Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate, also called “plain chocolate” or “black chocolate”, is produced by adding fat and sugar to cocoa. It is chocolate with no or much less milk than milk chocolate. The U.S. has no official definition for dark chocolate but European rules specify a minimum of 35% cocoa solids.Dark chocolate can be eaten as is, or used in cooking, for which thicker, more expensive baking bars with higher cocoa percentages ranging from 70% to 99% are sold. Dark is synonymous with semisweet, and extra dark with bittersweet, although the ratio of cocoa butter to solids may vary. The cocoa solids, available in high percentage in dark chocolate, contain healthy compounds called flavonols. These have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins
  Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 380Fat per serving: 16.8g These baked muffins are super easy to bake and delightful as can be. The best snack for those sweet cravings and you can control how healthy you want it to be. The muffins are made of pearl millet (also knows as Continue Reading
Hazelnut Espresso Cookies
Choco Espresso Cookies Serving Size: 24 cookiesCalories per serving: 85Fat per serving: 5.5gms I've been wanting to create these 'adult friendly' cookies for a while now and finally remembered to buy and save some espresso to make them. My family loves hazelnuts so I've added them to this recipe, but feel free to leave them Continue Reading
Devil’s Chocolate Cake
Devil’s Chocolate Cake Serving Size: 12 slicesCalories per serving: 173Fat per serving: 8.8gms This cake has no sugar, butter, shortening or cream. Its also made with some whole wheat goodness. If you're a chocoholic like me and end up craving a dark, soft and moist chocolate cake from time to time, you're going to love Continue Reading
Chocolate Biscotti Amandine
Chocolate Biscotti Amandine Serving Size: 20-24 bicottisCalories per serving: 80Fat per serving: 2.3gms Do you crave for a crunchy wholesome accompaniment to dunk into your morning hot tea or evening coffee? I simply love this recipe as I know I’m getting a punch of nutritious wheat goodness filled with toasted nutty flavor and natural sweetness. Continue Reading
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Dark Chocolate Truffles Serving Size: 10Calories per serving: 135Fat per serving: 8.16gms Mmmm who doesn't love chocolate truffles that melt in your mouth? I recently saw these devine delicacies being made on Food Network but with tons of heavy cream and butter. I decided to just cut those out and experiment with almond milk instead. Continue Reading
Tiramisu Classico
Tiramisu Classico Serving Size: 6-8 individual dessert cupsCalories per serving: 213Fat per serving: 14.5gms Creamy, moist and ohhhh-SO-delicious! We absolutely love Tiramisu but often shy away from it due to the heavy ingredients normally used. Here's our take at a lighter or healthier option that's lower in fat and calorie content (and of course fully Continue Reading
Banana Chocolate Bread
Banana Chocolate Bread Serving Size: 8Calories per serving: 252Fat per serving: 10.5gms Made by special request from my hubby who is a die-hard banana bread fan, this recipe is moist, sweet and filled with chocolatey surprises in between. Its all whole wheat and naturally sweetened which makes this delightful bread good to eat as part Continue Reading
Chocolate Almond Granola
Chocolate Almond Granola Serving Size: 8Calories per serving: 140Fat per serving: 11.8gms There is nothing like starting your morning with home-baked granola with all the nutrition of seeds and nuts covered in chocolatey oats. I normally add chopped fresh strawberries or bananas and some almond milk to my bowl to give it a cold smooth Continue Reading
Apple-Choc Donuts
Apple-Choc Donuts Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 158Fat per serving: 9gms Ok so they’re not really donuts...but they certainly look like them! And they don’t contain any white sugar or fats. I made this dish out of the blue one day when I felt like putting together apples and chocolate but didn’t know how. The Continue Reading
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