4 Sweet Ideas for Lighter Desserts

From chocolate and vanilla to cookies and cakes, cobblers and pies to caramel and crème brûlée, there’s no shortage of ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. But once in a while, it can be nice to try some alternatives to the standard, sometimes too indulgent treats. For those days when you’re craving something that won’t result in a sugar crash, we’ve compiled a handful of lighter desserts that will hit the spot without causing regret.

Chocolate Coconut Bites with Peanut Butter

This fun recipe yields mini bite-sized delights that are jam-packed with decadent flavor. Peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and coconut flour form a subtly sweet dough that’s rolled and submerged into melted dark chocolate. When the chocolate is still warm, a sprinkle of sea salt serves as a perfect finishing touch, creating that next level salty-sweet contrast.

Grilled Peaches with Walnut Streusel

Get more out of your grill with this simple dessert that’s warm, comforting, and not too sweet. An easy walnut streusel tops juicy grilled peaches, drizzled with a tangy Greek yogurt sauce, making this recipe a perfect after-dinner treat—or an indulgent breakfast.

Chocolate Bark with Goji Berries, Coconut & Pistachios

Chock-full of berries, pistachios, and coconut, this dark chocolate bark is easy to make—and impossible to resist. The only effort this recipe requires is toasting flakes of coconut and melting dark chocolate before you go to town with the toppings. Before you know it, you’ll have an easy dessert you can break and share as you like.

Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes in Graham Cracker Crusts

Made with Greek yogurt, these individual cheesecakes are light and ever so slightly tangy. This simple recipe breaks down how to create the cheesecake filling and bake it inside of graham cracker crusts. Endlessly satisfying, these mini desserts are as tasty as they are adorable.

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