Pregnancy cravings can vary from the fairly average to the insanely weird (I used to dip pickles in chocolate pudding), but nearly every pregnant lady I know has had one craving in common — chocolate. But sometimes when the sweet tooth strikes, you don’t necessarily want a dessert. You just need a little (or not-so-little) taste of chocolate. And that’s where having some insanely delicious DIY chocolate snack recipes come in handy.
Being pregnant is a huge strain on your body, so any chance you get to prop your feet up and Netflix and chill with yourself is huge. But no pregnant lady should have to relax without a snack bowl nearby, especially if there’s chocolate involved. Chocolate covered fruit, chocolate dips, and crunchy chocolate treats are great ways to hit the sweet snack spot. And the best thing is that they’re relatively easy to make and don’t require a lot of extra ingredients. These nine DIY chocolate snacks are sure to keep you from going crazy in the kitchen, steer you away from a box of brownies, and enjoy that Breaking Bad marathon without the munchies. You can also enjoy the fact that these recipes make big enough batches for you to enjoy for longer than one Netflix sesh. Well, unless you’re super hungry.
1. Chocolate Hummus
It sounds weird, I know. But this chocolate hummus from Budget Bytes is delicious and perfect for when you want that sweet taste without indulging in a dessert. Try dipping salty pretzels or tart, green apples into it for a sweet snack.
2. Coco-Caramel Corn With Almonds And Cranberries
With a satisfying crunch and the sweet-salty combination, this coco-caramel corn from Cara’s Cravings will be an immediate favorite. It’s also fairly healthy and a perfect treat for all of that Netflix bingeing.
3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola
Granola is a pretty versatile snack and a great way to get some fiber in without having to do too much prep work. From Back to Her Roots, this peanut butter chocolate chip granola is great to top yogurt, but can also be eaten by the fistful because it’s simply that good.
4. Homemade Trail Mix with Chocolate and Nuts
Was there anything better than your mom putting a baggie of trail mix into your lunch as a kid? If you answered yes, you’re a liar. From Cookie Monster Cooking, this homemade trail mix with chocolate and nuts is an easy way to snack on something sweet without dirtying up the kitchen.
5.Chocolate Chip Cheeseball
Don’t panic. The only cheese in this chocolate chip cheeseball recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe is cream cheese and it is amazing. It’s basically like a cookie dough without all of the raw eggs. The recipe calls for Teddy Grahams to be dipped into this amazing concoction and that’s really all I need to know.
6. Chocolate Covered Grapes
Frozen grapes are one of my favorite treats, but covering them in chocolate sounds divine. From My Name is Yeh, these chocolate covered grapes are a fun snack to throw together when you’re craving some chocolate and you can indulge guilt-free because, hello, it’s grapes.
7. Peanut Butter Pretzel Muddy Buddies
Muddy buddies are the best snack ever. There, I said it. So when I found this peanut butter pretzel muddy buddies recipe from Something Swanky, I basically did a backflip. Try not to eat the entire bowl in one sitting, OK? (Or go for it, it’s your life.)
8. Caramel Chocolate Cracker Treats
Crackers are always a good go-to snack, but when you use them to make a sandwich of caramel chocolate goodness? Oh man. From What’s Cooking, Love?, these caramel chocolate cracker treats are sure to make your sweet tooth happy.
9. No Bake Sunflower Butter Granola Bars
Chocolate covered sunflower seeds and mini chocolate chips give the sweet taste you’re looking for in these no-bake sunflower butter granola bars from Two Peas and Their Pod. The best part? You can make a big batch and snack on them all week. (If they’ll last that long.)
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