Whether you just want a sweet treat or you’re looking to satisfy a crowd, I’ve got a chocolate dessert that will fix that craving. These healthy chocolate desserts give you the sweetness you want while also giving you natural ingredients you can pronounce.

 healthy chocolate desserts on a table

I believe in a balanced diet, and that balanced diet includes sweet foods too! I don’t need all the artificial ingredients or dyes in my desserts. Scroll through the recipes below and pick out your favorites to try this week. Don’t forget to let me know how they turned out!

Table of Contents
  1. Shareable Healthy Chocolate Desserts
  2. Drinkable Vegan Desserts
  3. Vegan Dessert FAQs

Shareable Healthy Chocolate Desserts

If you’re looking for chocolate desserts to share with that special someone, then the following recipes are perfect. The vegan chocolate chip cookies are my favorite recipe, while my husband can’t get enough peanut butter fudge.

Platter of gluten free fudgy brownies
Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies
5 from 5 votes
Thick, fudgy brownies that also happen to be vegan and gluten-free. (No one will be able to tell!) Loaded with delicious chocolate flavor and a great texture, this Fudgy Gluten Free Brownie Recipe really hit the spot.
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peanut butter fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge- 4 Ingredient Dessert!
5 from 3 votes
You'll definitely wanna include this vegan peanut butter fudge into your holiday menu this year. This decadent recipe is easy to make and provides a beautifully rich treat. Plus, it's only 6 ingredients!
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vegan snack recipe
Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
4.9 from 7 votes
Grab a friend and whip up these delicious bite-sized snacks. Chocolate covered banana bites are super easy to make, and oh so fun!
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Vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.8 from 5 votes
These are simply THE BEST vegan chocolate chip cookies around! We’ve given them another upgrade by adding in toasted coconut (you can buy it or make it) and toasted almonds for extra flavor and crunch. Use your favorite dark chocolate chips and bake up a batch or two. They make great gifts and store well in the freezer for when a craving hits. 
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Soft Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Chips
5 from 6 votes
These soft ginger cookies are also naturally gluten free. The flavor of warm ginger shines through thanks to both dried ground ginger and freshly grated ginger. The second best part might just be the pockets of dark chocolate in each bite. These are sure to become a favorite!
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How to make gluten free crepes
Ultimate Gluten-Free Crepes
5 from 5 votes
Get ready to experience the best gluten-free crepe recipe. The nutty, earthy taste of the quinoa marries well with the homemade chocolate hazelnut spread (hello, healthy nutella!), and fresh fruit. Feel free to use pre-made chocolate hazelnut spread from the store to save time.
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Healthy zucchini bread, ready to eat
Healthy Zucchini Bread
5 from 5 votes
A fun bread the whole family can enjoy (and help make!). I love that this bread contains a whole cup of veggies, and that it’s vegan… though you can’t even tell!
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Drinkable Vegan Desserts

Mint, nut, fruit… I’ve got you covered with all the flavors you love pairing with chocolate. Feel free to top these with cacao nibs, extra fruit and coconut whipped cream for a fun and healthy chocolate dessert. All my smoothies are made with 100% cacao powder for the chocolate flavor without the extra sugar.

Red Velvet Smoothie
4.4 from 22 votes
Give your heart a healthy boost with cacao (unsweetened cocoa) in this green smoothie recipe. Serve it in a fancy glass with two straws so you and your loved one can enjoy it together!
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chocolate protein shake
Chocolate Protein Shake
4.8 from 91 votes
Blend up a creamy, cold chocolate protein shake smoothie made with plant-based superfood protein powder for a delicious meal or snack, or before/after a workout. Includes adaptogens to help ease inflammation.
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Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
4.9 from 13 votes
Cacao adds rich chocolate flavor as well as a big boost of iron and other vitamins and minerals coupled with healthy fats to this chocolate smoothie bowl.
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2 mason jars of chocolate peanut butter smoothie with straws.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
4.7 from 222 votes
Better than a milkshake! This plant-based peanut butter chocolate smoothie is so creamy and decadent, you'll think it's ice cream. Your body will thank you for enjoying this all-natural, no-sugar-added sweet treat.
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hot chocolate smoothie recipe
Hot Chocolate Smoothie
5 from 5 votes
This dessert-like smoothie is perfect for a cool day or healthy treat. It's packed with chocolaty flavor as well as ingredients like spinach and hazelnuts.
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chocolate cherry smoothie using plant-based ingredients.
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
4.9 from 17 votes
This antioxidant-packed Chocolate Cherry Smoothie is a healthy indulgence that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Blend it as an energy-boosting snack or a fun and sippable dessert that will leave you smiling.
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Healthy Coffee Smoothie using protein and caffeine
Energizing Mocha Coffee Smoothie
5 from 11 votes
Sip on this cool and creamy coffee smoothie for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. 
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Coconut Joy Vegan Smoothie Bowl
4.6 from 24 votes
Blend up some plant-based goodness for a delicious, nutrient-rich dessert or snack. The flavors of coconut, chocolate and almond come together quickly in this vegan smoothie bowl.
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photo of a mint chocolate smoothie in a glass jar with a paper straw topped with fresh mint and cacao nibs
Mint Chocolate Smoothie
5 from 10 votes
The combination of cacao powder and fresh mint leaves will give you that chocolate mint flavor you've been craving, but instead of packing in the fat and calories, you'll be packing in nutrients from spinach and avocados! It's really a win-win. When the Girl Scout cravings hit, reach for this smoothie instead.
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Nutritious banana split green smoothie with coconut whipped cream
Banana Split Smoothie
Blend up this sweet banana split smoothie and watch your kiddos sip up some leafy green goodness without even knowing it! Top with a spoonful of coconut whipped cream and place a cherry on top for a fun, healthy treat.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
4.9 from 10 votes
Take a spin on the classic hot chocolate recipe and not even miss a beat with this homemade hot chocolate recipe. This one is even better tasting AND twice as good for you. Let's cheers to that!
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Vegan Dessert FAQs

What dessert is the healthiest?

Choose the dessert that makes you happy, and eat it with no regrets. Seriously! These vegan chocolate desserts are made with plant-based ingredients and, hopefully, love. If you feel guilty about eating something, then don’t eat it. Life should be balanced, and it is 100% worth it to me to enjoy chocolate chip cookies with my family.

What is the healthiest chocolate?

Look for dark chocolate with real sugar or natural sweetener in it. There is no need for any weird ingredients or preservatives in your chocolate. Most of these vegan chocolate desserts are made with cacao. Look for unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder.

Can I still have dessert and lose weight?

Honestly, yes. Instead of focusing on weight loss, I look for chocolate dessert recipes made with real ingredients, mostly plants, and taste the best. It’s not worth it to me to eat dessert just to eat it. I want to love what I’m eating. I enjoy all the healthy chocolate desserts on this list.

Which recipe are you going to make first? I can’t wait for you to share these healthy chocolate desserts with your family and friends; tag @SimpleGreenSmoothies so I can see your lovely creations!

About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. How do you make “homemade Nutella”? I couldn’t find it in the crèpe recipe. Thanks!

  2. These are so great, thank you! I love making some homemade treats for Valentine’s day, so brownies and zucchini bread will now be part of the day.

    1. Your loved ones will love these yummy treats for sure Erin!