5 No-Cheat Chocolate Treats

Chocolate lovers, rejoice!

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There are two types of people in the world: those who can give up chocolate in the name of healthy eating and those who can’t live a day without a little square of sweet, cocoa bliss. Just kidding: we all know that no one can say “no” to chocolate!

Thankfully, this sweet treat is packed with nutrients and antioxidants which means you can indulge guilt-free every once in a while. Choose dark chocolate that has at least 60% cocoa solids (the higher the percentage, the more health benefits) or unsweetened cocoa powder; they're the perfect ingredients for whipping up a satisfying treat that won’t derail your healthy eating plans.

You can skip the cane sugar with these peanut-packed cocoa treat. They get a touch of sweetness from maple sugar instead.

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Like a little bit of crunch in your chocolate? Try chia seeds. Added bonus: They give this creamy pudding extra protein.

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Truffles just got a healthy makeover! Ellie sweetens hers with dried figs and honey – and balances the flavor with warm, fragrant ginger and cinnamon.

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If ice cream is your weakness then you’ll love these creamy, frozen pudding pops. They’re super easy to make and will keep in the freezer for up to two weeks.

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Sweet, crunchy and covered in luscious dark chocolate: what’s not to love about this three-ingredient treat?

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