There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hit of chocolate after a long hard day. Whether you’ve had a crazy day at the office, hours of running around after the kids, or maybe even a combination of both, a bit of chocolate is always a welcome addition to any relaxing evening. It’s the little things, right? When the chocolate you’re after has to be gluten free, however, it isn’t always as easy as stopping off at the local grocery store and picking up the first item on the shelf. That’s when a collection of gluten-free chocolate recipes comes in handy.

Celiac disease and other gluten intolerances are more common than you might think. With up to one percent of the population suffering from celiac disease, and many more who are unaware of what is causing their migraines, fatigue or digestive problems, supermarkets and restaurants are gradually becoming more gluten-free friendly. Baking your own treats, however, means you know exactly what is going into them, something super important when you have specific dietary requirements. So whether doughnuts or ice cream is your favorite treat, if you’re a chocolate lover who has to keep things gluten free, here are a few delicious gluten-free chocolate recipes that are sure to make your mouth water and cause an impromptu baking session.

1. Mocha Milk Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

If you like your shortbread with a shot of caffeine, these mocha milk chocolate shortbread cookies from Gluten Free Canteen, are the way to go. These treats are really quick and easy to make, which is perfect when you need to satisfy a craving stat.

2. Chocolate And Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

If you’re an ice cream lover, then the Messy Baker knows how to satisfy your sweet tooth. This cherry and chocolate vanilla ice cream includes “an extra dose of vanilla, sweet cherries and crunchy shards of chocolate crackle”. Just hand me a spoon.

3. Gluten-Free Chocolate Doughnuts

Clémence, blogger at The Vegan Cookie Fairy and author of The Vegan Cookie Fairy’s Little Book of Chocolate, can teach you how to create these amazing gluten free chocolate doughnuts. Irresistible and easy to make, these treats can be customized with countless different topping choices.

4. Chocolate Mint Protein Shake

If your go to breakfast these days is a protein shake, you have to check out this chocolate mint shake over from Quinoa, Kale and Exhale. It’s gluten-free, takes minutes to make and contains 25 grams of protein powder, making it a good, substantial start to your day.

5. Triple Chocolate Chipotle Cake Truffles

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try out The Urban Poser’s delicious triple chocolate chipotle cake truffles? With a little kick of chipotle to add some spice, these would make a great addition to any food lover’s gluten free dinner party.

6. Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes

With the winter season fast approaching, I know I’m dreaming of cozy nights in with the fire crackling, watching movies and drinking an obligatory hot chocolate. What could be better, then, than a gluten-free hot chocolate marshmallow cupcake? Another recipe from the Gluten Free Canteen archives, these are a must have this winter (or, year round.)

7. Chocolate Coconut Paleo Crack

How beautiful are these?! Head on over to The Messy Baker blog to learn how to make this chocolate coconut paleo crack. In addition to being gluten free, these babies are dairy free, egg free and, as the name suggests, suitable for anyone on a paleo diet.

8. Vegan Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Another triumph from The Vegan Cookie Fairy blog, for fans of something a little lighter, this delicious gluten-free chocolate mousse requires just three ingredients, and serves four - the perfect after dinner treat.

9. Gluten Free Lava Cakes

A decadent and delicious dish, these gorgeous gluten free chocolate and raspberry lava cakes from My Baking Addiction are a rich treat. With just 15 minutes prep time and 15 minutes cooking time, they are great to serve when you’re short on time.

Images: Gluten Free Canteen (2); The Vegan Cookie Fairy (2); Quinoa Kale and Exhale; The Urban Poser; The Messy Baker (2); My Baking Addiction.