25 Low-Calorie Desserts

Indulge in something sweet with these light, tasty dessert treats. All have less than 300 calories per serving.

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    Triple-Berry Cobbler

    With only 162 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving, this guilt-free slow cooker dessert is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy.

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    Stuffed Apples

    Tart apples transform into a hot, sweet dessert that's a perfect match to any barbecue as a sweet side or a simple last course.

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    Oatmeal Cookies

    At less than 90 calories per cookie, you can indulge in a marvelous mouthful of hearty oats, sweet cinnamon, and brown-sugary goodness. Toss in a few raisins and chocolate chips to make them extra delicious.

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    Berry Pudding Cakes

    Not only are these berry-filled cakes the perfect end to any meal, they're also low in calories and only 2 grams of fat.

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    Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears

    Your guests will never guess that this enchanting dessert is practically fat-free. It's rich, chocolaty, and coffee-laced to perfection.

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    Dark Chocolate-Mint Bites

    These decadent mini mint-chocolate bars offer the sweetness you crave with the minty freshness you love.

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    Piled-High Shortcake

    Make shortcakes from on-hand pantry items, drizzle with yummy icing (made from cream cheese, plain yogurt, and fruit preserves), and top with the freshest berries of the season for this delectable dessert.

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    Chocolate Cookie Treats

    These deliciously low-sodium cookies (just 4 mg of sodium per treat) will satisfy your chocolate cravings while staying light on calories. We've got the recipe for the chocolate glaze, too.

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    Fruit Bowl Salad with Honey-Mint Dressing

    Toss colorful fruits (filled with antioxidants) in this divine treat you can prep in 25 minutes.

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    Cinnamon-Chocolate Bread Pudding Souffles

    A whipped-light dessert like these souffles make it easy to keep your waistline while still getting your chocolate fix.

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    Cherry-Berry Ice Cream

    One of our most popular desserts, this ice cream dish takes 45 minutes to prep and 4 hours to freeze. It's worth the wait-you'll love the zippy cherry and raspberry flavors in every scoop.

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    Caramel Popcorn

    Just a little butter and sea salt goes a long way in this light and easy (and guilt-free) version of one of America's most popular party snacks.

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    Black Cherry Sorbet

    Enjoy a fizzy sorbet treat made from sparkling fruit juice or champagne plus pitted dark sweet cherries, sugar, and lemon peel.

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    Citrus Angel Cake

    Angel food cake earned its low-calorie reputation for a reason. Made from egg whites and citrus juices, our version has just 152 calories per serving and no fat or cholesterol.

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    Frozen Chocolate-Banana Bites

    Drizzle melted dark chocolate over banana slices, then freeze and you're ready to indulge in this potassium-filled treat that's ridiculously delicious.

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    Red, White, and Blue Parfaits

    Inspired by the ultimate summer holiday, these patriotic parfaits feature fresh berries (substitute frozen berries if you're prepping out of season) tossed between layers of vanilla yogurt, almond extract, and whipped dessert topping.

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    Kiwi-Melon Cooler

    Blend apple juice, honeydew, and kiwis in this thick, satisfying drink. You'll love the taste and the calorie count, too.

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    Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

    How do you make chocolate light enough to make the low-calorie cut? Choose heart-healthy dark chocolate and whip it into a light, fluffy mousse.

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    Cardamom Tea Cookies

    Enjoy these 76-calorie chewy tea cookies over a cup of sweet tea. It's a safe bet that you already have all the ingredients in your pantry to make them in a snap.

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    Chocolate Sherbet

    Dish up a frozen chocolate treat you can make ahead to enjoy on a whim. For just 151 calories and 6 grams of fat, even a chocoholic can feel guilt-free about indulging.

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    Fresh Fruit Pizza

    You'll love this make-it-your way dessert pizza. We suggest quartered strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or sliced kiwifruit, but you can't go wrong with any fruits on sale right now.

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    Brown Sugar Almond Stars

    These light-and-crisp cookies can be the (literal) star of your dessert plate. Melted chocolate and almond bits top them off in style.

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    Sorbet Melon Parfaits

    A trio of melon balls and a few scoops of lemon sorbet cool off under a splash of champagne in this easy-prep classic.

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    Kiwi Peach Cobbler

    Crumbly from-scratch cobbler and fresh or frozen fruit make for a light treat. Top your creation with frozen yogurt to make the experience last just a bit longer.

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    Seared Nectarines with Angel Food Cake

    Off-the-grill nectarines and light angel food cake make a surprising duo in this low-calorie dessert.

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    Apricot-Cherry Tart

    Pile on the fruit! Yummy tarts like this one are literally stuffed to the brim with heart-smart fruits, such as apricots, tart red cherries, and apples. Their natural sweetness means adding sugar is an option, not a requirement.

  • Next Slideshow Low-Sugar Desserts

    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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