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Healthy Chocolate Recipes and Tips

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Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce

Some molten-cake recipes call for simply underbaking the batter so the middles stay lava-like, but mini cakes get done so quickly it's best to give them a filling that won't set up. These rich, mocha-flavored morsels are guaranteed to stay moist and gooey, owing to a simple mocha ganache in the middle. Serve the cakes with a scoop of low-fat coffee ice cream and garnish with a chocolate-covered espresso bean, if desired.

» Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce

Chocolate Fondue

The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it while it's still warm. Skewer and dip anything you like—pear slices, dried apricots, even marshmallows.

» Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Soufflé

Soufflés may look like a restaurant-only dessert, but they are actually easy to make. Whip them up right after dinner and enjoy while they're still warm from the oven.

» Chocolate Soufflé

Indoor S'Mores

You don't have to sit around a fire to enjoy S'mores. Just be sure to watch them carefully under the broiler—the marshmallows can go from perfectly toasted to charcoal in a hurry.

» Indoor S'Mores

Chocolate-Covered Brownie Bites

Dip bite-size pieces of brownie into melted chocolate for an easy treat to satisfy your chocolate craving.

» Chocolate-Covered Brownie Bites

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.

» Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Chocolate Nut Bark

Use your favorite combination of nuts to make this quick and easy chocolate nut bark.

» Chocolate Nut Bark


Recipes for chocolate—a treat like no other and good for you too!

What is it about chocolate? Decadent, rich, complex…it’s a treat like no other. A bite of chocolate can finish a meal or start a romance. And now comes the news that chocolate is actually good for you…talk about too good to be true. But in fact, researchers have discovered that eating moderate amounts of flavanol-rich dark chocolate has a blood-thinning effect, which can benefit cardiovascular health, and it may also boost the immune system by reducing inflammation. Don’t you just love science? We do love chocolate, and showcase our favorite indulgence in these healthy chocolate recipes.

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I have just finished reading the book "Chocolate, Healthfood of the Gods" by Phillip Minton about health benefits of chocolate. I'm so inspired. It seems like one of the biggest mistakes of my life was not to eat more chocolate. I happen to like darker varieties. And yet so many years of guilt and restriction. Now I am looking for new healthy and delicious recipes of chocolate desserts. I am going to try few from this selection. Nina Young

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06/27/2012 - 1:55am

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