50+ Healthy Desserts That Are Shockingly Delicious

Satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your clean, healthy lifestyle with these 50+ healthy dessert ideas that make quick, easy, and delicious desserts.  Enjoy these 50+ healthy desserts!

50+Healthy Desserts That Are Delicious And Nutritious | How to make healthy desserts and 50+ healthy dessert ideas | A Sweet Pea Chef
Believe it or not, most people don’t want to change their lifestyle and to embrace clean eating because they are afraid they won’t be able to enjoy their favorite foods anymore.

While some might say this is a small sacrifice to make in order to be healthy, I disagree. Saying goodbye to your favorite foods is not easy. And it’s definitely not a small compromise. I have to say giving up desserts is even harder.

No more holiday desserts? No more birthday cakes? No more sweet treats? That sounds terrible, am I right?

Fortunately, I know people don’t have to do that in order to eat healthy. All they have to do is to opt for real, whole ingredients, and to adjust their favorite recipes a little bit. Yes, this definitely applies to desserts, too.

If you want to learn how to make healthy desserts, stick around because I have all the tips you need plus some totes delicious dessert recipes I know you’ll love. You won’t even know they are healthy. Pinky promise.  You’ll find so many healthy alternatives – light desserts, low-fat desserts, low-calorie desserts, quick healthy desserts, and easy healthy desserts – all in one place. You won’t have to stress about dessert time ever again.

The cherries for the cherries topping cooking in the sauce pan with arrowroot starch. A hand is whisking in the cherry mixture until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken. 

TOOLSET FOR EASY HEALTHY DESSERT RECIPES

To make your job easier, I’m gonna start this easy healthy desserts post with a list of tools that I use when I make something sweet for my family.

  • First – mixing bowls. Mixing bowls are kinda mandatory in any kitchen. You’ll need them for healthy desserts but you will need them for other types of foods as well.
  • A loaf pan is another kitchen essential to have around. You’ll be using it for ice cream, breads, bars, and cheesecakes, in this particular case.
  • Mixer – if you are ready for these healthy desserts recipes, make sure your mixer is also ready.
  • And while we’re on the topic of kitchen gadgets that will help you to make healthy desserts, make sure you have a kitchen blender and a food processor around.
  • A rimmed baking sheet will allow you to freeze fruits and to turn them into sorbet and to make baked goods.
  • Speaking about baked goods, everybody loves cookies and you can totally make them healthy so hope you have a cookie sheet.  And a cooling rack for cooling them.
  • If you love baking, a baking dish or baking pan shouldn’t miss from your bakeware essentials.
  • A muffin pan shouldn’t miss either. Healthy muffins are a thing but so are for mini cheesecakes. Yum.
  • Lastly, grab yourself a popsicle mold because we’re about to talk about numerous healthy popsicle recipes. And I’m sure you ’ll want to try them all.

Cheesecake crust ingredients in the food processor including pitted dates, pecans, and sea salt.

4 BONUS TIPS FOR MAKING HEALTHY DESSERTS EXTRA DELICIOUS

The good news of today is that numerous desserts can be made healthy. You might say that healthy desserts do not taste as good as the unhealthy ones. I beg to differ. I know for a fact that healthy desserts taste amazing. Just try my recipes. I dare you.

Also, consider these tips:

  • Make it with nuts. Unless you have a nut allergy, you can use nuts to make desserts taste better. For some healthier desserts, you can even replace the classic base with a nut-base.
  • Use seasonal fruits. Seasonal fruits taste better and they make a difference in your desserts too so try to use them as often as possible in your dessert recipes.
  • Use real sweeteners.  Most healthy desserts are not delicious because they are not sweet enough. And people with a sweet tooth are able to tell the difference. Totally understandable. To make healthy desserts sweet, use natural sweeteners like raw honey or maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Also, use ripe fruits. They add a naturally sweet flavor even to the healthiest desserts.
  • Use high-quality ingredients. This is such an important thing to remember. If you want easy healthy desserts that taste finger-licking-good, don’t compromise on quality.

