Chocolate doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure. In fact, it can be downright good for you ! This Valentine's Day, enjoy the decadence without guilt; check out these recipes that will satisfy chocolate cravings without the added calories.
— Additional reporting by Brinton Parker
Source: Lizzie Fuhr, Leta Shy, Jenny Sugar
Paleo Chocolate Treats
Gone gluten-free, Paleo, or vegan? Then make sure these Paleo chocolate treats  are part of your homemade dessert rotation.
Raw Chocolate Pudding
This milk-chocolate pudding recipe from chef Matthew Kenny  is raw, easy to make, and full of healthy fats. Click on the video to watch how it's done.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
This elegant flourless chocolate cake  will bring a restaurant-quality end to any special meal. And at only 96 calories per serving, it's practically guilt-free.
Raw Chocolate Truffles
Using raw cacao means these treats are bursting with antioxidants without skimping on the flavor, and using maple sryup and dried dates means these truffles aren't too sweet. Click on the video to learn how easy it is to make the truffles.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie
Present this vegan chocolate mousse pie  at the end of a meal for a light and chocolatey dessert that no one will know it only took a few minutes to prep.
Chocolate Banana Soft Serve
Creamy frozen banana makes the perfect dairy subsititute in this chocolate banana soft serve  recipe.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip
Jazz up a fruit snack with a peanut butter and chocolate dip. Try this peanut butter chocolate dip recipe  that's made using chocolate syrup (167 calories per serving), or for even fewer calories go with this reader recipe for a chocolate peanut butter dip  that uses chocolate protein powder (125 calories).
Chocolate Berry Chia Pudding
Prep this overnight oat recipe before you go to sleep and wake up to the healthy hit of antioxidants and omega-3s in this berry chocolate chia pudding .
Grain-Free Hazelnut Mini Cakes
If you want something a little different than the classic molten cake, you can try these grain-free hazelnut mini cakes .
Black Bean Brownie Bite
Sometimes all you need is a dense, chewy, decadent bite to calm chocolate cravings. A black bean brownie bite  does just that, without all the calories found in a normal brownie recipe.
Chocolate Hemp Runner Repair Bars
Before or after your workout, these chocolate hemp runner repair bars  make the perfect energizing snack. Made with hemp, chia, and cacao powder, these bars transport well and are a great replacement for store-bought energy bars.
Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Chocolate doughnuts, and they're healthy? These chocolate glazed doughnuts  are baked, not deep-fried, and made with thoughtful ingredients to keep nutrients up and calories low.
Raw Vegan Fudge Brownies
Directions: layer a creamy banana, chocolate, and almond butter mixture over a nutty crust, chill, and enjoy. Repeat as necessary. This recipe for raw vegan fudge brownies  will be your go-to no-bake chocolate fix.
Oatmeal Wheat Germ Chocolate Chip Cookies
Looking for a healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe? Try these oatmeal wheat germ chocolate chip cookies  for a low-fat, chewy treat.
Nothing says decadent quite like a tray of truffles, but you don't have to feel guilty for sneaking a few of these gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free truffles .
Almond Crusted Chocolate Bananas
Before your workout, snack on these almond coconut crusted chocolate bananas  for a fueling treat.
Coconut Cacao Snowballs
Chia seeds, medjools, and cacao nibs take these coconut cacao snowballs  to a whole new superfood level.
No one will know your secret — this recipe for spinach brownies  adds a few nutrients courtesy of a handful of leafy greens.
Vegan Peanut Butter Patties
Love Girl Scout Tagalongs? Try these vegan peanut butter patties  — same amazing taste of the classic cookies, but animal product-free for you or your vegan friends.
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
You'll love that these chocolate zucchini muffins  are ridiculously chocolately, but you'll love even more that each muffin is only 100 calories!
Chocolate Beet Cake
We love sneaking veggies into desserts, and it looks like YumSugar does too. Try their chocolate beet cake recipe  if you're looking for a dense, delicious, and decadent chocolate cake.
