Antioxidant Chocolate Bites – Dessert that makes your skin glow

Antioxident Chocolate Bites – Dessert that makes your skin glow - WELLFITandFED

I have always been more of a gummy worm, licorice kind of gal but somewhere around 38, my hormones turned into chocolate demanding little beasts. When I gave up sugar (that is an ongoing battle) I wanted to find a recipe that satisfied the chocolate hankering without sacrificing taste. A friend (thanks, Joy!) provided me with the basic recipe for a chocolate bark of sorts. Through trial and error, I took it up a notch to create a health-benefit-loaded, sugar-free, chocolate fix that will not disappoint.




Healthy chocolate treats? C’monnnnn.

Not kidding, chocolate lovers. The benefits of the ingredients of this recipe are over-the-top fantastic. If you don’t want to read through each of them just know the combination is an antioxidant-loaded, minerally-rich, high fiber, anti-cancer, skin glowing cocktail of goodness.



Here are the bennies.

  • Cocoa Powder: Unsweetened cocoa powder is rich in minerals and has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Cocoa increases heart health because of its positive effects on blood flow.
  • Goji Berries: This low glycemic fruit is a good source of protein and fiber. It is highly anti-inflammatory, increases energy and aids in healthy digestion.
  • Macadamia Nuts: These are the good guys. Good fats, good source of minerals and lots of good B vitamins. Macadamia nuts are super heart-healthy and rich in anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Maple Syrup: High in calcium and magnesium and potassium. Maple syrup is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is excellent for digestion and skin health!
  • Coconut: High in fiber and possessing a low glycemic index coconut can have a direct influence on weight management. It is highly antibacterial and anti-viral and has an excellent effect on the immune system.


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 I know you will really enjoy Antioxidant Chocolate Bites! With all the antioxidant, minerals, good fats and vitamins, your skin is going to positively glow from eating these squares of yumminess!

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Sugar has always been my nemesis. Giving it up has been an ongoing battle. It is tough to go “cold turkey” with a habit we are trying to change. Replacing the vice, as opposed to eliminating it, can prove to have better long-term success rates – Chewing a toothpick, instead of smoking, or soda water in replacement of Diet Cokes. What vice do you have that needs to go? What healthy option can you use as a replacement so you experience better success?






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42 Responses

    1. Chrissa, please try it out and let me know if it needs any additional tweaking.I totally trust your opinion. xo

    1. Pin It for later. That is what I always do! I love going back and saying “OHHHH YAAAA!” I really wanted to make that. 🙂

  1. These sound delicious, Heather! Thank you for posting the health benefits of each ingredient. Makes me feel less guilty for going back for seconds!

    1. I did check on myfitnesspal what it costs to eat the whole batch if that tells you anything….

  2. This looks awesome. I love chocolate and love it even more when I don’t feel as guilty eating it. My daughter has food allergies and I always look for healthy recipes that we can make together. Also, I see you love gummy bears… Haribos are my weakness! xo

    1. Ha ha Jennifer! I forget that I post all my weaknesses. Before gluten-free/ PALEO life LICORICE was my evil!!!

    1. Do, Angie! You will love them. Keep them in the freezer until you are ready to have a few bites. So good!

  3. My mouth started watering as soon as I saw the photo. Now, after reading, I’m just drooling all over my keyboard haha! I love anything with coconut so this will definitely be something I’m going to bake for the husband for Valentine’s day! Thanks for making me hungrier!

    1. No baking necessary! They are raw and can be made within minutes. Just throw them in the freezer to harden them and store them there if you can hold off eating the whole pan!

  4. This is a great option for valentine’s day specially for those (like me) who lovesssss chocolate! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe! Pinning!

  5. Heather, I made these for the first time today. A delish cold and crunchy indulgence for a hot summer day! Thx for the recipe!

    1. I love them so much, sometimes they don’t even make it to the freezer and I just eat the sloppy mess out of a cup standing at the kitchen sink. Not kidding! Ha Ha!

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