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.

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.

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.

Roasted Pear Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Raspberry-Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

Diabetic Living

Almond milk, almond extract and slivered nuts offer a triple-play of nutty flavor in this light homemade ice cream.

Pear Crunch with Lemon Cream and Blue Cheese

Diabetic Living

Quinoa, oats and walnuts combine with brown sugar and cinnamon to form the streusel topping on this tasty pear dessert. Watching your sodium? Omit the blue cheese.

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Family Circle

A bit of maple syrup gives these cookies a deeply sweet flavor. Oats and raisins add hearty texture and add nutritious value to boot.

Fresh Berry White Chocolate Bark

Better Homes and Gardens

White Chocolate Pie

Family Circle

The chocolate crumb crust for this white chocolate and rasperry pie couldn't be easier to make.

Sweet Zinfandel Granita

Better Homes and Gardens

Granita, (grah-nee-TAH),Italian for ice, perfectly describes this refreshingly fruity drink. Make and freeze the well-chilled scoopable beverage, with or without the alcohol, to serve to a group.

Apricot Hazelnut Cake Roll

Better Homes and Gardens

This cake roll can be made up to 24 hours before serving.

Lemon-Avocado Sherbet

Better Homes and Gardens
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