Your search for the best chocolate recipes stops here! Get inspired by these incredibly delicious, easy, and healthy Chocolate recipes. So many options to choose from: brownies, bars, cupcakes, cookies, breads, and more!
Is Chocolate healthy?
As a self-proclaimed chocoholic and nutritionist, I am here to tell you, YES! Chocolate absolutely has a place in a well-balanced and healthy diet.
- Chocolate contains healthful flavanols from cocoa beans that have an antioxidant effect.
- It makes us happy! Chocolate helps to improve mood by stimulating parts of our brain associated with pleasure, and reduce stress.
- Dark chocolate is packed with vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese.
Cacao and dark chocolate are the best sources to use in chocolate recipes to reap the benefits. I know you are all hungry, so let’s dive right in!
Chocolate Bars and Brownies
These are probably my favorite way to enjoy chocolate! I usually always keep a stash of brownies on hand in my freezer at all times.
Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Truffles and Fudge
All of these delicious recipes are no-bake recipes that are perfect for a hot summer day, or ones that you can make in the winter!
Chocolate Cakes and Breads
Chocolate cake will forever go down as my all time favorite dessert. I love my classic Paleo Chocolate Cake! It’s 3 layers, and absolute perfection.
Storing and Freezing
Almost every one of these recipes can be stored in the freezer. You can check each individual recipe for freezing instructions, but this allows each recipe to stay fresh longer. My favorite freezer air-tight containers can be found here.
I’d love to hear from you! Which chocolate recipe are you most excited to try? If you make any of these delicious recipes, be sure to tag me on Instagram @wholesomelicious. I love to see your creations!
20+ Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Dark Chocolate Covered Almond Stuffed Dates
Dark Chocolate Covered Almond Stuffed Dates are a no-bake treat that come together in less than 30 minutes! So delicious and refined sugar free.
- 25 Medjool Dates (Pitted)
- 1 cup Roasted and Salted Almonds (or 50 almonds)
- 8 oz Dark Chocolate (70-90%)
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- Sea Salt
- Coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
- Chopped nuts
Begin by inserting 2 almonds in every date. Secure with a toothpick and set aside on a sheet of parchment paper.
Using the stovetop, melt dark chocolate and coconut oil inside a small saucepan over medium low heat. (Alternatively you can use a double boiler or microwave in 30 second intervals until chocolate is smooth). Remove chocolate from the stove.
Dip each of the date/almonds into chocolate mixture until completely covered. You can also use a fork. Let the residual chocolate drip back into the pot. Place on parchment paper to dry.
Sprinkle with any toppings you like. I used sea salt and coconut flakes.
Place inside the freezer for 15 minutes (or fridge for 25), and remove toothpicks (if using).
Store inside an air tight container in the fridge.