Mouthwatering Healthy Deserts Recipes You Need to Try

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I am the type of person who must have dessert after dinner. No matter how full I am or how many treats I have already had in the day, there is not a time when I don't crave dessert. Making homemade and healthy desserts not only satisfies my cravings, but the ingredients used in healthy treats are energizing and nourishing. These are by far my top ten favorite recipes that I make more often than I should.

Billie Eilish’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Billie Eilish's peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies have a perfect balance of sweet and savory. I mean, who doesn't love peanut butter? Simply mix the dry and wet ingredients before placing the cookies in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup peanut butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup oat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

¼ cup almond milk

Chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.

Customized Nice cream

Nice cream is an easy, no-bake healthy dessert that I make all the time. With the same creamy texture as ice cream, nice cream is full of healthy ingredients. Depending on what you desire, blend any frozen fruit together, nut butter of your choice, and a splash of milk, along with any other ingredients that you want. Chocolate, banana, and peanut butter nice cream is not only refreshing but the natural sweetness from the banana is like nothing else.

2 frozen bananas

1 spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 heaping spoonful of peanut butter

A splash of milk

Blend until preferred consistency.

Peanut Butter And Jelly Overnight Oats

Though overnight oats are not the typical dessert, oats are the perfect base for a sweet treat. In all honesty, oats are bland, which is why toppings are key to turning oats into a delicious meal, snack, or dessert. Peanut butter and jelly oats are one of my all-time go-to desserts. The creamy consistency of the oats paired with sweet jelly and salty peanut butter is a comforting dessert that you can count on to satisfy your cravings.

1/2 cup oats

1/2 milk

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

Let the oats sit in a refrigerator for a few hours.

Top with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of jelly

Cozy Apple Pie Bars

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Apple pie bars are even better than they sound. But, they consist of a secret ingredient: oats. Not only are overnight oats perfect for a dessert, but oats can also be used to make a fluffy, flavorful dessert bar. Natalia Seliger's recipe is a must-try.

2 eggs

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 and 3/4 cup oat milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups rolled oats

1 tsp baking soda

1-2 diced apples

A dash of cinnamon (or as much as desired)

Combine and mix the ingredients.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Frozen Cookie Dough Bars

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If you're looking for a no-bake dessert with minimal ingredients, Katelynn Nolan's frozen cookie dough bars are for you. You can easily add any toppings you want and switch up some ingredients of this recipe to align with what you're desiring.

1/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup oat flour

1/4 cup almond butter

3 tablespoons of maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut milk

Chocolate chips (as much as desired)

Combine the ingredients into a glass dish with parchment paper.

Freeze the dish for 20 minutes.

Extra Fudgy Protein Bars

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There's nothing better than a chocolate dessert. Jazmin Tyler's extra fudge protein bars are vegan and full of protein and healthy fats that will give you long-lasting energy.

1/2 cup flour

2 tablespoons of cacao powder

1/2 cup peanut butter

1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil

1/4 cup protein powder

Mix the ingredients.

Press the dough into a pan lined with parchment paper.

For cacao topping:

1/3 cup cacao powder

2-4 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Pour the cacao topping over your protein bars.

Finally, refrigerate for a few hours until set.

Oatmeal Cookie Whoopie Pies

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Oatmeal cookies may sound a bit boring, but oatmeal cookie whoopie pies with a protein cream cheese filling will, without a doubt, satisfy your sweet tooth right away. Hailey Peters's recipe is quick and delicious.

3/4 cup nut butter

1 cup brown sugar

3 cups oats

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

Mix all the ingredients together until evenly combined. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

To the mixture, add the following:

1 cup popcorn

1/2 cup peanut m&ms⁣⁣

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Once the ingredients are mixed, bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

For the whoopie pie filling:

1 block of cream cheese (softened)

2 servings of vanilla protein powder

A tablespoon of ghee or butter

Dash of almond milk

Mix the ingredients together, while adding milk until the desired thickness.

Once your cookies and filling are done, add the filling to the bottom side of one cookie before placing another cookie on top.

Single-Serving Crumbl Cookie

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A fudge brownie cookie topped with tons of peanut butter and melted chocolate is my idea of the best dessert. With the rising attention Crumbl Cookies is receiving, this recipe is a perfect recreation. Jazmin Tyler's single-serving Crumbl cookie is perfect for one and consists of only a few ingredients you can most likely find in your pantry without trouble.

3 tablespoons of almond flour

1 tablespoon of protein powder

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of peanut butter

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

1 tablespoon of almond milk

After mixing the ingredients, form the dough into one large cookie.

Bake the cookie in the oven at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Top the finished cookie with peanut butter and melted chocolate.

Finally, refrigerate the cookie for about 20 minutes until the peanut butter and chocolate are set.

Baking in the kitchen is one of the ways I relieve my stress. When school becomes too overwhelming, spending some time making myself a treat leaves me relaxed and ready to continue with my studies and homework. These healthy dessert recipes are great options to turn to when you want to feel energized and nourished after eating desserts that satisfy your cravings.

Sophene Avedissian
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Sophene Avedissian is a sophomore in high school. She writes for her school newspaper, Spyglass, the Los Angeles Times High School Insider, and the Youth Civics Initiative. During her free time, Sophene enjoys reading, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.