15 Healthy Ways to Eat Chocolate at Every Meal

By Emma Stessman


Today is your lucky day: From your morning oatmeal to your chicken dinner, healthy chocolate recipes come in so many more variations than you ever imagined.

While it’s easy to overdo it and binge on the sugar-heavy sweet stuff, dark chocolate has some serious health benefits if you choose the right kind. And even when you just want a sweet treat, conscious indulgences can be good for your body (and especially your soul).

From sweet to savory, we’ve rounded up recipes from our own database and some of our favorite food bloggers that’ll help you get your healthy chocolate fix any time of day.

15 Healthy Chocolate Recipes

5-Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Bars
Minimalist Baker calls these a daily indulgence anyone can eat.

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Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie
This chocolate smoothie is just the thing to motivate you through (and recover from) a tough workout.

Overnight Oat Pots with Chocolate and Coconut
Alexandra Dawson of In My Bowl says the longer you let these oats sit, the better. Who wouldn’t want to let the cacao, coconut, and hazelnut flavors really settle in?

Chocolate Waffles
Made with oats, almond flour, and a protein boost, Twist of Lemons’ recipe comes with the perfect peanut butter drizzle.

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Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark
Dark chocolate is just one of the superfoods in this antioxidant-packed treat.

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Easy Vegan Mole Sauce
It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken says this savory chocolate sauce is great for a Mexican themed night, or even on top of roasted veggies.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles
If it’s that time of year and you’re getting into the V-Day spirit, Oh She Glows suggests rolling the truffles in pink shredded coconut.

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Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Brownies
Gooey, fudgy, and gluten-free––these check all the boxes for the perfect brownie.

Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
Rachael’s Good Eats gives the pizookie a healthy twist.

Vegan Blondies
Chickpeas are the protein and fiber-filled stars of Livlight’s blondies, or try this s’mores version (yum!) from The Well Necessities.

Chunky Chocolate Buckwheat Granola
My New Roots recommends sprinkling this on yogurt…or simply eating by the handful.

Chocolate Chip Chili
Baked Bree delivers the dinner-time chocolate fix you never knew you needed.

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Ginger Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
We suggest sipping while cozied up by the fire.

Matcha Dark Chocolate Popcorn
Turn on a rom-com and snack on this matcha/chocolate combo from Nutrition Stripped.

Raw Brownie Batter
The chocoholic’s version of cookie dough by the spoonful.

(Featured Photo: Shutterstock)

About Emma Stessman
Emma Stessman is a New York-based writer. She is an editorial assistant for Shop TODAY, a social media enthusiast, and expert popcorn maker.

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