58 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Fall Head Over Heels in Love For
Chocolate doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. In fact| it can be downright good for you! This Valentine’s Day| enjoy the decadence without guilt; check out these recipes that will satisfy chocolate cravings without the added calories.
u2014 Additional reporting by Brinton Parker
tSource: Lizzie Fuhr| Leta Shy| Jenny Sugar
| Vegan Chocolate Frosted Doughnuts
These are the perfect healthier way to conquer your chocolate doughnut cravings.
| Vegan Almond Joy
At just 86 calories per Almond Joy| all you need are five common ingredients and a food processor and boom u2014 you’re instantly a (healthy) candy-making genius.
| Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge
If you grew up scooping out spoonfuls of raw cookie dough while baking chocolate chip cookies with Grandma| you’re going to fall hard for this cookie dough freezer fudge u2014 shhh| it’s made with lentils!
| Vegan Chocolate-Covered Banana Almond Butter Bites
Treat yourself to almond butter surrounded by slices of banana and covered in dark chocolate| and enjoy three of these crave-worthy frozen bites for 147 calories.
| Vegan Samoas
If you grew up loving this chewy Girl Scout favorite| you can whip up your own vegan version that’s just 114 calories per delectable cookie.
| Zucchini Double Fudge Brownies
These melt-in-your-mouth moist| rich| and fudgy brownies taste so sinful| you’ll be amazed that they’re vegan and just over 150 calories.
| Vegan Almond Butter Cups
Made with almond butter and maple syrup| these vegan almond butter cups are lower in calories| fat| cholesterol| and sugar| and they taste more rich and decadent than the original.
| Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bakes
You get three amazing layers u2014 chocolate kripsies on the bottom| sweet and salty peanut butter in the middle| and chocolate chocolate chip on the top. At just over 100 calories| each bite offers 3.2 grams of protein.
| Vegan| Grain-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft| chewy| and only 86 calories per serving| these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are vegan and grain-free. Bonus: since they contain no eggs| you can lick the bowl clean!
| Mint Chip Truffles
Peppermint Pattie and Junior Mint lovers will flip for these tasty mint chip truffles. Sweet and refreshing like the classic you’re craving| this Paleo-friendly treat clocks in at less than 70 calories per serving.
| Frozen Banana Pops
This simple dessert-on-a-stick takes five minutes to whip up and four hours in the freezer| and because it’s 150 calories per two-piece serving| go ahead and have it for a healthy snack.
| Vegan Strawberry Fudgsicles
For an added sweet bonus| these homemade fudgsicles are filled with fresh strawberries u2014 the perfect complement to the chocolaty goodness. And even better news? Each one is under 80 calories.
| Paleo Chocolate Treats
Gone gluten-free| Paleo| or vegan? Then make sure these Paleo chocolate treats are part of your homemade dessert rotation.
| Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes
Avocado lends a creamy texture to these moist chocolate cupcakes| which will be instantly beloved by vegans and nonvegans alike!
| Raw Chocolate Pudding
This milk-chocolate pudding recipe from chef Matthew Kenny is raw| easy to make| and full of healthy fats. Click on the video to watch how it’s done.
| Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
This elegant flourless chocolate cake will bring a restaurant-quality end to any special meal. And at only 96 calories per serving| it’s practically guilt-free.
| Raw Chocolate Truffles
Using raw cacao means these treats are bursting with antioxidants without skimping on the flavor| and using maple sryup and dried dates means these truffles aren’t too sweet. Click on the video to learn how easy it is to make the truffles.
| Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie
Present this vegan chocolate mousse pie at the end of a meal for a light and chocolatey dessert that no one will know it only took a few minutes to prep.
| Chocolate Banana Soft Serve
Creamy frozen banana makes the perfect dairy subsititute in this chocolate banana soft serve recipe.
| Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip
Jazz up a fruit snack with a peanut butter and chocolate dip. Try this peanut butter chocolate dip recipe that’s made using chocolate syrup (167 calories per serving)| or for even fewer calories go with this reader recipe for a chocolate peanut butter dip that uses chocolate protein powder (125 calories).
| Chocolate Berry Chia Pudding
Prep this overnight oat recipe before you go to sleep and wake up to the healthy hit of antioxidants and omega-3s in this berry chocolate chia pudding.
| Grain-Free Hazelnut Mini Cakes
If you want something a little different than the classic molten cake| you can try these grain-free hazelnut mini cakes.
| Black Bean Brownie Bite
Sometimes all you need is a dense| chewy| decadent bite to calm chocolate cravings. A black bean brownie bite does just that| without all the calories found in a normal brownie recipe.
| Chocolate Hemp Runner Repair Bars
Before or after your workout| these chocolate hemp runner repair bars make the perfect energizing snack. Made with hemp| chia| and cacao powder| these bars transport well and are a great replacement for store-bought energy bars.
| Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Chocolate doughnuts| and they’re healthy? These chocolate glazed doughnuts are baked| not deep-fried| and made with thoughtful ingredients to keep nutrients up and calories low.
