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6 Healthy Chocolate Dessert Recipes To Try

Let's face it, we all love a thick piece of chocolate cake or a crunchy sugary treat. But when you are trying to focus on your health, these foods can seem like they are counteracting all your progress, right? WRONG! Eating dessert shouldn’t be an activity of guilt. If you learn how to prepare healthy desserts, you can incorporate sweets into your diet while still living a healthy lifestyle and staying lean. It’s all about the type of dessert you choose and the ingredients within. Lucky for us, there are still so many recipes out there to indulge in while sticking to plan and focusing on your health and wellness goals. Here are some of our favorites! 

  1. Rich Chocolate Brownies
  2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies
  3. Dark Chocolate Cabernet Ganache
  4. Molten Chocolate Turtle Cake
  5. Chocolate Coconut Almond Shake
  6. Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake

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Rich Chocolate Brownies

They are chewy, chocolaty, and fit right into your weight loss plan! These brownies are irresistibly delicious, with a rich nuance in flavor that makes them taste even better than a standard brownie.
rich chocolate brownies
20-25 Minutes
Dessert, Snack

Brownie Mix

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Sugar substitute blend for baking to equal 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute or 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Optional Garnish:
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • Dark chocolate ganache
  • Raspberry puree 
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9-inch square pan with vegetable oil spray.
  3. In a bowl, stir together unsweetened applesauce, sugar substitute blend, and vanilla. Add egg substitute or egg whites and blend well with a spoon.
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, and stir to combine. Add dry ingredients into egg mixture and stir just to combine.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of the pan. When brownies have cooled drizzle
    with raspberry puree and sprinkle with toasted walnuts.
  6. Finish with a drizzle of dark chocolate ganache. When set cut into 2-inch pieces and place on dessert tray. To serve as individual desserts drizzle a
    dessert plate with raspberry puree, top with brownie, and drizzle with dark chocolate ganache. Finish by adding a sprinkle of tasted walnuts.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Want the rich brownie flavor but craving a sweet cookie crunch? These Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies are high in protein but low in ingredients. This recipe is like eating a fudge brownie and PB cookie, all in the same dessert!
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
10 minutes
Dessert, Snack
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together ingredients and add water until you reach a cookie dough consistency
  3. Drop in half dollar portions on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake for 7 minutes
Profile Exchange: 1 meal replacement, 1 oz. very lean protein

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Ganache

No butter, no cream, just pure-form silky-smooth chocolate. Lighten up your next desert with this healthier Dark Chocolate Cabernet Ganache that pairs great with a Chocolate Fudge Cake.
Dark Chocolate Cabernet Ganache
Dessert, Snack
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of dark red wine like Cabernet or Merlot or vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tbsp of sugar free Maple Syrup
  1. In a small sauce pan heat olive oil till warmed to about 72 degrees
  2. Watch closely as this will happen very quickly
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Add cocoa
  5. Add pinch of salt
  6. Stir well
  7. Add sugar free syrup and stir
  8. Add wine and stir to combine well.
  9. Use as a drizzle over Profile Guiltless Chocolate Fudge Cake or as a sweet topping for poached fruit.

Profile Exchange: 1/2 fat serving; (as drizzle)

Molten Chocolate Turtle Cake

This Molten Chocolate Turtle Cake recipe comes out so rich and chocolaty! Get your protein in while eating real, whole foods in dessert form. Who knew being healthy could taste so good?
lava cake
Dessert, Snack
  • 1 Package Profile Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • 1 T sugar free Butterscotch Topping
  • 1 tsp Fat/Free Ready Whip
  • Pam Spray
  1. Mix 1 package Profile chocolate cake in a ramekin sprayed with Pam spray.
  2. Bake in Microwave oven on High for 45-50 seconds or until edges are set but middle is not (watch closely as Microwave ovens vary).
  3. Remove form oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Run knife around edges of ramekin to remove cake and place on dessert plate.
  5. Drizzle Walden Farms butterscotch topping over cake, dollop on Ready Whip and enjoy.

Profile Exchange: 1 meal replacement, 1 flex food

Chocolate Coconut Almond Shake

When the flavors of chocolate, almonds & coconut come together, it makes for a refreshing and absolutely delicious way to start the day. Already have breakfast plans? Sneak it in as a mid-day snack for a little chocolatey protein fix.
Chocolate Coconut Almond Shake
Dessert, Snack, Breakfast
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender
  2. Enjoy!

Profile Exchange: 1 Meal Replacement, 1 flex food

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake

Show yourself some love with this heart-healthy decadent chocolate cake recipe. With the added walnuts you are getting a great source of fiber, magnesium, copper, manganese. With the delicious dark chocolate, your treat is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, which can boost heart health.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake
  • 1 Tbsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup avocado
  • 10 oz water
  • 4 walnuts crushed
  • Fat-free whipped topping
  • In a small bowl, empty packages of Chocolate Fudge Cake and add dark chocolate cocoa powder and water and mix together.
  • Cut avocado in half. Spoon out ¼ cup of avocado and add to the chocolate cake mixture and mix well.
  • Divide mixture in half and fill two ramekins or small coffee mugs with cake batter. Microwave each for 2 minutes. Let sit for 2 minutes to cool.
  • Top each cake with fat-free whipped topping 2 crushed walnuts.
Profile Exchange: 1 Profile meal replacement, 1 fat, 1 flex food

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