20 Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Heavenly and healthy? Yes please!

The guilty pleasure of many, chocolate falls under the category of irresistible foods that people go crazy for. The seductive, savory indulgence makes its way into countless dessert recipes worldwide. Unfortunately, chocolate doesn’t boast the best reputation nutrition-wise, as it typically contains high amounts of sugar, fat, and calories. As a result, many people exercising healthy eating will steer clear of the drool-worthy delight and live a chocolate-free lifestyle.

As strong chocolate advocates here at SkinnyMs., we don’t believe in excluding the mouthwatering treat from your menu. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate can be good for you. In fact, dark chocolate actually falls under the category of powerful superfoods! We’ve grouped together a list of decadent recipes that let you enjoy chocolate without the guilt. These 20 desserts flaunt impressive nutritional profiles and will allow you to satisfy all your chocolate cravings without compromising your healthy eating goals!

1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Pumped with layers of rich, decadent flavor, these delicious cupcakes feature everyone’s favorite duo: peanut butter and chocolate. The tasty treats are made with 100% clean and wholesome ingredients, yielding moist and fluffy cakes complete with an earthy maple frosting.

2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
A prized superfood and savory squash takes the stage in this recipe. Nutrient-rich pumpkin teams up with chocolate in these melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies with a twist!

3. Sweet and Salty Bark

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bark
This dessert recipe features a beautiful blend of salty and sweet flavors. One rich, mouthwatering bite of this stunning homemade bark is enough to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. It also makes for an impressive, decadent holiday gift!

4. Quinoa Chocolate Drops
Quinoa Chocolate Drops

These bite-sized drops pack a powerful punch of vitamins and nutrients thanks to the host of superfoods on their ingredient list! Sweet and savory, these energy-boosting drops will give you that necessary chocolate fix without the guilt.

5. Chocolate Peanut Cake Pops

Chocolate Peanut Cake Pops1
The mouthwatering marriage of chocolate and peanut butter taste even more glorious in cake-pop form. The perfect treat for any celebration, these decadent cake balls are coated with an outer layer of chopped nuts for a crunchy, protein-packed finish.

6. Chocolate Coconut Almond Balls

Chocolate Coconut Almond Balls
Forget heating up your kitchen by baking chocolate treats in the oven! These bite-sized goodies take just a few minutes to throw together—no oven necessary! Don’t feel guilty about popping one of these sweet-tooth satisfiers when you need a quick energy boost. The recipe calls for nutrient-rich ingredients your body will thank you for and clocks in at just 92 calories a serving.

7. Chocolate Rice Pudding

Chocolate Rice Pudding
This French-inspired pudding recipe boasts a creamy texture and unrivaled flavor. The dessert calls for filling, fiber-rich brown rice and unrefined sweeteners you can enjoy without the guilt. Complete with vanilla and cinnamon, this thick and creamy treat can’t be beat!

8. 2-Minute Chocolate Almond Mug Cake

2-Minute Chocolate Almond Mug Cake
When cravings strike and you need a chocolate fix fast, satisfy your taste buds in a matter of minutes with these drool-worthy mug cakes! Rich, fudgy, and perfectly-portioned, these desserts ditch guilt-inducing processed ingredients and opt for clean superfoods instead, like honey, almonds, and cocoa powder.

9. Triple Chocolate Berry Cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Berry Cheesecake
Have your cake and eat it too with this clean version of the American-born classic. The decadent dessert flaunts layers of mouthwatering flavor and rich, buttery texture. Complete with chocolate sauce and berry toppings, this blissful cheesecake will steal the show when dessert time rolls around.

10. Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

peppermint-chocolates-recipeSink your teeth into this delicious fudge treat with a creamy peppermint center. Whether you’re serving these mouthwatering squares for the holidays or as a special indulgence, this recipe will become an all time favorite.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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