Cleaner Chocolate Recipe Inspiration

If you’re looking for healthier recipe inspiration you’re in the right place. Baking with chocolate doesn’t need to be over indulgent. These recipes include some that are suitable for vegans, that are gluten free and that are dairy free.

After all, craft cooking chocolate tastes better, is easier to work with and is free from additives and preservatives. We’ve teamed up with chefs, authors and influencers from around the world of food and drink to present to you a selection of mouthwatering recipes to try out at home. 

So whether you’re a proficient chef or a novice baker, we’ve a recipe to help inspire you to bake with craft chocolate in a lighter way at home.

We always love to see what you come up with, so when you give them a whirl, remember to tag us @CocoaRunners on Instagram.

Chocolate, Coffee & Walnut Protein Balls

High in protein and fibre, our Chocolate, Coffee & Walnut Protein Balls are just the thing to have on hand for those moments when you need a quick refuel.

Spiced Chocolate Protein Balls

Spicy yet sweet, our Spiced Chocolate Power Balls are a supremely spicy snack to get you going whenever your energy dips.

Chocolate, Orange, Fig & Hazelnut Protein Balls

Madagascan couverture is the perfect cooking chocolate for these Chocolate, Orange, Fig & Hazelnut Protein Balls, the bright flavour profile of the cacao complements the fruit perfectly.

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

A truly delicious chocolate mousse crafted from just chocolate and water. So simple, and a sure fire winner at your next dinner party.

Three Ingredient Cassis-Spiked Dark Chocolate Mousse

A dark chocolate water based mousse infused with sweet cassis. The flavours of blackcurrant pair perfectly with our dark chocolate Madagascan cooking chocolate.

Three Ingredient Orange Infused Dark Chocolate Mousse

A fruity twist on our two ingredient vegan friendly dark chocolate mousse. This time infused with orange – the perfect pairing with our Madagascan couverture.

Vegan Marshmallow Snowballs

Our Vegan Marshmallow Snowballs are a sweet treat that you can whip up in a jiffy. It couldn’t be easier to make these bitesized treats.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Bake bitesized chocolate cupcakes that are totally vegan and totally delicious.

Raspberry Chocolate Truffles

Sharp chocolate truffles that are vegan friendly.

Two Ingredient Unsweetened Chocolate Mousse

A brilliantly simple yet stunningly potent recipe that truly packs a punch. This vegan friendly intense chocolate mousse is crafted from 100% cacao chocolate and water and is best enjoyed with a strong espresso.

Three Ingredient Earl Grey Tea Infused Milk Chocolate Mousse

A creamy milk chocolate mousse infused with Earl Grey tea. The bright bergamot notes of the tea pair perfectly with the natural citrus tones of our milk chocolate cooking chocolate in this simple recipe.

Three Ingredient Coffee Infused Dark Chocolate Mousse

Coffee and chocolate make for a winning combination in this vegan friendly and stunningly simple dark chocolate mousse. Crafted from coffee, water, chocolate and nothing more.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes that are totally vegan and totally delicious.

Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Meet your new gluten free brunch staple.

Chocolate Lollipops

Two ingredient marbled chocolate lollipops. Super easy to make, and free from nasties.

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Chai Hot Chocolate

How To Make A World Class Drinking Chocolate

We’ve worked with some of London’s top baristas to develop recipes and techniques to turn this single estate craft chocolate into a drinking chocolate that can takes its place alongside small batch, craft coffee.

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