A collection of recipes with just chocolate and one other ingredient. You’ll be amazed at how easy and quick these healthy chocolate recipes are.
All are vegan, gluten free, grain free, full of plant protein and only contain sugar from the chocolate.
Choose a 70% or higher cacao dark chocolate to make these recipes healthy and loaded with nutrition. You can use whatever chocolate you like if you aren’t concerned about making a healthy recipe. More information on healthy chocolate at the bottom of the page
Chickpea Chocolate Candy
Chickpeas are baked without oil to a crispy perfection then coated in chocolate to make an amazing cluster of goodness. No oil is used in this healthy recipe.
You can either use a can of chickpeas or cook your own. I often make a batch in the pressure cooker and then freeze just to try to reduce the amount of cans. Chickpea chocolate candy recipe
Chocolate Protein Mousse
Easy mousse that’s made from white beans and chocolate. The aqua-faba (or the less glamorous non Latin name of bean juice) is whisked to make a fluffy texture.
This recipe works amazingly well with cannellini beans that give a creamy dairy free taste that mixes perfectly with deep bitter cacao. 2 ingredient chocolate protein mousse recipe
Peanut Chocolate Balls
Just freshly roasted peanuts and chocolate make an amazing bliss ball. They’re far easier than they look and always very popular.
High in plant protein from the cacao and peanuts. Peanut chocolate balls recipe
Peanut Chocolate Bites
Freshly roasted peanuts mixed with chocolate is quick to make, tastes amazing and has a lovely aroma. When something is freshly roasted it always tastes so much better.
Just be careful to keep an eye on your nuts as they go from undercooked to burnt in seconds – never leave them alone. Peanut candy recipe
Chocolate Coconut Mousse
Coconut milk is a must have ingredient for anyone wanting to reduce their dairy intake. It has a creamy texture that can be used in everything from sweet to savoury.
This dairy free coconut mousse works best with normal coconut milk that’s at least 60% coconut. Do check the can of coconut milk as some are less than 30%!
Coconut is high in saturated fat so like everything it should be had in moderation, but natural saturated fat isn’t bad for you. While this mousse recipe isn’t two ingredients just use the coconut and 200g of chocolate instead of the cacao and sweetener, chocolate coconut mousse recipe.
Is There Healthy Chocolate
Yes, chocolate contains many compounds that are healthy however the vast majority of chocolate is not healthy as it’s low in cocoa and high in sugar.
To choose healthy chocolate make sure it’s at least 70% cocoa solids and doesn’t have any nasty added ingredients. It should only contain cocoa, sugar and vanilla. Avoid any brands that have vegetable, palm or butter oil added.
100% Dark Chocolate
You can buy pure 100% cacao dark chocolate. This is the fermented and roasted cocoa bean that has been ground into cocoa liquor and left to set.
It’s very bitter to eat – like eating cacao nibs or a coffee bean. Usually this is an ingredient in a recipe rather than a bar of eating chocolate. It allows you to control the exact sweetness and other ingredients.
Is Dark Chocolate Healthy
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Dark chocolate varies so much that there’s no single answer to this question. Low quality dark chocolate is often 30% cocoa solids, with added vegetable oil (or butter oil) and mainly sugar. This is not healthy.
Healthy dark chocolate is at least 70% cocoa and has nothing else other than a bit of sugar and vanilla.
Dark Chocolate Weight Loss
High cocoa dark chocolate can be useful for weight loss as it’s low in sugar and a very small amount is satisfying. Low-quality chocolate is mostly sugar and is all too easy to eat 100g in minutes. Again go for 70% or higher cocoa dark chocolate for weight loss.
Sugar Free Chocolate
Not all sugar free chocolate is created equal.
Some have sweeteners that give most people IBS, such as maltitol or sorbitol. Just a small amount of either of these gives me gastric problems for hours so I avoid like the plague.
I only eat sugar free chocolate that is sweetened with either the herb stevia or birch tree sap xylitol. Both of these are sugar free and considered healthy by most. However you should still consume with moderation as the lack of sugar might have unintended consequences such as diarrhoea and upset gut bacteria. But this isn’t to say don’t have them as even water is toxic, but too much of anything is bad. As always listen to your body, what works for one person might not work for another.
I hope you liked these easy and healthy chocolate recipes and some common chocolate questions. If you have any more questions or comments please do let me know below.