There’s something pretty comforting about strapping on an apron and getting creative in the kitchen! Now that the weather’s getting cooler and the holiday season is slowly ramping up, it’s the perfect time of year to experiment with some fun and tasty healthy dessert bars.

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Looking for some portable and sweet dessert options without being snowed under by sugar? We looked up a few recipes of our favorite healthy dessert bars for you to try the next time you want to snuggle up in the kitchen!


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5 Healthy Dessert Bars to Bake for Your Winter’s Bounty

Whether you’re making treats for yourself, your family, for gifts, for a bake sale, or for a holiday party, these recipes have something to offer everyone! Dessert bars are particularly scrumptious because they’re easy to share, store, and even freeze and safe for later use.

And since these recipes replace the standard ingredients like sugar and flour with healthier options, you can enjoy them with a nice cup of coffee and a LOT less guilt:

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1. Almond Butter and Quinoa Blondie Bars

This recipe from Eating Well is a moist and gluten-free twist on the classic brownie.

2. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars

Baked goods without the baking? Why not? These vegan bars from The Big Man’s World require just four ingredients and are sugar-free and keto-friendly.

3. Pecan Pie Bars

Looking for a healthy twist on a decadent Thanksgiving classic? Try these pecan pie bars from The Cook & Him—naturally gluten-free, and vegan too!

4. Peanut Butter, Blueberry & Oat Energy Squares

Use this simple no-bake recipe for your solution to busy mornings on the go.

5. Caramel Chocolate Chip Brownies

This recipe from The Loopy Whisk great dairy-free option for Paleo lovers looking for a bit of sweetness on a cool fall evening.

Looking for more guidance on healthy and delicious food? Check out the rest of our FitFeed for more posts on nutrition, fitness, and more!

Sara M

Author Sara M

Sara M. is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and freelance writer living and working near Boston, MA. As a former CrossFit gym owner and current fitness lover, Sara has a lot of personal and professional experience inside and outside the gym. She loves to write about various topics related to health, wellness, nutrition, human behavior, and self-mastery.

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