Looking for a low-calorie chocolate treat? Each of these 20 recipes comes in at under 250 calories!
Cost per serving: 21¢
Forget expensive high-end chocolates – these elegant candies are a cinch to make and easy on the wallet.
Recipes: Classic Chocolate Truffles
Cost per serving: $2.12
What a fun use for a favorite candy! This kid-friendly treat features a homemade sauce that requires only a few ingredients.
See recipe: Crunchy Chocolate-Ginger Fudge
Cost per serving: $1.19
If you're in a hurry, you can place the bark in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to make it set more quickly.
See recipe: Dark Chocolate Bark with Pretzels and Dried Cranberries
Cost per serving: 50¢
This Trail Mix Chocolate Bark recipe is a healthy dessert option that is fuss-free and inexpensive. Freezing the foil-lined pan helps the chocolate set quickly.
See recipe: Trail Mix Chocolate Bark
Cost per serving: 8¢
At 8 cents and 29 calories per serving, these airy treats are as light on your wallet as they are on your waistline.
See recipe: Chocolate Meringue Kisses
Cost per serving: 14¢
Indulge in these sophisticated yet simple little cookies without guilt―they have only 73 calories.
See recipe: Cocoa-Coffee Meringue Kisses
Cost per serving: 12¢
These scrumptious sandwiches combine sweet frosting between two soft chocolate cookies. They pose a delicious problem: Eat in one big bite, or twist apart and lick off the frosting?
See recipe: Whoopie Pies
Cost per serving: $.34
This moist treat is perfect for chocoholics.
See recipe: Fudgy Brownies
Cost per serving: 52¢
These brownies are no-fuss and scrumptious. A fresh raspberry puree adds a special (and pretty) touch.
See recipe: Raspberry-Swirl Brownies
Cost per serving: 33¢
The addition of salted pretzels helps balance out sweet treats like this chocolate-chip blondie. When baking this recipe, coarsely crush the pretzels to ensure that they keep their crunch.
See recipe: Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Blondies
Cost per serving: 31¢
Grab a glass of cold milk and treat yourself to the ultimate classic. Whether you like them thin and crispy or soft and chewy, these chocolate chip cookies can be customized to suit any taste.
See recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 23¢
In this versatile recipe, you can try other fruits, like raisins, currants, dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots, instead of cherries. You can also use pecans, almonds or hazelnuts in place of the walnuts.
See recipe: Cherry–Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 29¢
If you can't find toffee bits in your grocery store, buy a chocolate-covered toffee bar (such as Heath) and chop it up. Want to make the perfect shape cookie? Use a a small ice cream scoop to gather the dough into balls. the scoop delivers the same portion and shape every time so they'll look bakery-made.
See recipe: Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 20¢
These little two-bite cookies will be impossible for anyone to resist. Make them up to a day ahead of time and store in a resealable container until the day of your big party to give yourself more time.
See recipe: Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies
Cost per serving: 75¢
Prefer mocha-flavored fondue? Dissolve 1 to 2 tsp. instant espresso powder or instant-coffee granules in 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Stir it into the melted chocolate mixture.
See recipe: Chocolate Fondue
Cost per serving: $1.35
This recipe makes a great after-school snack that kids (and parents!) will love. If instant espresso powder isn’t readily available at your supermarket, swap in 1 tsp. instant coffee. For extra decadence, top with a dollop of whipped cream and finish off with chocolate shavings.
See recipe: Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding
Cost per serving: 42¢
You’ll never make instant again when you see how simple and delicious homemade pudding can be. It’s easy to leave the mint out if your kids don’t like it.
See recipe: Chocolate Mint Pudding
Cost per serving: 31¢
Dress up your pudding by dragging a vegetable peeler across a bar of white chocolate to make shreds for a tasty garnish.
See recipe: Chocolate Pudding
Cost per serving: 20¢
Not all popcorn has to be buttered. Try this sweet and spicy treat for movie night in or the next time you're entertaining--it's sure to be a hit!
See recipe: Spiced Chocolate Popcorn Crunch