| Raw Vegan Fudge Brownies
Directions: layer a creamy banana| chocolate| and almond butter mixture over a nutty crust| chill| and enjoy. Repeat as necessary. This recipe for raw vegan fudge brownies will be your go-to no-bake chocolate fix.
| Vegan Peanut Butter Kisses
A kiss for your vegan Valentine u2014 one they can actually eat! This dairy-free take on classic peanut butter kisses is made with vegan ingredients and homemade chocolate kisses| so your animal-free friend can eat easy.
| Oatmeal Wheat Germ Chocolate Chip Cookies
Looking for a healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe? Try these oatmeal wheat germ chocolate chip cookies for a low-fat| chewy treat.
| Dairy-Free Truffles
Nothing says decadent quite like a tray of truffles| but you don’t have to feel guilty for sneaking a few of these gluten-free| refined sugar-free| and dairy-free truffles.
| Almond Crusted Chocolate Bananas
Before your workout| snack on these almond coconut crusted chocolate bananas for a fueling treat.
| Coconut Cacao Snowballs
Chia seeds| medjools| and cacao nibs take these coconut cacao snowballs to a whole new superfood level.
| Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
A decadent dessert doesn’t have to be full of empty calories. These vegan peanut butter brownie bites are hiding a secret u2014 an extra dose of protein!
| Low-Calorie No-Bake Brownies
Just because these vegan brownies aren’t baked doesn’t mean they’re not ooey-gooey and decadent!
| Spinach Brownies
No one will know your secret u2014 this recipe for spinach brownies adds a few nutrients courtesy of a handful of leafy greens.
| Vegan Peanut Butter Patties
Love Girl Scout Tagalongs? Try these vegan peanut butter patties u2014 same amazing taste of the classic cookies| but animal product-free for you or your vegan friends.
| Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
You’ll love that these chocolate zucchini muffins are ridiculously chocolately| but you’ll love even more that each muffin is only 100 calories!
| Chocolate Beet Cake
We love sneaking veggies into desserts| and it looks like YumSugar does too. Try their chocolate beet cake recipe if you’re looking for a dense| delicious| and decadent chocolate cake.
| Raw Vegan Mint Bon Bons
Make these raw vegan mint bon bons for a refreshing and light treat.
| Raw Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
The perfect coffee accompaniment? These raw mini chocolate hazelnut biscotti.
| Vegan Thin Mints
If you can’t get enough of vegan Girl Scout cookies| you’ll flip for this version of the most classic of them all u2014 vegan thin mints.
| Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cups
Is there anything more luxuriously delicious than chocolate mousse? Didn’t think so.
| Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
You don’t need to know that the brownies are made with a secret healthy ingredient (zucchini!) or that the ice cream filling contains no dairy at all. All you need to know is that you can feel good about eating these delicious| chewy| and vegan ice cream sandwiches.
| Vegan Snickers
No need to swear off your favorite chocolate candy if you’ve gone vegan u2014 you just need to become a little creative in the kitchen. These vegan Snickers taste better than the real thing| and are healthier too.
| 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?
| Gluten-Free Molten Lava Cake
Dropping a few pieces of your favorite protein bar and adding a scoop of protein powder turns just one little ramekin of ooey| gooey (and gluten-free) molten lava cake into a protein powerhouse!
| Slimmed-Down Brownies
You won’t miss the calories in these slimmed-down brownies! Compared to a classic recipe| these can save you 170 calories without sacrificing taste.
| Chocolate Almond Protein Bars
These chocolate almond protein bars are so good| you’ll think they’re dessert. At 166 calories and 13 grams of protein| however| they make a great post-workout snack when you’re craving something sweet.
| Double-Chocolate Paleo Gooey Cake
Inspired by twice the chocolate and way less fat than its predecessor.
| 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.
| 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.
| Flourless Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites
It’s a little unfair to restrict gingerbread consumption to the holidays| don’t you think? These chia-packed| flourless gingerbread chocolate chip balls are too good not to make year-round!
| Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies are Paleo and vegan| but they’re delicious enough for seconds . . . and thirds.
| Coconut-Chocolate Protein Bars
Healthy snacks that are an excellent source of protein and taste like candy? Count us in.
| Vegan Peanut Butter Crisp Balls
Instead of snacking on a Reese’s Cup| try popping one of these crunchy chocolate PB balls as dessert!
| Vegan Chocolate Fruit Dip
Dubbed “”chocolate hummus“” because of its secret ingredient (chickpeas)| this dip is perfect when paired with juicy strawberries.
| Cranberry-Chocolate Chia Cookies
Even without added sugar| these flourless cranberry-chocolate cookies are rich and sweet.
| Vegan Chocolate-Cranberry Zucchini Bread
While vegetables may not scream “”dessert!”” to you| this zucchini-bread recipe will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
| Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies
Molasses and cashew butter are just a couple of the scrumptious ingredients inside these healthy blondies.