Dessert Recipes With 200 Calories or Less


Bestest Baked Apples

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Apples are full of fiber, so they're ideal if you're always hungry. Kick things up a notch by baking your apples to desserty perfection!

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Core 4 medium Rome or Braeburn apples, and place them in an 8" X 8" baking pan. Top with a can of no-calorie black cherry soda. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar (or half a packet of no-calorie sweetener) and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. 

3. Bake until apples are tender, about 45 minutes.

4. Top each apple with 2 tablespoons of Fat-Free Reddi-wip (or your whipped topping of choice). Next stop, Yum Town!

1/4th of recipe (1 apple): 104 calories


Fro-Yo Grapesicles

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If you’ve never had frozen grapes, you're missing out on one of life’s simplest joys. You're going to love these; they're so simple to make!

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt, 2 packets of natural no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia), and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract.

3. Get 2 cups of seedless grapes. (Red or green; your choice!) Pierce one grape with a toothpick, dip it into the yogurt mixture and rotate it to lightly coat. Transfer to the baking sheet, toothpick ends up.

4. Repeat with remaining grapes, evenly spacing them on the baking sheet.

5. Freeze until solid, at least 1 hour. Snack away!

1/4th of recipe (about 10 grapes) provides 70 calories.


Double Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

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Skip the calorie-heavy crust, and get that creamy cheesecake goodness in dip form!

1. In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup light whipped topping, 1/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese (room temp), 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 packets no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and a dash of salt. Mix until smooth and uniform. 

2. Stir in 1 teaspoon mini semisweet chocolate chips, and top with another teaspoon of mini semisweet chocolate chips. 

3. Grab some strawberries and start dipping, or just use a spoon!

1/6th of recipe (about 3 tbsp.): 72 calories, 4g total fat (3g sat fat), 78mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 2.5g protein


Chocolate-Chip-Stuffed Strawberries

Hungry Girl's Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories: Chocolate-Chip-Stuffed Strawberries
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Looking for a fruity fix? This simple recipe will satisfy your craving for under 100 calories.

  1. Slice the stem ends off 5 large strawberries, about 1/2 inch, revealing an opening in each berry.
  2. Use a narrow spoon handle to remove half of the flesh inside each berry, allowing room for filling.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons light/low-fat ricotta cheese, 1 no-calorie sweetener packet, and 1 drop vanilla extract; mix well.
  4. Spoon mixture into the bottom corner of a plastic bag; snip off the tip to create a small hole, and squeeze the mixture into the strawberries.
  5. Top with 1 1/2 teaspoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.

One serving offers 96 calories, 3.5g fat.


Mini Snickers Pies

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It takes two, baby… Really, just two ingredients in this easy-to-make recipe! It's a simple way to enjoy lower-calorie chocolate.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Slice a standard-sized Snickers bar (1.86 oz.) in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 5 “nuggets.” 

3. Place 10 frozen mini filo shells (like the kind by Athens) on a baking sheet, and place a Snickers nugget in each shell.

4. Bake until Snickers nuggets have melted, about 10 minutes.

5. Let cool before eating. Enjoy that peanutty-chocolate combo.

1/5th of recipe (2 mini pies): 75 calories, 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 41mg sodium, 11g carbs


Open-Faced Apple S’mores

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This recipe gives standard s’mores a run for their money! It’s completely delicious and incorporates fiber-rich apple to leave you feeling satisfied.

1. In a very small microwave-safe bowl, microwave 2 teaspoons of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips at 50 percent power for 25 seconds. Stir until smooth and uniform.

2. Cut two round 1/2-inch-thick slices from a Gala or Fuji apple. Spread with chocolate mixture, and top with 2 tablespoons of marshmallows.

3. Using a kitchen torch, heat the marshmallows until slightly melted and toasted, 5 to 10 seconds. No torch? No problem! Just microwave for about 20 seconds.

4. Crush up 1 low-fat graham cracker (1/4 sheet), and sprinkle it over your s'mores.

Entire recipe: 126 calories, 3g total fat (2g sat fat), 30mg sodium, 26g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 18.5g sugars, 1g protein


Too-EZ Cannoli Cones

Hungry Girl's Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories: Too-EZ Cannoli Cones
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Rather not prepare multi-serving treats? Give this just-for-one dessert a try.

  1. Combine 1/4 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese, 1 no-calorie sweetener packet, and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract; mix until uniform.
  2. Stir in 1 teaspoon mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon mixture into a sugar cone, and top with 1/2 teaspoon chocolate chips. 

One cone offers 147 calories, 5g fat.


Snickers Cake Mug

Hungry Girl's Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories: Snickers Cake Mug
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This is a delicious way to obliterate a craving for cake and candy, guilt-free.

  1. In a microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, combine 3 tablespoons moist-style devil’s food cake mix, 1 tablespoon egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute, 1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream, and 1/8 teaspoon baking powder.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons water and mix well.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds, or until set.
  4. Run a knife along the edges to release the cake. Place a plate over the mug, flip, and gently shake mug to release cake onto the plate.
  5. Once cool, drizzle with 1 teaspoon fat-free/low-fat/light caramel dip, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon each chopped peanuts and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.

One cake offers 194 calories, 5g fat.


Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Caramel Muffins

These three-ingredient treats will wow every chocolate lover.

  1. Mix a box of moist-style devil’s food cake mix (15.25 - 18.25 oz.) with a 15-oz. can of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) until completely smooth and uniform. The batter will be thick.
  2. Distribute it into a 12-cup muffin pan sprayed with nonstick spray.
  3. Press one cube of chewy caramel (like Kraft Traditional) into the center of each, and smooth batter over the top.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees until a toothpick comes out clean (avoid the caramel when testing), about 20 minutes.
  5. Once cool, sprinkle 1 teaspoon powdered sugar over the muffins. If not eating immediately, reheat muffins for 15 seconds in the microwave before you bite. 

1 muffin offers 197 calories, 3.5g fat.


Red Hot Apple Pie in a Cup

Hungry Girl's Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories: Red Hot Apple Pie in a Cup
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Once you try this recipe, you’ll forget all about traditional pie.

  1. Cube 1 medium Fuji apple and place in a microwave-safe cup or mug.
  2. Top with 12 to 15 pieces of Red Hots Cinnamon Flavored Candy. (The more you use, the hotter the results!) Cover and microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir well, re-cover, and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until apple cubes are soft.
  4. Mix well, and let cool.
  5. Top with 2 crushed low-fat graham crackers (1/2 sheet), 2 tablespoons Fat-Free Reddi-Wip, and a dash of cinnamon.

One apple pie offers 140 calories, 0.5g fat

By Lisa Lillien
Lisa Lillien is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of Hungry Girl, where she shares healthy recipes and realistic tips and tricks.