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If you're anything like me, chocolate is life. Unfortunately, because chocolate is out on AIP you might be dying a little inside. Don't fear – here are 7 different AIP chocolate ideas that are very “chocolatey” without the chocolate!

Cocoa powder, cacao powder and chocolate are all derived from seeds, so they aren't allowed on the elimination portion of the AIP Diet.

However, carob powder IS allowed, and makes an amazing chocolately substitute that can satisfy your cravings. The following recipes use carob powder to help you get through this chocolate-free period of your life.

AIP Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Parfaits

These parfaits are composed of layers of chocolate pudding, raspberry compote, coconut whipped cream, and a chocolate cookie crumble.

To make them AIP you just need to use carob instead of cocoa powder – but they're absolutely delicious this way. And despite the many layers they only take 15 minutes to make!

See the recipe for the Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Parfaits

AIP Pomegranate Carob Bites

Keep these decadent bites of goodness in your freezer for when you need that sweet bite.

To make these you simply need to mix together the ingredients, spoon them into some paper muffin liners inside of a muffin tin and refrigerate or freeze! Easy Peasy.

See the recipe for the AIP Pomegranate Carob Bites

3 pomegranate carob bites on a white surface

Chocolate Orange AIP Truffles

Bite-sized, REALLY quick and easy to make, freezer-friendly, super tasty with carob and orange, and just 4 ingredients – this easy AIP dessert is a delicious way to satisfy that sweet tooth!

See the recipe for the Chocolate Orange AIP Truffles

easy AIP dessert truffles with one in the foreground that has a huge bite out of it

Chocolate AIP Tigernut Granola

This is one of the most popular recipes on my site, and for good reason – it's incredibly addicting and delicious! It can be used as a topping, a snack, or as cereal with some AIP-friendly milk. And it's really easy to make!

See the recipe for Chocolate AIP Tigernut Granola

Tigernut granola in a jar

AIP Chocolate Sauce

This is a supplementary recipe for my AIP Cassava Flour Pancakes, but it makes the pancakes really crazy good. Like holiday morning good. But of course you can also use this chocolate sauce on ice cream, over fresh fruit, over grilled bananas, or um, just by the spoonful?

See the recipe for the chocolate sauce in the AIP Cassava Flour Pancakes post

stack of AIP Cassava flour pancakes covered with chocolate sauce, granola and berries

AIP Hot Chocolate

What list of chocolate things would be complete without this drink? This is not only a recipe for the drink though – it's one for making a MIX that can be stored and then quickly used when the urge strikes. You know, like having those little packets of instant hot chocolate, only in an AIP-friendly form!

See the recipe for AIP Hot Chocolate

AIP Carob Covered Apples

Instead of chocolate covered apples, have carob covered ones! They're just as cool because you can still add toppings to make them festive, and they're super fun to make.

See the recipe for AIP Carob Covered Apples

A few bonus recipes:

These are a few of my favorite recipes from other bloggers:

AIP Chewy “Chocolate” Chip Cookies by Flame to Fork

Hot Cocoa Cheesecake by Unbound Wellness

AIP “Peanut Butter” Cups by Meatified

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