Dessert is the hardest bad habit to break when you commit to a new and improved healthy eating resolution. The good news is that there are SO many natural alternatives, you can easily hack a way to #TreatYoSelf to your favorite sweets. We’ve seen healthy bean desserts become all the rage, and most of them are refined sugar-free and Paleo-friendly. Since chocolate is everyone’s go-to treat of choice, healthy chocolate recipes are also quite coveted in the diet world. Lucky for you, we dug up 18 Paleo chocolate desserts that are so indulgent, you won’t believe they’re secretly good for you.


1. Death by Chocolate Paleo Blender Brownies: What could be better than chocolate Paleo brownies? When they’re as easy as blending your favorite smoothie and then baking it, nobody can resist. (via Delicious Obsessions)


2. Paleo Cacao Banana Bread Cake With Almond Ganache: Using pure cacao is a sure-fire way to ensure that you’re sticking to the Paleo rules. Pour almond milk ganache over the top and you’ll be in disbelief at how luxurious this cake tastes. (via Food Faith Fitness)


3. Salted Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter Bites: Think of these bites as primal healthy Buckeyes. Generously sprinkle the tops with flaky sea salt for a sophisticated finish. (via Isabel Eats)


4. Paleo Chocolate Pudding: Four ingredients and two minutes are all that’s standing between you and this chocolate pudding. Paleo or not, this recipe is a game-changer. (via Wicked Spatula)


5. Triple Layer Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Cake: Coconut is A-Okay with the Paleo lifestyle, so it only makes sense to incorporate it into your desserts. This cake features shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil and coconut sugar alongside dairy-free chocolate. (via The Paleo Running Momma)


6. Paleo Chocolate Donuts: Whether you choose to eat them for breakfast or dessert, these donuts are a healthy, gluten-free alternative to many other sweet treats. Take these babies to work and no one will even know that they’re Paleo. (via Hold the Grain)


7. Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bars: It’s no secret that pumpkin is well loved by most. Little did you know it can actually be a healthy way to add moisture and flavor to your baked goods, *and* it’s totally Paleo friendly. (via Ambitious Kitchen)


8. Chocolate Skillet Brownie: You can share this skillet brownie if you want to, but our guess is that you’ll want it all to yourself. Add a scoop (or two) of coconut milk ice cream and it’s still a guilt-free dessert that you’ll want for a lazy night in. (via Natural Fit Foodie)


9. Organic Chocolate Zucchini Bread: Chocolate hazelnut butter and chocolate chips ensure that this grain-free, gluten-free and Paleo zucchini bread is moist and delicious. Enjoy with a hot cup of Bulletproof coffee to start your morning off on the right foot. (via Whole Lifestyle Nutrition)


10. No-Cook Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding: When you can create a luscious and nutritious dessert without turning on your stove or oven, you need to jump on that. This chocolate chia pudding is blended before it’s left to set, so there are no pieces of chia seeds in your finished product. (via Paleo Grubs)


11. Easy Homemade Vegan and Paleo Bounty Bars: You won’t find any refined sugar in these copycat Paleo-friendly Mounds Bars. In fact, you’ll only find six ingredients, most of which are coconut or chocolate based. (via Not Enough Cinnamon)


12. Three-Ingredient Fudge Bites: Chocolate chips, coconut milk and coconut oil make up the base of these bites. Feel free to top with sea salt, shredded coconut or nuts if you want to take them to the next level. (via Veggie and the Beast)


13. Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream: Homemade Paleo ice cream is so much better than store-bought. It’s rich and creamy, unlike the flavorless icy versions you find in the freezer aisle. (via Jay’s Baking Me Crazy)


14. No-Bake Chocolate Macaroons: Love no-bake treats AND macaroons? Then these cookies are perfect for a sweet afternoon snack. (via A Clean Bake)


15. Raw, Paleo and Vegan-Friendly Chocolate Bark: It’s hard to think of someone who couldn’t eat this chocolate bark. It’s full of flavor and antioxidants, so you can feel good about indulging in your nightly piece of chocolate. (via Eat Drink Paleo)


16. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies: No matter what diet you adhere to, you have to find a way to incorporate chocolate chip cookies. These taste so similar to the classics that even your non-Paleo peeps will be impressed. (via Bakerita)


17. Homemade Twix Bars: Obviously, mainstream candy companies haven’t caught on to the Paleo trend quite yet. In the meantime, you can easily make your favorites at home with a few staple ingredients. (via Bakerita)


18. Simple Paleo Reese Cups: Using almond butter instead of peanut butter gives these cups that familiar nutty flavor with greater health benefits. Store them in packs of two so you can have a quick grab-and-go snack. (via Simple Green Moms)

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