Our best healthy chocolate recipes

Sometimes, nothing will do but chocolate’but that doesn’t have to mean a high-calorie, high-fat splurge. Try these healthy chocolate recipes to satisfy your cravings without overdoing it

Our best healthy chocolate recipes

Source: Web exclusive: November 2008

Our best healthy chocolate recipes

Cappuccino Chiffon Cake (pictured)
When chiffon cakes first appeared in the 1940s, the focus was on howeasy they were to mix. Today, however, we also value the fact that theyare sweet treats (such as this recipe) which are lowerin fat and cholesterol than most.

Chocolate Almond Smoothie
This is a satisfying, antioxidant-rich smoothie that will keep the hunger away for hours.

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites
Don’t feel guilty about indulging in these bite-size brownies—theapplesauce keeps them moist without any added fat. They freeze well andare great for take-along snacks or for a dessert tray.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Birthday Cake
For this ever-so-satisfying chocolate birthday cake, use the bestbittersweet chocolate you can find. To keep the cake dairy-free, readthe ingredient list carefully to make sure it doesn’t contain any milksolids.

Chocolate Banana Brownies
There is quite a lot of fruit in these easy brownies: bananas, prunepuree and dried cherries. They combine amazingly well to make a richand chewy brownie that both kids and adults will love.

Chocolate-Nut Meringue Cookies
Here’s an astounding achievement: chocolate-nut cookies with less thanone gram of fat each! The secret is meringue. These chocolate-nutmeringue cookies contain no butter or margarine and no egg yolks, yetthey’re tender and rich tasting.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
Most people’s ideal brownie is one that is moist in the centre, with adeep chocolate flavour. This recipe for fudgy chocolate brownies useschocolate and cocoa powder to give plenty of chocolate flavour, anddark brown sugar for the desired texture.

Chocolate Chunk and Nut Cookies
These chocolate chunk and nut cookies are simply irresistible eatenwhile still warm, when the chocolate chunks are soft and melting.Macadamia nuts add a crunchy texture, but can be omitted if you prefer.Like the chocolate, the nuts should be in large pieces.

Black Forest Mousse Cake
This very light cake is almost fat-free, being based on egg whitesbeaten to firm peaks and folded together with flour, sugar and cocoapowder. Cocoa delivers the rich chocolate flavour in this Black Forest Mousse Cake without the fat of chocolate.

Rich Chocolate Torte
A generous amount of good-quality dark chocolate makes this cakebeautifully moist and rich. The chocolate torte is perfect with a cupof coffee, or warm for dessert, with a spoonful of reduced-fat cream oryogurt and some fresh berries.

Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu
This delectable version of tiramisu, the popular Italian dessert,includes the traditional lady fingers cookies soaked in coffee andliqueur. A creamy mixture of sweetened ricotta and yogurt is sprinkledwith grated dark chocolate to make this elegant mocha ricotta tiramisu.

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