While giving up butter and milk can be an adjustment, vegans can still enjoy chocolate for Valentine's Day. Typically, dark chocolate (comprising at least 65 percent cocoa) is vegan-friendly, because it does not contain milk powder. The higher-quality the chocolate, the more likely it will have pure ingredients and no additives. If you're a vegan and in serious need of a chocolate fix, these recipes are our valentine to you.
— Additional reporting by Jenny Sugar
PB Kiss Cookies
Made with homemade dairy-free chocolate kisses for an extraspecial flair, these dairy-free peanut butter kiss cookies  will not disappoint.
Whether you know them as Samoas or Caramel deLites, these once-a-year treats are off limits  if you're following a vegan diet. Luckily, these vegan Samoas  are lower in carbs, calories, and sugar than their store-bought counterpart.
Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
These chewy and tasty brownie bites  have the flavor and texture you're craving with an extra dose of protein. Each 124-calorie bite offers 5.1 grams of essential protein.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
A chocolate chip cookie cake  topped with homemade icing will delight both vegans and nonvegans.
This quick and easy recipe for Paleo dark chocolate nut clusters  is gluten-free and vegan-friendly!
Raw Chocolate Pudding
This "milk"-chocolate pudding recipe  from chef Matthew Kenny is raw, easy to make, and full of healthy fats! Watch the video recipe to learn how to create it in your own healthy kitchen.
Magic Cookie Bars
You'll be forever grateful that these coconut chocolate magic bars  exist. They're one of our favorite vegan sweet treats.
Whether lactose-intolerant, vegan, or cutting back on dairy, here's a hot chocolate  that everyone will enjoy. The recipe is simple to put together, and the added cinnamon brings a new depth of flavor to the nostalgic beverage.
This picture of vegan chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and raspberry glaze  from Oh She Glows looks pretty enough to eat right off the screen.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
Double the pleasure by serving up this double dark chocolate mousse pie  from Healthy Happy Life.
If Girl Scout Thin Mints were once your favorite treat, substitute that green box with our homemade vegan thin mint cookies .
With just a few quick steps, you can create an easy chocolate pie  that's fit for any Valentine's celebration. The sweetest part of the deal is that it's less than 150 calories per serving.
Chocolate Pudding Cake
Indulge in a slice of chocolate coconut banana pudding cake  topped off with some dairy-free ice cream.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Blizzard
This Dairy Queen-inspired peanut butter chocolate crunch blizzard  is a chocolate lover's dream.
Raw bon bons  are a refreshing way to enjoy some chocolate.
S'Mores Ice Cream Sammies
Channel a Summer campfire with a batch of s'mores ice cream sandwiches .
If Girl Scout cookie season has got you feeling left out, you'll definitely want to try this recipe for vegan peanut butter patties  that you've got to taste to believe.
If you're in need of a last-minute fix, these no-bake chocolate cookies  are both delicious and easy to put together.
Baby Almond Joys
If you're craving an Almond Joy or Mounds bar, curb it with this vegan-approved treat: bite-sized baby Almond Joys . Make sure to use dark chocolate or vegan milk chocolate when making this recipe!
Banana Chocolate Bars
Banana and chocolate is one of the best combinations out there. Enjoy the combo in these banana chocolate almond squares .
Vegan truffles  from the Healthful Pursuit are the perfect dessert to gift or cook up for your own enjoyment.
Homemade vegan fudgesicles  are filled with strawberries — the perfect complement to the chocolatey goodness. Each one is under 80 calories.
Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Crisp Balls
Your taste buds will thank you when you pop these chocolate-dipped peanut butter crisp balls  in your mouth for a fiber-filled sweet. It's hard to believe that one serving has less than 200 calories.
Chocolate Mousse Cups
Nobody will guess that these chocolate mousse cups  are made with silken tofu instead of eggs and cream and are also naturally sweetened with dates instead of white sugar. This dessert is guilt-free.
No-Bake Vegan Brownies
These no-bake vegan brownies  require no oven, and even better — each brownie has almost two grams of protein and fiber.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
A soft, fudgy ice cream sandwich  is just what we need. This recipe contains no cholesterol, so snack on this treat without shame.
Almond-Crusted Chocolate Bananas
Before your workout, snack on these almond-coconut-crusted chocolate bananas  for a fueling treat.
Vegan Chocolate-Avocado Cupcakes
Avocado lends a creamy texture to these moist chocolate cupcakes , which will be instantly beloved by vegans and nonvegans alike!
Nut-Free Chocolate Sunbutter Cups
Whether you've got a nut allergy or simply want to try something new, these sunflower-seed butter cups  will be a welcome change from their peanut-butter counterparts.
Vegan Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries
Why spend the money (and the calories) on chocolate-dipped strawberries when you can make something better? These fruity chocolate mousse cups  are a crowd-pleaser that you'll enjoy preparing.
Vegan Chocolate Fruit Dip
Dubbed "chocolate hummus " because of its secret ingredient (chickpeas), this dip is perfect when paired with juicy strawberries.
Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
You only need two ingredients to make this perfectly sweet chocolate ice cream , so why haven't you tried it yet?
No need to swear off your favorite chocolate candy if you've gone vegan — you just need to become a little creative in the kitchen. These vegan Snickers  taste better than the real thing and are healthier too.