Low Calorie Desserts

On a diet? With these healthy, low-calorie dessert recipes, you can have your cake and eat it too. Our tempting yet healthy dessert ideas make smart use of low-calorie ingredients, so they satisfy your sweet tooth without adding on the calories.

PB&J Ice Cream

Family Circle

If you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then you'll love this sweet summer dessert. Feel free to swap in any nut butter variety or jelly flavor.

May Flower Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

A roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough grows into a garden of fanciful spring blossoms. Kids will have fun making these for May baskets.

Thumbprint Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

Parents

Your kid can have a hand in making these gooey chocolate treats.

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Family Circle

Boxed chocolate cake hits this fast forward button on this dinner party-worthy berry and cream parfait.

Stone-Fruit Cobbler

Family Circle

Choose a mix of peaches, plums and nectarines for a colorful cobbler.

Galletas Dulces

Better Homes and Gardens

Galletas Dulces, or "sweet cookies," are way more exciting than basic sugar or peanut butter cookies.

Banana-Chocolate Bites

Better Homes and Gardens

Refrigerated crescent rolls and a simple filling make these a fast dessert or appetizer.

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

These dazzling bars are a takeoff of the popular pie recipe. This version uses a graham cracker crust and a filling that blends lime-flavored gelatin, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and whipped topping.

Fruit Hand Pies

Parents

Salted Caramel Pistachio-Apricot Baklava

Diabetic Living

A sprinkling of kosher salt sets off all of the sweet flavors stuffed inside this puff pastry dessert.

Butterscotch Brickle Pudding Pops

Midwest Living

Chopped pecans and toffee bits add delightful crunch to creamy pudding pops. If you don't have plastic freezer-pop molds, use 5-ounce paper cups. Cover the filled cups with foil, make a small hole in the foil with a knife and insert a wooden craft stick.

Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears

Midwest Living

A slow cooker infuses rich coffee and cocoa flavors into sliced pears. Top with toasted coconut and whipped cream, yogurt or ice cream for a super-satisfying desert.

Checkered Flag Cookies

Family Circle

Satin-Top Brownies

Better Homes and Gardens

Pro presentation tip: A quarter cup of canola oil (in place of the butter) lends a nice sheen to chocolate brownies.

Hanging Stocking Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Hang these sweet stocking sugar cookies on a mug of hot chocolate or a cool glass of milk.

Sugar Balls

Better Homes and Gardens

Let your kids help form the dough balls and roll them in colored sugar for these festive Christmas cookies.

Roasted Pear Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens
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