These are the best healthy sweet snacks that you will want to eat again and again and again!
Made with nutritious ingredients and no refined sugar these easy snack ideas are all you need when that afternoon slump comes around.
Whether you’re craving cookies, muffins, smoothies or an actual chocolate cake you’ll find all the healthier options in this collection of good-for-you treats. And do not worry! Even if you’re not the best baker or don’t have a lot of time to be making food at home, these sweet snacks are super simple, ready in no time and great for kids too!
So, make sure to save this list of sweet snack recipes to have next time you’re tempted to bite into that Snickers.
Best Healthy Sweet Snacks
Pick one of these low-effort desserts and make it to satisfy that sweet tooth!
1. Healthy Snack SHORTBREAD Cookies
For quite a while last year I used to make a batch of these healthy snack cookies at least twice a week! They’re THAT good.
Make the base for these shortbread cookies using almond flour, coconut oil, oats and maple syrup. Then top it with some natural almond or peanut butter and cover everything with melted dark chocolate.
Don’t know if you can tell, but my mouth is watering again, just thinking about these. Try them, I’m sure they’ll become one of your favorite sweet snacks as well!
2. Almond Butter Oatmeal Blondies
These healthy blondies actually melt in your mouth! Made with oats, coconut sugar and almond butter these oat blondies are flourless, gluten-free and vegan.
For an easy snack on the go, you can pack them into an airtight container and enjoy whenever you need something sweet!
3. Coconut Cream Cherry Smoothie
This super healthy coconut cherry smoothie is absolutely refreshing and one of the best snacks you can make in 5 minutes or even less. Simply pack all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. I recommend using frozen fruit, especially when you’re enjoying this tasty treat during summer.
4. Flourless Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Oats, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and coconut sugar are some of the ingredients you need to make these healthier pumpkin muffins. They’re incredible! Loaded with warming flavors you only need one to have the most satisfying fall snack!
5. HEalthy Banana Almond Cookies
If you love almonds and bananas, these are definitely your cookies! Made with almond flour, bananas and coconut oil these healthy cookies have a sweet flavor with a hint of almonds, bananas and vanilla. Super easy to make, ready in no time and great for meal prep too. These cookies are fluffy, soft and sweet, just excellent for a quick snack break!
6. Easy Healthy Chocolate Cake
Like who snacks on a chocolate cake? Me, a few years back. But in my case it wasn’t a healthy flourless chocolate cake, it was a regular cake that would often, in combination with coffee, make my heart beat out of my chest.
Now whenever I crave some chocolate and coffee for my afternoon snack, I simply have a small slice of this oatmeal chocolate cake and decaf coffee. Life’s so much better and I can have my cake too!
7. The Best Strawberry Smoothie
OMG! You will not believe how good a smoothie can taste until you make this one with frozen strawberries and bananas. I promise you’re going to absolutely love it! The taste, the fact that it takes 5 minutes and only 3-4 ingredients to make this. Do yourself a favor and add this recipe to your healthy snack rotation!
8. Flourless Oatmeal Cookies
We’ve come to another sweet recipe that basically melts in your mouth! These cookies are so wonderful, you probably won’t stop at one. And it’s okay, they’re guilt-free.
You can make a small batch by blending an egg, oats, coconut oil, coconut sugar and baking soda together, shaping the cookies then baking them for about 10-15 minutes. Don’t forget to add in some dark chocolate chunks if you’re a chocolate lover!
9. Banana Oatmeal Muffins
No need to blend the batter for these sweet and easy banana muffins! These muffins make a gluten-free healthy kid-friendly snack that even the youngest of toddlers appreciate.
10. Double Chocolate Energy Bites
There’s a reason energy bites are such a popular snack: they’re super easy to make, very portable, super tasty and can satisfy your sweet cravings without putting you into sugar coma.
These double chocolate energy bites are the very snack you need whenever you crave chocolate. You can make these with prunes, cacao, walnuts, almond butter and dark chocolate and are therefore loaded with healthy fats and antioxidants.
