Who doesn’t love chocolate? Most of us do!!!!!! 

Feeling hungry between meals is very annoying, especially if you are on a diet and you are counting calories all the time. Of course, the best way to have a healthy snack is to eat fruits and nuts But I can tell you that you can enjoy eating chocolate as well. 

Since chocolate is high in calories, you should not eat too much because you will gain weight and spoil your teeth. 

So, you should consume it in moderation. If we are talking about health benefits, we can not forget to mention the healthiest type of chocolate which is dark chocolate. Let’s know more about it.

[vc_custom_heading text=”Dark Chocolate Health Benefits” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Dark chocolate is super nutritious, especially if it contains a high percentage of cocoa. 

Dark chocolate

It can significantly help decrease the risk of heart diseases due to its content of antioxidants by lowering the level of bad cholesterol and raising the level of good cholesterol. ((The effect of polyphenol-rich dark chocolate on fasting capillary whole blood glucose, total cholesterol, blood pressure and glucocorticoids in healthy overweight and obese subjects – PubMed (nih.gov)))

Moreover, it may help improve mental health by increasing blood flow to the brain and reducing the levels of stress hormone. ((The neuroprotective effects of cocoa flavanol and its influence on cognitive performance (nih.gov)))

In addition, eating dark chocolate may help reduce weight by reducing the feeling of hunger and supporting the feeling of fullness. ((Consumption of dark chocolate attenuates subsequent food intake compared with milk and white chocolate in postmenopausal women – PubMed (nih.gov)))

As we mentioned before, you can have chocolate as a snack without feeling guilty. 

This article will help you find out the best low-calorie chocolate bars that you can enjoy as a snack without spoiling your daily diet.

[vc_custom_heading text=”Low-calorie Chocolate Bars” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″][vc_custom_heading text=”1. Kit Kat” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

It’s a perfect snack for your breaks. You can enjoy a mixture of chocolate and wafer.

If you are worried about calories, don’t be!!!! 

Eating half a bar is a good option for fewer calories. It can always be your go-to chocolate bar. 

Kit Kat Chocolate Bar

We are talking here about 209 calories, which is considered low. 

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 209 calories
  • Protein: 2.80 grams
  • Fat: 10.20 grams
  • Protein: 2.80 grams
  • Sugar: 21.3 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”2. Mars” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Have a tasty snack with Mars chocolate bar. 

A milky chocolate, gooey caramel, and nougat is the perfect combination. 

If you try to lose weight, you should stop with just one. You can get the same amount of calories from one pomegranate if you search for a healthier option.

Mars Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories:228-230
  • Protein:2.2 grams
  • Fat:8.5 grams
  • Carbs:35.3 grams
  • Sugar:30 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”3. Mars’ Bounty” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

The great taste of coconut mixed with the taste of chocolate makes it a great treat for your breaks. Since it has a high sugar and calories content, you should consume half a bar, so it will be better if you consume 140 calories instead of 280 calories.

As I said before, if you are searching for healthier snacks, you might go for fruits as an option.1 cup of fruit salad will provide you with a number of calories similar to half a bar of Mars’ Bounty.

Bounty Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 280 calories
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Sugar: 27 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
[vc_custom_heading text=”4. Crunch bar” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

You can enjoy the great texture of the milky chocolate and crispy rice. Without a doubt, it’s a light snack for your break times, just relax and snap the crunch. It has 230 calories, which means it’s considered low in calories which is the same amount of calories compared to one pomegranate.

Crunch Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 230 calories
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Sugar: 24 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”5. Aero chocolate milk” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Great news!!!! If you are in love with Aero chocolate, you can enjoy it without worrying about the calories. Of course, in moderation. It’s flavorful and satisfying. You definitely can enjoy it as a treat by consuming half a bar and reducing the calories.

Just for information, one kiwi provides you with the same amount of calories as half a chocolate bar.

Aero chocolate milk

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 220 calories
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Sugar: 25 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”6. Cadbury Double Decker” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Enjoy the tasty mixture of delicious nougat, crispy cereal, and the smooth taste of milky chocolate.

But, don’t consume it to the end! It has 30 grams of sugar and about 250 calories, which means, if you are on a healthy diet, you may think of other options as fruits. One cup of fruit salad provides you with half the amount of calories from the whole Cadbury double-decker chocolate bar.

Cadbury Double DeckerNutrition facts:

  • Calories: 250 calories
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Sugar: 30 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
[vc_custom_heading text=”7.Milky Way” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Have a well-deserved break with the tasty Milky Way chocolate, which is a delicious combination of chocolate and caramel.

You should pay attention to the sugar content in it because eating too much sugar has bad effects on health. It is better to consume half the amount for fewer calories and sugar. If you would like to replace chocolate with fruit, you can eat one kiwi for 115 calories compared to half a bar of chocolate.

Milky Way Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 230 calories
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Sugar: 30 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
[vc_custom_heading text=”8. Snickers” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

It’s one of the most popular chocolate bars in the world. Enjoy eating it because it’s super satisfying to eat. It’s a high-calorie option, but as we always say, moderation is the key to a balanced diet.

Consuming one cup of fruit salad provides you with the half amount of calories that you get from Snickers if you seek a healthier snack. But, it’s okay to satisfy your cravings by consuming half a bar.

