When it comes to nutritious sweets, it’s hard to go past healthy chocolate desserts. We’ve searched the internet far and wide, and found 50 of the best original chocolate recipes from food bloggers around the globe that pack a lot of nutritional punch. Get your taste buds ready, because they’re in for a treat!
Dessert For Breakfast (Because, Why Not!)
Chocolate Banana Nut Overnight Oats – You can’t beat overnight oats for a filling, nutrient-dense breakfast when you have to race out the door. And what could make them even more satisfying? Chocolate, of course! Give yourself a reason to jump out of bed in the morning with these easy-to-prepare jars of goodness. The mixture of banana and chocolate with crunchy almonds and walnuts provides plenty of healthy fats, antioxidants, potassium, vitamins and essential nutrients to get you through a busy morning.
Chocolate Overnight Oats – Healthy, filling, satisfying and indulgent! This is another overnight chocolate oats recipe that gives you a fantastic grab-and-go option for busy mornings. Made with rich, creamy, filling ingredients, including avocado, almond milk and oats, with delicious chocolate and sweet agave nectar, you’ll have something to look forward to when your alarm sounds!
Delicious Chocolate Vanilla Semolina – It’s hard to beat warm semolina on a cold winter’s morning. This hearty sweet breakfast is traditionally made with dairy milk and sugar as an alternative to porridge oats. This version is made healthier with almond milk and agave nectar, with the added flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla bean paste and delicious toppings of raspberries, pomegranate seed, cocoa nibs and pistachios.
Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats – Easy, filling and extremely tasting, these overnight oats call for protein-rich Greek yogurt, fiber-rich chia seeds, antioxidant-rich cocoa, unsweetened nut milk, honey, banana, nuts and, of course, oats.
Cookies & Slices
Uber Thin Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – You can’t beat good, old-fashioned choc chip cookies, but this healthy twist on them certainly gives them a serious run for their money. The secret? Oat flour instead of refined white flour, flaxseeds for a fiber hit, coconut oil, almond butter and almond milk instead of dairy, and of course, delicious, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate chunks. To die for!
Peanut Coconut Chocolate Bars – These look and smell irresistible, and they taste unbelievable delicious! Made with peanut butter (use 100% peanuts, if possible), coconut flour, cacao butter, cacao powder and coconut oil, everything is natural and healthy!
Chocolate Covered Paleo Flapjacks – Soft, sweet, chewy, gluten-free and paleo – what more could you want in a flapjack? This tasty treat is filling and a great energy booster when you’re hard at work and looking for a satisfying snack.
DIY Chocolate Chip Clif Bars – These tasty, healthy snacks are gluten-free, vegan and low in fat with plenty of fiber and protein! The chocolate chips and date paste are the perfect medley, giving them their delicious caramel and chocolate taste. They are crispy, crunchy and gooey all at the same time and are hard to beat for a filling crave-busting snack!
Peppermint Crunch Bites – These look and taste incredibly naughty, but, although they are quite fatty, they are made with natural ingredients, which, when eaten in moderation, are perfectly fine, and actually have some health benefits! Cacao, for example, is packed full of magnesium, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, protein and heart-healthy fat, and dates have fiber, which slows down the metabolism of sugar.
Deep Dish Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie – This grain-free, refined sugar-free deep dish of deliciousness is paleo-friendly and full of flavor! The oversized cookie is crispy on the outside, fudgy on the inside and may need a fork to consume, but, if we’re being honest, that’s always a bonus!
Homemade Twix Bars – If you’re a fan of twix bars (and who isn’t!?), then this recipe is for you! This secretly healthy homemade twix is gluten, grain, dairy and refined sugar-free, and made with just six ingredients, including coconut oil, honey, coconut flour, dates, almond milk and chocolate.
Beet Cookies – Simple name, simple recipe. These delicious and beautifully pink chocolate chip cookies are made with peanut butter (preferably 100% peanuts), a small amount of brown sugar, pureed beets, tapioca flour, vanilla and delicious dark chocolate chips.
Caramel, Chocolate & Cashew Butter ‘Carmelitas’ Squares – These squares are perfectly indulgent, with layers of oats, caramel and rich chocolate, for a comforting and quite filling dessert. Made with coconut oil, cashew butter, oats, almond flour, brown rice flour and chocolate chips, it is the perfect sweet tooth snack!
Healthy No-Bake Cookies – These take just 15 minutes to prepare and don’t even have to go into the oven! They are healthier than traditional chocolate cookies, with almond or peanut butter, coconut oil, sugar (or a substitute sweetener), dark chocolate chips, honey, coconut and oats.
Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookie Dough – Love cookie dough but can’t justify the sugar and carbs? This delicious cookie dough is sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo, packed with a nice hit of protein to curb your hunger! The recipe calls for chocolate protein powder, coconut flour, nut butter, milk and chocolate chunks.
Vegan Thin Mints – You can’t beat chocolate mint slice and this healthy vegan, gluten-free, oil-free option will satisfy any choc-mint combination craving! These cute little biscuits are quick and easy to make, using brown rice flour, cacao, maple syrup, mint extract, dates and nut milk.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – Life is good when you can get your protein hit through a chocolatey dessert or snack! These indulgent chocolate peanut butter cookies are moist, sweet, salty and nutty, with 5 grams of protein in every cookie. These filling little bites are full of nutrient-rich foods, including chickpeas, peanut butter, cashews, chocolate and maple syrup.
Dark Chocolate Mocha Goji Cookies – These cookies look and taste absolutely beautiful and have a lot going on in the flavor and texture departments. Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, with natural ingredients, including butter, coconut oil, eggs, coffee, raw cane sugar, whole wheat flour, goji berries and cacao, they taste like they are fresh out of the bakery!
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