Much as we may wish it, eating delicious chocolatey treats will never be healthier than resisting their siren call and reaching for a kale chip — but healthy chocolate desserts do exist! So, next time you find yourself succumbing to chocolate’s sweet temptation, let one of these recipes for a healthier dessert alternative come to the rescue.
Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Desserts
Dark Chocolate Nut BarkIf you're in a hurry, try making dark chocolate bark with nuts and seeds like this blogger from food blog Merry Tummy recently did. Armed with your favorite dark chocolate and some protein-dense nuts and seeds, you'll be ready to conquer this healthy recipe, as it requires nothing more than melting down the chocolate into a sheet and adding the nut mixture.
When it comes to dessert, being able to make a single portion at a time makes enforcing moderation a whole lot easier. With these sugar-free, grain-free chocolate coconut mug cakes from Foods of Our Lives, you'll be able to satisfy your chocolate craving without scarfing down the entire brownie pan.
Fudge and Nutella Energy Bites
All the natural flavor of Nutella, but without those unhealthy preservatives and additives -- do you need any more information to convince you to make these fudge Nutella energy bites from blog Desserts With Benefits?
We're not entirely sure how these grain and sugar free chocolate cupcakes from Foods Of Our Lives can taste so good while being so healthy. It might be magic.
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Sneak some vegetables in your next healthy chocolate dessert by making a batch of chocolate zucchini bread, like this one from blog Easy Peasy Life Matters.
With homemade almond milk and without added sugars, this recipe for a healthy chocolate almond milk smoothie by Look-What-I-Made will make you a healthy chocolate dessert convert. Using almonds, water, a banana, honey, and cacao powder, this shake keeps it simple with its natural ingredients.
Don't tell Reese's that these homemade vegan chocolate peanut butter cups taste just as good! The blogger behind The Seaman Mom created these masterpieces in an effort to avoid the preservatives and chemicals found in many store-bought sugary goods.
Every chef must have a frozen treat in his or her arsenal, and as far as healthy chocolate desserts, there's no better option than Fabulessly Frugal's homemade chocolate fudgesicles, which are made primarily from coconut milk and protein powder.
Homemade Gluten-Free, Vegan Chocolate and Banana PancakesFor those of us who cherish our Sunday morning chocolate chip pancakes, these vegan and gluten-free chocolate and banana pancakes from The Cookie Writer are a much healthier alternative.
Chocolate Chip Protein CookiesThese healthy, protein-filled chocolate chip cookies from Southern In Law pack a serious punch. Because they're chock full of protein, these bad boys will leave you full and satisfied (and keep you from reaching for a second (... or tenth) cookie.