Dark Chocolate Detox Bites

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healthy chocolate bites

Dark Chocolate Detox Bites are the healthy way to do dessert ~ these mendiants are made with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate topped with fruits, nuts, and seeds ~ and they’re just as pretty as they are delicious!

Heart Healthy Dark Chocolate Detox Bites --- embrace dessert!

I’m pretty liberal with my definition of healthy— I think if a food is delicious and whole, that is, unprocessed or minimally processed, it deserves a spot on my table.

I’m not judgmental about eating animal protein as long as the animals are raised humanely.  I’m down with healthy fats and yes, even a little sugar.  But in the interest of keeping a healthy weight, I say no to dessert most of the time.  The problem is that even after a good dinner, I’m sometimes left with a gnawing urge for a little something sweet.  I’m sure it’s purely psychological, but I can’t ignore it…I’ll scrounge around and usually open a bag of chocolate chips in desperation.

dark chocolate super food bites

These little medallions come to my rescue…they’re made with heart healthy extra dark chocolate, and lots of colorful little super foods (dried fruit, nuts, and seeds) sprinkled on top for fun.  If you’re a white chocolate fan, check out my White chocolate Energy Bites, which are a variation on the same theme.  The concept can also be applied to easy-to-make nut-butter cups, like these Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups  ~ the possibilities are endless!

I used dried blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, figs, pineapple, mango, papaya, walnuts, pistachios and almonds, hemp seeds and pepitas.

I collected them for color as well as flavor, and all of them have health giving properties, so these little dark chocolate medallions are not only guilt free, you’d be remiss not to include them in your diet!

super food ingredients on a plate to be made into dark chocolate detox bites

Each one of these bites is about 1/3 of an ounce of dark chocolate, so 3 of them would equal a 1 ounce daily dose of heart healthy flavonoids.   Cool, huh?  A definite step up from raiding the chocolate chips.

healthy chocolate bites on parchment paper
If you’re not into the exotic variety here, just use chopped nuts, or raisins, they’ll be great.

Heart Healthy Dark Chocolate Detox Bites --- embrace dessert!

Think of this as an experiment in mindful snacking

It starts by appreciating the blobs of glossy chocolate as they find their unique shapes on the parchment, and then the random patterns of colorful fruits, nuts, and seeds as they sink into the warm surface.

Heart healthy dark chocolate bites

Your enjoyment of each crunchy, chewy, chocolatey bite will be heightened even further by the knowledge that you’ve embraced dessert as a powerful friend and ally, rather than the enemy…

stacked dark chocolate detox medallions

and don’t forget your healthy glass of red wine to go along with your bites :)

dark chocolate detox bites

Melting chocolate can be tricky–check out my post on Tips and Tricks for Melting Chocolate to get it right!

Reader Rave ~

“OMG….not sure why it took me so long to make them….but they were so quick and simple…and must be delish, as I had 20 little circles, and only 3 left…I need to talk to my husband…hahaha.”  ~ Katrina

Dark Chocolate Super Bites
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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: dessert, snack

Cuisine: American

Yield: makes approximately 2 dozen bites

Dark Chocolate Super Bites

Dark Chocolate Detox Bites are the healthy way to do dessert ~ these mendiants are made with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate topped with fruits, nuts, and seeds ~ and they're just as pretty as they are delicious!


  • about 8 oz of dark chocolate, I used Trader Joe's 73% Super Dark chocolate bars (the higher the percentage of cacao the better)
  • assorted dried fruits, chopped nuts, and seeds


  1. Lay out a piece of parchment paper, or waxed paper, or foil.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put in a microwave safe glass measuring cup. Microwave for 60 seconds, and then stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds, and then stir again to completely melt the chocolate. If there are still lumps, microwave for another short burst and stir again.
  3. Use a spoon to make small rounds of chocolate onto the parchment paper. Let the chocolate fall from the spoon and it will naturally form a more or less round shape. You can nudge it with your spoon if you like. Work with one at a time, and sprinkle each round of chocolate with an assortment of your healthy add-ins while the chocolate is still hot. Make them whatever size you like, but mine were about 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
  4. Let the chocolate set at room temperature, or put the bites in the refrigerator to speed things up. If you plan to refrigerate the medallions it helps to put the parchment right on a baking sheet or tray so you can transfer it straight to the fridge.


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    Emma Hamann-Pedersen
    January 22, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Hello from Denmark.

    Thanks for this delicious recipe. Wow they taste delicious.

    How long will you think they can stay in a box in the refrigerator? Before they get soft, boring, the chocolate gets white etc.?

    All the best,

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    January 2, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Hello Sue, thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I was curious to know where you purchased the dried fruit ingredients as I am having trouble finding them all on Amazon. Is there a particular website you purchase them from? Thank you! G

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      January 2, 2019 at 8:31 am

      I find it’s easiest to buy that kind of thing locally, because you don’t want to have to buy it in bigger sizes, which is often the case online. Trader Joe’s has a great selection, if you have one near you, and you can generally find most of what I use in a large grocery store, although it can be a challenge to locate them. Another source I love for really amazing dried fruit is my farmers market, some stalls will dry their own fruit and sell it all year long.

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    Nicole Moore
    December 2, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Absolutely delicious and super easy !!

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    Melody J Andres
    October 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Dear Sue, So like your recipe for Muesli Toasting Bread. Thanks for the recipe! Sincerely, Melody Andres

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      October 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Happy to hear it Melody!

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    October 1, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Can these be kept out? As i plan to make givaways packed .

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