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20 Healthyish and Irresistible Chocolate Recipes

Whether you're looking for a midday treat or a decadent dessert, a healthy sweet or an irresistible comfort food, these recipes have you covered.

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Cake

Double Chocolate Cake

We snuck in some calorie-reducing ingredients like applesauce, Greek yogurt and egg whites into this gooey chocolate cake.

Recipe: Double Chocolate Cake

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fridge-friendly recipes | Mocha Panna CottaPhoto Credit: Maya Visnyei

Mocha Panna Cotta with Blueberries

This rich-yet-refreshing, velvety smooth dessert takes just a handful of ingredients to make before topping with berries.

Recipe: Mocha Panna Cotta with Blueberries

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date coconut energy bars | image of date coconut energy barsImage: Laura Jeha

Date-Coconut Energy Bars

This recipe uses Medjool dates, which makes these bars a healthy and filling sweet treat.

Recipe: Date-Coconut Energy Bars

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kim-joy christmas cookies | little hedgehog cookies arranged to look like they're marching through sprinklesPhoto by: Ellis Parrinder

Hedgehog Cookies

These German-style cookies are extremely delicate and have a “melt in your mouth” texture. Decorate them with whatever sprinkles you have on-hand.

Recipe: Hedgehog Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Made with healthy ingredients like frozen bananas, peanut butter, plant-based milk and vanilla protein powder, this smoothie makes a sweet post-workout treat.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Banana Chocolate Quinoa Bars

Banana Chocolate Quinoa Bars

When it comes to taste and nutrition these not-too-sweet bars are winners. They’re the perfect snack to keep your energy going throughout the day.

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Quinoa Bars

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Chia Pudding

Super-Comforting Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Aloe and chia seeds: Two foods you wouldn’t necessarily think of as ingredients for breakfast or dessert, but this healthy bowl is a real treat.

Recipe: Super-Comforting Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding 

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts

Double Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Chocolate Glaze

These decadent homemade treats are loaded with all your favourite things (butter! sugar! flour!) for a comfort food that’ll leave you satisfied.

Recipe: Double Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Chocolate Glaze

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Spiced Chocolate Walnuts

Spiced Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts

This simple and flavourful mix adds a fiery kick of cayenne pepper to chocolate-coated walnuts.

Recipe: Spiced Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Avocado Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate-Avocado Brownies

These decadent brownies are packed with feel-good ingredients like gluten-free flour, almond flour, and, of course, avocado.

Recipe: Chocolate-Avocado Brownies

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Rosewater Ganache

The fruitiness of good olive oil is a fantastic match for dark chocolate in this rich, fudgy cake.

Recipe: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Rosewater Ganache 

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Moist Chocolate Cake

Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cake

This classic chocolate cake recipe deserves to be in everybody’s dessert repertoire.

Recipe: Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cake

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Chunk CookiesPhoto Credit: Best Health

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These chocolate cookies with chocolate chunks are a chocoholic’s dream.

Recipe: Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue

Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue

This mouthwatering chocolate hazelnut fondue is begging to be paired with your favourite fruits.

Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream cheese fills these cupcakes for a rich treat.

Recipe: Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Legendary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These mouthwatering cookies contain half the fat of original chocolate chip cookies.

Recipe: Legendary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies 

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolate cream pie is bound to become your new favourite dessert.

Recipe: Chocolate Cream Pie

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Toffee

Chocolate Toffee Bars

Homemade chocolate toffee bars make a wonderful (and easy) treat to bring to a potluck—and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Recipe: Chocolate Toffee Bars

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Mini-Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes are made with cherry jelly and feature jelly icing, making them a sweet and fruity treat.

Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Mini-Cupcakes

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Coconut Truffles

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut “Truffles”

These vegan-approved two-bite energy balls, made with almonds, walnuts, and dates, and rolled in shredded coconut, will satisfy you morning, noon, and night.

Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Coconut “Truffles”

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