Raspberry Beet Mini Cheesecakes with Dark Chocolate Pecan Crust | The perfect sweet treat for your Valentine and dairy-free, too! | A Sweet Pea Chef #sponsored

MY FAVORITE HEALTHY DESSERT RECIPES

Are you ready for healthy cheesecakes, healthy ice creams, healthy pies, healthy frozen yogurts, and a ton of other healthy dessert ideas? Good! Because I think I’m done with the tips and tricks for now. I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer so without further ado, here are my healthy desserts to make:

1.      HEALTHY PECAN PIE (WITHOUT CORN SYRUP!)

Healthy Pecan Pie | Clean, easy, and super delicious - this pecan pie is free of refined flours and sugars! | A Sweet Pea Chef

I’m starting my dessert ideas list with this Healthy Pecan Pie (Without Corn Syrup!). Easy to make and totes delicious, you can use this healthy pecan pie to replace the unhealthy one and no one will even notice. Seriously, it’s that good.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 414 kcal

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2.      HEALTHY NO BAKE CHERRY VEGAN CHEESECAKE

Top view of the Healthy No Bake Cherry Vegan Cheesecake on a serving plate. The saucepan with the cherry topping can be seen in the background.

Making healthier desserts is quite easy once you realize you can substitute bad ingredients with ingredients that are good for you and still get amazing results. Take this Healthy No-Bake Cherry Vegan Cheesecake for example. It’s made with a cashew-based filling, a gluten-free crust, and a delicious cherry layer on top. It’s definitely one of those low-fat desserts that taste just as good, if not better, than the classic ones.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Freeze Time: 2 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 369 kcal

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3.      $850 DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups | 3 ingredients, healthy, clean, gluten-free and vegan = score! www.asweetpeachef.com

My $850 Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups definitely fit into the easy healthy desserts category. They require only 3 ingredients – dark chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut oil and they are vegan, paleo, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. Plus they are ready in less than an hour.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Calories: 304 kcal

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4.      FRESH PUMPKIN ICE CREAM (PREPPED IN JUST 15 MINUTES!)

Fresh Pumpkin Ice Cream | Smooth, creamy, sweet, vegan, and clean eating pumpkin ice cream. So much goodness. | A Sweet Pea Chef

This Fresh Pumpkin Ice Cream is the first healthy ice cream on this list. More yummy and healthy ice cream recipes to come but first, let’s discuss this one. Prepped in 15 minutes, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, this is the dream ice cream for all the pumpkin spice fans.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Freeze Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 158 kcal

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5.      FRESH SWEET CHERRY CRISP

An overhead image of two servings of freshly baked Summer Cherry Crisp, topped with plain greek yogurt and decorated with fresh mint.

Make this Fresh Sweet Cherry Crisp for dessert and enjoy the amazing health benefits of cherries and the deliciousness of the cherry crisp. This recipe is similar to the classic crisp recipe. Only a few healthy alterations and you’re set.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 370 kcal

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6.      MATCHA GREEN TEA FROZEN YOGURT RECIPE

Matcha Frozen Yogurt | Just 4 ingredients for this creamy delicious matcha frozen yogurt (and no ice cream maker required!) | A Sweet Pea Chef #ad

What’s better than ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt during hot summer days? Nothing! A few seconds ago we talked about a healthy ice cream recipe, it is time for the frozen yogurt to shine. This Matcha Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Recipe is packed with antioxidants and protein, made only with natural ingredients and can be easily made vegan.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hrs
  • Total Time: 5 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 277 kcal

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7.      HEALTHY FUDGESICLES

Closer In Than Birds Eye View Of Healthy Fudgesicles With One Melting On A Marble Pastry Board

If you loved fudgesicles as a kid, I’m pleased to inform you that Healthy Fudgesicles are a thing. Woot! These fudgesicles are made with 4 ingredients and they are super quick to prep. Plus, it’s popsicles + chocolate I’m talking about so what’s not to love, right?

