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38 Guilt-Free Healthy Sweet Snacks To Satisfy A Sweet Tooth In 2022

By May 28, 2022 July 19th, 2022 9 Comments

We have some good news for anyone out there with a sweet tooth looking for something healthy to snack on.

You don’t have to deny your cravings for sweets to live a healthy lifestyle. Just commit to changing the way you “do” sweet.

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Put down the processed candy, the rich bakery cakes, and the packaged cookies, and start getting your fix of healthy sweet snacks from wholesome foods like fruits, nuts, and dark chocolate.


We’ve put together a list of healthy sweet snacks that also happen to pack a nutritional (and energizing) punch.

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Healthy Sweet Snacks For 2022

    1. Sleek Treat Snack Box
    2. Acai Smoothie Dessert Bowls
    3. Onnit Protein Bites
    4. Vanilla Avocado Pudding
    5. Edamame with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
    6. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Squash
    7. Raw Salted Caramel Apple Nachos
    8. Secret-Ingredient Frozen Hot Chocolate
    9. Chocolate Chia Pudding
    10. Powerfood Protein Shake

There’s no need to feel guilty about indulging in a sweet treat every now and then, but when it comes to your overall health, it’s important to make sure that the majority of your snacks are coming from nutrient-rich sources. Filling up on sugary snacks can lead to weight gain, cavities, and an increased risk for developing diabetes, but by choosing snacks that are high in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, you can actually help to improve your health.

As you enjoy these robust sweets instead of empty sugar bombs, your body will be trained to crave better-for-you treats with substance instead of just sugar.

1. Vegan Keto Snack Box

We know that it can be tough to satisfy your cravings while starting or maintaining a keto diet. That is why our friends at Etsy offer a vegan keto snack box filled with 21 low-carb delicious vegan options. to deliver the goods. While these snacks will lean towards the healthy side, they do make a point to get some sweetness in there to avoid any candy-bar cravings.


Key benefit: The snacks that come in each Vegan Keto snack box are filled with nutrient-dense vegan snacks containing 5 grams net carbs or less. The mix of half and half sweet and salty snacks is perfect for every craving.

Eat instead of: Convenience store goodies

2. HighKey Keto Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies


Perfect for ketogenic dieters or anyone who might be craving a chocolate chip cookie without any of the sugary guilt. Low in net carbs and sugar, these mini cookies are made with natural ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and collagen. A favorite of employees looking through the office snack station.

Key nutrients: Hydrolyzed Collagen that is great for skin, muscle, and joint health

Eat instead of: Chocolate chip cookie dough

Time of day: After-lunch dessert

3. Blueberry Muffins


These blueberry muffins are a healthier alternative to your favorite breakfast baked goods. This recipe from Sweet Peas & Saffron includes healthier ingredients unlike the store-bought variety and does not spare the blueberries!

Key nutrients: A full cup of Greek yogurt not only makes these muffins moist and light, it also offers an excellent source of calcium, potassium, and key vitamins.

Eat instead of: Toaster pastries

Time of day: Early morning

4. Mandarin Oranges + Cottage Cheese

This refreshing sweet snack is creamy, citrusy, and packed full of nutrients — including vitamin C, calcium, and protein. Made from just three ingredients, including delicious Tangerine Dream joint oil, this snack makes a satisfying dessert or a nutritious mid-morning snack. You can even up the sweetness with a drizzle of honey. 

Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the oranges, Omega-3’s from fish oil, GLA from borage oil, curcumin from turmeric, and unsaponifiable oils (all the latter four nutrients are contained within the Tangerine Dream joint oil)

Eat instead of: A dreamsicle

Alternative super food suggestion: (Gold Chocolate) – Tastes just like a hot chocolate when mixed with your favorite hot nut milk or oat milk.

