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5 Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes Under 300 Calories

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Indulging in healthier chocolate dessert recipes doesn’t necessarily mean compromising on taste. These desserts under 300 calories (and 15g of sugar or less!) offer a better way to satisfy your sweet tooth while maintaining your health goals. From vegan chocolate lava cakes to chocolate tarts, these recipes prove that you can enjoy your make chocolate desserts that are both delicious and health-conscious.

1. FLOURLESS CRANBERRY CHOCOLATE CHIA COOKIES | HUMMUSAPIEN

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No flour means these cookies are perfect for gluten-sensitive folks. They only have 7g of carbs per serving and a good dose of fiber thanks to the chia seeds. Almond butter gives you healthy fats and protein, cacao powder adds antioxidants, and cranberries deliver vitamins and minerals.

Nutrient breakdown per serving:

  • Calories: 114
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

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2. VEGAN CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKES | MINIMALIST BAKER

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This vegan chocolate dessert recipe is sure to please. The use of beet puree as a natural sweetener keeps the sugar content low while giving an attractive color to the cake. Unsweetened almond milk provides a creamy texture and only 8 calories. The star ingredient, vegan dark chocolate, adds that rich, decadent flavor we love, while also packing in antioxidants.

Nutrient breakdown per serving (1 cake):

  • Calories: 279
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Protein: 3g

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3. PALEO CHOCOLATE COCONUT TART | EATING BIRD FOOD

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The crust, made from chopped pecans and Medjool dates, offers a crunchy texture and a subtle sweetness. Pecans are high in healthy fats and fiber, while Medjool dates are known for their natural sweetness and high potassium content. The filling includes coconut cream gives the tart a smooth, creamy texture. Top it off with fresh berries, which are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and you’ve got yourself a dessert that’s as nutritious as it is delicious.

Nutrient breakdown by serving (1/4 of mini-tart):

  • Calories: 220
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 2g

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4. VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE | OWN YOUR EATING

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Starting with reduced fat coconut milk, this recipe provides a creamy, rich base. The Hershey’s cocoa powder offers a robust and satisfying chocolate flavor, while Pyure all-purpose blend sweetener or Splenda allows for sweetness without the carb load of regular sugar. And the 70% dark chocolate not only makes the mousse decadently rich, but also brings antioxidants and health benefits of dark chocolate.

Nutrient breakdown by serving (1 mini-mousse):

  • Calories: 185
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 3g

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5. VEGAN CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY TRUFFLES | RECIPE RUNNER

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Our final vegan chocolate dessert recipe calls for a cup of freeze-dried strawberries that lend a concentrated burst of fruit flavor, while dairy-free mini chocolate chips ensure that the truffles are packed with a rich chocolatey taste, making them entirely vegan-friendly. The use of a third cup of either full-fat or light coconut milk provides a creamy texture. Each bite will remind you of a chocolate-dipped strawberry, but in a form you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.

Nutrient breakdown by serving (1 truffle):

  • Calories: 78
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 0g

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Originally published February 8, 2018. Updated February 7, 2023.

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