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Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts

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Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

You don't have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy pumpkin and spice in a Thanksgiving dessert. This tender, moist cake uses pureed pumpkin to replace much of the fat and is delicately seasoned with classic Thanksgiving flavors.

» Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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

Rocky Road Brownies

These super-rich brownies made chocolaty with plenty of cocoa powder have less fat than other brownies, but stay extra gooey and good with marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chunks on top.

» Rocky Road Brownies

Chocolate Decadence

Inspired by the (now) old-school, ultra-rich, mousselike chocolate cake that usually called for a whole pound of chocolate, half a dozen eggs and lots of butter, here is an enlightened rendition with deep bittersweet chocolate flavor and that dense melt-in-your-mouth texture so characteristic of the genre. No one will guess it’s healthier. The secret is excellent natural cocoa powder and good-quality bittersweet chocolate, preferably with 70% cacao. Although the cake can be eaten once it’s completely cool, it comes out of the pan much easier and even tastes better if it has been chilled at least overnight.

» Chocolate Decadence

EatingWell Chocolate Chip Cookies

This awesome lacy chocolate chip cookie is given a healthful makeover with oats and whole-wheat flour, and canola oil to replace some of the butter.

» EatingWell Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème

We love York peppermint patties and the flavor of these festive pots de crème is a dead ringer for the candy. Unlike traditional über-rich custard recipes, this custard uses low-fat milk, only 3 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of half-and-half for its creamy richness. Just 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract in the custard gives plenty of minty flavor, but if you want that icy mountain-breeze sensation, add a whole teaspoon instead.

» Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème

Pumpkin-Chocolate Torte with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

If you’re ready for a change from standard pumpkin pie, try this pumpkin torte recipe with a deep chocolate flavor. Pureed pumpkin helps make the dessert incredibly moist and dense. The topping is whipped cream with a touch of vanilla and sugar and a bit of pureed pumpkin folded in.

» Pumpkin-Chocolate Torte with Pumpkin Whipped Cream


If you’re craving chocolate, try making one of our delicious chocolate desserts! Heart-healthy chocolate is a versatile addition to many chocolate dessert recipes, from chocolate cake recipes to chocolate ice cream recipes to chocolate mousse recipes. We guarantee you’ll love our chocolate desserts, especially Chocolate Decadence, our low-calorie mousselike chocolate cake, or Red Chile-Spiked Chocolate Mousse, a smooth and flavor-packed chocolate mousse recipe.

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts

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Rich chocolate filling and an orange-scented custard sauce...
This pudding's rich vanilla flavor plays perfectly...
A bar version of the classic cookie, these slightly chewy...
Chocolate-and-berry-flavored marshmallows are delectable—...
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The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it...
Chopped pitted dates are the secret ingredient in these...
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Soufflés may look like a restaurant-only dessert, but they...
Satisfy that chocolate craving with a drizzle of melted...
Sweet satisfaction in seconds.
A healthy version of the malt shop favorite.
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Both simpler and more decadent than a chocolate croissant,...
These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving...

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts: Chocolate Cake Recipes

To ensure that the chocolate-banana cake lasts long enough...
You won't feel an ounce of guilt when you dig into...
The chocolate flavor in this rich and glossy cheesecake is...
This chocolate chip cake has an amazing moist, dense...
Inspired by the (now) old-school, ultra-rich, mousselike...
Sheet cakes are a potluck dream: the baking pan holds the...
This tasty chocolate fudge cake is topped with a crunchy...
When you have a craving for a comforting dessert, try this...
Turn this moist, dense and truly chocolaty cake into an...
Sometimes we even stun ourselves. This ultra-rich and...
An adaptation of EatingWell's popular Died-and-Went-to...
You don't have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy...
Kahlua and espresso add rich flavor to this glazed mocha...
Some molten-cake recipes call for simply underbaking the...
This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich—and...
Here we stir a little melted chocolate into ricotta cheese...
This serve-from-the-pan cake is a winner at pot-luck...

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts: Pies, Tortes and Tarts

This cherry ice cream pie is a simple summertime sweet...
A decadent chocolate filling topped with sliced bananas and...
Chocolate cream pie isn’t just a diner special—it’s the...
This chocolate cake is sophisticated, rich, moist and even...
This chocolate raspberry pie gets an amazing smooth, rich,...
A sublime silky chocolate custard fills this simple...
A treasured family recipe for Passover chocolate-apple...
Bittersweet chocolate and Dutch-process cocoa meld with a...
If you’re ready for a change from standard pumpkin pie, try...

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts: Chocolate Cookie Recipes

EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed...
We can't resist big, soft, fudgy cookies, like those...
Soft and chewy, these cookies have a deep chocolate flavor.
These chocolate, coconut and almond meringue cookies are so...
A sprinkling of crystallized ginger and dried cranberries...
Perfect meringues depend on totally yolk-free whites. The...
Master of Fine Arts student Allyson Lea Smith consulted...
These meringue cookies have a puffy, fragile exterior and a...
Dense and crunchy, these are the classic Italian dunking...
These soft chocolate cookies have a big peanut flavor since...
This awesome lacy chocolate chip cookie is given a...
This is a fudgy cookie for chocolate lovers. The ginger...
Strategy and operations director Josh Gitlin gave this low-...
Registered Dietitian Mary LaRock flavored these phyllo...
The first time I spent Christmas far away from home I was...
Financial advisor Linda Croley was inspired by childhood...
Fudgy, brownielike and decadent, these fantastic cookies...
These cookies taste decadent, yet are made with ingredients...

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts: Chocolate Pudding Recipes & Chocolate Mousse Recipes

The haunting, subtle flavor of chai spices adds depth and...
Our mousse reformation, with only 248 calories and 6 grams...
Enjoy this low-fat mousse spoonful by lovin' spoonful...
Cocoa powder and chocolate chips give this luscious pudding...
Although instant mixes and premade chocolate puddings...
Pudding snack cups are great to have on hand for those...
We love York peppermint patties and the flavor of these...
The idea of chile with chocolate still surprises most...

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts: Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes

Chunks of white chocolate and cherries make homemade...
Chocolate wafer cookies and toasted walnuts are a...
Earl Grey tea is flavored with the peel of bergamot, a...
Malted-milk powder and powdered nonfat dry milk add most of...
Here's a simple recipe for low-fat chocolate ice cream...
A favorite flavor from soda-shop days turned into a low-fat...
Jammy raspberries and rich chocolate combine for a...
Chopped strawberries and cocoa nibs are a colorful addition...
Toasted hazelnuts and hazelnut liqueur jazz up plain frozen...

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts: Chocolate Sauce Recipes

This ultra-quick sauce can make any night a special...
Chocolate and orange are a sublime pairing. This is a good...
Dark, glossy and slightly bittersweet, this sauce is both...
Keep a jar of this hot fudge sauce on hand for emergency...
Chocolate syrup makes a convenient base for a delicious...
Perfect for topping ice cream, this is a great standby, all...
Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder turn into a rich,...

Healthy Recipes for Chocolate Desserts: Brownie Recipes

These brownies are a high-energy treat you can pack in your...
Dip bite-size pieces of brownie into melted chocolate for...
We like to use chocolate with 60-72% cacao content in these...
Applesauce is the secret ingredient that keeps these yummy...
These super-rich brownies made chocolaty with plenty of...

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