Oh, hi there… don't mind me, just drooling over all these DELICIOUS Chocolate Recipes I've gathered together for your browsing pleasure. You don't have to feel guilty about giving into your chocolate craving with these though… 'cause they're all Healthy Chocolate Recipes… 110 of them to be exact… you're welcome.

And, since February is also Heart Health Awareness Month, I thought it even more fitting to highlight the deliciousness, since chocolate is also well-known for it's heart-health benefits!

ou don't have to feel guilty about giving into your chocolate craving... not when you have 110 HEALTHY Chocolate recipes to choose from! Check 'em out! #chocolate #healthydessert #chocolatelove #cacao #healthychocolate ~ TheFamilyApothecary.com

Here's the low-down on how chocolate can be good for your health… (Sweet Justification!)

Raw Cacao Benefits

Raw Cacao (not to be confused with β€œcocoa”) is known primarily for it's cardiac benefits. Regular consumption of raw cacao powder has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease & reduce systemic inflammation (including inflammation which can lead to high blood pressure). (source)

The Flavanols found in chocolate are thought to help reduce blood pressure by forming nitric acid in the body which is thought to cause blood vessel walls to relax and open wider. (source)

Cacao is also a good source of many other helpful minerals for maintaining heart health including magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper and manganese.

So, why has chocolate gotten such a bad wrap?

So, here's the deal… all chocolate is not created equal. I imagine you already know this… but really it all boils down to this. “Cacao” is not the same thing as “cocoa” and Hershey's is not even… well…

I could not possibly do better than this article from Mamavation that addresses the unhealthy chocolate brands, and what they put in that junk (like high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, TBHQ, & carageenan, just to name a few! Eww.) Be sure to check out the Really handy “eat this, not that” reference pic at the end too. Trust me, (even though you probably Don't want to) you Definitely DO want to check it out… and then, come back here to figure out which one of these 110 healthy chocolate cake recipes you're going to make first! πŸ˜‰

And, let the drooling begin!

Top 110 Healthy Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate Cakes & Brownies

Homemade Chocolates & Fudge

Chocolate Cookies

Puddings & Such

Chocolate Pies & Other stuff that's sorta Pie-ish

Bars & Bites

Chocolate for Breakfast

Chocolate to put on other stuff

Chocolate Ice Cream

Crunchy Chocolate

White Chocolate

Peanut Butter & Chocolate {'cause, let's be honest, this deserves a category all it's own.}

Chocolate You Can Drink

Chocolate for your face {or body}

Which of these recipes is your favorite? 

Helpful Tutorials & Extras

How to Make Chocolate Extract ~ Mommypotamus
How to Make Homemade Chocolate Chips ~ Whole New Mom
How to Make Homemade *White* Chocolate Chips ~ Whole New Mom
How to: Chocolate Cage Tutorial {a fun decorating tip!} ~ Dough Mess-tic
How to Temper Chocolate ~ Serious Eats

 **Need a quick chocolate fix, but don't feel like making anything? Here are a few of my favorite store-bought options for healthy chocolate!**

Nature's Path Love Crunch Organic Dark Chocolate & Berries Granola
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars
Santa Cruz Organic Chocolate Syrup
Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mega Chocolate Chunks
Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
Organic Raw Chocolate Super Cookies
KIND Bars, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt
Nature's All Organic Freeze Dried Dark Chocolate Strawberries
SunSpire White Chocolate Chips
SunSpire Organic 65% Cacao Bittersweet Baking Chocolate
Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate Bar (70% Cacao)
Chocolove Orange Peel in Dark Chocolate Bar (55% Cocoa)

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  1. SARAH! You’re AWESOME! I love all the things chocolate. And, I must say – my homemade chocolate magic shell is my favorite on this one! HA! Thanks for doing this awesome round up! I’ve bookmarked it for the weekend when I can experiment! πŸ™‚

    1. You are so welcome girl! πŸ˜‰ And, your homemade chocolate magic shell is one of MY favorites as well! Have fun experimenting this weekend πŸ™‚

  2. Wow, as if I needed any more reasons to eat chocolate! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for including my Double Chocolate Macaroon Tarts – I’ve scheduled this to pin so I can try a few of the others. Thanks, Sarah!

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