The holidays are a fantastic time for so many reasons. Friends and family surround you, it’s the season of giving, and you have time off from work/school… oh, and the desserts. Let’s not forget the desserts.
Desserts are an essential part of every holiday celebration, and I don’t know about you, but it’s one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. But the abundance of desserts that are offered this time of year also means an abundance of extra calories. But what if you can eat something festive, delicious, AND good for you? If you’re looking for something along those lines, here are recipes for healthy and tasty holiday treats:
Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites
With only five ingredients, these chocolate coconut bites are decadently sweet without the guilt. And they’re super simple to make.
Dark Chocolate-Pistachio Tart
Chocolate and pistachio together sound like a match made in heaven, and this delicious tart is gluten-free, too.
Nothing says the holidays quite like gingerbread. But these muffins aren’t like your tradition gingerbread cookies, and they’re made with real, fresh ingredients.
White Chocolate Holiday Bark
Bark is one of the best holiday treats because of how simple it is to make, delicious it is to eat, and completely customizable it is. This white chocolate bark is full of almonds, coconut, and cranberries.
Not only is this apple crisp perfectly sweet and refreshing, but it’s also single-serve and only takes five minutes. So basically, it’s the ideal holiday dessert to whip up for last-minute visitors quickly.
Lemon bars are the perfect dessert alternative from traditional chocolate. This recipe calls for just seven ingredients, making for a healthy treat that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for.
If you’ve never tried putting a pear in the oven and baking it, you’re seriously missing out. This baked pear recipe is easy to make and topped with cinnamon, sugar, and dried cranberries for extra healthy decadence.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
“Cookie dough” balls are the best healthy treat because they use minimal ingredients and taste scarily accurate to real cookie dough. This recipe uses just six ingredients for an easy treat that’ll be a family favorite.
Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Molasses mixed with ginger and cinnamon just about screams the holiday season. And not only do these cookies look amazing, but they also taste amazing and are a healthy holiday treat.
Pumpkin Spice Fudge
Because pumpkin spice is just as good after Thanksgiving. These pumpkin spice fudge bars are a great treat to bring to a family party and a healthier version of traditional chocolate fudge.