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How to make over your fave chocolate-y snacks

 
Not only is choc a delish V-Day delight, it’s not half bad for ya! Dark versions (70 percent cocoa or more) have antioxidants and heart-healthy nutrients. Satisfy that sweet tooth the healthier way.


V-Day Date with the BF
What’s cuter than goin’ splitsies on a yummy post-din confection? The molten cake might be tempting, but has up to a day’s worth of fat. Choco-kissed gelato gives ya calcium.
 

Ugh—You’re PMSin’ Big-Time
Lotsa chicas crave chocolate during that time of the month. If you’ve gotta indulge, avoid heavy stuff (like, a shake and fries) and nibble on chocolate-covered seeds. They’re stacked with minerals to stop bloating.
 

Movie Night with Your Fam
The king-size Reese’s are tempting, but it’s easy to mindlessly munch when you’re watchin’ a flick. Almonds doused in dark chocolate or dusted in cocoa powder (try Emerald’s) give ya a dose of healthy fat.
 

 
The “OMG, I Need It Now” Moment
Just popped into the store for a quick fix? Pass by the Twix and pick up some Hershey’s Special Dark Kisses. They have 20 cals each and taste indulgent. Or, nab one dark truffle.
 

 
Sleepover with Your Besties
Double fudge brownies are a classic, but chocolate fondue and fruit gives ya way more vitamins and feels fancier. All you've gotta do is melt a bag of chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl, dip your berries and chill on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet 'til hard.

BY GL ON 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

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