20 Heart-Healthy Chocolate Recipes

20 Heart-Healthy Chocolate Recipes

Savor every sinful bite without feeling guilty—these tempting desserts and savories are actually good for you!

Coco-Nut Truffle Balls

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Free of sugar, grains, and dairy, our allergy-friendly Cocoa-Nut Truffle Balls are the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day — or any day.

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5-Minute Low-Carb Brownie Pudding

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This recipe is pure alchemy—cake-like on top and pudding-like on the bottom. What’s not to like?

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Roasted Banana and Chocolate Chunk Mini-Loaves

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This gluten-free chocolate-y banana bread is easy to make and will become a recipe you'll make over and over again.

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Chile & Chocolate-Spiked Cornbread

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Part spicy, part sweet, this honey-infused cornbread is super simple to throw together. Use organic cornmeal to avoid GMO corn.

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Mexican Maca Hot Chocolate

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This Mexican hot chocolate made with cocoa powder, cinnamon, maca, and a hint of chili will warm you up from the inside out!

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Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse with Mint Whipped Cream

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This fluffy mousse only tastes decadent — chocolate and avocado, while an unlikely pairing, can create the most delicious of creamy desserts that is loaded with healthy fats and nutrients.

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Dark Chocolate Fruit

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Make your Valentine's Day a little sweeter with guilt-free (and romantic) chocolate-dipped fruit.

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Tropical Chocolate Fondue

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This dessert is simple, delicious and delectable. Just melt, dip, and eat!

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Be Mine Chocolate-Fig Smoothie

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Made with libido-boosting adaptogens plus traditional aphrodisiac foods, this creamy, sexy smoothie is sure to boost desire.

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Puffed Rice & Chocolate with Mousse & Fresh Berries

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Indulge your chocolate fix with this gluten-free treat, which is also perfect to serve at small get-togethers.

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Trio of Truffles

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You'll need separate bowls to make this set of three truffles—saffron, pomegranate, and red wine.

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Vegan Raspberry-Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Using aquafaba in place of egg whites creates a smooth, creamy texture in this rich dark chocolate mousse.

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Grilled Chicken Cutlets with Chile-Chocolate Sauce

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Chocolate adds a deep, rich, glossy finish and flavor when drizzled over grilled chicken cutlets.

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Creamy & Irresistible Chocolate-Orange Smoothie

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Enjoy the classic combo of chocolate and orange in a whole new—and super healthy—way.

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Use simple whole-food ingredients to prepare a low-fuss dessert for a primal diet.

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Raw Three-Ingredient Chocolate Brownies

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This recipe is simplicity in itself, but for a little extra kick, you can add ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

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Chocolate Walnut Freezer Fudge

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Walnuts provide a distinct and delicious crunch to a thick and decadent dessert that satisfies the craving of the chocoholic. The fudge becomes too soft at room temperature, so you’ll need to put it on a plate positioned over an ice pack if you’re serving it at a party. 

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Pistachio-Crusted Orange and Dark Chocolate Cookies

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Whether following a gluten-free, dairy-free, and/or vegan diet, these crunchy cookies are made without gluten and dairy, and are also 100 percent vegan. The rich chocolate flavor pairs extremely well with the pistachios and orange.

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Hazelnut Torte with Chocolate Ganache

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The secret to this healthful but indulgent torte is finely ground "nut meal." Toast the hazelnuts in a large, dry skillet for 3 to 5 minutes, until just fragrant. You can also substitute almonds for half of the hazelnuts, if you wish.

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Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie

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Sweet and creamy with a light tang from the yogurt and cherries, this nutrient-dense smoothie makes a quick breakfast and can help promote weight loss by keeping you nourished and satisfied through lunch.

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Written by Nicole Brechka for Better Nutrition and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

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