Quick Fruit and Chocolate Desserts

At less than 250 calories and 30 minutes from start to finish, these healthy chocolate and fruit desserts are as good for your waistline and they are your timeline. If that's not tempting enough, here's a peek at what's on the menu: A banana-cocoa smoothie bowl that's totally acceptable to enjoy for breakfast, a layered chocolate and strawberry parfait for a snack, and fruity s'mores for an after-dinner treat.

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    Strawberry Banana S’mores

    Believe it: The cooking time for this dessert is 15 seconds(!). Fresh strawberries and bananas join strawberry preserves, milk chocolate, and marshmallows to create towering treats. Enjoy one ooey-gooey s'more sandwich for just under 200 calories.

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    Fudgy Brownies with Strawberries

    Unsweetened applesauce—an extra dose of fruit—stands in for half the butter in these fudgy brownies. Stir a scoop of berry jam into the brownie batter, then slow cook. Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream. Since the slow cooker does almost all of the work for you, this 183-calories chocolate dessert requires just 15 minutes of prep time.

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    Coconut, Cherry, and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    Naturally sweet dried fruit, antioxidant powerhouse dark chocolate, healthy fat-laced walnuts, and fiber-rich oats make these one of the healthiest cookies you'll ever snack on. At just under 100 calories and calling for just 30 minutes of hands-on time, you can enjoy them almost any time, too.

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    Chocolate and Mango Yogurt

    Yogurt, fruit, and nuts sound like a typical breakfast or healthy snack, but this remarkably quick recipe takes the combo to dessert territory with a drizzle of honey, plenty of chopped chocolate, and sprigs of fresh mint.

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    Chocolate-Strawberry Parfaits

    Made with four simple ingredients, these low-calorie layered treats are nutritious enough to eat for breakfast. Trade crushed chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling for a more dessertlike option.

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    Macadamia Clusters

    Macadamia nuts and apricots give these chocolate clusters a hint of island flair. Prepare them in 25 minutes and allow to chill for an hour or more, then bite into one of the best homemade candy recipes you’ll ever taste.

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    Banana-Dark Chocolate Smoothie Bowls

    A secret protein-boosting ingredient (shh...it's tofu!) is hiding inside these creamy chocolate-banana bowls. Since this spoonable smoothie recipe blends up in 10 minutes, you can easily savor one for a sweet breakfast or a speedy midday snack.

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    Coconut Fruit S’mores

    No campfire is required to make these fruity s'mores! Coat marshmallows in coconut, broil alongside skewered blackberries, then enjoy between chocolate-drizzled graham cracker squares.

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    Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip

    Stir and serve. That's truly all that's required for this chocolate-hazelnut, nut butter, and Greek yogurt concoction. Then grab your favorite fruit and dip to your heart's (healthy) content.

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    Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Pops

    Prep in 20, freeze for 30, and these all-natural fruit pops are ready for your little monkeys. Nut butter, dark chocolate, and roasted nuts add some excitement to ice cream-imposter frozen banana slices.

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    Mini Raspberry-Chocolate Tarts

    While these petite treats look fancy, they aren't complicated. It takes just 15 minutes to fill a big tray of raspberry-chocolate bites for your next party. No guilt required about going back for seconds: Each three-piece serving has only 175 calories.

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    Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs

    Employ your slow cooker instead of your microwave to melt chocolate, whipped topping, and coffee to create a fuss-free fondue. Flip the heat to warm, set out skewers of fruit, and you have the perfect healthy party dessert.

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    Dark Chocolate Dipped Apples

    Caramel apples have had their day. This time, dip apples in melted dark chocolate then sprinkle with dried fruit and nuts. After half an hour of prep and 15 minutes in the refrigerator to harden, these giftable treats are ready to bite into (or bag up for sharing).

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    Chocolate Trail Mix

    Chewy dried cranberries and crunchy freeze-dried raspberries speckle this chocolate-covered trail mix with color and sweetness. A bit salty and a bit sweet, this fruit and nut snack is so delicious, you'll want to hide it all for yourself.

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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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