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Indulge Your Taste Buds and Your Bones With These Delectable Milk Chocolate Recipes

July 26, 2021

Indulge Your Taste Buds and Your Bones With These Delectable Milk Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is a food with great depth. The sweetness, aroma, texture, and happiness it brings, milk chocolate adds something special to any meal.

Dark chocolate is traditionally known as the 'healthiest' type of chocolate, but we would like to talk about the health benefits of milk chocolate. More than just a sweet finish at the end of the day, milk chocolate, in moderate amounts, can be good for your bones. Milk chocolate is, after all, mostly made up of milk, and milk has nutrients like calcium that's good for the bones.

So, for National Milk Chocolate Day, why not treat yourself and your loved ones to bone-healthy milk chocolate recipes? We handpicked the seven best milk chocolate recipes on the internet for this special day.

Chocolate-Covered Stuffed Dates

The best thing about dates is how they're naturally sweet but also healthy! Covering them in milk chocolate makes them more delicious while adding some calcium to the mix!

Time: 1 hr. 15 mins
Servings: 12
Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Medjool dates, pitted
  • 6 ounces high-quality dark chocolate
  • Two tablespoons coconut oil, solid
  • Your favorite natural nut butter stirred
  • Maldon sea salt flakes

Full Recipe

Avocado Mousse

Avocados are a great source of healthy fats. You can argue the same when it comes to cocoa butter, the fat found in chocolate. Combining the two will lead to a great dessert filled with healthy fats and benefits.

Time: 3 hours 15 mins
Servings: 4
Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli
  • Four very ripe (8 ounces) avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • One tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish

Full Recipe

High protein Chocolate Milkshake

Fitness junkies love their protein shakes, so we found this high-protein chocolate milkshake recipe perfect for any fitness fanatic or a regular person. It has blueberries, bananas, yogurt, and of course, a good dose of chocolate! Get your gains while you indulge.

Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2
Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • One medium frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (any kind!)
  • One tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Two tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk

Full Recipe

Hazelnut chocolate dip

Lots of spreads come in jars these days, and most of them are not exactly healthy. Whether they have too much sugar or too much vegetable fat, it is more nourishing just to make your own. So, we picked this easy-to-make Hazelnut Chocolate Dip for those who want to have a sweet dip without guilt.

Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1
Ingredients

  • One container of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of Nut butter (chocolate hazelnut)
  • Sliced apples, carrot sticks, cucumbers, and celery sticks

Full Recipe

Hot chocolate

Nothing beats a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold day, night, or if you just want to take a few minutes to yourself and you are not a coffee fan.

Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8
Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup plus additional to taste
  • Tiny pinch of kosher salt or sea salt
  • One tablespoon chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Shaved dark chocolate or chocolate chips for serving

Full Recipe

Coconut chocolate energy balls

The recipe has just the right amount of sweetness to make it delicious, but not too much that you have to worry about excess calories.

Time: 20 mins
Servings: 8
Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 15 Medjool dates, pitted (1.5 cups)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Full Recipe

All-Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

If all else fails, a peanut butter cup will always satisfy your sweet tooth. This is our healthier and all-natural dupe for the beloved Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!

Time: 47 mins
Servings: 12
Ingredients

Chocolate Layer

  • One cup chocolate chips use dairy-free for vegan cups*
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey, or use maple syrup for vegan cups
  • 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • pinch of sea salt if peanut butter isn't salted

Full Recipe

Takeaway…

Milk chocolate will always be the favored type of chocolate for many people. Aside from being universally loved, it is used in many unique recipes and is just great comfort food. It's truly delectable, but it's also good for you (especially your bones) in moderate amounts.

Just make sure you don't eat more than your fair share of chocolate in one day!



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