I have a confession. I used to hate chocolate until I was a teenager. You heard correctly… How can I be human right? That is, unless you count white chocolate!
While I have luckily gotten over my disdain for chocolate (what was I thinking?), I still savor the sweet memories White Chocolate and I have had. Who can get over that buttery deliciousness? And, lets be real, white chocolate is not real chocolate seeing as it does not contain actual cocoa solids, but it is a magical concoction of dairy and sugar. So basically, pure heaven.
However, you can’t (read: shouldn’t) eat it everyday but you can (read: should) have it once in a while. And what could be better than a healthy version? Let’s up our white chocolate to maybe… twice in a while? Let’s celebrate National White Chocolate Day in the meantime!
Healthy White Chocolate Chips via Chocolate Covered Katie
Let’s start with the basics shall we? This is a great way to make white chocolate that is both vegan and healthy. At least, you can rest assured that it is much healthier than those store brought brands. Feel free to incorporate these into the following recipes, mix them into trail mix, or just munch on them as is!
White Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies via Cooking Light
What is more reminiscent of sweet comfort food than the combination of white chocolate and oatmeal? This few ingredient version is easy to make and fibrous.
Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting via The Healthy Kitchen
If ever there was a time to yell, “Food porn!” it would be now. Chocolate cupcake with white chocolate frosting? Heaven is a place on Earth! While these aren’t 100% healthy, they’re a great little indulgence.
White Chocolate Rocky Road Bars via G-Free Foodie
While rocky road bars are usually brimming with chocolate on chocolate, this healthified white chocolate version allows for flexibility. Add nuts, dried fruit, and whatever else you like to this mixture.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter via Go Super Sisters
Is there anything quite as delicious as nut butter? The correct answer would be no. However, this version might rise slightly above the rest. The richness of the macadamia nuts and white chocolate…. it’s safe to say a little will go a long way.
Matcha White Chocolate Butter Cups via Sweetest Kitchen
Matcha has been all over the health scene. With its antioxidant properties, it’s not so hard to see why. These white chocolate matcha cups are an inventive new take on the traditional peanut butter cup.
Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Muffins via Katie Heddleston
More oatmeal and white chocolate? Yes, please. This time both ingredients combine to create a beautiful (and fluffy) breakfast pastry.
White Chocolate Covered Zucchini Donuts via Inside BruCrew Life
White chocolate and fluffiness to the rescue. This chocolate zucchini donut is full of flavor and also full of greens! Top it off with white chocolate sauce and you’ve got the perfect treat.
Lite White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog via Kitchen Meets Girl
White chocolate in liquid form is probably the easiest way to clog up your arteries. However, this light version of a pumpkin nog incorporates the ingredient without being too powerful. Also, how appropriate for fall?!
Blueberry Almond White Chocolate Granola via Bashful Bao
Need a sweet fix in the A.M.? Homemade granola is the way to go. Make your own at home to cut down on the sugar, and add your own white chocolate for a kick of flavor. Make sure not to eat the whole jar!
What’s your favorite way to eat white chocolate?