Healthy Super Bowl Dessert Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Super Bowl dessert recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Fresh Apple Squares

Rating: 3.5 stars
5
One batch of dough does double duty as both the crust and streusel topping to make one of the easiest desserts around.

Nana's Creole Pecan Cake Bars

Rating: 3.89 stars
6
These decadent pecan date bars are a bite-size alternative to holiday pecan pie.

Apple-Cinnamon Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.57 stars
4
These easy apple-cinnamon fruit bars make a big batch--perfect for fall potlucks and parties.

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Rating: 4.37 stars
11
Made with whole-wheat flour, these decadent-tasting brownies have a beautiful marbled cheesecake topping. Cutting them into bite-size pieces helps to keep the calorie count in check.

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Rating: 4.86 stars
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While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it's fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year--it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is.

Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

Rating: 5 stars
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Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake moist in these cinnamon-spiked cupcakes. There is a generous amount of fluffy marshmallow frosting to mound or pipe on top for a festive look. Be sure to frost them right after you make the frosting--it stiffens as it stands and becomes more difficult to spread.

Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.86 stars
2
These sweet-tart cranberry-orange bars are a great addition to a holiday cookie tray or cool weather grab-and-go treat.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.27 stars
5
Here's a simple recipe for low-fat vanilla ice cream. Our version has all the richness you'll need but about 90 fewer calories than store-bought premium ice cream and a whopping 15 grams less total fat and 10 grams less saturated fat per serving.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Rating: 2.63 stars
3
Chocolate cream pie isn't just a diner special--it's the perfect dessert for any celebration. We love the added flair of chocolate curls on top, but a pretty dollop of whipped cream on each piece would look just as elegant.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.81 stars
12
This makeover recipe was one of the favorites chosen for our 30th anniversary issue. Tahini gives this cookie a subtle sesame flavor.

Dried-Fruit Bars

Rating: 5 stars
1
Make a batch of these easy homemade dried-fruit bars to tuck into your kid's lunchbox all week.

Pineapple Coconut Bites

Rating: 4.5 stars
1
A retired writing professor and mother of two daughters, Jessie Grearson got inspiration for these mini tarts from a pineapple-coconut bar that her mother used to make. Her version successfully uses whole-wheat pastry flour and less butter and sugar.
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Inspiration and Ideas

One-Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
Zucchini adds sweetness and moisture to these brownies without a ton of sugar for a healthy chocolate-lover's treat.
Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies
These easy healthy chocolate chip cookies are the perfect party treat.

Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich

Rating: 4.67 stars
1

Both simpler and more decadent than a chocolate croissant, a grilled chocolate sandwich is a marriage of bread and chocolate in which the two components are evenly matched.