Looking to reduce your added sugar intake? Try these delicious date-sweetened desserts from no-bake treats like raw cakes to ice cream, protein-packed mousse, and edible cookie dough.
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Any variety of dried dates works for these, but our favorites by far are Medjool dates! If you want to create a smoother result, soak your dates for around 15 minutes in hot water and drain them before starting with the recipe.
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Healthy Desserts with Dates
No-Bake Caramel Slice
You'll love these easy no-bake vegan caramel slices made with whole food ingredients, including gooey caramel, dark chocolate and a simple almond crust. Perfectly textured in each sharable bite!
Skillet Cookie Cake
Make this giant soft cookie in a skillet with chickpeas, dates, almond butter and gluten-free flour! It’s such great comfort food but made healthier.
Fudgy Blackout Brownies
Deep in flavor and incredibly chocolatey, these black bean brownies are gluten-free, decadent and get their sweetness from healthy dates. You’ll love the crunchy hazelnuts dotted in the fudgy dough!
Chocolate-Covered Snickers Dates
Indulgent, wholesome and so more-ish, these chocolate-covered snickers dates have serious potential to become your new favorite homemade dessert!
Mini Fruit Tarts
With a simple no-bake almond, oat and date crust and creamy coconut custard filling, these mini fruit tarts are a healthy and easy treat for the whole family. Decorate to your liking and enjoy cold from the fridge!
Silky Chocolate Mousse
This 4-ingredient silken tofu chocolate mousse is super chocolatey, fluffy and high in protein! Made from healthy ingredients within just 15 minutes, it’s a delicious dessert idea for the whole family.
Sugar-Free Banana Bread
Banana bread usually doesn’t require any added sugar thanks to super ripe bananas used in the recipes. However, this version calls for some added dates for more sweetness and a lovely texture! Try it soon.
Chocolate Ice Cream
This might just be the healthiest ice cream you’ve ever made in your blender! It’s based on chickpeas (yes!), dairy-free milk, peanut butter and sweetened only with dates.
Coconut Almond Bliss Balls
Energy balls are the perfect treat to make with dates! Thanks to their texture, they hold all of the components together so well and sweeten the little treats at the same time. Coat them with chopped nuts, coconut or anything else!
Sugar-Free Apple Crumble
Crumbles are a great dessert that can be sweetened with just fruit! This recipe calls for dates, bananas and apples, which become wonderfully soft and sweet in the oven.
Chocolate Mousse Cake
With an easy homemade cookie crust and protein-packed chocolate mousse, this cake is one of the healthiest treats around! It’s oh-so-chocolatey and really wholesome.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
Desserts won’t get much date-centered than these peanut butter stuffed dates! Only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes until you can devour these healthy “snickers”.
Raspberry Crumble Bars
Sweet, soft and chewy, these vegan and gluten-free crumble bars are refined sugar-free and sweetened with raspberries as well as dates. Totally kid-approved and perfectly portable!
Edible Cookie Dough
Not only is this creamy cookie dough date-sweetened, but also packed with healthy plant-based protein from canned chickpeas! It tastes just sweet enough and not beany at all.
Healthy Blueberry Muffins
These healthy blueberry muffins taste just like oatmeal in a tin! Loaded with fresh blueberries, they are easy to make from scratch and keep well for days.
Easy Pumpkin Brownies
Make these healthy and moist pumpkin brownies during fall for a crowd-pleasing seasonal treat! They are grain-free, fudgy and nutrient-packed.
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15+ Healthy Desserts with Dates
Nobody will notice that there is no added sugar in these delicious desserts sweetened with dates! Easy to make, kid-approved and meal prep-friendly. The following snickers smoothie is super nutritious and tasty!
- 2 bananas, frozen & chopped
- ½ cup dates, pitted (60 g)
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1.5 cups soy milk (360 ml)
- Date caramel sauce
- Chocolate chips
- Crushed nuts
- Place the frozen bananas, dates, peanut butter, cocoa powder and soy milk in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth, adding more soy milk or a splash of water if needed (this depends on how large your bananas are).
- Pour the mixture into a large glass and add any toppings of your liking! Enjoy immediately.
- Nutritional value has automatically been calculated without any toppings!
- Add some maple syrup if the smoothie isn’t sweet enough for you.
- Find 15+ more date-sweetened desserts in the article above.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!
Nobody will notice that there is no added sugar in these delicious desserts with dates! Easy to make, kid-approved and meal prep-friendly.