Food & Drink 11 Lip-Lickin'-Good Light Desserts

11 Lip-Lickin’-Good Light Desserts


Have your cake and wear your skinny jeans, too

Xocolatti Chocolate Bark


The secret to eating single-origin, hyperlocal chocolate: Make it in your own kitchen. Sprinkle the thin, dark bars with black sesame, paprika, and cayenne pepper for spice.

Full recipe: You’d be barking mad not to.

Grape and Apple Baked Donuts

Grape and Apple Baked Donuts

We don’t blame you for swiping seconds of the honey, nutmeg, and apple sauce treats.

Full recipe: Go ape for the grape.

Hot Squash Ice Cream

ice cream

A sweet way to slip veggies into your diet: roasted butternut splashed with beer and topped with pecans and maple syrup. Serve with a shot of warm horchata.

Full recipe: No cream required.

Lemon and Thyme Pops

Lemon and Thyme Pops

Jell-O shots are so college. Graduate to a guilt-free citrus-and-herb ice spiked with citron vodka.

Full recipe: Stay cool.

Hazelnut and Black Pepper Cookies


Let savory take center stage with crisp biscuits made from hazelnuts, rose or orange water, and the spicy stuff.

Full recipe: Get your grinder.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Five ingredients (butter, eggs, sugar, and oil not among them) make for a simpler take on the brownie.

Full recipe: PB&C  forever.

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Fonuts

gluten free donuts

The wheat-free, dunkable pastry is best served hot from the oven.

Full recipe: Get baked, not fried.

Apricot Salad with Honeycomb and Mint

Apricot Salad with Honeycomb and Mint

Win the blue ribbon at your next picnic potluck with a bowl of stone fruit, citrus, Greek yogurt, and herbs.

Full recipe: It’s the bee’s knees.

The Toughest Cookie


Vegan or not, you have to give this dairy-free (soy butter, egg replacement) confection peppered with semisweet chips and walnuts a go.

Full recipe: Preheat your engines.

Chocolate-Covered Mixed Berries


Dip farm-fresh fruit in bittersweet cocoa. Bonus points for edible gold leaf and candied flower petals.

Full recipe: Look who’s getting fancy.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

cherry cookies

Combine two whole grains with fruit and chocolate to achieve wholesome, chewy perfection.

Full recipe: Save some for us.

Ojash is a passionate writer. He is a tech enthusiast but has various interests flipping from tech to fashion or photography! He builds electric cars and bikes as his hobby.


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