27 Healthy Dessert Recipes to Enjoy Without an Ounce of Guilt

Enjoy sweet treats without over-indulging with these healthy desserts.

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Half Baked Harvest

Finish off your nutritious dinner with a decadent treat that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. These healthy dessert recipes are so delicious, even your kids will love them!

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Delightful Mom Food
Three-Ingredient Brownies

These gooey, chewy brownies are unbelievably easy to make. Plus, they're paleo and Whole30-approved!

Get the recipe at Delightful Mom Food.

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Well Plated by Erin
Coconut Flour Cookies

Use your favorite nut butter in this chocolate chip-loaded sweet.

Get the recipe at Well Plated by Erin.

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healthy desserts peanut butter rice krispies
Ambitious Kitchen
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

This blogger writes her vegan and gluten-free Rice Krispie Treats taste "just like a crunchy peanut butter cup."

Get the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen.

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healthy desserts cheesecake
Sweet Peas and Saffron
Greek Yogurt Key Lime Cheesecakes

These creamy bites have fewer than 125 calories per serving for the tastiest guilt-free treat.

Get the recipe at Sweet Peas and Saffron.

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Recipe Runner
Paleo Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These chewy cookies are bursting with chocolatey goodness in every single bite.

Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.

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Desserts With Benefits
Red Velvet Fudge

The hidden ingredient in this sweet and creamy fudge? Beets!

Get the recipe at Desserts With Benefits.

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Half Baked Harvest
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

It takes just 20 minutes and six ingredients to whip up this recipe.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

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Steve Giralt
Hearty Oat Cookies

Nuts, dried fruits, and oats add color and texture to these crunchy, delicious cookies.

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Kate Mathis
Strawberry Ice Cream

This four-ingredient dessert is just 70 calories per serving, making it the perfect summer treat.

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Courtesy of Eating On A Dime
Angel Food Cupcakes

At only 60 calories each, you won't feel bad having two of these delightful Angel Food cupcakes.

Get the recipe at Eating on a Dime.

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Courtesy of Amy's Healthy Baking
Greek Yogurt Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

Moist, sweet, and fruity, this beautiful pound cake packs only 131 calories in each delicious serving.

Get the recipe at Amy's Healthy Baking.


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Courtesy of Veganosity
Stuffed Baked Apples

Filled with walnuts, dried fruit, oats, cinnamon, and other goodies, this flavorful dessert tastes just like an apple crumble when it comes out of the oven.

Get the recipe at Veganosity.

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Courtesy of Smile Sandwich
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy, three-ingredient snack. Simply stick two banana slices together with peanut butter and coat them in dark chocolate—you'll be surprised at how good it tastes!

Get the recipe at Smile Sandwich.

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Courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction
Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

With no added refined sugar, flour, or butter, this gorgeous fruit tart makes a yummy breakfast or light afternoon treat.

Get the recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.

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Andrew Purcell
Brown-Sugar Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

At just 118 calories a serving, this sweet strawberry sauce, flavored with brown sugar and balsamic, is a great way to jazz up classic vanilla ice cream.

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Deborah Ory
Plum Smoothie-Pops

Pink-blossom pretty, frosted pops promise plum-fresh goodness and a frozen blast of cool. Can't wait? Grab a straw and sip. The mixture makes a great smoothie, too.

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Basic Chocolate Cake

Less is more with this single-layer cake adorned with a deep chocolate glaze.

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Andrew Purcell
Asian-Pear Sorbet with Thyme

Thyme and vanilla bean deepen the flavor of fresh Asian pears in this refreshing summer treat.

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Ray Kachatorian
Huckleberry Ice Cream

When made from scratch with the season's sweetest ingredients, ice cream captures the essence of summer. Try this fruity variety with fresh huckleberries or blueberries.

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Charles Maraia
Frozen Raspberry Layer Cake

This colorful and light cake will fool friends and family into believing that great effort went into making this dessert. No need to let on that it comes together easily with store-bought raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream, frozen pound cake, and fresh raspberries.

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Charles Schiller
Crepe Cake

Alternating layers of wafer-thin crepes and chocolate pudding make for a deliciously different dessert. To slice the cake, use a long, sharp knife and cut in a smooth sawing motion. Wipe the knife between each cut.

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Alison Miksch
Pear Upside-Down Cake

The surprise ingredient in this cake is stone-ground cornmeal, which lends its crunchy texture to luscious pears and caramelized sugar.

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Kana Okada
Rosemary-Cranberry Sorbet

Here's a sweet new way to serve up the tart holiday staple, canned cranberry sauce.

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Tina Rupp
Orange-Banana Smoothie Pops

Punch up citrus in a flash—the flavor is tripled—with the hardworking supermarket standby, orange juice concentrate.

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Aimee Herring
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate-Orange Sauce

Have your cake and eat it, too: Swapping in applesauce for butter and using nonfat cream cheese saves you 215 calories and 19 grams of fat per slice.

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Charles Maraia
Kiwi Ice Pops

Kiwi ice pops appeal to kids and adults alike.

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Charles Schiller
Cereal Tarts with Yogurt and Fresh Fruit

These elegant and easy-to-make tarts are perfect for a brunch party. Crushed cereal, almonds, and maple syrup are pressed into individual tart pans and baked for just 10 minutes. A creamy mix of vanilla and plain yogurts complements the sweetness of gemlike fruit.

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