11. Peaches and Cream Smoothie
And in this case, the cream for the peaches is actually yogurt, but you will love it. This smoothie is sweet, super refreshing, and a much healthier energy booster than a latte or coffee.
12. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups
Another way to shape the unbeatable combo of peanut butter and chocolate! Make a batch of these peanut butter cups, freeze and then transfer to the fridge for an easy chocolatey snack. These peanut butter cups aren’t overly sweet, but are rich and will satisfy all your sweet and peanut butter or chocolate cravings.
13. Flourless Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal Cookies
Why make an entire cake, if you can just eat one cookie? These healthy oatmeal cookies are soft, fluffy and, trust me, because it did happen to me: you will not be able to stop at one. Flourless, refined sugar-free, topped with extra strawberries and cream cheese, these cookies are such a good tasty treat.
14. Coconut Banana Cookies
If you want to keep your cookies completely free from added sugar, try these banana coconut cookies. They’re not going to win any beauty awards, but they taste amazing and need just 5 ingredients: coconut, almonds, oats, banana and vanilla.
15. Healthy Apple Pie Bars
Apple crumble, but it’s the snack version that you can hold in your hands and feel good about. So, so good! These bars are made with almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and apples. You have to try them!
16. Banana Almond Smoothie
Got some almond butter in the pantry and frozen bananas in your freezer? Blend them up with some nut milk or water and you’ve got yourself a super easy sweet snack that is really good for your body as well. If you decide, you can spice it up a bit by adding some cinnamon.
17. Easy Granola Balls
Super healthy, these granola balls are a great healthy option, even for breakfast. But if you have a sweet tooth, they will take care of it.
These energy balls are made in 10 minutes with whatever nut or seed butter you enjoy most, oats, nuts or seeds, honey, flax meal and shredded coconut.
Also, if you decide you want to melt some dark chocolate and drown them in it, I won’t judge you for it.
18. Healthy Brownie Cookies
These healthy brownie cookies are one of the easiest snacks to bake and they taste unbelievable! Seriously, anyone can make them, they’re rich, melt in your mouth and are sweet, but not too sweet.
The ingredients include almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil and coconut sugar.
19. No Bake Almond Butter Cookies
Satisfy your almond or peanut butter cravings with these easy no-bake cookies! These are made with just four ingredients, require little effort on your side and the taste and texture are incredible.
20. Strawberry Peach Smoothie
Don’t like banana? This is the no-banana smoothie for you to make! It’s cooling, it’s super healthy and it’s ready in about 5 minutes. Use frozen fruit to make it super refreshing and to get a slushy-like texture.
The strawberry smoothie is made with peaches, strawberries, yogurt and orange juice and will definitely hit the spot when you’re craving something sweet!
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Oatmeal Strawberry Cookies: Healthy Sweet Snack Recipes
These are the best healthy sweet snacks that you will want to eat again and again and again! Choose between smoothies, muffins, cookies and more! Made with nutritious ingredients and no refined sugar these easy snack ideas are all you need to satisfy a sweet tooth!
OATMEAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE COOKIES
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup gluten free oats
- 2 heaping tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 egg
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup strawberries (add 2 tbsp to the batter, rest for the topping)
- Wash the strawberries and chop them into small chunks.
- Add all ingredients for the batter (except strawberries) to a blender, a food processor or a deep bowl if you’re using an immersion blender. Blend until combined, small chunks and pieces of oats are okay. Gently stir 2 tbsp of strawberry chunks into the batter.
- Put the batter in the fridge and let it sit to firm up for about 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop batter and flatten with wet hands to prevent the cookies from sticking to your fingers.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden brown.
- While the cookies are baking make the frosting by mixing the cream cheese with maple syrup (or honey) and vanilla using a fork or a small whisk.
- Once the cookies are done, take them out of the oven and allow to cool off for 10 minutes.
- Top each cookie with cream cheese frosting and strawberry chunks, then enjoy!
- Store these cookies in the fridge - they will become even better once cooler. Such a refreshing summer dessert!
Orginal recipe with more details at Clean Healthy Meals.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 130Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 27mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 3g