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Sweets

I love to bake. I love sweet treats. These are somewhat healthier versions of the good stuff. (I've just got to make sure I don't eat every serving in one day!)

(37 Recipes) Created by MOMMACASSEY

Recipes in this Collection

Cocoa Meringue Shells
Very Good 4.1/5
(86 ratings)

These meringues are a fun treat when served with low-fat vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 54.5
Silky Smooth White Icing
Very Good 4.2/5
(35 ratings)

Those who know me well will say that I am not a snob--except for when it comes to icing. I want the real stuff! To me cakes are ruined with fake whippy icings made with shortening.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.1g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 80.6
(no ratings)

Submitted by PETRILICIOUS

Carbs: 27.8g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 3.4g | Calories: 120.4
Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)
Very Good 4.5/5
(68 ratings)

A friend issued a challenge to cure a Nutella addiction. This recipe was just the ticket! No hydrogenated oils, fewer calories, less fat--and more fiber and protein!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 8.5g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 101.3
150-Calorie Chocolate Mousse
Good 3.4/5
(37 ratings)

When I want chocolate mousse, only the real deal will do. This version is low in fat, but it's still creamy and rich. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27.4g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 7.5g | Calories: 145.8
Citrus Cheesecake
Very Good 4.3/5
(195 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: **Does not look like the picture. Looks--and I thought, tastes--like most cheesecakes.

Carbs: 26.3g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 8.6g | Calories: 177
Light Lemon Blueberry Donuts
Very Good 4.3/5
(87 ratings)

At 300 calories a pop, donuts are an easy way to wreck a healthy breakfast. Not my baked ones. They're bursting with fruit and flavor--not fat!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 21g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 2.4g | Calories: 104.9
(no ratings)

I have been looking for "more adult" versions of Rice Krispie Treats, and this is a modification of one of the recipes I found. The original recipe is a little sweeter than I could enjoy--but was very good... too good--and can be found at texanerin.com.

Submitted by MOMMACASSEY

Carbs: 18.1g | Fat: 8.4g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 5g | Calories: 159.2
Zucchini Muffins
Very Good 4.3/5
(173 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I made this with raisins instead of apricot because that is what I had on hand, and I used the pineapple juice from the can of crushed pineapple. I doubled the recipe and made two loaves and 18 mini-muffins. They came out sweeter than I expected! Loaves didn't cook through, so I suggest muffins.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 26g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 127.6
Coach Nicole's Cocoa-Nut Buddies
Very Good 4.4/5
(23 ratings)

These completely sugar-free treats with satisfy your sweet tooth without guilt! Peanut-free, gluten-free, sugar-free--and totally delicious. Just 75 calories each!

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 6.6g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 2.2g | Calories: 76.1
Very Good 4.2/5
(6 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I made this, counting packets of Splenda as teaspoons because we have the large bag, and I even cut the amount of Splenda a little. It came out delicious!

Submitted by WOODCA1969

Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 14.2g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 5g | Calories: 162.2
(no ratings)

These are a traditional Mennonite Christmas cookie. This is my grandmother's recipe and they are the best peppernuts I have EVER had. They put all other peppernuts to shame! They are an investment in time, because they take 2 days to make, but well worth it, if you like anise. These are dark, crunchy, and sweet!

Submitted by MEL_UNRAU

Carbs: 24.5g | Fat: 6.8g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 165.2
This recipe has been marked private.
Light & Healthy Apple Hand Pies
Very Good 4.2/5
(20 ratings)

Ditch the toaster pastry. They're loaded with sugar and fat--and not much else. My hand tarts are full of fruit, and if you make them ahead of time your kids can grab them and go.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 34.8g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 185.4
Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Bars
Very Good 4.5/5
(104 ratings)

These grab-and-go bars could not be simpler to make! At over 15 grams of protein per bar, they would make a great breakfast or post-workout snack.

Submitted by CTCLOUGH

Carbs: 12.8g | Fat: 11.1g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 15.5g | Calories: 221
Chewy Mini Cupcake Brownies
Very Good 4.4/5
(28 ratings)

Remember how delicious Mom's brownies were? You can duplicate the taste for a fraction of the fat if you substitute cocoa for bittersweet chocolate and use applesauce in place of some of the butter or oil.

Submitted by DARBYMERRIMAN

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 35.8
Red Velvet Cupcake
Good 3.7/5
(3 ratings)

Calorie cut from the original

Submitted by MACHELLE74

Carbs: 11.9g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 2.2g | Calories: 64
Low Fat Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

For those on Weight Watchers.. 2 pt "Out of this World" recipe

Submitted by CALISALLY76

Carbs: 20.6g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 3.8g | Calories: 123.3
Strawberries and Cream Surprise Cupcakes
Incredible! 5.0/5
(5 ratings)

The Surprise is that these cupcakes have no butter or oil in them, less sugar and less flour, but do use zucchini, and have a hidden spoon of strawberry jam!
If made using rice flour they are also wheat free.

Submitted by WAHZOE

Carbs: 25.7g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 157.6
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
Very Good 4.2/5
(36 ratings)

These cupcakes are light and yummy!

Submitted by MOMMACAKES

Carbs: 20.3g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 99.7
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