10 Healthy Chocolate Recipes • Kath Eats

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From salted almond chocolate bark and superfood brownies to truffles and Twix bars, I’m sharing 10 wholesome chocolate recipes which can be good for Valentine’s Day or any time you want a candy deal with. 

Celebrating Chocolate Week!

Most days you’ll catch me ending lunch with one thing somewhat candy – often I dip into my chocolate container. Nothing cleanses the palate like darkish chocolate! Plus, darkish chocolate (the high-quality stuff) is filled with antioxidants – so it’s nutritious! 😉

With Valentine’s Day this week, you may need chocolate in your thoughts. I’ve somewhat one thing candy for my boys, too.

I rounded up 10 wholesome (and really scrumptious!) chocolate recipes, together with a handful from a few of my fellow wholesome dwelling bloggers. So in case you’re doing date evening at dwelling this weekend, gifting to your “galentines,” or simply want a candy deal with, there’s one thing for everybody… effectively, until you don’t like chocolate (gasp!). 

10 Healthy Chocolate Recipes

1. Cranberry Chocolate Almond Clusters 

I really like the crunch of the entire almonds on this recipe. These candy little clusters are the proper option to wrap up a meal, and you may simply regulate these to be as massive or small as you’d like.

The base of this recipe is just nuts and dried fruit, however the clusters are spiced up a bit with cinnamon, nutmeg, a pinch of cayenne, and a sprinkle of sea salt, which is essential! 

Cranberry Chocolate Almond Clusters 

2. Chocolate Coconut Truffles 

Similar to protein balls (as a result of they do have some protein powder in them), the feel of those truffles is extra of a chocolate ganache (yum!) than a protein bar. The solely sweetness comes from dates, that are the bottom of the recipe, to allow them to be your on a regular basis actual meals truffles.

hand picking up a chocolate truffle

3. Salted Almond Chocolate Bark 

I loooooove any type of salty-sweet combo. This bark is, because the title suggests, on the salty aspect. You can regulate the recipe to your style!

It’s additionally tremendous easy to make. I used the microwave for minimal time, however you can too use a double boiler. Tip: reduce the bark into massive and small items so you have got choices when the chocolate craving hits.

Salted Almond Chocolate Bark

4. Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding 

Mint and chocolate – is there a greater mixture on the market? I find it irresistible much more when the chocolate taste comes from antioxidant-filled uncooked cacao powder! This pudding makes for a beautiful breakfast, snack, or perhaps a dessert.

Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding

5. Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

White chocolate: find it irresistible or hate it? People have sturdy opinions! I made this recipe with the youngsters a number of years in the past they usually liked the method. 

White chocolate-dipped clementines are the proper steadiness of wholesome and candy! Switch up the sprinkles to rejoice completely different events! 

Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites by way of Eating Bird Food

Brittany has a ton of wonderful wholesome chocolate recipes together with home made variations of Snickers and Twix! These frozen chocolate-covered peanut butter banana bites are the proper wholesome deal with. Keep a batch within the freezer for straightforward snacking – these are enjoyable for youths to make, too!

Eating Bird Food Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

7. Healthy Twix Bars by way of Rachael’s Good Eats

These Twix Bars are made with solely a fraction of elements of the store-bought model. Crispy shortbread + chewy “caramel” + darkish chocolate! I may need to make these first this weekend.

Rachael's Good Eats Healthy Twix Bars

8. No Bake Superfood Brownies by way of Ambitious Kitchen

What occurs when a bunch of superfoods, wholesome nuts, dates and cocoa powder come collectively? Magical no-bake fudgy chocolate power bites that style precisely like brownies! How beautiful are these?

Ambitious Kitchen Superfood Brownies

8. Healthy Chocolate Granola by way of Erin Lives Whole

This Healthy Chocolate Granola recipe is a deal with that’s good for breakfast, dessert, and snacking! It’s made with oats, nuts, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Look at that chocolate mellllllttttt…

Erin Lives Whole Healthy Chocolate Granola

10. Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies by way of Making Thyme For Health

These Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies and flourless and straightforward to make – take a look at that gooey texture!!

 Making Thyme For Health Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies

What’s so wholesome about chocolate?

Dark chocolate is commonly thought of a more healthy possibility in comparison with milk chocolate because of its greater cocoa content material. Choosing darkish chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa content material is right. Here are some the explanation why darkish chocolate is taken into account wholesome moderately:

  1. Antioxidants: Dark chocolate is wealthy in antioxidants referred to as flavonoids. Antioxidants assist fight oxidative stress within the physique, probably decreasing the chance of power ailments.
  2. Heart Health: Some research counsel that darkish chocolate could have cardiovascular advantages. It could assist enhance blood circulate, decrease blood stress, and have a optimistic impression on levels of cholesterol.
  3. Nutrient Content: Dark chocolate comprises numerous important vitamins, together with iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
  4. Mood Enhancement: Dark chocolate comprises serotonin precursors and endorphin-releasing compounds, which can assist enhance temper.
  5. Brain Function: The flavonoids in darkish chocolate could have optimistic results on mind operate. They could enhance cognitive operate and defend the mind from age-related decline.

What’s your favourite chocolate recipe? I’ve to know! 

How ’bout this for breakfast tomorrow: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana



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