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 192 kcal

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8.      COFFEE ICE CREAM

Coffee Ice Cream | Follow this easy ice cream recipe to make healthy and dairy-free Coffee Ice Cream. You don’t even need an ice cream maker! This nice cream is paleo, vegan, clean, and gluten-free! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Coffee lovers deserve their special treat. Enter Coffee Ice Cream. As opposed to other coffee dessert recipes or iced coffee drinks, this Coffee Ice Cream is actually healthy. And dairy-free, and vegan, and gluten-free, and YUMMY.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Freeze Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 101 kcal

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9.      PEACH ICE CREAM

A side image of a serving of Peach Ice Cream made with ripe peaches, full-fat coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon, served with fresh peach slices.

This Peach Ice Cream comes together in a matter of minutes. Ok, you have to wait to be frozen before you eat it but at least you won’t spend a lot of time prepping it. And it tastes like summer in an ice cream. Except you can make it year round. Not to mention it’s vegan and gluten-free.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hrs
  • Total Time:  5 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Calories: 87 kcal

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10. HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT + 4 NEW FROZEN YOGURT RECIPES

An overhead image of four glass dessert bowl on a kitchen counter, each with a serving of Frozen Yogurt including Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt, Blueberry Frozen Yogurt, Raspberry Frozen Yogurt and Chocolate Frozen Yogurt.

Fruits are amazing for healthy desserts. Peanut butter and chocolate are other well-loved dessert flavors. And the easiest healthy desserts to make with fruits, peanut butter, and chocolate are frozen yogurts. Here’s How To Make Frozen Yogurt + 4 New Frozen Yogurt Recipes.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 98 kcal

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11. 4 INGREDIENT CANTALOUPE SORBET WITHOUT AN ICE CREAM MAKER

Cantaloupe Sorbet | 4 ingredients + no ice cream machine needed. www.asweetpeachef.com

Not a big fan of frozen yogurt? How about sorbet? Introducing 4 Ingredient Cantaloupe Sorbet Without An Ice Cream Maker. Sorbet recipes are clearly easy healthy dessert recipes All you have to do is freeze the fruit, in this case, the cantaloupe, then pulse the frozen fruit chunks in the food processor, add a few extra ingredients, and return to the freezer for half an hour. So easy, yes.

Recipe Notes:

  • Freeze Time: 5 hrs
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 5 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 93 kcal

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12. WATERMELON SORBET

Overhead image of two glass cups filled with watermelon sorbet, along with fresh watermelon slices and lime wedges, ready to eat.

Since I’m pretty sure you love how easy it is to make sorbet, I have another sorbet recipe for you. This time Watermelon Sorbet made with only 3 ingredients. This sorbet has a vibrant flavor and the most beautiful color. Summer perfection.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Freeze Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 30 kcal

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13. 3 INGREDIENT ORANGE CREAMSICLE RECIPE

3 Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Recipe | Cool, clean, sweet popsicle goodness | A Sweet Pea Chef

Another great dessert I loved as a child is orange creamsicles. Unfortunately, creamsicles contain many unhealthy ingredients. Fortunately, I know a way to make them healthy! Try my 3 Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Recipe and get a refreshing and sweet healthy dessert.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Freeze Time: 6 hrs
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 195 kcal

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14. 3 INGREDIENT MANGO SORBET (WITHOUT AN ICE CREAM MAKER!)

An overhead image of two glass serving bowls, each with two scoops of Mango Sorbet decorated with fresh mango slices and lime.

Time for another sorbet recipe. A 3 Ingredient Mango Sorbet (Without an Ice Cream Maker!) this time. No added sugar, dairy-free, and amazing mango flavor.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Freeze Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 49 kcal

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15. LEMON BLUEBERRY SORBET

Lemon Blueberry Sorbet | 4 ingredients until lemon blueberry goodness! A Sweet Pea Chef

Another great idea for sorbet is to mix 2 types of fruits. I did this to make this Lemon Blueberry Sorbet. This sorbet is the epitome of refreshing. Plus it’s light and healthy, of course.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 4 hrs
  • Freeze Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 98 kcal

