100-Calorie Chocolate Treats

Chocolately goodies that won't do in your diet.

By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic - Expert Column

What do you do when you need a chocolate fix (gotta have it!) but only want to invest 100 calories or so? It's not an impossible dream. Take it from a veteran chocoholic: You've got quite a few tasty options for 100-calorie chocolate treats.

When you're trying to cure your chocolate craving, the key questions to ask yourself are:

  • Do you absolutely need creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate -- or will just the flavor of chocolate do? If it's gotta be the real thing, take a look at the "real chocolate" options below.
  • Do you want something that's cold and refreshing as well as chocolatey? Then check out the frozen chocolate treats and chocolate dairy choices below.
  • Are you in a hurry but still need a shot of chocolate? Look through my grab-and-go suggestions below.
  • Will only chocolate cake or cookies calm your craving? Take a look at the 100-calorie chocolate recipes at the end of this article.

100-Calorie Real Chocolate Options

When only real chocolate will suffice, try:

  • Nestle "Dark" Raisinets: 1/8 cup has 90 calories, 1 g fiber, 4 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, and 16 g carbohydrates.
  • Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses: 4 kisses have 89 calories, 0.5 g fiber, 5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, and 11 g carbohydrates.
  • Hershey's Sticks (they come in several flavors, including milk chocolate): 1 stick (11 g) has 60 calories, 0 g fiber, 3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, and 6 g carbohydrates.

100-Calorie Chocolate Dairy Options

These chocolate options are cool and comforting:

  • Chocolate milk made with 2/3 cup 1% milk, 4 teaspoons Lite Hershey's Syrup, and lots of ice: 100 calories, <1 g fiber, 1.7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, and 17.5 g carbohydrates.
  • Sugar-free instant chocolate pudding made with fat-free milk: 1/2 cup has 80 calories, <1 g fiber, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, and 13 g carbohydrates.
  • Yoplait Whips Yogurt comes in several chocolate flavors: Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Cherry, and Chocolate Raspberry. Two-thirds of a container has 100 calories, 0 g fiber, 2.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, and 16 g carbohydrates.

100-Calorie Frozen Chocolate Treats

There are some really tasty lower-cal frozen dessert choices out there these days, including:

  • Slim a Bear 100-Calorie Fudge Bars: 100 calories, 4 g fiber, 3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, and 20 g carbohydrates.
  • Slim a Bear 100 Calorie Chocolate Sandwiches: 100 calories, 3 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, and 21 g carbohydrates.
  • Slim a Bear 100 Calorie French Vanilla Bars: 100 calories, 2 g fiber, 6 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, and 12 g carbohydrates.
  • Weight Watchers Giant Fudge Bar: 110 calories, 5 g fiber, 1 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, and 25 g carbohydrates.
  • Healthy Choice Premium Fudge Bars (includes 3 g sugar alcohol): 80 calories, 4 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, and 13 g carbohydrates.
  • Skinny Cow Low-Fat Fudge Bar: 100 calories, 4 g fiber, 1 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, and 22 g carbohydrates.

Grab-and-Go 100-Calorie Chocolate Fixes

When I think about grab-and-go chocolate treats, I think of two things: individually wrapped bags or bars that feature chocolate. Of course, just about the easiest things to grab are those "100-calorie packs" of treats. But keep in mind that most of what you're paying for when you buy 100-calorie packs is portion control, pure and simple. So make sure you just grab one pouch.

Here are some of the quickie chocolate fixes I found in my supermarket that tally up to about 100 calories (some are a little more or less):

  • Quaker Mini Delights (Chocolatey Drizzle Multigrain Cakes): 1 pouch has 90 calories, 1 g fiber, 3.5 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 14 g carbohydrates.
  • Chips Ahoy! Thin Crisps (100-calorie pack): 100 calories, <1 g fiber, 3 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, and 18 g carbohydrates.
  • Chocolate Teddy Grahams (23 g worth): 100 calories, 1.5 g fiber, 3.4 g fat, 0.7 g saturated fat, and 16.5 g carbohydrates.
  • Honey Made Chocolate Graham Crackers (24 g worth): 100 calories, 0.8 g fiber, 2.3 g fat, 0.7 g saturated fat, and 18 g carbohydrates.
  • Kellogg's Special K Bar (Chocolately Drizzle): 90 calories, <1 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, and 17 g carbohydrates.
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bar (Chocolate Chunk): 90 calories, 1 g fiber, 2 g fat, 0.5 gram saturated fat, and 19 g carbohydrates.
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bar (Chocolate Chip 25% Less Sugar): 100 calories, 1 gram fiber, 3 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, and 17 g carbohydrates.
  • Chocolate Honey Maid Delight Bars (100-calorie pack): 100 calories, 3 g fiber, 3.5 g fat, 2 g saturated fast, and 19 g carbohydrates.
  • Kashi TLC Chewy (Cherry Dark Chocolate): 120 calories, 4 g fiber, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, and 24 g carbohydrates.
  • Fiber One Chewy Bar (Oats & Chocolate): 140 calories, 9 g fiber, 4 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, and 29 g carbohydrates.
  • Slim Fast Protein Snack Bars (Whipped Chocolate Nougat): 110 calories, 0 g fiber, 3.5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, and 16 g carbohydrates (8 g sugar alcohols).
  • South Beach Living Snack Bars (Chocolate Raspberry): 100 calories, 5 g fiber, 3 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, and 16 g carbohydrates (3 g sugar alcohols).


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