Healthy Super Bowl Dessert Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Lemon Squares

Rating: 2.5 stars
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Lemon squares are so delicious, but classic lemon square recipes tip the scales with their calories and saturated fat. Our healthy lemon squares recipe shaves almost 200 calories and more than 5 grams of saturated fat per lemon square. For a variation, use lime juice in place of the lemon juice.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.27 stars
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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.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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.

Light Lemon Meringue Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Smooth and soothing; a great classic pie right down to the crust, redefined with a generous amount of lemon and fewer egg yolks in the filling.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Rating: 4.11 stars
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Here's a simple recipe for low-fat chocolate 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.

Brown Sugar & Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Rating: 4.2 stars
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In a world of designer ice creams, sometimes the simplest can be the best. The full-bodied flavors of brown sugar combined with nutty toasted almonds are all it takes to give this easy-to-make frozen treat a sophisticated distinction. The alcohol in the base mixture acts like an “anti-freeze,” reducing the icy texture sometimes associated with lower-fat ice cream. For a little extra indulgence, try topping a scoop with some crumbled gingersnaps.

Avocado Ice Cream

Rating: 4.38 stars
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This is a creamy, refreshing dairy-free dessert Rick Bayless has served in his restaurant Frontera Grill for years.

Dried-Fruit Bars

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

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Rating: 3.57 stars
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Serve this dense, fudgy pudding cake with vanilla frozen yogurt.

Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

Rating: 5 stars
4
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.

Pineapple Coconut Bites

Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Blueberry & White Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies

Rating: 4.64 stars
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These easy cookies are a real snap to make--just stir and bake.