Key benefit: Sleep and rest

Time of day: Nighttime or really anytime you’re craving a pumpkin spice latte

5. Acai Smoothie Dessert Bowls

A smoothie bowl is a fit person’s ice-cream sundae. This particular bowl from Say Grace will delight your sweet tooth with acai berry puree, dark chocolate chips, shaved coconut, and MCT Oil derived from pure coconut oil for the final touch to bring these tropical flavors together. Whip up this bowl any time you need a pick-me-up. 

Key nutrients: Antioxidants from the acai berries and MCT from coconut oil

Eat instead of: A banana split

Alternative super food suggestion: (Red Juice) – Sweet superfruit punch flavor with a hint of tartness. Acai Berry flavor similar to a berry kool aid

Key benefit: boosted energy

Time of day: afternoon lulls that come after lunch

6. Onnit Protein Bites

You’d be hard-pressed to find a snack with as many fruits and plants involved in their making as Onnit Protein Bites. Sixty fruits and plants, which contribute to an insanely robust nutritional profile, pack these bite-sized treats full of flavor. From Chocolate Coconut Cashew and Chocolate Cookie Dough to Chocolate Peanut Butter, your tastebuds will confuse this health snack for a dessert, while your muscles will thank you for giving them a clean fuel to rebuild.

Key nutrients: Protein, fiber, antioxidants, and alkaloids from a wide range of herbs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms

Eat instead of: Fudge squares

7. Almond Date Truffles


Via Sprouted Kitchen: Almond Truffle Dates

Yes, you can be healthy and still eat truffles. Featuring almond butter, vanilla, and Medjool dates, this recipe from Sprouted Kitchen makes it easy to balance sweet snacking and your health. Since these truffles are healthy, you really can’t eat “too many.”

Key nutrients: Protein from the almond butter

Eat instead of: Processed chocolate truffles

Alternative suggestion: That’s it. Organic Dark Chocolate Date Truffles Fruit Bites

8. Raw Sandwich Cookies


Via Chalkboard: Pamela Salzman’s Raw Sandwich Cookies

Transform dates and nuts into some raw, real-food cookies you could guiltlessly eat for breakfast. These incredible cookies have a creamy layer of almond-milk cream cheese and maple syrup that sends your inner sugar-monster on a pleasure trip. Get the recipe from the Chalkboard.

Key nutrients: Magnesium from the almonds

Eat instead of: Processed chocolate sandwich cookies

9. 3-Ingredient Maple Almond Fudge


The foodie behind the Big Man’s World makes fast and easy fudge from three simple ingredients: almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. When you have a healthy sweet treat this easy to make up your sleeve, you have no excuse for eating fudge filled with refined sugar. You might even want to keep your fridge stocked with this fudge in case of emergency.

Key nutrients: Protein from the almonds

Eat instead of: Regular fudge

10. Powerfood Protein Shake

For the gym lovers out there, the Powerfood Protein Shake is a mouthwatering pre or post-workout treat. Blend bananas, Fatbutter, cinnamon, dates, clove, Powerfood Active, and honey together and find yourself in that sweet spot between tasty perfection and ultra-nutrition.

Key nutrients: Potassium from bananas, keto-friendly fats from Fatbutter, Omega-3s and Omega-6s from hemp, cocoa, and maca

Eat instead of: A milkshake

11. barkTHINS Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed


BarkTHINS turns rich chocolate into an anytime, good-for-you snack. The Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed flavor wraps protein-rich pumpkin seeds in a layer of dark chocolate made from the best fair-trade ingredients available. One serving has 230 calories and 7 grams of protein.

Key nutrients: Protein from the pumpkin seeds

Eat instead of: Peanut brittle

12. Paleo Baklava Bars


Via Cotter Crunch: Easy 3 Step Paleo Baklava Bars

Baklava gets a healthy foodie makeover in these simple bars from Cotter Crunch. Featuring nuts and almond meal instead of the usual buttery phyllo dough, these baklava bars are downright tasty and wholesome. 

