Did you know that the average American adult consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar each day? Thus, there is little doubt that most of us have a pretty big sweet tooth. Are you looking for a way to satisfy yours?
In this post, you’ll find recipes for eight treats that you can whip up in a matter of minutes! Plus, for each recipe, we’ve included some suggestions on how to make it healthier. So keep reading to discover your new favorite sweet treats!
1. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
When you combine strawberry cheesecake with the refreshment of a popsicle, it’s the perfect summer treat! To make six popsicles, you’ll need:
1 cup cream cheese
3 tbsp sugar
2/3 cup yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
The first step is to mix the cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla, and sugar. Next, puree the strawberries until they are smooth.
Finally, blend the cream cheese mixture, strawberry puree, and cookie crumbs and pour them into popsicle molds. After about four hours in the freezer, they’ll be ready to eat!
Of course, if you want to make this treat healthier without sacrificing its sweet flavor, you can use monk fruit erythritol instead of sugar.
2. Healthy Apple Crisp
Apple crisp is an American classic, and this recipe is a healthy version! So, you don’t have to feel guilty about pairing it with your favorite vanilla ice cream. You will need:
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbs cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup oats
1/4 cup almond flour, coconut sugar, and coconut oil
pinch of salt
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, mix the apples with the lemon juice and half of the cinnamon. Then, blend the oats, flour, sugar, remaining cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and coconut oil.
Next, layer the apples in a baking dish and pour the crumbly mixture on top. After baking it for 45 minutes, it should be golden and ready to eat!
Even though this recipe is healthy, you could always use regular flour, sugar, and butter for a traditional flavor.
3. Rice Krispies
These delicious treats aren’t just for kids! And, they couldn’t be simpler to make when you are short on time. All you need is:
3 tbsp butter
4 cups marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
The first step is melting the butter over low heat and adding in the marshmallows. Then, stir in the cereal until it is combined with the mixture. Finally, press the sticky mixture into a pan and cut it into squares.
You could use brown rice cereal, brown rice syrup, and coconut oil to make this recipe healthier!
4. Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
If your family loves Reese’s cups, this recipe will be a hit at home! Of course, you can always use traditional ingredients like milk chocolate and peanut butter, but here’s how to put a wholesome spin on the treat!
14 oz dark chocolate
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
To begin, line a muffin tin so that it’s ready to assemble your treats! Then, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a saucepan, and spoon a layer into the muffin cups. Next, place the muffin tin in the freezer for ten minutes so the chocolate can harden.
Meanwhile, mix the almond butter with maple syrup and salt. After removing the molds with the hardened chocolate from the freezer, add a scoop of the mixture to each muffin liner.
Finally, you should put a layer of chocolate on each treat and place the tray back in the freezer for 15 minutes. After, store them in the fridge!
5. Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who knew you could make tasty desserts with tahini? Feeling skeptical? Well, give this cookie recipe a try, using:
6 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup tahini
1/2 cup almond flour
1 cup oats
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
First, mix the tahini, syrup, and cinnamon. Then, combine it with flour, oats, and chocolate chips. Finally, make balls with the dough and place them on a cookie sheet.
Before putting them in the oven, sprinkle the cookies with sea salt. Then, bake them for 10 minutes.
6. Vegan Coconut Banana Cream Pudding
This lactose-free and vegan recipe is a great choice for those with dietary restrictions. And, if you aren’t sure what to make when friends with lactose intolerance visit, keep this recipe on hand. It has:
1 cup coconut milk
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup nut milk
Coconut whipped cream
Mix the coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt and bring it to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and stir it for about ten minutes until it thickens.
After, you can add the cornstarch and nut milk to the pot and stir it over medium heat. Once it’s creamy, you can remove it from the heat and let it cool.
To serve the pudding, add graham cracker crumbles, whipped cream, and sliced bananas. And, if you wish, you can even assemble it into a parfait!
7. Triple Chocolate Chia Pudding
This chocolate pudding is apt for vegans and packed with protein. So, it’s one of those guilt-free sweet recipes that you can make over and over again! Here are the ingredients:
3/4 cup of almond milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp cacao nibs and dark chocolate chips
Start by mixing the seeds, milk, vanilla, cocoa, and syrup. Then, place it in the fridge for one hour. Finally, add the cacao nibs and chocolate chips.
8. Peanut Butter Cookies
The list of delicious treats wouldn’t be complete without a recipe for peanut butter lovers! So, try this healthy and quick version. You’ll need:
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup almond flour
Mix the peanut butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla until it’s fluffy. After, add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Next, roll the dough into small balls, place them on the baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes!
Never Deny Your Sweet Tooth Again
If you have a sweet tooth, you probably struggle to find recipes that satisfy your cravings, especially if you want to be healthy. Yet, by incorporating these recipes into your meal plan, you will always have a delicious and satisfying treat on hand!
Which of these sweet treat recipes would you like to try? Let us know in the comments, and check out more of our recipes and culinary posts!
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