These 10 Desserts Are Secretly Healthy

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I would choose dessert over almost anything: pizza, burgers, bagels — even pasta doesn't stand a fighting chance. As soon as something chocolatey, chewy, smooth, crunchy, and sweet crosses my path, it's game over. So I'm always looking for more ways to incorporate sweets into my daily noshing — and the best place to start with that? By making them at home! Whether it's through using all-natural ingredients or even by sneaking a veggie in here and there (Gasp, veggies and chocolate?! Yes, you can.), there are healthy-ish dessert recipes out there to be found, made, and consumed.
Click ahead to get the good goods — from raw almond butter cups, to zucchini brownies, creamy french vanilla chia seed pudding, and much more.
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Chocolate Peppermint Cups
These four ingredient peppermint cups are made with dark chocolate and sweetened with honey.
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Photo: Courtesy of Connoisseurus Veg.
French Vanilla Chia Pudding
Tahini, maple syrup, and roasted strawberries take this vegan chia pudding to creamy heights.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Awesome Green.
Protein Power Snack With Chocolate & Cashew
These raw chocolate and nut butter bars are the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up.
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Coconut Macaroon Thumbprints With Raspberry Chia Seed Jam
These sweet macaroon thumbprint cookies are gluten-free and vegan.
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Photo: Courtesy of Cookie & Kate.
Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
Yes, veggie brownies sound like an oxymoron — but this dark chocolate recipe is delectable.
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Photo: Courtesy of Simply Quinoa.
No-Bake Raspberry Quinoa Cookies
Cashew butter, coconut oil, and a bit of pure maple syrup add a nutty-creamy base to these crunchy quinoa cookies.
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Photo: Courtesy of Connoisseurus Veg.
Sesame Chocolate Banana Soft Serve
Try whipping up this easy batch of banana, cocoa, and tahini "nice" cream for an anytime treat.
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Easy Chai Popsicles
Freeze up a batch of these two ingredient chai pops with your milk of choice (we're thinking almond or cashew).
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Photo: Courtesy of Amy's Healthy Baking.
Strawberry Maple Cookies
These maple-sweetened strawberry cookies can be made with whole wheat or gluten-free flour.
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Photo: Courtesy of Oh She Glows.
Raw Almond Butter Cups
Obsessed with Reese's peanut butter cups? Try this healthier raw almond cup take (vegan and gluten-free).
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