Healthy Winter Desserts

Chocolate-Dipped Trail Bites
Apple crisp, bread pudding, chocolate cake, and more: Every healthy winter dessert recipe in the bunch has fewer than 250 calories and 9 grams of fat per serving. Find the perfect healthy dessert for you and your family, then get baking!

Caramel-Pear Pudding Cake

Forget apple! Caramel befriends pears in this skinny version of slow-cooked pudding cake. Ours is made with fat-free milk and a slew of flaxseeds -- chewy little nutrient powerhouses packed with fiber and essential omega-3s. 

Candied Ginger and Orange Icebox Cookies

Inspired by traditional ginger cookies but made with lighter ingredients, these thinned-out treats cut the molasses and brown sugar, and add a hint of citrus for a healthy wintry touch.

Maple, Apple, and Date Fruit Crisp

Apples, dates, and whole grain flakes meet in this cereal-based crisp that's perfect for blanketed snowy nights. Scoop yours into a cozy mug alongside low-fat yogurt for a warming treat. 

A delicious baked apple can be a surprisingly indulgent treat -€“ especially during fall harvest season. Watch as we show you how to cook apples for optimal flavor starting with choosing the apple and topping it off with a scoop of ice cream.

Shh! Baked Apple Secrets

When it comes to warm, oozing baked apples, it's all about picking the right kind. We'll show you which varieties of apples are best for baking. 

Red Rice Pudding with Almond Milk

Go play in the snow. Your slow cooker's got you covered! Just toss in the ingredients -- whole grain rice, fruit, fiber-filled chia seeds, and spices -- turn onto low, and voila: A healthy dessert is just waiting to warm you up. 

Pumpkin-Pomegranate Cheesecake

Lip-smacking pomegranates have winter written all over them. Here, we drape the seasonal gems -- high in antioxidants and vitamin C -- over lush slices of creamy pumpkin cheesecake.

Coconut, Cherry, and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Brimming with flaky coconut, sweet dried cherries, fiber-filled oats, and dark chocolate, these crumbly oatmeal cookies are surprisingly only 94 calories apiece. For a delicious dose of protein, toss some chopped walnuts into the batter before baking. 

Spiced Molasses Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting

Thanks to light butter and reduced-fat cream cheese, this recipe delivers an indulgent dessert without overdoing the fat. Top the cooled cupcakes with a squeeze of fluffy marshmallow creme, then sprinkle with cinnamon. 

Spiced Apricots in Dark Chocolate

Swap wintry cinnamon for a hotter spice on the shelf: chipotle chile pepper. The trendy spice gives these 50-calorie chocolate apricots their sassy twist -- and for fewer than 2 grams of fat.

Cherry-Smothered White Chocolate Pound Cake

Spiked with a swig of brandy, our cherry-orange compote makes any bland pound cake instantly beautiful. Bonus: The naturally sweet compote not only supplies a sweet-tart flavor boost, but provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. 

Coffee Shop Custard

A spoonful of espresso powder recharges classic custard alongside vanilla and a sprinkling of homey cinnamon in this low-fat coffee shop special. A piping of light whipped topping offers an indulgent finish.

Maple-Bourbon Chocolate Tiramisu with Pecans

Warm up your winter palate with a sophisticated slice of bourbon-soaked tiramisu. Fat-free, sugar-free chocolate pudding and light maple syrup help trim the treat of unwelcome calories and fat. 

Banana Pudding with Shaved Dark Chocolate

You'll never guess the secret ingredient hiding in these banana bowls: tofu. The soybean-based ingredient is high in calcium and protein, and makes a silky base for this creamy banana pudding. 

Cranberry-Banana Bread Pudding

Banana bread is so last fall. Use the soft, potassium-packed fruit to whip up a creamy pudding. Our slow-cooked version calls for whole wheat cinnamon-swirl bread, honey, and a bag of green tea. 

It's all about the bread when it comes to bread pudding. We'll show you the easiest ways to dry out your bread cubes and make delicious bread pudding for your next event.

Bread Pudding 101

The secret to amazing bread pudding? Stale bread. Get our tips and tricks for getting the perfect cubes for your healthy dessert.

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Coconut Cream

Aah, yes. Molten cakes. Because who wouldn't want silky goodness oozing out of a dark chocolate cake for less than 220 calories? Did we mention it's draped in coconut-vanilla cream? 

Chocolate-Dipped Trail Bites

These bites were made for munching. Baked with fresh cranberries, dunked in dark chocolate, and topped with cool citrus slices (all high in antioxidants), these 50-calorie cookies are sure to please.

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