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16. FRESH PEACH COBBLER

Fresh Peach Cobbler | This fresh peach cobbler is not only naturally sweet and delicious, it’s the perfect easy homemade peach cobbler recipe to use up those fresh summer peaches | A Sweet Pea Chef

Let’s take a break from the sorbet recipes and discuss this amazing Fresh Peach Cobbler. In general, Peach Cobbler isn’t very healthy but this one is. It doesn’t contain refined flour or sugar, it’s made with whole ingredients and you can prep it in less than 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time:  25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 273 kcal

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17. CHOCOLATE BANANA ICE CREAM

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream | 2 ingredients for a healthy chocolate ice cream indulgence. | A Sweet Pea Chef

When it comes to easy healthy dessert recipes, I don’t think it can get easier than this Chocolate Banana Ice Cream. It’s outrageously easy. 2 ingredients, 84 calories, creamy, and delicious, this ice cream is definitely a healthy dream.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 3 hrs
  • Freeze Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 84 kcal

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18. PEACH SORBET

Peach Sorbet | Enjoy this simple and refreshing Peach Sorbet made with only 3 ingredients! This easy fruit sorbet recipe contains no refined sugar, just fresh juicy peaches, raw honey, and lemon juice - it's all you need for this perfect summer dessert! | A Sweet Pea Chef

We talked about a Peach Ice Cream but I think we should talk about a Peach Sorbet too. Because, the more healthy desserts the merrier, right? This Peach Sorbet is made with fresh peaches, honey, and lemon juice. And it’s so darn delicious.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Freeze Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 70 kcal

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19. GLUTEN FREE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE + VEGAN WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake + Vegan Whipped Cream Topping

Made with almond flour, no refined sugars, and topped with a homemade vegan whipped cream, this Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake + Vegan Whipped Cream Topping is so, so, so delicious. It’s a healthy strawberry shortcake after all.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 462 kcal

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20. RASPBERRY SORBET

Raspberry Sorbet | Raspberry sorbet is the refreshing, fruity dessert of your dreams! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, homemade raspberry sorbet is low in calories, gluten-free, and dairy-free! | A Sweet Pea Chef

This Raspberry Sorbet is yet another healthy and refreshing healthy sorbet. Fruity desserts are just so easy to make and, in my opinion, they make the best easy healthy desserts. This sorbet, for example, is made with only 3 ingredients. And the prepping process is very quick.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 80 kcal

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21. PEACH FROZEN YOGURT

Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt | Just 4 simple ingredients until frozen peach creaminess. | A Sweet Pea Chef

Peach Frozen Yogurt – just 4 ingredients required to make it. And you get a creamy and dreamy dessert made from scratch. So simple yet so awesome.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hrs
  • Total Time: 5 hrs 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 65 kcal

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22. 1 INGREDIENT BANANA ICE CREAM RECIPE WITHOUT AN ICE CREAM MAKER

Banana Ice Cream Recipe Without Ice Cream Maker | 1 ingredient, so easy! www.asweetpeachef.com

This 1 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Recipe Without An Ice Cream Maker is probably the easiest healthy dessert. No heavy cream, no dairy, no sweeteners, just banana.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs 50 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hrs
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 84 kcal

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23. 4 INGREDIENT STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT

4 Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt | Easy, simple, clean, and super delicious! | asweetpeachef.com

4 Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt – a delicious way to enjoy strawberries year round but especially during hot summer days. The Strawberry Frozen Yogurt is creamy, sweet, and delicious.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 99 kcal

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24. BANANA CHIA PUDDING

Banana Chia Pudding | Easy, vegan, clean, and a great sweet treat! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Chia Puddings make great healthy desserts but they are also great for breakfast or snack. This Banana Chia Pudding is easy to make, satisfying, healthy, and yummy.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Refrigerate Time: 5 hrs
  • Total Time: 5 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 149 kcal

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25. HEALTHY CARROT CAKE RECIPE

Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe | Now, you can stay on your clean lifestyle AND eat your cake, too! | asweetpeachef.com

