7 Healthier Chocolate Desserts Anyone Can Make

If you love chocolate as much as we do, you’ve come to the right place.

Because while fitness magazines and diet books may tell you to avoid chocolate at all costs, we would never tell you that you should stay away from treats one hundred percent of the time. As you may have experienced yourself, this approach doesn’t work, and will likely just make you binge on as many chocolatey things as possible at a time when your willpower is low.

But you don’t have to say no to chocolate. There are so many ways to still satisfy your sweet tooth and stay on track with your fitness goals at the same time. You can simply make better choices and keep your portion sizes in check.

In this post, we’re sharing seven chocolate recipes that make your taste buds happy without ruining your fitness goals. And just like how some of our workouts require more skills than others, most of the recipes are doable also for beginners. So eat up!

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Cherry Protein Cheesecake With Coconut Crust

Cherry protein cheesecake recipe

Protein cheesecake is an awesome way to get your protein in and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.

This cheesecake has a coconut flour-based crust to help keep you full, as well as cherries to boost the sweetness level and as a bonus, help with muscle recovery.

It’s low in added sugar, super simple to make, and tastes amazing.

Here’s your cherry protein cheesecake recipe:

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Mini Crustless Berry Protein Cheesecake Cups Recipe

Crustless Mini Berry Cheesecake Bites

I love cheesecake.

New York style, berry, chocolate, mocha, I love it all. But since most regular cheesecake can set you back around 600 calories and ample amounts of fat per slice, I tend to avoid it on all but a couple of special occasions per year.

But healthy cheesecake? I’ll eat that any chance I get.

These cheesecake bites are super high in protein (6g per mini cup!), and are made out of nothing but healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and berries. They’re sweet, satisfying, and perfect as breakfast, pre or post-workout, or a snack any time of the day.

Here’s your Mini Crustless Protein Cheesecake Cups Recipe:

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Vegan Coconut Banana Cookie Recipe

Mini Vegan Banana Coconut Cookies

There really is such a thing as healthy cookies!

These bite-sized cookies are made from healthy ingredients like oats, bananas, and pea protein powder, and when you use dairy-free chocolate chips they’re 100% vegan.

I love them best warmed up and dipped in coconut or almond milk, but you can also bring them with you as a snack to have throughout the day.

Here’s your Vegan Coconut Banana Cookie Recipe:

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Blueberry Swirl Protein Cheesecake

Blueberry swirl protein cheesecake recipe

Who says cheesecake can’t be healthy?

This cheesecake is packed with protein, has under 200 calories per serving (vs. 500-600 for regular cheesecake), and won’t put you in a sugar coma like most high fat, high sugar cheesecakes will. Better yet, it’s delicious.

Here’s your blueberry swirl protein cheesecake recipe:

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Peanut butter cookie dough bites

Not all cookie dough is bad for you.

This healthy cookie dough is packed with protein, energizing carbs, and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied without that super sick feeling you inevitably get from chowing down on regular cookie dough.

It’s easy to adjust for dietary restrictions as well. Vegan? Just use vegan protein powder. Trying to stay gluten-free? Just use gluten-free oats. Then CHOW DOWN!

Here’s your peanut butter cookie dough protein bite recipe:

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High Protein Pumpkin Pie Recipe With Almond Crust

Protein Pumpkin Pie

Let’s be clear: I would never tell you to avoid regular pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving (or at any other holiday for that matter).

After all, the truth is that enjoying a treat that you absolutely love a couple of times a year will not hold you back from reaching your health and fitness goals (see: 80/20 rule).

Yet if you’re anything like me and want to eat pumpkin pie as much as possible this time of year, it’s nice to have a healthier alternative that you can eat any time of day and not feel the slightest bit guilty. And this recipe will not disappoint.

You can make this recipe with or without the crust, depending on what best fits your macros. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and you’ve got a delicious, protein-packed treat!

Here’s your High Protein Pumpkin Pie Recipe:

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Mouthwatering Caramel Coffee Protein Cheesecake

Coffee Caramel Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Protein cheesecake is really a magical creation.

Every time I take a bite of it, I think, “wait, this is good for me?”

Because basically, you could choose to have a cup of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt or cottage cheese… or you could have a piece of cheesecake.

Not that tough of a choice, is it?

Anyway, this cheesecake is just plain awesome. There are hints of caramel and delicious coffee-ness in every bite, and you can make it with or without the crust, depending on if you care about a few extra carbs or not. You should make it.

Here’s your Mouthwatering Caramel Coffee Protein Cheesecake recipe:

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Swirl Protein Ice Cream

There’s nothing better than something frozen when it’s hot outside.

And while an occasional ice cream is perfectly acceptable when following the 80/20 rule, sometimes your sweet tooth requires more than occasional treat—and this peanut butter chocolate chunk swirl protein ice cream will do the job every time.

Packed with protein (nearly 40g a serving!), healthy fats, and chocolately goodness, this recipe is one of my favorite summer treats of all time. Better yet, it doesn’t require an ice cream maker at all and is pretty foolproof to make, no matter what your cooking skill level is.

Here’s the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Swirl Protein Ice Cream recipe:

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Magical Vanilla Pistachio Protein Truffles

Pistachios and chocolate are two of my very favorite things.

So when I wanted to eat an entire box of Moonstruck chocolates the other day, I decided to combine these ingredients instead in a healthier, much more filling treat. And the result was nothing short of magical.

Try out the recipe whenever you have a sweet tooth or want to impress your friends. They’re super easy to make, and taste way less healthy than they actually are!

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