Sometimes all we crave is a pint of ice cream or gooey brownies. And it can be hard to fight those cravings when we’re in the mood for something sweet. So here are 10 healthy treats to try that’ll help subside those sweet tooth cravings!
1. Peanut Butter Energy Balls
These energy balls are not only the perfect treat for a sugar fix, but they only require five ingredients, and you don’t even have to bake them! Packed full of protein, you can snack on one of these during the day for a sweet-filled healthy treat that will also help keep you full and leave you feeling satisfied. These balls are filled with oats, peanut butter, flax seeds, honey, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can opt for dairy-free chocolate chips to make this treat vegan, and make a large batch so that you have one ready to grab when your sweet tooth kicks in!
2. Banana Bites
Bananas are one of nature’s best candies, and paired with some dark chocolate and creamy nut butter? Even better. Slice the banana and spread peanut butter or almond butter in the middle and then top with another slice to make a mini banana sandwich. Dip half of these a dark chocolate syrup and freeze until the chocolate hardens. Now you have a satisfying and healthy treat!
3. Blueberry Banana Nice Cream
Bananas really do play a vital role in the healthy sweet treat game, frozen bananas are the perfect ingredient for smoothies and nice cream bowls that will leave you wanting more. Blend some frozen bananas with frozen blueberries or another frozen fruit of your choice and add non-dairy milk to make it extra creamy. Throw in some extras such as coconut flakes, or cacao nibs for an extra treat, and you won’t be disappointed.
4. Mixed Berry Yogurt Bark
Frozen bark is a quick and easy way to make a healthy treat that will curb your cravings, and it’s easily customized to your taste preferences depending on the toppings and yogurt you choose. Combine your choice of yogurt with mixed berries and spread the mixture evenly across a sheet pan, throw it in the freezer and separate how you’d like. Grab a piece when you need a sweet pick-me-up!
5. Dark Chocolate Bites
Did you know that dark chocolate is known to be good for you due to the high dose of antioxidants that it’s packed with? Grab some dark chocolate, melt it down and pour it into ice cube trays. Fill these bites with anything your heart desires, coconut, seeds, dried fruit, and then freeze them for an easy to grab and healthy treat!
6. Berry Bliss Balls
These berry bliss balls are vegan, gluten-free, and will only take you five minutes to make! Packed full of delicious sweet berries, oats, coconut, and maple syrup, these bite-sized treats are everything you need.
7. Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
Dates! Another excellent example of nature’s candy. Dates are not only super sweet, but they’re also perfectly delicious on their own…which makes them the perfect option to pair with almost anything for a satisfying sweet bite. Stuff a couple of dates with almond butter for a treat that is packed with vitamins, minerals, energy, and plenty of protein. Coat these babies in some dark chocolate if you’re really feeling yourself!
8. Chocolate Dipped Clementine Bites
Coating things in dark chocolate is basically the best way to make any fruit a dessert. We’re all familiar with chocolate covered strawberries, but chocolate dipped clementines? Sign me up! This dessert is the perfect healthy treat that is full of citrus tones while the chocolate helps to balance it out.
9. Dessert Apple Slices
Not only is this dessert easy to make, but it’s also easy to customize and pretty to look at! Slice an apple into thin rounds and cover them with your choice of topping, whether it be peanut butter, caramel, or dark chocolate, drizzle it over each slice and then choose from your choice of toppings!
When in doubt, stick to the basics. Grapes are delicious, sweet, tart, and the perfect snack for when you’re craving something sweet but are trying to stay healthy. Freeze these gems for a cold, smooth, and crunchy bite-sized treat that will satisfy your craving even without chocolate.
What’s your favorite healthy sweet treat? Let us know in the comments below!
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