One healthy dessert I really, really love is carrot cake. And yes, carrot cake can be healthy. Try my Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe and you’ll get a naturally sweet, earthy flavor mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 229 kcal

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26. 4 IRRESISTIBLE PROTEIN PALEO COOKIES

4 Irresistible Protein Paleo Cookies | Enjoy these 4 different ways to make irresistible paleo protein cookies using paleo baking flour for some cookie baking magic. A Sweet Pea Chef AD @bobsredmill

Learning how to make healthy desserts basically means learning how to transform your favorite dessert recipes into healthy ones. I did this with my favorite cookies and I created these 4 Irresistible Protein Paleo Cookies – oatmeal cookies, peanut butter, chia seed lemon, and chocolate chunk.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 113 kcal/141/93 kcal/79 kcal

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27. NO-BAKE RASPBERRY BEET MINI CHEESECAKES

Raspberry Beet Mini Cheesecakes with Dark Chocolate Pecan Crust | The perfect sweet treat for your Valentine and dairy-free, too! | A Sweet Pea Chef #sponsored

These No-Bake Raspberry Beet Mini Cheesecakes are like the cutest healthy desserts ever. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day or for a romantic dinner. They are made with a dark chocolate pecan crust and a raspberry beet filling. OMG, pink goodness!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Cook Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 269 kcal

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28. PALEO 7 LAYER BARS

Box filled with paleo 7 layer bars and a hand grabbing one out of the box.

These unrefined Paleo 7 Layer Bars are delicious and perfect to share with family and friends during the holidays. Bonus – they are healthy, clean, and vegan.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 329 kcal

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29. THE BEST LEMON BARS (THAT OU’D NEVER KNOW WERE HEALTHY!)

Best Lemon Bars | These lemon bars are so great that you'd never know they're healthy! | A Sweet Pea Chef #ad

The best healthy desserts are those you can’t tell are healthy. Like these Lemon Bars. They are the perfect sweet treat despite the fact that they are sugar and refined-flour free.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 298 kcal

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30. PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN COOKIES

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies | 4 ingredients, refined grain-free, just deliciousness. www.asweetpeachef.com

Peanut butter fans, I have a special healthy dessert for you – Peanut Butter Protein Cookies. These PB cookies are ready in less than 25 minutes, they are high in protein, and made with only 4 ingredients.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 185 kcal

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31. EGGNOG ICE CREAM

Two scoops of eggnog ice cream, ready to serve, and next to a container of homemade eggnog.

Ice cream during Winter? Some might say it’s not a good idea but I disagree. I just like to make my ice cream seasonal. Enter Eggnog Ice Cream. The thick, creamy, and healthy eggnog ice cream.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 203 kcal

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32. THE BEST PUMPKIN PIE FROM SCRATCH

Close up shot of a single slice of pumpkin pie from scratch, topped with fresh vegan whipped cream and cinnamon.

Whoever said low-calorie desserts are not as good as regular desserts never tried the right recipe. I can guarantee that. And if you need another example, here is my recipe for The BEST Pumpkin Pie From Scratch. This delicious and decadent pie is a clean-eating favorite, with a filling that includes Greek yogurt. Coconut sugar replaces refined sugar for a tasty and healthy treat.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 328 kcal

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33. SALTED CARAMEL APPLE PIE BARS

Rimmed sheet pan lined with parchment paper that has already been baked for the apple pie bar crust and is now topped with the sliced green apples that were coated in cinnamon, lemon juice, and coconut sugar, and also not topped with s crumb topping, which includes rolled oats and coconut oil. This is ready to be baked to make the apple pie bars.

