17 Healthy Chocolate Treats You Deserve to Indulge In

Chocoholic or not, we all need a little chocolate in our lives. It’s that one sweet treat that can suddenly make life a little better. Whether you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth or just need a quick snack or decadent dessert, each of these recipes will give you just the right amount of chocolatey goodness. Even better, all of these treats are healthy to boot.

1. Death By Chocolate Cookies

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Healthy Oreos made from scratch? Definitely worth the effort. These Homemade Oreos are made with almond flour, cocoa powder, and maple syrup, and two cookies sandwich a dairy-free chocolate filling.

2. Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle, this Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie is the perfect dessert for those with a hankering for something sweet. Slice into wedges or eat it straight from the skillet, either way, you won’t be sorry.

3. Chocolate Pizza

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Chocolate Pizza is a totally underrated dessert. It’s easy to eat with your hands and delivers on chocolatey flavor every single time.

4. Oat Flour Brownies

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Oat Flour Brownies are perfect for those who are gluten-free but delicious enough for anyone to enjoy.

5. Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

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Eating low carb? Don’t let that stop you from enjoying some chocolate. This Low Carb Chocolate Mousse is the perfect addition to your low-carb or keto eating plan.

6. Homemade Chocolate Bars

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If you want the treat without the garbage ingredients, making your own Homemade Chocolate Bars is the way to go. Plus, you can store these in the freezer, so you have them for a while. Delicious and ready to go whenever you need a healthy, sweet treat.

7. Chocolate Bark

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Chocolate Bark is great for a summer treat because you can keep it in the freezer and just grab a piece whenever you want one. While you may need to let it thaw for a few minutes before taking a bite, these are fantastic when they are chilled.

8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait

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This Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait recipe is decadent and tastes like a peanut butter cup. It’s a delicious guilt-free dessert you can enjoy again and again.

9. Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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If you need something cool and refreshing like ice cream but can’t handle the dairy, this Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream is the answer. It’s cool, refreshing, and perfect for a hot summer day.

10. German Chocolate Brownies

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These German Chocolate Brownies are the epitome of decadence. They have a very fudgy topping that makes the whole thing just melt in your mouth. They go great with a scoop of ice cream!

11. Chocolate Biscotti

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While turning on the oven may not be something you want to do on a hot summer day, baking these early in the morning before things get hot will certainly brighten up the rest of your day. These Chocolate Biscotti go incredibly well with some iced coffee.

12. Almond Chocolate Turtles

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If you are a turtle fan, this healthier version is great for a summer treat. Almond Chocolate Turtles are portable, making them great for road trips or for sharing with friends around the campfire.

13. Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

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Are you a milkshake fan? They may taste great at the moment, but rarely do our bodies actually appreciate the explosion of sugar. So instead, try this Healthy Chocolate Milkshake. It has all the flavor without the heavy sugar rush.

14. Chocolate Nice Cream

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If you are a N’ice cream fan, give this Chocolate Nice Cream a try. If the banana flavor bothers you, you can use green bananas to avoid the flavor almost completely.

15. Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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We all love ice cream in the summer, but ice cream sometimes needs a little dressing up. Enter the humble, Homemade Chocolate Syrup. It’s made with all-natural ingredients and goes perfectly over just about any ice cream flavor you care to drizzle it over.

16. Chocolate Covered Chickpeas

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This may sound like an odd combination, but these Chocolate Covered Chickpeas are crazy delicious. It could be compared to chocolate-covered popcorn, just without the corn flavor. They are crunchy, chocolatey, and delicious straight out of the fridge or even the freezer.

17. Chocolate Pie

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Everybody needs a go-to Chocolate Pie recipe. Whether you prefer it with whipped cream, meringue, or chopped nuts, this pie is super easy to make and is a crowd-pleaser every single time.

5 Nice Cream Recipes You Have To Try

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N’ice cream is a fantastically refreshing dessert option. Made with 100% fruit, you never have to feel guilty about enjoying this treat.

17 Clean Eating Fat Bomb Recipes

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Trying to work a little more healthy fats into your sweet treats? These fat bombs deliver healthy fats while giving you a little something sweet to enjoy.

9 Overripe Banana Recipes That Are Healthy

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Have ripe bananas lying around? Use them up before they go bad with one of these recipes that use ripe bananas.

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