Healthy snacks: 13 healthy ways to eat chocolate

By Aoife Valentine

No diet should come between you and your chocolate and it needn't have to. There are healthy ways to eat chocolate and not all of them involve eating 99% dark chocolate. We want our healthy chocolate snacks to taste like a treat, even if they're not quite as calorie laden as our favourite chocolate desserts - raw cacao nibs just won't cut the mustard.

Eating one of these is never going to be the same as eating your green vegetables, but with some of these healthy chocolate recipes, you don't have to feel guilty for indulging in chocolatey snack.

Here are 13 of our favourite healthy ways to eat chocolate!

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

These flourless black bean avocado brownies are vegan and gluten free. They use black beans instead of flour and avocado instead of butter or oil, and yet remain fudgy and chocolate packed! Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

Also gluten-free are these low carb, chocolate hazelnut waffles, which make for a surprisingly hearty breakfast to start your day off right. And chocolatey. Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

These are chocolate-covered frozen banana and peanut butter bites - a crunchy chocolate cover encases a frozen banana and smooth peanut butter core - delicious. Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

These mint chocolate power bars can be prepared in a sheet in advance and eaten throughout the week. Handy for those 3pm office chocolate cravings! Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

Energy balls made of dates and tumeric are all well and good, but we're not sure they'd beat these coconut chocolate truffle energy balls! Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

There's only four ingredients in this very simple raw chocolate mousse. Perfect for a quick, easy and impressive dessert. Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

These satsumas dipped in dark chocolate and coconut oil and sprinkled with desiccated coconut make for a healthy, low-sugar snack. Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

You'd never guess this chocolate cake was actually made largely with banana, almond and cacao! Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

The fat stats in this one are a little higher, but it's mostly down to the coconut oil so it's not totally terrible. It's a chocolate raspberry macaroon tart. Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

Make a batch of this dark chocolate and sea salt popcorn for snacking on while watching a movie rather than reaching for less healthy alternatives! Recipe here.
healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

This chocolate banana chia seed shake is another breakfast recipe that could double as dessert. Our kind of breakfast! Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

Chocolate black bean power cookies that are boosted with all sorts of good stuff! Recipe here.

 

healthy ways to eat chocolate low calorie chocolate dessert recipes

Healthy... donuts? Did you think it was possible? These are baked, gluten-free chocolate donuts and are gorgeously light and fluffy. Recipe here.

 

Related: The best chocolate biscuit cake you'll ever make!

 

Related: These chocolate chip cookies are gluten AND sugar free!

 

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