Baked in a sheet pan, these Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are perfect for the holiday season. They smell and taste divine and they are very easy to make. Spoiler alert – the salted caramel sauce is so delish!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 280 kcal

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34. QUINOA PEANUT BRITTLE

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this Quinoa Peanut Brittle is a mix of chewy and crunchy and sweet and salty. Traditional peanut brittle can be made into a healthy dessert with a few healthy substitutions. No sugar, butter, and corn syrup involved. Instead, you have maple syrup, coconut oil, quinoa, chia seeds, and rolled oats.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 123 kcal

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35. SOUTHERN SWEET POTATO PIE

Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a nice alternative to pumpkin pie. It’s less spice but just as yummy. And since it’s on the list of healthy desserts, it means it is definitely healthy too. It’s also one of my favorite easy healthy dessert recipes because it’s so simple and yet so yummy.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 329 kcal

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36. 4 EASY FRUIT SORBET RECIPES

4 Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes | These easy fruit sorbet recipes are dairy free, refined sugar free, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make them | A Sweet Pea Chef

Time for more sorbet recipes. This time we have 4. 4 Easy Fruit Sorbet Recipes that are perfect as healthy summer desserts. However, you can make them year round if you love a good frozen treat. Watermelon, mango, raspberry, and peach are the flavors.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 3 hrs
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 6 hrs
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 80 kcal

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37. SPICY PINEAPPLE POPSICLES

An easy and healthy summertime treat, these Spicy Pineapple Popsicles are only 4 ingredients and are sweetener free, dairy free, vegan, and paleo!

Popsicles are such a fun little treat. And such a versatile one too. You can make popsicles with pretty much any fruit. These Spicy Pineapple Popsicles have a little spicy kick that makes them extra special. They are still refreshing and light though.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hrs
  • Freeze Time: 5 hrs 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 45 kcal

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38. HOMEMADE ICE POPS

Homemade Ice Pops | Try these 1 ingredient homemade ice pops with no sugar added for a refreshing sweet treat this summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef | #AD @H-E-B

One ingredient Homemade Ice Pops, anyone? If you said YES, get ready to make these easy treats and enjoy it with your kiddos.  They are fresh, sweet, and fun to make.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Freeze Time: 2 hrs
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 48 kcal

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39. RED, WHITE & BLUE FRUIT POPSICLES

Close up shot of a red white and blue fruit popsicle ready to be eaten that is setting on top a metal can filled with ice to be enjoyed for the 4th of July.

Perfect for 4th of July, these Red, White & Blue Fruit Popsicles are easy to make, yummy, and refined sugar-free. Oh, they are made with only 5 ingredients and there’s no need for artificial dyes.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Freeze Time: 5 hrs
  • Total Time: 5 hrs 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 118 kcal

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40. 4 HEALTHY & EASY FROZEN DESSERTS FOR SUMMER

4 Healthy & Easy Frozen Desserts For Summer | Try these 4 great recipes using fresh fruit and a food processor to make sorbet, ice cream, and frozen yogurt at home! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Frozen healthy desserts are just perfect for summer. And, I think I already said this, you can never have enough of them. Therefore, here are other 4 Healthy & Easy Frozen Desserts for Summer you should try. In this post, you’ll find the recipes for chocolate banana ice cream, cantaloupe sorbet, fresh peach frozen yogurt, and lemon blueberry sorbet.

Recipe Notes For Chocolate Banana Ice Crema/ Cantaloupe Sorbet/ Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt/Lemon Blueberry Sorbet:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins/ 10 mins/ 20 mins/ 15 mins
  • Freeze Time: 3 hrs/ 5 hrs/ 5 hrs/ 4 hrs
  • Total Time:  3 hrs 10 mins/ 5 hrs 10 mins/ 5 hrs 20 mins/ 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 84 kcal/ 93 kcal/ 65 kcal/ 98 kcal

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41. EASY NO-CHURN AVOCADO ICE CREAM

Easy no-churn Avocado Ice Cream using a food processor and very simple ingredients!

Ice cream lovers will adore my recipe for Easy No-Churn Avocado Ice Cream. With just 5 ingredients, it’s a breeze to make and fits paleo and vegan diets. Skip the dairy and indulge in this clean-eating delight for dessert any day of the week!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 5 hrs
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 274 kcal

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42. 3 INGREDIENT PISTACHIO DARK CHOCOLATE BARK

3 Ingredient Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark | Save your $$$ on those high end dark chocolate bars and make your own at home for way cheaper! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Is there anything better than chocolate bark during the Winter holidays? I don’t think so cuz Chocolate Bark is so darn easy to make. Not usually healthy but definitely easy to make. However, the good news is this 3 Ingredient Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark is delicious but a healthy dessert too.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 172 kcal

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43. 2-INGREDIENT PINEAPPLE SORBET

Top view of the loaf pan filled with pineapple sorbet. The loaf pan is surrounded by pineapple cubes and slices.

