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10 Healthy Dessert Ideas

When it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth, these following healthy dessert ideas take the cake.

Satisfying as well as sweet without the guilt, our confections are both healthy and scrumptious. Here is our list of ten healthy dessert ideas. Sit back and relax, because you will not want to miss a bite.

Chocolate-mint bars

There is no doubt that you will love these Chocolate-Mint Bars if you like Andes candies or the thin chocolate mint Girl Scout cookies. By refrigerating the bars, you will allow the glaze and mint layer to set properly. You can substitute dark chocolate chips in favor of some or all of the semisweet chocolate chips in the glaze, for a more grown-up taste.

Double chocolate ice cream

A combination of melted chocolate and cocoa powder makes for a rich and tasty dessert. Instead of half-and-half, you can use heavy cream.

Lemon-scented blueberry cupcakes

Studded with juicy fresh berries, these cupcakes are great for special occasions and birthdays. When frosting the cupcakes, be as creative as you want. Use a small, flat spatula, for a more homespun look. In case you want to be fancy, pipe frosting onto cupcakes using a pastry bag fitted with a star tip for a swirled, fun appearance.

Raspberry-rhubarb pie

Even though a beloved pie classic, rhubarb has very strong tartness which often needs moderating. Sweet raspberries do exactly that and they do it perfectly. A splash of crème de cassis adds an even deeper flavor of berries.

Chocolate-cherry heart smart cookies

It is recommended to use bittersweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate for these decadent cookies. Not only does it have less sugar, but it also has a deeper flavor, too. Make a lot of these cookies and keep them in the freezer for when you are in need of a healthy treat.

Vanilla cheesecake with cherry topping

The entire vanilla bean is used in this rich cheesecake, so none of it is wasted. The bean halves flavor the topping and the seeds flavor the cheesecake.

Pumpkin pie cake

Cut out ¾ of a cup of oil and combine whole eggs and egg substitute in order to lighten this stunning dessert. This centerpiece is a nutritional masterpiece with just 223 calories per slice.

Amaretto apple streusel cupcakes

Top tender apple cupcakes with a crunchy and sweet topping of almonds and brown sugar, then drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze. The amaretto gives an even more distinct almond flavor to these cupcakes. However, you can use almond extract instead, if you don’t have the amaretto.

Lemon cream pie

Silky filling, fluffy topping, and crisp crust. This cream pie is an excellent finish to any meal.

Salted caramel ice cream

It is hard to find something better than the sweet-salty goodness of this indulgent yet light caramel ice cream. It is well-known that light ice cream has evolved from its watery ice-milk days. Although many people like to get creative with ingredients and flavors, when it comes to this recipe, you will get nothing less than creamy, smooth, rich result.