Craving Chocolate? Try These 3 Guilt-Free Recipes!

Reviewed By: Lisa Donaldson, APD, M.Nutr&Diet, B.Edu

Well, what can I say – dessert is a fan-bloody-tastic treat that soooo many of us crave. It’s is a slice of heaven on earth, a happy food that lightens your mood, fixes heartache, soothes the soul… I could go on and on! So, if you’re always saving room for dessert, but never committing for fear of a calorie overload, I’m here to put you at ease! It IS possible to indulge completely guilt-free, and these decadent 12WBT chocolate dessert recipes are just the ticket!

Chocolate Pudding 

2 Serves – 179 Cal / serve – 25 min prep – 15 min cooking


  • 1g olive oil spray
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder (6g)
  • 20g fresh dates, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons margarine (15g)
  • 15g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cage-free egg (59g), lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon plain flour (3g)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray two 1/3 cup capacity shallow ramekins with oil. Use half the cocoa powder to dust insides of the ramekins. Shake out any excess.
  2. Combine dates and 2 tablespoons boiling water in a small heatproof bowl. Add margarine and chocolate. Microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir until chocolate and margarine have melted. Cool slightly.
  3. Stir in egg, mixing well. Stir in combined sifted flour and remaining cocoa. Stir until smooth. Spoon mixture into prepared ramekins, and place into a small baking dish. Pour enough boiling water into the baking dish to come halfway up the sides.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes. The mixture should be just cooked on top but still feel a little squidgy in the centre. Remove from the dish and stand for 2 minutes. Serve dusted with a tiny amount of cocoa if you like.
Chocolate Pudding

Mini Chocolate Fudge Cake

Serves 10 – 169Cal / Serve – 10 min prep – 15 min cooking


  • 1/2 cup self-raising wholemeal flour (70g)
  • 1/4 cup plain flour (40g)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (35g)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (80g)
  • 1 x 140g tub apple puree (140g)
  • 130g low fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 x cage-free eggs (118g)
  • 10 small scoops low-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 250g raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 150 C (fan-forced). Spray 10 × 80ml (1/3 cup) muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl, returning any husks from the sieve to bowl.
  3. Stir in the sugar.
  4. Whisk the apple puree, yoghurt and eggs in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture evenly between the muffin pans. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cakes comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 5 minutes before using a small knife to loosen the cakes and place on serving plates.
  6. Dust each cake with cocoa and serve with a scoop of ice-cream and raspberries.
Mini Chocolate Fudge Cake

Famous Fudge Bites

Serves 21 – 80Cal / Serve – 10 min prep – 60 min refrigerating 


  • 1 Cup Walnuts (127g)
  • 1 1/4 Cup Fresh Dates (235g)
  • 1/2 Cup Cacao Powder (45g)


  1. Put dates, walnuts & cacao into a food processor and blend until finely ground. The mixture should resemble cake crumbs but when pressed will easily stick together.
  2. Firmly press into 21 single ice cube molds and place into the fridge until ready to eat.
  3. Enjoy!
Famous Fudge Bites

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