Healthy Chocolate Recipes
We love these 18 luscious, mouthwatering ways to enjoy chocolate. Pssst, the recipes are heart-healthy, too!
Chocolate Cookie Treats
Mocha Pudding Cake
These easy goodies even feature a chocolate drizzle -- a double dose of chocolate in every bite! Make the drizzle for another cookie recipe if you like, or lay it over fresh fruit for a fun treat.
Cherry-Almond Chocolate Desserts
Coffee and cocoa combine for a sophisticated flavor in a scrumptious dessert of soft cake and silky pudding. A scoop of light ice cream makes a fine accompaniment.
Chocolate-Filled Lemon Meringues
Chocolate pudding anchors this quick-fix dessert. Top the sweet stuff with cubed ladyfingers, tart red cherries, and sliced almonds for a fabulous finish.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Place a light-as-air meringue on your tongue to slowly melt in your mouth. A bit of buttery mascarpone cheese is infused with cocoa powder and vanilla, snugged into a crisp, lemony meringue shell.
Are cookies your thing? Chunky chocolate and oats make for a filling, satisfying cookie. The secret ingredient (tofu) boosts the nutritional value without slighting taste.
Dark Chocolate Sherbet
Whip up a heady souffle to share with family and friends. Warm and silky, this treat is still heart-healthy and packs 6 grams of protein per serving.
Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
A batch of dark chocolate sherbet will feed a party or keep you stocked in treats. And at just 151 calories per serving, it proves that you don't have to give up chocolate on a heart-healthy diet.
Heart-Healthy Chocolate Cake
Softer than sherbet, lighter than pudding, but still cool in temp...dark chocolate flavors a rich, silky mousse that will thrill your taste buds.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Apples
Soft layer cake is a classic way to get your chocolate on. Your choice of spreadable fruit marries the layers; mint and berries mingle on top. Cut into heart shapes, your cake's a visual treat, too.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Coat crispy apples with dark chocolate, chopped nuts, and cranberries for a heart-healthy take on tradition.
Order your chocolate chilled with this warm-weather take on a classic cold-day favorite. This concoction of cocoa powder, milk, and a touch of sugar can be frozen for up to three days, if needed.
Sneak a few veggies into your chocolate indulgences by baking some scrumptious chocolate-zucchini bars. Basic ingredients and a few hidden goodies (there's a banana in the batch) make it a good-for-you treat.
Chocolate Accordion Bread
Layers of full-flavored texture, including dark chocolate and rum- or espresso-soaked cake, join silky sweet tofu and bold candy-coated espresso beans for a chocolate thrill.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
Dark or semi-sweet chocolate and velvety pitted prunes fill the folds of an accordion-style bread, ideal for a Sunday brunch. What's more, each serving offers 3 grams of fiber.
Frozen Chocolate-Banana Bites
Pumpkin gives these chocolate chip-spiked bars a full flavor that's a crowd-pleaser. Share these treats with your family or tote them to a party.
Intense chocolate drizzled over bananas makes a comforting, refreshing combo that satisfies your sweet craving. These keep well in the freezer for up to three days.
Mocha Hot Cocoa
Nutmeg and cocoa powder combine to create an ever-so-slightly chocolate-infused cookie. Set yourself a plate of two for a 100-calorie treat to enjoy with a fresh cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk.
Cinnamon-Chocolate Bread Souffles
Cup your hands around our Mocha Hot Cocoa with an optional spike of Irish cream liqueur for a splendid way to warm up on a chilly day.
A bread souffle takes on new character as it soaks up cocoa-cinnamon-spiked milk to create a dessert that's somewhere between comfort food and pure elegance.
White Chocolate Biscotti
Thanks to a drizzle of melted semi-sweet chocolate, these mocha meringues deliver a double punch of light, whipped flavor.
Like your chocolate white? If so, indulge in our apricot- and nut-studded biscotti cookies. They're laced with a drizzle of melted white chocolate for a sure -- but light -- dose of white chocolate.