Healthy Desserts: 3 Easy Chocolate Desserts
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make 3 easy chocolate dessert recipes. These healthy dessert recipes for Indoor S'Mores, Chocolate Bark and Chocolate Truffles are all low-calorie desserts (under 100-calories), which is great if you're on a diet.
Hi, I'm Jessie. We're here in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, and today I'm going to show you how to make instant chocolate treats that all clock in at 100 calories or less. And if you haven't heard the good news, chocolate is good for your heart, especially when you're eating dark chocolate over milk chocolate. First up, let's make Indoor S'mores. So I start with graham crackers, break them into squares, put them on a baking sheet. Top each one with a marshmallow, then put them under your broiler. It just takes about 45 to 75 seconds until they get nice and golden. Pull those out and then drizzle them with dark melted chocolate. You could just melt that right in your microwave. Drizzle it over the top and that's it. You've just saved yourself 75 calories compared with a traditional s'more. Next up, Chocolate Bark. I have dark chocolate chips. Melt those in the microwave until they are nice and gooey. Stir in mixed nuts, which also happen to be heart healthy. Put in whatever kind you like. Spread it on a foil-lined baking sheet, then pop it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Take it out. Put it on your cutting board and chop it into chunks. That's it. You just made delicious Chocolate Bark. Now, we're making Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles. Take natural, chunky peanut butter. Look for the kind that has just peanuts and salt on the ingredient list. Mix that up with chopped-up pretzels. Put that in the freezer for about 20 minutes. That will get it nice and firm so that you can roll it into little balls. Make 20 little balls, arrange them on a baking sheet. Pop that back into the freezer for about an hour, until they're nice and firm. At that point, pull them out and roll them in melted chocolate until they're all coated. Put them back on your baking sheet. Put that in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and you're done. You just made delicious Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles. For these recipes and more healthy chocolate recipes, come to eatingwell.com.