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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.

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