Celebrate World Chocolate Day With Recipes Under 100 Calories

Who doesn’t like chocolate, but this divine thing comes loaded with a lot of calories. Is this your reason to avoid it so far? Now, what if you can savor this indulgent and decadence chocolate without gaining many calories and spoiling your weight loss goals. Unbelievable? No, it’s true. With our delicious chocolate recipes in less than 100 calories, we are giving you another reason to feel good about losing weight.

Do you know eating chocolates can help you with weight loss? A small amount of chocolate every day can help you in dealing with your hunger pangs and increases your nutritional value as well. It contains flavanols which lower the blood sugar and decreases the body fat. It helps in alleviating stress by uplifting mood. Stress is among the major causes of weight gain as you binge on certain foods to control your stress levels. Dark chocolates are known for controlling appetite, one 3.5-ounce bar of 70% dark chocolate contains around 16% of your daily recommended fiber intake. Choosing chocolate over candies with empty calories is an astute decision for people looking for weight loss.

Now our delectable chocolate recipes in less than 100 calories will let you devour chocolate dishes without any guilt.

1. Chocolate-covered brownie bites

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with bite-sized brownie dipped into melted chocolate to feel good.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutritional Value: 38 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 13 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 7 mg sodium; 21 mg potassium.

Ingredients:

  • Brownies, 18-inch square pan chilled, cut into 1-inch squares
  • Chocolate Chips, semisweet or bittersweet, melted

Directions:
Take a brownie square and dip the half of it in the melted square and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper to refrigerate until the chocolate is set for about 30 minutes. (Reheat the chocolate to keep it melted)

2.Chocolate Nut Bark

Chocolates and nuts make a heavenly combination that will leave you enchanted with happiness.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutritional Value: 74 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 67 mg potassium.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Chips, semisweet, bittersweet or milk, 2cups
  • Assorted Nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds and cashew, 1½ cups

Directions:
Take a bowl, add melted chocolate and nuts. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and ensure no wrinkle to make horizontal bars, scrape the mixture on the foil and spread it to form a rectangle of 12-by-19 inches. Garnish it with finely chopped and refrigerate until set for about 20 minutes.
Transfer hardened bark with foil to a cutting board, using a sharp knife cut it into 1½ inch pieces. Your chocolate nut bar is ready.

3.Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

The sweet and salty combination is drool-worthy and rich in nutrients as well.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Nutritional value: 64 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 8 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 53 mg sodium; 65 mg potassium.

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter, crunchy, ½ cup
Milk chocolate chips, melted, ½ cup
Pretzels, salted, finely chopped, ¼ cup

Directions:

Take a small bowl, combine peanut butter and pretzels and mix well. Freeze it until firm for about 15 minutes. Make 20 balls from the solid mixture (take about one teaspoon each). Place them on the baking sheet with parchment and wax paper and freeze until hard until one hour. Roll the frozen ball in melted chocolate and ensure the extra chocolate drip in the bowl. Freeze the chocolate to set for about 30 minutes.
Your delicious and mouth-watering truffles are ready to relish!

4. Strawberry Nutella S’mores

We are giving a healthy twist to classic s’mores by adding chocolate-hazelnut spread with lemon thins instead of graham crackers making it more delicious and divine.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Value: 76 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 7 g added sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 16 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 21 mg sodium; 22 mg potassium

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallow, 1
  • Lemon thins, 2
  • Strawberry slices, 2
  • Chocolate-hazelnut spread, ½ teaspoon

Directions:

Toast marshmallow over the fire and spread chocolate spread on lemon thins, top it with marshmallow, strawberry and another slice of lemon thin.
Enjoy the healthy twist!

For the first three recipes, we ‘ve got a tip for you

Tip to melt chocolate: Microwave chocolate on medium setting for 1 minute and stir in between every 20 seconds, until melted. You can also use a double boiler over hot water to melt chocolate.

You can prepare the first three of them and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Now you don’t have to stay away from your god’s nectar, savor your taste buds with low-calorie recipes to maintain your weight loss efforts.

Recipe Credits: Eating Well

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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