17 Crazy Good Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories

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dessert recipes

Dessert—quite possibly the eighth wonder of the world—sometimes gets a bad rap for packing on the calories. But here at Nutrisystem, we believe that dessert doesn’t have to demolish your healthy diet. In fact, we know there are plenty of ways to indulge without maxing out on calories or feeling the guilt that normally goes hand-in-hand with decadent treats.

Here, we’ve put together a list of some of our most crave-worthy, guilt-free recipes sure to quell those sweet treat hankerings while still remaining healthy. Give these delicious dessert recipes a shot next time your sweet tooth calls out to you!

1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake >


As any skilled chocoholic knows, combining peanut butter and chocolate is the ultimate dessert flavor combination. Simply mix a handful of healthy ingredients and top with chocolate chips for a dessert that doesn’t force you to eliminate your favorite dessert flavors. And don’t forget to check out our decadent mug cake collection in this article: 4 Mouthwatering Mug Cakes You Need in Your Life >

2. 3-Ingredient Diet Oatmeal Raisin Cookies >

oatmeal raisin cookies

Three healthy ingredients to satiate the cookie monster in us all while still losing weight!

3. Super Skinny Cannoli Dip >

Healthy Cannoli Dip

Creamy, dreamy cannoli dip we can actually enjoy while losing weight? Seriously… somebody pinch us.

4. Make-Your-Own Freezer Fudge >

how to make low fat freezer fudge

Replacing unhealthy ingredients with healthy diet friendly alternatives never tasted so good as they do in this heavenly sinful take on fudge.

5. Air Fryer Baked Apple >

Air Fryer Baked Apple

If you have an air fryer, you definitely need to try this recipe. Featuring a warmed apple filled with our favorite spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, plus chopped walnuts and raisins, it’s a dessert so delicious, you won’t believe it’s guilt-free!

6. Snickerdoodle Energy Balls >

snickerdoodle energy balls

For those seeking something sweet without dunking into the decadence of chocolate, these energy balls are for you! What a fun and healthy way to enjoy the taste of homemade Snickerdoodle cookies! These delicious energy balls are loaded with oats, cashews, dates, vanilla and cinnamon to keep you enjoying the taste of homemade sweets, while treating your body right. What a classic, with a twist… well, technically a roll. Love the idea of energy balls? Check out our round-up of 4 Lip-Smacking Energy Balls for a Tastier Snack Time >

7. Strawberry Chocolate Protein Popcorn >

Strawberry Chocolate Covered Protein Popcorn

Dig into a bowl of Strawberry Chocolate Covered Protein Popcorn for the healthiest chocolate sweet you might ever eat.

8. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups >

peanut butter cups

You’ll notice we swapped the order of the chocolate and peanut butter in these tasty Peanut Butter Cups but trust us, they taste ridiculously good either way!

9. Strawberry Pineapple Low Fat Popsicles >

low fat strawberry pineapple popsicles

Cool off from the summer heat with these frozen fruit-sicles that are compatible with any diet. Any fruit pairing will do!

10. Chocolate Coconut Smoothie >

low fat chocolate coconut smoothie

For anyone craving a milkshake, try this low fat take on the malt shop classic to get your fix while staying true to the Nutrisystem program.

11. 2-Ingredient Pineapple Whip >

Pineapple Whip

A staple treat at theme parks, traditional Pineapple is packed with calories and fat. But not this one! We can’t get enough of the fruity flavor and creamy texture… or the fact that we can eat it without packing on the pounds.

12. Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies >

Cherry Double Chocolate Cookies

These Cherry Double Chocolate Cookies are a dieter’s dream! Featuring the delicious flavor combo of chocolate and cherry, they’re brimming with sweetness… but go easy on your waistline. If you’re a cookie monster, you’ll definitely want to check out this awesome round-up of 5 Cookie Recipes That Won’t Wreck Your Diet.

13. Almond Butter and Sea Salt Freezer Fudge >

low fat almond butter and sea salt freezer fudge

Savory, sweet, and ooey gooey simplicity — what more could you ask for in health food!

14. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Weight Loss Bars >

Homemade No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These granola bars have all the qualities we love in a dessert: They’re sweet, they’re rich and they’re totally guilt-free!

15. Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles >

low fat peanut butter and banana pops

With just three ingredients, these peanut butter and banana pops are an absolute dream!

16. Low Fat Iced Coffee Popsicles >

low fat iced coffee popsicles

Jonesing for java? Try these refreshing low fat popsicles for a jolt of energy and flavor!

17. Air Fryer Peanut Butter Banana S’mores >

peanut butter banana

Campfire season calls for our favorite fireside snack. Check out this unique twist on the classic s’more featuring peanut butter and banana!