52 ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Recipes to Keep You Healthy and Happy (and Sane) All Year Long

When dessert rolls around, does your inhibition go out the window?  Yeah, me too.  But no worries, your sweet tooth doesn’t have to stand in the way of eating healthy!  If you’re trying to eat healthier for 2017, but don’t want to deprive your beloved sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy this roundup.  I’ve brought together a list of the BEST, the MOST POPULAR, and HEALTHIEST dessert recipes from Desserts With Benefits.  These 52 healthy dessert recipes will keep you healthy and happy (not hangry) all year long.

Want healthy desserts all year long?  Just make every recipe in this list, just one per week!  Ready for your HEALTHIEST year yet??

The best, most popular, and healthiest dessert recipes from the Desserts With Benefits Blog! These 52 healthy dessert recipes will keep you healthy and happy (not hangry) all year long - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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1.  Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Balls

With just THREE simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to snacking on this deliciousness in no time at all.  These soft, sweet, and fudgy protein balls are easy to make, and even easier to eat.  You’re gonna love ’em!

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2.  Healthy Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears

Healthy Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears recipe (refined sugar free, fat free, low carb, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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3.  Healthy Cake Batter Dip

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4.  Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustables

Do these bring you back to your childhood?  They sure do for me!  Sadly, the storebought kinds are made with hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, and preservatives.  But not this homemade version!

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5.  Healthy Fudge Brownies

PSA:  These Healthy Fudge Brownies are sweet, chocolatey, addicting, and delicious, and have just 110 calories per brownie!  And SHHH, they’re secretly refined sugar free, low fat, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too.

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6.  Healthy Peanut Butter-Swirled Fudge Brownies

If you love brownies, and if you love peanut butter, then this secretly healthy brownie recipe is for YOU! Certainly doesn’t taste sugar free, gluten free, and vegan in the slightest.

Healthy Peanut Butter-Swirled Fudge Brownies recipe (refined sugar free, low fat, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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7.  Healthy Triple Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies

Be happy, live fully, and eat protein bars!  These DIY Protein Bars are fudgy, tasty, and secretly healthy too, but you’d never know it.

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8.  Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars

Life is good with one of these Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars in your mouth hand.

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9.  Healthy Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Fudge DIY Protein Bars

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10.  Healthy Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

This Healthy Whole Wheat Carrot Cake is so tender and moist it’s unbelievable.  And the frosting between the layers make your slice even more exciting.  Yes, vegetables in a cake CAN taste good!

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11.  Healthy Whole Wheat Matcha Green Tea Cake

Don’t you just love the green color?  I find it strangely appetizing.  It also helps that the cake itself is dang delicious!

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12.  Healthy Homemade Almond Butter

Save money by making nut butters at home!  It’s easy, they’re nutritious, and so dang delicious!

Healthy Homemade Almond Butter recipe (refined sugar free, low carb, high fiber, gluten free, vegan, raw) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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13.  Healthy Brownie Batter

Secretly Healthy Brownie Batter — delicious and safe to eat raw…  because it’s meant to be eaten raw!

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14.  Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough

If you’re a cookie dough lover, then this is the answer to your prayers!

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15.  Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts

Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts recipe (refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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16.  Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

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17.  Healthy Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

These Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies are perfect for breakfast, a snack, OR a guilt-free dessert

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18.  Healthy Chocolate Fudge Protein Ice Cream

Yes, you read that right… Healthy Chocolate Fudge Protein Ice Cream!  It’s incredibly rich and decadent, creamy and sweet, and delicious and nutritious.

This 4-ingredient No-Churn Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream is ultra creamy, incredibly rich, and perfectly sweet. Made in a blender too, so no ice cream maker required! It's refined sugar free, packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. This is ice cream at its best without the sugar, heavy cream, and eggs!

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19.  Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Muffin

A chocolate muffin made and baked in less than 5 minutes flat?  You bet.  Mix the batter, pop it in the microwave, dive right in.  No need to share!

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20.  Healthy Single-Serving Peanut Butter Banana Cake

You won’t believe this soft and sweet Peanut Butter Banana Cake is refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan!  And it’s for you and only you.

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21.  Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Same goodness as the recipe above, but with the addition of CHOCOLATE!

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22.  Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats

This is so decadent, so sweet and so sinful tasting.  It really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie, just crumbled up and pre-dunked in milk!

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23.  Healthy “Nutella” Overnight Dessert Oats

Nutella lovers, BEHOLD.  I bring to you…  Healthy “Nutella” Overnight Dessert Oats!  It’s uber rich, creamy, chocolatey, and satisfying!

Healthy Nutella Overnight Dessert Oats (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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24.  Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes

These Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes are a reader favorite!  So many people have tried them, loved them, and tagged me in pictures of them on social media.  The entire batch of pancakes has only 240 calories and 4.5g fat, plus 12g of fiber and 11g protein!

Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes recipe (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, whole grain, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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25.  Healthy Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes

Same delicious pancakes as the ones above, except with added CHOCOLATE!!

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26.  Healthy Chocolate Buckwheat Protein Pancakes

You guys go crazy for buckwheat pancakes, so I shall give you more!  These Healthy Chocolate Buckwheat Protein Pancakes taste just as good as the ones above, but with an extra boost of protein!

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27.  Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters

These Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters are bite-sized flavor bombs that won't crumble and fall apart like regular granola. So enjoy your granola, MESS FREE! I love this easy recipe because it's no-bake, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. Plus, it has less calories and more protein and fiber than storebought granola. Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

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28.  Healthy Cake Batter Smoothie

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29.  Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

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30.  Healthy Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Healthy Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting recipe (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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31.  Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Triple the layers of normal fudge, triple the fun!  This Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge has proven to be a crowdpleaser (and a huge hit) time after time again.  Everyone adores these!

Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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32.  Healthy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe (refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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33.  Healthy Quinoa Protein Waffles

Now HERE’S a healthy breakfast!

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34.  Healthy Single-Serving Vanilla Cake

Healthy Single-Serving Vanilla Cake recipe (refined sugar free, low fat, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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35.  Healthy Single-Serving Peanut Butter Cake

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36.  Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Spread

Bananas + Peanut Butter — it is a simple, yet delicious, combination!

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37.  Healthy Cheesecake Dip

This 5-ingredient Healthy Cheesecake Dip is secretly refined sugar free, low fat, low carb and high protein.  Plus, it’s a cinch to make!

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38.  Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

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39.  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge

If you’re a tea-drinker and a dessert lover, then this Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge is for you! It’s super soft and fluffy and flavorful and sweet, but without the granulated sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream and butter.

(Plus, a raw version!)

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40.  Healthy Raw Red Velvet Fudge

Healthy Raw Red Velvet Fudge recipe (refined sugar free, low carb, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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41.  Healthy Matcha Green Tea Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Chia Seed Pudding recipe (raw, refined sugar free, low carb, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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42.  Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Totally nutritious, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free, and GUILT-FREE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!!  No, you’re not dreaming.  Yes, this is real life.

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups recipe | DIY Reese’s (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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43.  Healthy Homemade Peppermint Patties

So cool, so refreshing, so delicious, and so satisfying.  These no-bake Healthy Homemade Peppermint Patties are secretly sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan, but you’d NEVER know it!

Healthy Homemade Peppermint Patties recipe | DIY Reese’s (refined sugar free, low carb, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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44.  Healthy Homemade Vanilla Pudding

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45.  Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes

These are the softest, fluffiest, sweetest guilt-free pancakes in all the land! It’s hard to believe these are sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, and dairy free…  try saying that 5x fast with a big mouthful of this decadent deliciousness!

Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes recipe (refined sugar free, low fat, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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46.  Healthy Apple Pie…  in an Apple!

No need for fancy pie dishes or pie servers, you just need the apple itself.  Coolest presentation EVER!

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47.  Healthy Single-Serving Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Muffin

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48.  Healthy Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Shortbread Bars

What???  Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Shortbread Bars can be healthy?!?  Oh yes, my dear friends.

Healthy Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Shortbread Bars recipe (no bake, refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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49.  Healthy Whole Orange Almond Cake

Healthy Whole Orange Almond Cake recipe (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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50.  Healthy Homemade Thin Mints

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51.  Healthy French Silk Pie

One of my all-time favorite healthy dessert recipes!  It’s the ULTIMATE crowdpleaser!

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52.  Healthy Homemade Nutella

This all-natural Healthy Homemade Nutella has all the taste, texture and richness of the storebought stuff without the excess calories, sugar and fat.  I eat this by the spoonful!  This is truly the greatest recipe to ring in the new year if you have an insatiable sweet tooth.

Healthy Homemade Nutella recipe (refined sugar free, low fat, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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And there ya have it folks.  52 decadent and delicious, yet HEALTHY dessert recipes that will save you the calories, the fat, the sugar, and the carbs.  Oh, and your sanity.

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The best, most popular, and healthiest dessert recipes from the Desserts With Benefits Blog! These 52 healthy dessert recipes will keep you healthy and happy (not hangry) all year long - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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I’m definitely looking forward to a spending an indulgent, yet healthy, new year with you!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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3 comments on “52 ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Recipes to Keep You Healthy and Happy (and Sane) All Year Long”

  1. These all look amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful lightened desserts 🙂 I’m really tempted to make a 1-year challenge out of this and try out one per week to sample all of these delicious goodies. Your cookbook looks amazing as well, adding it to my Amazon cart asap 🙂

  2. This is so appetizing! I am so glad I came across this. Thanks for sharing them.

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