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8 chocolatey snacks you don't have to feel guilty about eating

Try these healthy, chocolatey treats to satisfy your cravings - no guilt trip necessary.

8 chocolatey snacks you don't have to feel guilty about eating

Try these healthy, chocolatey treats to satisfy your cravings - no guilt trip necessary.
  • Chocolate doesn't have to be your guilty pleasure, because everyone needs an occasional fix. Did you know dark chocolate is nutritious, a great source of antioxidants, improves your health and lowers your risk of heart disease? If you don't like dark chocolate, there are still healthy ways to eat regular chocolate as well.

  • Here are 8 healthy treats to combat chocolate's not-so-healthy side:

  • 1. Chocolate-dipped strawberries

  • Flowers are sweet, but chocolate covered strawberries are decadent. http://bit.ly/1YRSwvR

    Posted by Jewel-Osco on Sunday, February 12, 2017
  • The semi-sweet chocolate jacket on this superfood leaves you feeling satisfied and refreshed. Try dipping different fruits in chocolate for an easy, delicious treat (my favorite are raspberries).

  • Click here for the recipe.

  • 2. Dark chocolate sea salt almonds

  • Healthy-ish Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds from Sally's Baking Addiction RECIPE: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/08/24/healthier-treat-dark-chocolate-sea-salt-almonds/

    Posted by The view from Great Island on Friday, January 27, 2017
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  • Sweet, salty and crunchy. Chocolate-covered almonds are a great go-to treat for your sweet tooth.

  • Recipe here.

  • 3. Chocolate-dipped almond butter banana bites

  • These chocolate dipped almond butter banana bites are a delicious and healthy treat perfect for any time of day! http://www.theidearoom.net/2015/05/25-healthy-snacks.html

    Posted by The Idea Room on Thursday, July 14, 2016
  • Depending on your taste, you can substitute the almond butter for peanut butter or Nutella.

  • Click here for recipe.

  • 4. Chocolate-covered banana pops

  • Chocolate covered banana pops healthy desert 💙

    Posted by Blossom health by golpira on Monday, January 18, 2016
  • Cut a banana in half. Skewer both halves, place them on wax paper and put them in the freezer. Once frozen, dip them in melted chocolate and roll them in your favorite crunchy topping like chopped nuts or toasted coconut. Return the chocolate-covered banana to the freezer and enjoy them when the chocolate has set. Yum!