Key nutrients: Iron from the walnuts

Eat instead of: Restaurant baklava

13. Homemade Chocolate


Via Our Four Forks: Homemade Chocolate

Grab cupcake liners, a cupcake tin, and a few simple ingredients, and you can make your own chocolate. It’s actually as easy as mixing, pouring, and freezing. Get started with instructions from Our Four Forks. Once you master the basic recipe, you can get creative by adding in your own fillings, including cashews, berries, toasted sesame seeds, dried edamame, bananas…and anything else you can think of.

Key nutrients: Iron from the cocoa powder

Eat instead of: A packaged chocolate bar

14. Healthier Turtles

Pitted dates, dark chocolate, and pecan halves deliver all the flavor of your favorite cluster candies without all the fake stuff. Who says you can’t have it all? Make your own healthy candy with help from Nutrition in the Kitchen. This recipe is super simple, and you can pick up all the ingredients you need in any store that sells tempting candy.

Key nutrients: Fiber from the dates

Eat instead of: You guessed it; packaged turtles

15. Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberry Compote


Via Nom Nom Paleo: Panna Cotta with Strawberry Balsamic Compote

Rich, non-dairy panna cotta (Italian for cooked cream) and balsamic strawberry compote meld to form one healthy sweet snack from Nom Nom Paleo. This better-for-you panna cotta tastes like it came straight off the menu of your favorite Italian restaurant. 

Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the strawberries

Eat instead of: Full-fat panna cotta

16. Pears + Honey + Greek Yogurt


Capture all the sweet indulgence of poached pears and cream sauce by eating fresh pears with honey and Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt in this lightened-up swap adds a healthy dose of protein, and the substitution of fresh pears for poached pears gives you all the fruit’s raw nutrients.

Key nutrients: Fiber from the pears

Eat instead of: Poached pears

17. SMASHMALLOW Cinnamon Churro


These premium marshmallows were made for snacking. Eat them right out of the bag without even a hint of guilt. Smashmallow uses only the best ingredients, including organic sugar, tapioca syrup, and fruit and vegetable juices. One serving of the Cinnamon Churro flavor has only 80 calories.

Key nutrients: A touch of calcium

Eat instead of: Real churros

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18. Spirulina Chia Pudding and Cashew Yogurt Parfait


Via Leah’s Plate Spirulina Chia Pudding & Cashew Yogurt Parfait

This power parfait from Leah’s Plate includes spirulina, chia seeds, buckwheat granola, and so many other things that you’ll never find in an average sweet treat. Easy to toss together in seconds, this parfait should definitely make your list of go-to sweet snacks.

Key nutrients: Iron from the spirulina

Eat instead of: Sugar-packed yogurt

19. Flat Tummy Superfood Burcha

A classic raw food recipe, a burcha is kind of like a superfood parfait. This particular recipe from Feel the Lean will fuel you like no sugary dessert ever could. This burcha is a healthy sweet snack, but it’s also a nutrient-dense meal in itself.

Key nutrients: Fiber from the buckwheat

Eat instead of: Sugary cereal

20. Coconut Yogurt + Mango Chunks


The combination of rich mango and smooth coconut-based yogurt tastes so creamy and indulgent, you might have a hard time believing it’s vegan and healthy. Keep frozen mango chunks on hand to avoid cubing a mango every time you make this snack. If you want to change things up, dress your yogurt with shredded coconut, banana slices, and macadamia nuts.

Key nutrients: Vitamin A from the mango

Eat instead of: Cheesecake

21. Peach “Sundaes”


Fill a bowl with 1/2 of a fresh peach or a few canned or frozen peach slices. Top the peaches with 1 tablespoon of plain goat cheese, and then drizzle on a teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Dust everything with cinnamon and snack away. If you’re feeding guests, put everything into wine glasses and garnish with whole vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks. 

Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the peaches

Eat instead of: An ice cream sundae

22. Raw Raspberry Reishi Slice


The reishi mushroom is known for its medicinal qualities; it might help regulate circulation and boost the immune system. This recipe from Peace, Love & Vegetables whips powdered reishi, raspberries, coconut cream, and more into a raw, vegan, layered “ice cream” slice that makes the perfect healthy sweet snack.

Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the raspberries

Eat instead of: Raspberry gelato

23. Banana Mug Cake


Via The Roasted Root: Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake

The Roasted Root has a fast and easy banana mug cake recipe featuring one entire ripe banana, one egg, and pure maple syrup. Stir all the ingredients up and pop them in the microwave. In less than 5 minutes, you’ll have a cake that’s warm, rich, good for you, and absolutely delicious. This snack is perfect if you have too many ripe bananas and a sweet tooth.

Key nutrients: Vitamin B6 from the banana

Eat instead of: Poundcake

24. No-Bake Carrot Cake Bars

Why slave away baking carrot cake when you can make a no-bake, healthier version in a flash. These amazing bars from Happy Healthy Mama get cakey texture from carrots, walnuts, dates, raisins, and pineapple pieces. With all the healthy stuff inside these bars, you can guiltlessly enjoy the best part of carrot cake: cream cheese frosting.

Key nutrients: Vitamin A from the carrots

Eat instead of: Carrot cupcakes

25. Enstrom Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee


If you’re going to eat candy, then make it the best-quality candy you can get your hands on, like the candy made by Enstrom. This Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee is worth at least one hundred of the candies you might be able to find anywhere else. It features healthy almonds, rich buttery toffee, and antioxidant-packed dark chocolate.

Key nutrients: Iron from the dark chocolate and almonds

Eat instead of: Low-quality candy

26. Vanilla Avocado Pudding

The Iron You makes a creamy, dreamy avocado pudding using a ripe avocado, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla and acai Powerfood Vitality, honey, and vanilla extract. Just blend all the ingredients to whip up a pudding that’s as easy to make as the instant stuff. This version doesn’t have any ingredients engineered in a lab.

Key nutrients: Potassium from the avocado, Omega-3s and Omega-6s from chia, flax, and hemp seeds contained in Powerfood Vitality

Eat instead of: Regular pudding

27. Edamame with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

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Grab some steam-in-bag edamame, natural peanut butter, and quality dark chocolate, and you have everything you need to make an adventurous sweet snack. Once your edamame is ready, just stir together your peanut butter and dark chocolate and microwave until smooth. (Add a bit of milk and honey if you want to sweeten the mix up. Add a bit of tumeric and cayenne if you want to spice it up.) Dip the edamame in the sauce and enjoy.

Key nutrients: Protein from the edamame

Eat instead of: Chocolate-covered cherries

28. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Squash

Sweet squash features in some of our favorite fall side dishes; we see no reason it can’t make the leap into our healthy sweet snacking lives. Follow Naturally Ella’s lead and add maple syrup, cinnamon, and butter to healthy squash to make a snack that’s better than candy.

Key nutrients: Fiber from the squash, vitamins E and K from the sesame oil and Omega-3s and Omega-6s from the other oils

Eat instead of: Cake

29. Raw Salted Caramel Apple Nachos


Via Nutrition Stripped: Raw Caramel Apple Nachos

Nutrition Stripped slices apples into rounds and whips up some raw caramel sauce to make a healthy sweet snack. Make it and eat it with zero guilt. Experiment with all the different apple varieties out there until you find your favorite caramel-and-apple pairing and sprinkle on a little Pink Himalayan Salt to top off this sweet and savory snack.

Key nutrients: Fiber from the apples

Eat instead of: Caramel apples

30. Secret-Ingredient Frozen Hot Chocolate


Via My New Roots: Secret Ingredient Frozen Hot Chocolate

Turn your favorite comforting beverage into a healthy frozen sweet snack. Brace yourself; this recipe from My New Roots uses cauliflower and Cinnamon Swirl Emulsified MCT Oil to achieve an amazingly creamy texture. You’ve gotta try it to believe it. 

