5. 2-Ingredient Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips (or Bark, or Bars)
If you don’t want to make individual chocolate chips, you could pour the finished melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to make bark, or into a chocolate mold to make a bar. Here’s the recipe.
6. Broiled Citrus With Honey and Pistachios or Coconut
I’ve tried this with grapefruit, blood oranges, navel oranges, and tangelos, and it’s always delicious. Sometimes I’ll substitute brown sugar for the honey, and it caramelizes a little on top. Get the recipe for the blood orange here, and the recipe for the grapefruit here.
10. DIY No-Bake Thin Mint Cookies
Um, yum. If you love thin mints, make a double batch and freeze half! These aren’t exactly low-fat or low-sugar, but you at least have some control over the sugar and the fat because you can pick your own ingredients. For example, if you had a favorite “healthyish” store-bought chocolate cookie, you could definitely substitute it here. Here’s the recipe.
11. Chocolate-Avocado Mousse With Honey
This whips up quickly in your food processor, and you can adjust what sweetener you use (and how much of it you use) to taste. Get the recipe here. If you like the concept but think you’ll want more flavors to disguise the avocado, Bon Appetit has a recipe with a few more ingredients here.
14. Customizable Frozen Yogurt Bark
There are two ways to customize bark like this: changing up what you mix into the yogurt, and changing up what you put on top of the yogurt. It gives you complete control over what and how much of any ingredient is in your dessert. Watch the video here.
16. 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting
It’s pictured here spread on a more complicated zucchini-cake, but for those of you who, like me, love a spoonful of frosting with dessert, this is a delicious way to get your fix without a huge dose of sugar. Here’s the recipe.
17. Chilled Rainbow Grapes
The coating is the powder from gelatin dessert mixes (without the added sugar), which is where the color comes from. Dipping each grape does take some time, but it could be a good summertime afternoon activity for bored kids. Get the recipe here.