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    Updated on Nov 23, 2019. Posted on Nov 27, 2015

    23 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Holiday Treats

    'Tis the season to get a little creative.

    1. Healthy Three-Ingredient Brownies

    thebigmansworld.com

    Super easy, and totally gluten-free. Recipe here.

    2. Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars

    halfbakedharvest.com

    Lots of oats, a little whole wheat flour, and some coconut oil are the healthier swaps that make these (still decadent) cookie bars a little more wholesome. Recipe here.

    3. Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars

    skinnytaste.com

    Applesauce and Greek yogurt lighten up these super-festive treats. Recipe here.

    4. Superfood Chocolate Bark

    myfussyeater.com

    Great as a DIY hostess gift, or just as a healthyish sweet treat to have around. Recipe here.

    5. Healthier Buckeyes

    halfbakedharvest.com

    Applesauce and pureed cannellini beans lighten these up but, to be clear, there's still plenty of chocolate and peanut butter going on. Recipe here.

    6. Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

    lexieskitchen.com

    A little naughty, a little nice. Recipe here.

    7. Carrot-Apple Bread

    Great for a holiday brunch, especially because you can make it the night before and not have to fuss in the morning. Recipe here.

    8. Chocolate-Dipped Satsumas

    myfussyeater.com

    That chocolate-orange combo doesn't have to be over-the-top indulgent. Recipe here.

    9. No-Bake Cranberry Jam Tarts

    coconutandberries.com

    I mean, these could even pass for breakfast. Recipe here.

    10. Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Apples

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    You won't even miss the crust. Recipe here.

    11. Gluten-Free, Vegan Rum Balls

    healthfulpursuit.com

    These couldn't be easier. Recipe here.

    12. Whole Wheat Spiced Apple Cake

    13. Skinny Confetti Cookies

    14. Cranberry-Almond Greek Yogurt Cake

    Nobody will even KNOW this is healthy. Recipe here.

    15. Vegan Monkey Bread

    Yep. Recipe here.

    16. Skinny Eggnog Cupcakes

    skinnymom.com

    Frankly, more delicious than actual eggnog. Recipe here.

    17. Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

    pinchofyum.com

    Wake up and smell the sugar and spice and everything nice. Recipe here.

    18. Eggnog Pudding

    19. Honey Upside-Down Cranberry Cake

    Upside-down never felt so right side-up. Recipe here.

    20. Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

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    Still plenty delicious. Recipe here.

    21. Paleo Double Chocolate Pistachio BIscotti

    22. Mulled Beetroot Orange Juice

    goodeatings.com

    A mulled wine alternative that you can start drinking well before five o'clock. Recipe here.

    23. Soft and Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

    acouplecooks.com

    The season just isn't complete without them. Recipe here.

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