Healthy Chocolate Candy Recipes

Find healthy, delicious chocolate candy recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Chocolate Nut Bark

Rating: 4.91 stars 6
Use your favorite combination of nuts to make this quick and easy chocolate nut bark.

Peppermint-Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark

Rating: 5 stars 4
This eye-catching frozen peppermint-chocolate bark was inspired by Williams Sonoma's Original Peppermint Bark--our loose interpretation of the treat is frozen and made with Greek yogurt, chocolate and crushed candy canes. For the creamiest bark, be sure to use full-fat yogurt, as fat-free yogurt can get icy when frozen. Serve this healthy dessert when you want all those festive holiday flavors in a lightened-up--and totally delicious--package. Just don't stuff your Christmas stockings with this bark because it melts quickly.

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Bark

Rating: 5 stars 1
With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir chopped peppermint candies and chocolate-covered espresso beans into this chocolate bark, which is perfect for a gift.

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Ready in under 30 minutes, this truffle recipe is easy to make and you'll love the different coating options!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Rating: 5 stars 2
Looking for a fun cooking project to do with kids? Make chocolate truffles! In this easy vegan dessert recipe, we make a chocolate ganache filling with peanut butter and coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Make chocolate bark with the leftover chocolate and wrap it up together with a few truffles for a beautiful edible gift.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bark

Rating: 2.5 stars 1
With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir in melted caramel then top this chocolate bark with more melted caramel and flaky sea salt--it makes a perfect gift.

Crunchy Chocolate and Peanut Clusters

Because these sweet, crunchy treats take just 45 minutes to prepare, they can be made on short notice. Consider doubling the recipe--stored in an airtight container in the freezer, an extra batch will last for up to 3 months.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Rating: 4.31 stars 12
These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.

Chocolate Bark with Pistachios & Dried Cherries

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
With the news that dark chocolate contains some healthful properties, there is a better excuse than ever to indulge during the holiday season. Specks of green pistachios and red dried cherries in this chocolate confection make for a festive holiday gift.

Chocolate-Dipped Graham Crackers

Rating: 3 stars 1
Chocolate-dipped graham crackers make a satisfying after-dinner treat. Customize this chocolate-dipped graham cracker recipe by topping with your favorite dehydrated fruit.

Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

Rating: 3.75 stars 5
Coconut macaroons meet dark chocolate truffles in these little treats. Inside the snap of the dark chocolate shell lies the tender coconut-cocoa filling: a mix of naturally sweet dates, cocoa and coconut flour. Coconut flour is a healthy way to add decadent coconut flavor to this coconut-dark chocolate truffle recipe and other baked goods. It packs a whopping 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons (with only 2 grams of total and saturated fat). Look for coconut flour near other gluten-free flours.

Bittersweet Chocolate-Orange Truffles

Rating: 4 stars 1
While orange adds an exotic note, much of the flavor of these simple yet sophisticated candies comes from the chocolate, so choose a semisweet or bittersweet with a flavor and level of sweetness you enjoy. The recipe makes a big batch of truffles--plenty for gift-giving. Although they should be stored in the refrigerator, they're best served after sitting at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate-Covered Recipes & Chocolate-Dipped Recipes
For a healthy treat to indulge your sweet tooth, try one of our healthier chocolate-covered recipes, including chocolate-covered strawberries recipes and chocolate-dipped pretzel recipes. Make it a family activity by having your kids help dipping these treats into the melted dark chocolate. These chocolate-dipped recipes can even be customized; try our chocolate dipping technique with your favorite dehydrated fruit nuts or pretzels.Watch Video
Chocolate-Dipped Clementines
Dip clementine segments into melted chocolate for a healthy dessert. Chopped crystallized ginger is a zesty garnish for this chocolate-dipped fruit recipe.
S'mores Chocolate Bark
Rating: 3.33 stars
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With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir graham cracker pieces and mini marshmallows into this chocolate bark, which is perfect for a gift.