Looking for a taste of sweetness after your meal? Look no further than my 2-Ingredient Pineapple Sorbet. You can’t get any easier than this and who doesn’t love the combination of sweet pineapple and tart lime? This dessert leaves out refined sugar, is bright and sunny, and perfect for any time of the year.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 3 hrs
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 47 kcal

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44. WATERMELON MINT POPSICLES

Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef

It always seems like I cannot have enough watermelon during summer. I simply love it. Fresh on its own, turned into watermelon popsicles or into Watermelon Mint Popsicles. Seriously though, mint + watermelon? <- LOVE.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hrs
  • Total Time: 5 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 39 kcal

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45. FROZEN YOGURT BARK WITH RASPBERRIES AND PISTACHIOS

Frozen Yogurt Bark With Raspberries & Pistachios | A cool, sweet treat that makes a great healthy alternative to ice cream! | A Sweet Pea Chef

You have many healthy ice cream recipes here but also ice cream alternatives such as frozen yogurt and sorbet. Is it enough? I don’t think so. Introducing –  Frozen Yogurt Bark with Raspberries and Pistachios, a delicious cold treat that tastes so amazing you won’t be able to tell it’s healthy.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 128 kcal

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46. MINI NO BAKE CHEESECAKE RECIPE (THAT YOU’D NEVER KNOW WAS VEGAN!)

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe | No Bake Cheesecake Recipe that you'd never know was clean or vegan! | A Sweet Pea Chef

This Mini No Bake Cheesecake Recipe (That You’d Never Know Was Vegan!) is everything you want in a cheesecake. It’s rich, creamy, smooth, and delicate. It’s also mini, which means cute and great for portion control and, of course, clean and healthy.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Cook Time: 2 hr
  • Total Time: 3 hr
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 369 kcal

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47. DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED COCONUT BITES

Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites | Easy, no-bake, and clean sweet treats. www.asweetpeachef.com

A delicious sweet and easy to make dessert, perfect for Winter cookie trays are my Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites. They are totes delicious. I mean, dark chocolate covered in coconut flakes, of course, they are delicious.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 89 kcal

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48. OVERNIGHT CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Dark chocolate + chia seeds + dates = Overnight Chocolate Chia Pudding. Perfect for breakfast, perfect for a quick snack, and perfect as a healthy dessert, this chia pudding is simply perfection.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hrs
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 250 kcal

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49. PUMPKIN FROZEN YOGURT WITH CANDIED PECANS

Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt With Candied Pecans | A surprisingly non-dairy, vegan. gluten-free, and healthy pumpkin frozen yogurt. www.asweetpeachef.com

Fall is the perfect season to try as many pumpkin desserts as possible. Healthy desserts, of course. Like this Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with Candied Pecans that is clean eating, non-diary, gluten-free, and vegan. And so flavorful and yummy, might I add.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 503 kcal

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

8 thoughts on “50+ Healthy Desserts That Are Shockingly Delicious

  1. WOW! What a collection! These are all awesome and thoughtful recipes; suggestions for substitutions for healthier choices too. Thanks a million.

    Where can one get arrow root starch? Any suggestions please? Saw this on one of your recipes.

    Unable to locate homemade vanilla icecream recipe without an ice cream maker. Please post or email if possible?
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    Sathya

    1. Yay, so glad you found the list helpful, along with the tips! Arrowroot starch is often sold right next to the flours and starches at the grocery store, or you could order it on Amazon. Bob’s Red Mill makes a good quality one. The vanilla ice cream was actually taken down temporarily as we add in an updated healthy recipe 🙂

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