9 ways to enjoy 100 calories of everyone's favorite indulgence. By Holley Grainger, MS, RD
November 30, 2012
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Perfectly-Portioned Chocolate Treats
Don't walk away from chocolate... When flavor is this good, portions can be small and still satisfy.
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Crunchy Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich
Break 1 chocolate graham cracker rectangle in half. Spread 1/2 tablespoon chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella) onto one half. Top with remaining half.
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Mexican Chocolate Pudding
Stir 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper into 1 fat-free chocolate pudding cup. Top with 1 tablespoon fat-free whipped topping.
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Gooey Turtle Brownie
Drizzle 1 mini brownie bite with 1/2 teaspoon caramel syrup. Top with 1 toasted pecan half.
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Chocolate Espresso Tartlets
Stir 1 teaspoon brewed espresso (or strong coffee) into 3 tablespoons fat-free chocolate pudding. Divide evenly between 3 mini phyllo cups.
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Pistachio-Coated Chocolate-Dipped Apples
Dip 3 apple wedges into 1 (0.375oz) melted dark chocolate square (such as Hershey’s). Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon crushed salted pistachios.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel
Smear the end of 1 pretzel rod with 1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter. Dip into 1 teaspoon melted semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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Dip 2 large marshmallows into 1 tablespoon melted semisweet chocolate chips. Roll in 2 teaspoons cinnamon graham cracker crumbs.
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Chocolate Peppermint Patty
Stir 1 finely crushed peppermint candy into 3 tablespoons softened chocolate frozen yogurt. Spoon yogurt between 2 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco). Press gently to seal.
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Crispy Chocolate Snack
Gently stir 2 tablespoons crispy rice cereal, 2 teaspoons chopped dried cherries, and 1 teaspoon toasted chopped almonds into 1 tablespoon melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dollop onto wax paper and let dry.
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Double-Chocolate Cereal Treats
These decadent chocolate-on-chocolate cookies boast full satisfaction and a dose of whole-grain goodness. And they’re ready to eat in a fraction of the time needed to prepare typical sweet treats. For added protein and a fun flavor variation, replace ½ cup cereal with ½ cup chopped toasted nuts.