Chocolate desserts that are healthy? Yes please! If you’re stuck at home, your sweet tooth has likely had you craving for desserts more than ever before. But before you reach for another sugar-laden dessert, try these recipes with a little less sugar, and a lot less guilt!
Is it possible that fudge can be healthy? It sure is! Simply beat ½ cup peanut butter until smooth. In a food processor, blend the peanut butter plus 1 banana, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 Tbsp coconut oil, 2 Tbsp maple syrup, and 1 Tbsp cocoa powder. Spread the mixture into a small loaf pan and place in the freezer to firm up. Store the fudge bars in the refrigerator…that is, if you don’t want to eat them all immediately!
While we’re on the topic of fudge…did you know you can make fudge with avocado? Simply combine ¼ cup toasted and crushed almonds, 4 oz. melted chocolate (70% cacao), ½ avocado (pureed), 1/3 cup maple syrup, and 1/3 cup nut butter in a medium bowl. Add 1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder, with ½ tsp salt. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Transfer the mixture to a baking tin lined with parchment paper, and refrigerate for about an hour. It’s now ready to form into balls. Finish off by rolling the balls in crushed coconut or ground almonds.
Chocolatey, rich, and creamy. This mousse is the perfect dessert to round off a meal. And it’s not difficult to make! In a mixing bowl, combine two cups of coconut cream, 4 Tbsp honey, 2 tsp vanilla extract, and 4 Tbsp cocoa powder. Beat the mixture until smooth. And that’s it! You’re ready to tuck in.
If you love chocolate…why not make chocolate muffins too? Mash 1 large banana until very smooth, then add ¼ cup sugar, 2 Tbsp canola oil, 1 large egg, and ½ tsp vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly. To the mixture, add ½ cup flour, ¼ cup dark brown cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda), and ¼ tsp salt. Stir through ¼ cup chocolate chips and divide the mixture equally in a 6-hole muffin pan. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 18 min.
What is your favorite chocolate dessert? Tell us in the comments below!