Healthy Chocolate Recipes

We love these 18 luscious, mouthwatering ways to enjoy chocolate. Pssst, the recipes are heart-healthy, too!

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Chocolate Cookie Treats
Chocolate Cookie Treats

    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.

Mocha Pudding Cake

    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.

Cherry-Almond Chocolate Desserts

    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-Filled Lemon Meringues

    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.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    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.

Mocha Souffles

    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.

Dark Chocolate Sherbet

    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.

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

    Softer than sherbet, lighter than pudding, but still cool in temp...dark chocolate flavors a rich, silky mousse that will thrill your taste buds.

Heart-Healthy Chocolate Cake

    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.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Apples

    Coat crispy apples with dark chocolate, chopped nuts, and cranberries for a heart-healthy take on tradition.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

    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.

Zucchini-Banana Squares

    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.

Brown Sugar Almond Stars

    Cut to any shape you like, these basic brown sugar cookies gain punch with a melted chocolate topper. Add sliced almonds for extra crunch.

Tiramisu Shots

    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 Accordion Bread

    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.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

    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.

Frozen Chocolate-Banana Bites

    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.

Cocoa-Nutmeg Snickerdoodles

    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.

Mocha Hot Cocoa

    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.

Cinnamon-Chocolate Bread Souffles

    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.

Mocha-Meringue Kisses

    Thanks to a drizzle of melted semi-sweet chocolate, these mocha meringues deliver a double punch of light, whipped flavor.

White Chocolate Biscotti

    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.

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