Snickers Chocolate Bar

Nutritional facts:

  • Calories: 250 calories
  • Fats: 12 grams
  • Sugar: 26 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”9. Twix” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

For those who are fans of chocolate and caramel, Twix is the best treat for your breaks. You can not resist its sweet and smoothie taste. Being in two pieces means that it’s easy for you to consume just one and save the second finger for the next day, which helps you to keep calories under control.

Twix Chocolate BarNutrition facts:

  • Calories: 250 calories
  • Fats: 12 grams
  • Sugar: 24 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”10. Caramilk” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Hearing the word caramel means a high amount of sugar and more calories as well. The idea of a balanced diet is to satisfy your cravings and learn how to keep calories under control.

Caramilk Chocolate Bar

Let me tell you that eating half a bar is a good option for you not only for calories but also for reducing the amount of sugar.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 250 calories
  • Fats: 12 grams
  • Sugar: 22 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”11. Oh Henry” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

It is a fantastic combination of many flavors that satisfy all your senses. You can definitely enjoy eating it on your diet as a delicious treat, even though it is calorific.

So, it’s recommended to consume half of it for fewer calories.

Oh Henry Chocolate Bar

Nutritional facts: 

  • Calories: 263 calories
  • Fats: 13 grams
  • Sugar: 26 grams
  • Protein: 4.4 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”12.Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Enjoy eating classic chocolate with its smooth and tasty flavor. Since it’s low in calories, it can be a great option as a snack.

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 220 calories
  • Fat: 13 grams
  • Sugar: 24 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”13. Curly Wurly” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

What a delicious mixture of caramel and smooth milky chocolate. The taste will never let you down. The low-calorie content is perfect to be a good treat without worrying about gaining weight.

For the same amount of calories, you can eat 2 peaches. 

CurlyWurly Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 117 calories
  • Fat: 4.5 grams
  • Sugar: 12.4 grams
  • Protein: 0.9 gram
[vc_custom_heading text=”14.Yorkie” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

What a delicious chunky milk chocolate!! It comes with big break-off pieces, so it’s easy to divide into pieces for sharing or to give away for the next day. Consuming half the amount or less is your best option for fewer calories.

Eating two bananas can provide you with nearly the amount of calories in a Yorkie.

Yorkie Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 247 calories
  • Fat: 14 grams
  • Sugar: 26.1 grams
  • Protein: 3.1 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”15.Picnic” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

Caramel, crunchy peanuts, crispy wafer, juicy dried grapes. A filling chocolate bar can fall off when you take a bite! It’s better to eat only half of it, which is healthier.

Picnic Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 244 calories
  • Fat: 12.9 grams
  • Sugar: 19.6 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”16. Kinder Bueno (43 g)” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

 I’m one of the fans! The soft and delicate taste of the hazelnut cream and the delicious chocolate make your senses melt.

It’s a kind of luxury chocolate bar. If you look at its sugar content, you will find out that it’s not sweet and it can easily break off pieces, if you want to reduce the number of your daily calories.

So, don’t feel guilty, you can eat it during your balanced diet.

Kinder BuenoNutrition facts:

  • Calories: 240 calories
  • Fats: 16 grams
  • Sugar18 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”17. Toffee Crisp (48 g)” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

The combination of soft toffee, puffed rice, and smooth chocolate makes it an outstanding candy. It’s a pretty good snack size candy bar too. If you look at its nutritional facts, you will find out the best way to enjoy it.

Toffee Crisp Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 245 calories
  • Fats: 13.4 grams
  • Sugar: 23 grams
  • Protein: 2.1 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”18. Toblerone” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

It’s totally worth trying for it’s an awesome taste which can give you a good switch in the mood. You can enjoy the yummy taste in every single bite!

Toblerone Chocolate Bar

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 236 
  • Fat: 14 grams
  • Sugar: 28 grams
  • Protein: 2.9 grams
[vc_custom_heading text=”BURN OFF Calories” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

In the end, I want to provide you with information about some activities which can help you to burn off calories, so you can satisfy your cravings and lose weight as well.

  1. Biking for 30 minutes for burning about 210 calories
  2. Jumping rope for 15 minutes for burning about 200 calories
  3. Dancing for 40 minutes for burning about 216 calories
  4. Jogging for 25 minutes for burning about 218 calories
  5. Walking for 40 minutes for burning about 200 calories ((What Does it Take to Burn off Calories If I Eat or Drink a Food Item | Disabled World (disabled-world.com)))
  6. Swimming for 30 minutes for burning about 215 calories
  7. Climbing stairs for 30 minutes for burning about 200 calories
[vc_custom_heading text=”Conclusion” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23399998″]

After all, being on a healthy diet does not mean you can’t enjoy your favorite snacks from time to time. You definitely will get bored.

Believe me, you can enjoy snacking, but keep in your mind the word moderation, which helps you always with weight loss and healthy life.

Sophia Alex
I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 11 years, working in many different capacities. The majority of my experience has been working as an outpatient dietitian. I have had a lot of experience in the areas of research, general wellness, weight loss, oncology, CKD/renal failure, celiac disease, diabetes (I and II) and gastrointestinal concerns.

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