk ice cream with beet, carrot or blueberry juice.
Vegan Mommy Chef has the recipe for the vegan and dairy-free chocolate ice cream sandwiches.
Vegan Chocolate Mint Nibbles
Chocolatey medjool dates add a velvety texture to this raw Easter dessert, which have a polished shape, rare for most vegan treats. Decorate the chocolates with pecans, mint or lavender.
Raw & Vegan Chocolate Balls
Cleanse your bowels and treat your tongue at the same time! Perhaps not the most persuasive argument for an Easter sweet treat, but true nonetheless. Made with coconut and nut butter, these high-fiber vegan chocolate balls can also serve as a mid-day pick-up as you wait for Easter dinner to cook.
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Eggs
Crunchy breakfast cereal firms up the vegan version of this classic Easter chocolcate candy. Customize the sweet by joining dried cherries to vegan chocolate filled with almond butter, peanut butter with shredded coconut or chocolate-dipped banana and hazelnut sandwiches.
Like the vegan chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs? Head to Your Vegan Mom for the free recipe.
Image credits (from top): DAMY Health, DAMY Health, Lunchbox Bunch, love food eat, ZiZi's Adventures, Chocolate-Covered Katie, Vegan Mommy Chef, Aine Carlin / Marcus Samuelsson, Queen of Quinoa and Your Vegan Mom