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25 Light Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Get your chocolate fix without the guilt! From Chocolate Pie to Chocolate Spice Cake to Chocolate Eclair Delight, these healthy chocolate dessert recipes are all under 300 calories and 10g of fat or less per serving. Go ahead-indulge!

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Chocolate Eggnog Pie

Reduced-fat eggnog makes this creamy pie spiced just right, and a light treat for topping off a holiday meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

I love this recipe because it combines three of my favorite flavors: coffee, hazelnuts and cherries. —Joan Pecsek, Chesapeake, Virginia
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Almond Fudge Cake

People are amazed that this luscious, moist and tender cake is a light dessert. I love the rich chocolate flavor and fruity sauce. —Mike Pickerel, Columbia, Missouri
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Warm Chocolate Melting Cups

These cakes have become a favorite of our guests. They're always surprised that these little desserts are so light. —Kissa Vaughn, Troy, Texas
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Light Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Filling

For an elegant ending to the meal, impress guests with this gorgeous guilt-free torte. The chocolate cake by itself is truly wonderful, but the light, creamy raspberry filling really makes it special. —Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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Chocolate Crepes with Raspberry Sauce

Everyone at the table will feel special eating this scrumptious treat. Seemingly rich and decadent, these crepes are just 2 grams of fat per serving! —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Chocolate Eclair Delight

It's amazing how the layers of this eclair torte soften overnight into a cake-like texture. Just before serving dessert, I like to dust the top with cocoa. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
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Chocolate Spice Cake

My husband really enjoys this delightful cake. Eye-catching enough for a special occasion, this is so good you’ll want it any day of the week. —Karen Sue Garback-Pristera, Albany, New York
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Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Crepes

Here is a simple and delicious treat featuring a thin, tender crepe stuffed with a creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread and bananas lightly sauteed in brown sugar and butter. It tastes elegant but takes so little effort. —Cathy Hall, Lyndhurst, Virginia
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Chocolate Angel Cake

When I was married in 1944, I could barely boil water. My dear mother-in-law taught me her specialty—making the lightest angel food cakes ever. This chocolate version is an easy, impressive treat. —Joyce Shiffler, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Semisweet chocolate chips add rich flavor to this moist chocolaty cake that's lower in fat. Slices of it are excellent for dessert or a snack. —Kay McMicken, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars

Colorful dried cherries and pistachios star in this take on seven-layer bars. To switch it up even more, try cinnamon or chocolate graham cracker crumbs instead of plain and substitute pecans or walnuts for the pistachios. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Hot Fudge Cake

Here's a wonderful way to top off a great meal—a rich chocolaty cake that's not overly sweet. Mom served it with a scoop of ice cream or cream poured over. I'd always have room for a serving of Hot Fudge Cake. —Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming
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Chocolate Cream Delight

It’s wonderful to have so many sugar-free and reduced-fat products to work with today. This dreamy dessert satisfies our chocolate cravings and is easy to double for guests. —Wanda Benda, Jackson, Minnesota
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Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but so easy to whip together you can enjoy it any day of the week. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chocolate Lover's Pudding

I made this for the first time when my husband asked me, "Why don't you ever make chocolate pudding?" It's not too rich, but it has an amazing chocolate flavor. It's nice knowing you can enjoy a from-scratch pudding in just 30 minutes. —Charis O'Connell, Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

My twist on rice crispy bars includes crunchy crushed pretzels. Then I top them with a creamy peanut butter coating and rich chocolate topping. Garnished with peanuts and even more pretzels, I don’t think I'd ever go back to plain old bars again. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Sue's Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Our family absolutely loves zucchini, especially when we grow it ourselves. We’ve found many ways to use it, including this spiced cake that’s super moist and chocolaty good. —Sue Falk, Warren, Michigan
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Chocolate Mint Apple Fondue

This recipe is so simple to make, and kids love it. You can dip just about any fruit, bread or cookie that would taste good with chocolate. —Deb Danner, Dayton, Ohio
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Chocolate Mint Souffles

These delectable little desserts are fancy, utterly foolproof and a family favorite recipe for decades. Give them a try! —Ruth Lee, Troy, Ontario
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Chocolate Anise Cannoli

Here’s that something-special treat you’ve been looking to add to your holiday cookie trays! We guarantee these wonton-wrapped bites with anise, cherries, chocolate, brandy and pistachios will be gone in a twinkling. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
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Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs

Here's a triple treat for chocolate lovers...chocolate cream puffs with a rich, velvety chocolate-orange filling that's topped with a homemade chocolate syrup. Yum! —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
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Chocolate & Peppermint Ice Cream Roll

Here's an extra-special treat from the freezer. Peppermint ice cream rolled into a homemade chocolate cake gives dinner a refreshing finale. —Jill Evely, Wilmore, Kentucky
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Cappuccino Cupcakes

Using reduced-fat whipped topping to frost these chocolatey cupcakes keeps them on the lighter side. If you prefer, you can substitute unsweetened applesauce for the prune puree. —Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois
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Super Spud Brownies

These moist and cakey brownies came from my mom’s old cookbook. Mashed potatoes may seem like an unusual ingredient, but this recipe took first place at a local festival. —Marlene Gerer, Denton, Montana
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