Key nutrients: Vitamin C from the cauliflower, pure coconut-sourced MCT oil

Eat instead of: Hot chocolate from a packet

31. No-Bake Pina Colada Fingers

Pack all the flavors of a pina colada into a sweet snack stick you don’t even have to bake. Coconut and dried pineapple feature in these quick-prep treats from Hemsley Hemsley.

Key nutrients: Vitamin B6 from the pineapple

Eat instead of: Coconut cream pie

32. Sweet Pea and Ricotta Cupcakes

We all know peas and ricotta make a crazy-good combination when served over pasta. Are you ready to try putting peas and ricotta into your cupcakes? This recipe from the Cupcake Project makes a delightfully green cupcake filled with the nutrients of peas.

Key nutrients: Vitamin K from the peas

Eat instead of: Vanilla cupcakes

33. Easy Chocolate Mousse

The Crunchy Radish’s avocado-based mousse is like sweet guacamole, and it’s just as fast and easy to make. Just blend some avocados with a few sweet ingredients, top it with crunchies, and snack.

Key nutrients: Fiber from the avocado

Eat instead of: Chocolate pudding

34. Quinoa Porridge

Classic porridge makes an amazing snack when you want something sweet that also has substance. This recipe from Be Smart, Eat Smart calls for quinoa, raspberries, and maca powder. 

Key nutrients: Protein from the quinoa

Eat instead of: Sugary instant oatmeal

35. Chocolate Chia Pudding


Via Kale Me Maybe: Layered Mocha and Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Chia pudding is something every healthy snacker with a sweet tooth should know about. It’s as easy to make as stirring chia seeds and chocolate-flavored whey protein into some flavorful liquid and letting everything sit until the seeds plump up. When everything’s ready, you have a concoction with the creamy texture of your favorite pudding or yogurt. This layered recipe from Kale Me Maybe will spice up your chia pudding game.

Key nutrients: Iron from the chia seeds, amino acids and essential fatty acids from maca

Eat instead of: Chocolate pudding

36. Blueberry Mint Salad

Grab blueberries, mint, and greek yogurt, and you’ve got a fast, simple, and sweet snack that has zero guilt and lots of good-for-nutrients. Unlike many other sweet snacks, this one will actually fill you up. Get the recipe here.

Key nutrients: Vitamin C in the blueberries

Eat instead of: Blueberry crumble

37. Oatmeal Berry Bite Pistachio Cookies


SunRype’s healthy, whole wheat, fruit, and nut cookies will have you begging for seconds! This healthy cookie recipe is made with SunRype’s FruitSource Bites and is a great snack for on the go. Be sure to get their cookie recipe and reward your taste buds with this delicious treat!

Key nutrients: Fiber from Chia Seeds & FruitSource Bites

Eat instead of: Chocolate chip cookies

38. Oatmega Protein Bars

Are you craving a brownie? Mint chocolate chip ice cream? Vanilla with almonds in it? Or perhaps, something with a chocolate/peanut butter twist? Well, oh, oh, Oatmega is here for the win!  With 14 grams of protein, these all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free bars are a snack that makes you feel just as good about eating them as they taste. Oatmega Protein Bars come in a brownie, mint chocolate chip, vanilla almond, and chocolate peanut butter flavors, all of which contain 300mg of Omega-3s per serving for brain-boosting benefits.

Key nutrients: Fish oil contains the omega-3s, DHA and EPA

Eat instead of: Chocolate chip snack bar

But, wait! Before you dive into our list, did you know you could also foster these healthy snack habits with your team at work? Caroo makes it easy to do just that with snack boxes your team will devour without all the guilt!

What’s your favorite healthy sweet snack? Let us know in the comment section below!

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