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50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.
04/12/2017 06:01am ET | Updated April 14, 2017

There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy desserts will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but you’ll feel good after eating them, too.

We’ve found all the healthy dessert recipes you could ever hope for ― 50 of them, to be exact. Some of these recipes sneak in good-for-you ingredients, like kale and chickpeas. Some of these recipes use creative ways to keep out refined sugars. Some of them use only whole grains. All of them are great.

From chocolate chip cookies to ice cream and everything in between, here are the recipes you should turn to when you want something sweet, but don’t want to OD on sugar.

1
Chocolate Chip Kale Cookies
Chocolate Covered Katie
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2
Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries
A Beautiful Mess
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3
Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge
Minimalist Baker
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4
Healthy Chickpea Blondies
The Healthy Maven
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5
No-Bake Lemon Cookie Tarts
Minimalist Baker
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6
Banana Berry Blender Soft Serve
Happy Healthy Life
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7
Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls With Popped Quinoa
Naturally Ella
8
Chocolate Aquafaba Mousse
VeguKate
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9
Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie
Minimalist Baker
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10
Ultra Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies
Chocolate Covered Katie
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11
Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt
Cookie And Kate
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12
Healthy Banana Bread
Chocolate Covered Katie
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13
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles
Amys Healthy Baking
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14
Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
The Healthy Maven
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15
Chocolate Yogurt Pots
Naturally Ella
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16
Beet Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfait
Honey And Figs
17
Almond Butter Rice Krispy Treats
Fit Foodie Finds
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18
Lemon And Coconut Soft Cookies
Not Enough Cinnamon
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19
Date And Walnut Stuffed Apples
VeguKate
20
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
The Healthy Maven
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21
Healthy Banana Split With Clean Eating Sauce
Not Enough Cinnamon
22
Easy Vegan Fudge
Minimalist Baker
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23
2-Ingredient Strawberry Popsicle
Half Baked Harvest
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24
Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Covered Katie
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25
Chocolate-Drizzled Fruit Skewers
The Healthy Maven
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26
Healthy Gluten-Free Fig Newtons
Minimalist Baker
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27
Healthy Fudgy Brownie Bites
Averie Cooks
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28
Healthier Strawberry Shortcake
Cookie And Kate
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29
Grilled Peaches With Honey And Yogurt
Skinny Taste
30
Raw Mint Brownies
Fit Foodie Finds
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31
Greek Yogurt Carrot Pound Cake
Amys Healthy Baking
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32
Hibiscus And Minty Watermelon Popsicles
Half Baked Harvest
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33
Pumpkin And Chocolate Dream Brownies
VeguKate
34
Strawberry Quinoa Parfaits
Foodie Crush
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35
Peanut Butter And Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
One Ingredient Chef
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36
Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie
VeguKate
37
Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie
Minimalist Baker
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38
Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Chocolate Covered Katie
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39
Paleo Raspberry Cinnamon Tart
Not Enough Cinnamon
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40
Turmeric Rose Chocolate Chip Cookies
Honey And Figs
41
Creamy Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
Fit Foodie Finds
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42
Red Velvet Beetroot Brownies
VeguKate
43
Coconut Pie
Skinny Taste
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44
Healthy Brownie Granola Bar
Minimalist Baker
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45
Single-Serving Almond Cakes
One Ingredient Chef
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46
Gluten-Free Plum Crisp
Cookie And Kate
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47
Apple Spice Donut Holes
VeguKate
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48
Chocolate-Covered Grapes
How Sweet It Is
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49
Chai Spiced Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Amy's Healthy Baking
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50
Peanut Butter Cup Muffins
Fit Foodie Finds
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