12 Dreamy Sweet Treats That Look as Good as They Taste

12 Dreamy Sweet Treats That Look as Good as They Taste

September 08, 2020

If you're trying to eat healthy, indulging can feel scary...and HARD. It can seem like all of the sweet treats you crave are full of things that won't make you feel great tomorrow. 😅
 
We feel you...and we've got your back. 😍  Most of these recipes fit with either gluten-free or vegan dietary needs, OR you can totally sub in the flour or milk of your choice...they'll taste amazing either way!!! Plus, some of them are NO-BAKE and super quick if you only have 10 minutes!! ⏱
 
GUYS we have so much goodness in this roundup of recipes!! We can't even decide which to make first!!
 

1. Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars by @choosingchia (V) 🍋

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Just LOOK at that perfectly purple marbled texture!!! (Isn't there something that's just so satisfying about food that looks as good as it tastes???) Blueberries provide the rich purple-y tint to these vegan cheesecake bars, but they're ready to help you with SO MUCH MORE.

The nutrients in blueberries provide some crazy-good benefits to help keep you healthy.....and they can even help with muscle soreness, which means that you HAVE to try these after a workout. Although, did we really need an excuse to justify this NO-BAKE deliciousness???? 

2. Oven-Baked Mini Donuts by @myblissktchn⁠ (GF) (V) 🍩

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There's something about teensy foods that brings together the best parts of adorability and deliciousness!!! We can't even with these. 🤪

Don't have a donut pan? No worries!! It's an easy DIY, and you'll be able to make the most perfect donuts in NO TIME. Also, the recipe calls for gluten-free and vegan ingredients, but if you want to use regular milk and flour instead you TOTALLY can...these delicious donuts are SUPER versatile!!! 👏  (And just LOOK at them, they're so cute!!!) 

3. Vegan Matcha Donuts by @thetastyk (V) ☕️

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Speaking of donuts...drop everything, this recipe promises healthy donuts with a matcha twist!!! OMG these vegan treats come together quickly, and look SO delish!! Make them for the 'gram AND make them for you. 💛  Is there a way to go wrong with vegan matcha donuts??? We don't think so!!! 💫

4. Lemon Poppyseed Cake by @foodie.yuki (V) 🍰

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Looking for a perfect baked good to drop off at a friend's or enjoy on a lazy Sunday??? This lemon poppyseed loaf is sweet, tangy, and TOTALLY VEGAN...but also totally gorgeous!?!? (The lavender and orange zest on top is definitely optional; this cake will make your home smell like HEAVEN with or without!!!) 🍊

5. Pitaya Coconut Truffles by @nm_meiyee (GF) 😍

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If you're anything like us, you've passed the dragonfruit in your supermarket once or twice...and wondered what on EARTH you might make with it!!! Wonder no more. These beautiful truffles are the answer!!! Pretty, decadent, NO-BAKE, and naturally gluten-free: Need we say more?? 🤩

6. Key Lime Pie by @nm_meiyee (GF) (V) 🥧

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There's nothing quite like the creamy tanginess of a perfect key lime pie. But!! This one brings the DELISH to a ~whole new level~ because GUYS this decadent dessert has zero refined sugars...and it's also gluten-free and vegan. What!!?! 😱 Trust us: You'll simply have to try it to believe it!!!

7. Cherry Dream Popsicle by @noshandnourish (GF) ♥️

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These last few weeks of summer can get HOT...but that doesn't mean we don't wanna indulge, right???? With these swoon-worthy sweets, you can get the benefits of cherries and the fun of popsicles in one dish!!! You can mix them up in *just a few minutes*, freeze overnight, and be ready to enjoy this perfect summer treat!!! 🍒

8. Peach Strawberry Ice Cream by @peanutbutterpluschocolate (GF) (V) 🍑

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Towards the end of the summer, peaches are naturally inexpensive and CRAZY sweet.....which, if you ask us, is all the reason we need to make some strawberry-peach ice cream!!! 🙌 If you've got a blender and a freezer, you've got everything you need for this sweet soft-serve!!! 🍓💛

9. Blackberry Crumb Cake by @veeatcookbake (V) 🧁

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With fall season comes baking season, and, guys, guess what. This is going to be a PERFECT recipe to pull out when you're craving a feel-good sweet treat!!! Not only is it beautiful and oh so yummy, it's oil-free, refined-sugar free, and dairy free!! Now the only thing to decide is whether to have just one slice or the whole thing.... 🤷‍♀️

10. Pumpkin Pie Bars by @thebigmansworld (GF) (V) 🎃

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Guys. It's almost time for pumpkin season, and we could NOT be any. more. EXCITED. Are you ready for maple-y, nutty goodness??? These no-bake bars come together in only TEN MINUTES!!! Brb, stocking up on pumpkin pie spice for all 👏  things 👏  fall!!!!

11. No-Bake Raspberry Creme Bars by @danistrailcooking (GF) (V) 🙌

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This cool, creamy, tart and sweet treat is SO versatile: We LOVE LOVE LOVE the raspberries for their tang, but you can use whatever fruits you want! It's also so easy: Just make these bars ahead of time and keep 'em in the freezer for whenever you want a little slice of heaven for a snack (or a meal!!) anytime this fall!!! ✌️

12. Cookie Dough Energy Balls by @foodyfirst (GF) 🍪

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Sometimes you just need a leetle somethin' to tide you over, you know? We definitely do - and we love these gorgeous pastel energy balls for helping us feel up and at 'em, any time of day!!! (Plus, who doesn't LOVE cookie dough!?!?!) This is a no-heat recipe, so they come together super quickly!!! 💫
 
AAH the next time we're craving a sugary snack, we know *exactly* what we'll be able to turn to instead!! And the best part is that all of these recipes are so yummy and so beautiful that they'll really feel like perfect sweet treats that we'll really enjoy 💛 We can't wait!!!
 
Which recipe do YOU want to make first???


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