Raw Vegan Mint Bon Bons
Make these raw vegan mint bon bons  for a refreshing and light treat.
Raw Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
The perfect coffee accompaniment? These raw mini chocolate hazelnut biscotti .
Vegan Thin Mints
If you can't get enough of vegan Girl Scout cookies, you'll flip for this version of the most classic of them all — vegan thin mints .
Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
You don't need to know that the brownies are made with a secret healthy ingredient (zucchini!) or that the ice cream filling contains no dairy at all. All you need to know is that you can feel good about eating these delicious, chewy, and vegan ice cream sandwiches .
No need to swear off your favorite chocolate candy if you've gone vegan — you just need to become a little creative in the kitchen. These vegan Snickers  taste better than the real thing, and are healthier too.
Gluten-Free Molten Lava Cake
Dropping a few pieces of your favorite protein bar and adding a scoop of protein powder turns just one little ramekin of ooey, gooey (and gluten-free) molten lava cake  into a protein powerhouse!
You won't miss the calories in these slimmed-down brownies ! Compared to a classic recipe, these can save you 170 calories without sacrificing taste.
Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
A decadent dessert doesn't have to be full of empty calories. These vegan peanut butter brownie bites  are hiding a secret — an extra dose of protein!
Chocolate Almond Protein Bars
These chocolate almond protein bars  are so good, you'll think they're dessert. At 166 calories and 13 grams of protein, however, they make a great post-workout snack when you're craving something sweet.
Vegan Peanut Butter Kisses
A kiss for your vegan Valentine — one they can actually eat! This dairy-free take on classic peanut butter kisses  is made with vegan ingredients and homemade chocolate kisses, so your animal-free friend can eat easy.
Double-Chocolate Paleo Gooey Cake
Inspired by Paula Deen 's ultradecadent butter gooey cakes , this layered Paleo masterpiece contains twice the chocolate  and way less fat than its predecessor.
Flourless Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites
It's a little unfair to restrict gingerbread consumption to the holidays, don't you think? These chia-packed, flourless gingerbread chocolate chip balls  are too good not to make year-round!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies  are Paleo and vegan, but they're delicious enough for seconds . . . and thirds.
Coconut-Chocolate Protein Bars
Healthy snacks that are an excellent source of protein and taste like candy ? Count us in.
Vegan Peanut Butter Crisp Balls
Instead of snacking on a Reese's Cup, try popping one of these crunchy chocolate PB balls  as dessert!
Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
You only need two ingredients to make this perfectly sweet chocolate ice cream , so why haven't you tried it yet?
Low-Calorie No-Bake Brownies
Just because these vegan brownies  aren't baked doesn't mean they're not ooey-gooey and decadent!
Vegan Chocolate Fruit Dip
Dubbed "chocolate hummus " because of its secret ingredient (chickpeas), this dip is perfect when paired with juicy strawberries.
Cranberry-Chocolate Chia Cookies
Even without added sugar, these flourless cranberry-chocolate cookies  are rich and sweet.
Vegan Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries
Why spend the money (and the calories) on chocolate-dipped strawberries when you can make something better? These fruity chocolate mousse cups  are a crowd-pleaser that you'll enjoy preparing.
Vegan Chocolate-Cranberry Zucchini Bread
While vegetables may not scream "dessert!" to you, this zucchini-bread recipe  will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
Nut-Free Chocolate Sunbutter Cups
Whether you've got a nut allergy or simply want to try something new, these sunflower-seed butter cups  will be a welcome change from their peanut-butter counterparts.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cups
Is there anything more luxuriously delicious than chocolate mousse ? Didn't think so.
Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies
Molasses and cashew butter are just a couple of the scrumptious ingredients inside these healthy blondies .
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes
Avocado lends a creamy texture to these moist chocolate cupcakes , which will be instantly beloved by vegans and nonvegans alike!