A healthy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. This creamy and decadent chocolate greek yogurt is the perfect balanced dessert.

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Chocolate greek yogurt is my latest snack obsession.

I created it because my cottage cheese chocolate mousse is one of the most loved recipes on my blog. But as much as I’d like to convince everyone to eat more cottage cheese, I know it’s not everyone’s favorite.

And voila! Chocolate yogurt was born. This easy recipe is made in one bowl and tastes like a rich and creamy pudding or mousse. It’s got calcium, it’s low sodium, and it’s the perfect sweet treat for when you want a protein boost.

Learn how to make this simple and satisfying sweet snack in minutes.

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Why you’ll love chocolate greek yogurt

High protein: Half cup of this easy dessert contains 11 grams of protein for only 130 calories. It’s high protein, super filling, and an excellent snack for weight loss.

5 ingredients: There’s nothing I love more than a genuinely easy recipe that truly satisfies. You can make chocolate greek yogurt in one bowl with just a handful of ingredients and a spoon.

Rich and decadent: If you like dark chocolate, you’ll absolutely love the rich taste and texture of this simple dessert. And if you don’t, you can always add more sweetener!

Ingredient notes

You’ll only need five ingredients to make this chocolate yogurt recipe.

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Plain greek yogurt: You can use any fat percentage that you enjoy. Lower fat will mean more protein and fewer calories, but higher fat means a creamier and less tangy taste. You can also use vanilla, sweetened yogurt. But if you do, add less maple syrup or honey.

Cocoa powder: Make sure you’re using unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use natural cocoa powder or Dutch-process. Dutch-process is a little less intense and acidic than regular, so it’s up to you what flavor you prefer.

Maple syrup or honey: You can use any liquid or powder sweetener you like the taste of. If you want to make this recipe sugar-free, use Stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

Vanilla extract: You’ll use just a splash to enhance the flavors.

Sea salt: Just a pinch to balance flavors right before serving. This is totally optional but super yummy.

How to make

Add all ingredients to a small bowl.

Small bowl containing the ingredients for chocolate greek yogurt, unmixed

Mix until well combined and smooth.

Small bowl containing mixed chocolate greek yogurt

Transfer to a serving bowl when you’re ready to eat. Add a pinch of flakey sea salt on top, and enjoy!

Toppings ideas

I love to eat this chocolate greek yogurt plain or with toppings.

Here are some topping ideas if you want some extra nutrition and satisfaction on top:

  • Crushed peanuts
  • Salted peanut butter
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Whipped topping
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Banana slices
  • Granola
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sliced almonds
  • Chopped dried mango
  • Chocolate chips
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How to store

Store chocolate greek yogurt in the fridge in a glass jar with a lid.

This high protein chocolate yogurt will stay good in the fridge for up to three days, or until your greek yogurt expires! Stir before eating if needed.

Add the sea salt right before eating.

Want more protein?

Swap some or all of the maple syrup for a scoop of sweetened protein powder.

Adding protein powder to this recipe will almost double the protein and substantially reduce the added sugar. You can use any flavor like vanilla, chocolate, or salted caramel. If needed, add a splash of milk to thin.

I like the whey protein powders from Leanfit or Legion Athletics.

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More healthy desserts

Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse
You’d never guess this cottage cheese chocolate mousse is loaded with protein and fiber. This healthy dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth!
Check out this recipe
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Protein Berry Crumble
Pie for breakfast! This high protein berry breakfast crumble is loaded with protein and fiber and makes the perfect healthy meal or dessert.
Check out this recipe
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Banana Protein Pudding
Dessert with benefits! This easy high protein banana pudding made with cottage cheese is good for your body and absolutely delicious.
Check out this recipe
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Top tips

The yogurt you choose will have a big impact on the taste of your chocolate greek yogurt.

Higher fat yogurt will be substantially less tangy and much more creamy. It’s more calories than low fat, but it’s also a bit more delicious and decadent.

Choosing non-fat greek yogurt will produce a more tangy and gelatinous chocolate yogurt. It’s still good, but definitely less crave-worthy and enjoyable.

I like using plain yogurt in this recipe so that you can control the sugar content. But, you can also use vanilla greek yogurt and add less sweetener/sugar.

Also, you can make this lactose-free by choosing a lactose-free yogurt.

Did you try this recipe?

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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Greek Yogurt

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A healthy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. This creamy and decadent chocolate greek yogurt is the perfect balanced dessert.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt, optional, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl.
  • Mix until well combined and smooth.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl when you're ready to eat. Add a pinch of flakey sea salt on top, and enjoy!
Calories: 128kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 39mg, Potassium: 263mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 4IU, Calcium: 139mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Snack