Healthy Dessert Recipes

Enjoy dessert while you stick to your healthy eating plan with these healthy dessert recipes. Each of these healthy desserts has about 200 calories or less but still tastes indulgent and satisfies your sweet tooth.

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    Chocolate-Cashew Truffles

    Healthy desserts don't get much easier than this. These five-ingredient bites are made with dark chocoalte, cream, and protein-packed cashews. You can enjoy two truffles for under 100 calories!

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    Key Lime Pie

    Enjoy a light, tangy taste of spring any time you make this healthy pie recipe. The salty sweet crust makes a perfect base for the creamy filling. Garnish with gorgeous lime slices and/or more whipped topping -- because dessert.

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    Fruity Oatmeal Cookies

    Whether you prefer them chewy or cakey, these trail-worthy desserts are sure to cover your cookie cravings -- and in a healthy way, thanks to rolled oats, walnuts, and dried fruit.

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    Rosemary and Lemon Cornmeal Doughnuts

    Chocolate and vanilla are so yesterday morning. Fill up on a doughnut (or three) that's baked with far more flavor and far fewer calories: fresh rosemary, low-fat yogurt, and whole wheat flour.

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    Dressed-Up Desserts

    Check out these easy tricks to take your dessert recipes from everyday to party-worthy!

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    Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs

    A healthy and low-maintenance dessert? We're so in! Toss three ingredients into your slow cooker -- strong coffee, light whipped dessert topping, and dark chocolate -- then dip and dunk away.

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    Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Reduced fat-free cream cheese makes these lush pumpkin cupcakes worth every bite. Bonus: They're baked with flaxseed -- an outstanding source of fiber and protein.

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    Apple Topper 5 Ways

    You know what they say: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Here are 5 ways to snack with the sweet and healthy fruit!

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    Granola Cups

    Bust out the muffin tin and get ready for a treat worth toasting. We're talking flaxseed meal, cranberries, almonds, and sunflower seeds! Top the freezer-friendly snacks with a spoonful of plain yogurt.

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    Chocolate-Raspberry Truffles

    There's no skimping in this chocolate- and cream-based dessert -- it's all about portion size. One creamy raspberry liqueur-spiked truffle makes for a rich and satisfying sweet.

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    Sweet Yogurt Fruit Dip

    Marshmallow fluff? Not this time. Opt for a carton of low-fat Greek yogurt for a healthier, creamier fruit dip.

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    Almond-Tangerine Panna Cotta

    A luscious, silky-smooth panna cotta with a tangy citrus and cherry topper makes a stunning dessert. Be sure to plan ahead -- this elegant sweet needs plenty of chilling time to set up.

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    Dark Chocolate-Mint Bites

    The crumbly crust that forms the base of these scrumptious squares contrasts with the smooth layers of chocolate and mint for an unbeatable dessert.

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    Tiramisu Bites

    What's better than the combination of coffee and chocolate? A 63-calorie dessert with coffee and chocolate flavors! Pipe the topping through a star tip to give these one-bite delights a beautiful look.

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    Chocolate Cookie Crisps with Coconut Cream

    Coconut-lovers will flip for these slice-and-bake cookies! Coconut extract in the dough and a topping of toasted coconut offer maximum coconut flavor that is deliciously balanced with chocolate and espresso.

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    Perfect Slice-and-Bake Cookies

    Watch our secrets to success for making perfectly round slice-and-bake cookies.

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    Bananas Foster Mini Pies

    Use up that one last banana sitting on your counter in the bourbon-infused banana filling of these hand pies. You get a whole pie to yourself -- made in miniature!

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    Maple, Apple & Date Fruit Crisp

    Loaded with fall harvest favorites -- apples, dates, and maple -- this warm and comforting dessert offers 5 grams of fiber while satisfying the sweet tooth.

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    Chocolate-Coconut Pudding

    This rich and creamy treat with a hint of coconut is a chocolate-lover's dream. A garnish of toasted coconut adds a bit of crunch to the silky pudding.

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    Spiced Zinfandel Granita with Grapes & Cream

    This extraordinary granita is a staff favorite. The depth of flavor from citrus, cinnamon, and a full-bodied red wine blew us away and is sure to impress anyone you share with, too.

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    Carrot-Raisin Cookies

    These less-than-100-calorie cookies are reminiscent of carrot cake. Chock-full of carrots, raisins, and walnuts, the cookies are loaded with vitamins, too.

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    Apple-Date Cake

    If you’ve ever thought coffee cake was sweet enough to be served as dessert, this apple-studded cake proves it. A cinnamon-pecan topping is the “icing" on the cake of this fall-inspired dessert.

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    Ginger & Mint Lime Floats

    This cool, refreshing drink gets incredible flavor from a homemade ginger syrup. The syrup can be made up to a week in advance, allowing you to whip up this treat in a jiffy.

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    Almond-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

    Chocolate dough with cherry and almond mix-ins will satisfy any dessert craving. A generous drizzle of sweet glaze takes these cookies to new chocolate heights.

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    DIY Baked Doughnuts

    An all-star cast of low-cal ingredients make these DIY doughnuts a hit. Plus, they're easy to make. Simple and healthy? Sweet.  

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    Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts

    Medjool dates are so naturally sweet that this five-ingredient dessert doesn't even need sugar. Bonus: The dates are also high in fiber, so each one of these truffles has a gram of fiber!

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    Oatmeal-Banana Bread Pudding

    This yummy twist on bread pudding packs a protein punch. It’s filling enough to be served with a cup of coffee at a Sunday brunch buffet.

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    Lemon Crepes

    These citrus and berry crepes are so deliciously sweet and delicate that we categorized them as dessert, but they also make a fantastic breakfast recipe.

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    Upside-Down Pineapple-Ginger Carrot Cake

    This easy-to-make cake combines the tantalizing flavors of ginger and pineapple with the traditional spice flavors of carrot cake to make a one-of-a-kind dessert.

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    Red Velvet Cake Roll

    This impressive cake roll uses powdered sugar for a pretty, fat-free garnish. For more intense chocolate flavor, cocoa powder could also be used as the garnish.

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    Bake Delicious Apples

    Baked apples make a delicious, healthy dessert. Watch how simple they are to make!

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    Mocha-Cream Shake

    This 10-minute dessert is full of great mocha flavor. If you prefer your shakes less icy, decrease or omit the ice to make it just the way you like.

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    Chocolate Ravioli

    You've never had ravioli like this! Filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture, topped with a drizzle of chocolate, and sprinkled with pine nuts, this dessert ravioli will wow guests.

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    Low-Sugar Desserts

    Staying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your favorite indulgences -- crispy apricot balls, creamy lime cheesecake bars, sweet frozen treats, and more -- all for 10 grams of sugar or less. Taking advantage of naturally sweet ingredients means less added sugar in your diet while still enjoying dessert recipes.
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