Heaven help whatever comes between a hungry woman and the food she desperately desires. When a craving strikes, anyone with a stomach will do almost anything to get at that coveted treat. And then there’s the chocolate factor. Be it milk, dark, or white, there’s something about that tasty treat that makes everyone weak in the knees. Although you may be tempted to plow through a whole bag of fun-sized candy bars in one sitting, following through would lead to some serious stomach pains. Thankfully, there are plenty of healthy chocolate snacks you can opt for instead.
And I’m not suggesting you spend hours in the kitchen crafting the perfect snacks, either, because these goodies are store-bought. Hey, when a craving strikes, you don’t have time to fool around with measuring cups and kitchen scales. You want something STAT, and who can blame you?
So before you install a chocolate fountain in your kitchen, consider these healthy store-bought chocolate snacks to satisfy your chocolate craving. It’s a quick and convenient way to manage your sweet tooth and maybe get in some extra nutrients in the meantime. And some of these snacks are so tasty you’ll want to keep a supply in your drawer for next time the craving strikes.
1. Chocolove Almonds & Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
Sometimes you just need some straight chocolate in its most basic form. If that’s the case, consider Chocolove’s Almonds & Sea Salt Dark Chocolate bar. You get a salty-sweet bit of quality dark chocolate, and a cute love poem on the wrapper.
2. Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai Blueberry
Brookside dark chocolate acai blueberries are great when you just need a little taste of chocolate to help you through the day. Not to mention they’re made with antioxidants that’ll keep you healthy.
3. Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars
Protein bars have come a long way from the cardboard bricks of yesterday. These tasty Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt KIND bars are perfectly sweet with only fives grams of sugar — and six grams of protein — per bar.
4. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Nibs
Huffington Post notes that roasted cacao beans, nibs are rich in antioxidants and magnesium. These dark chocolate nibs from Trader Joe’s offer you a double dose of chocolate at only one calorie per piece.
5. Dagoba Organic Xocolatl Drinking Chocolate
This kosher, gluten-free, and fair trade Dagoba organic xocolatl drinking chocolate packs a lot of flavor into a small list of ingredients. The extra boost of chili and cinnamon are sure to warm you up.
6. Go Raw Chocolate Super Cookies
Crunchy and sweet, these Go Raw chocolate super cookies are seriously addictive. Crafted in an all raw kitchen — they’re dried instead of cooked — these cholesterol-free cookies are way too delicious to be so healthy.
7. Sweet Spreads' Dark Chocolate Mint Coconutter
This gluten-free dark chocolate mint coconutter pairs perfectly with toast, fresh fruit, or yogurt. And if you just happen to eat it straight from the jar, that’s OK, too. No shame in your game!
8. Silk Chocolate Soymilk
If you’re a chocolate milk fan, try Silk's chocolate soymilk. It's dairy- and cholesterol-free, and provide almost half of your daily value of calcium. Not to mention, it's sweet and delicious.
9. Jovial Organic Einkorn Cookies
The Jovial organic einkorn cookies are perfectly vegan and perfectly chocolatey to boot. These crisp cookies pair well with tea for a nice little afternoon refresher.
10. Mini Peanot Cups
Free of gluten and peanuts (really!) these mini "peanot" butter cups are a great option if you have food allergies or just want a new snack option. They’re pretty tasty and addictive on their own.
11. Cookiehead's Mighty Mini Brownies
The mighty mini brownies from Cookiehead are made from organic sprouted flour and won’t just spike your blood sugar. Enjoy them warmed up a little with a cool glass of milk for the perfect chocolatey snack.