25 Healthy Christmas Desserts

healthy christmas desserts

Christmas is such a magical season. There’s joy in the air, and everyone seems a little bit happier.

And Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without some tasty desserts.

But all too often, Christmas desserts are oh, so bad for us. However, what if you could eat your cake … and have it too?

Today, I’m sharing 25 healthy Christmas desserts. They’re not only yummy but good for you too.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dig right in!

1. Vegan Peppermint Fudge

Vegan Peppermint Fudge

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Are you tired of all the hustle and bustle of Christmas? Then kick your feet up and relax with this tasty dessert.

It’s velvety and chocolatey. And the peppermint complements the chocolate perfectly.

And the peanut butter adds a nice creaminess. You’ll just want to keep popping it in your mouth.

Best of all, it takes only 5 minutes of prep time. Then you place your fudge in your freezer to cool.

Besides adding creaminess, the peanut butter adds lots of heart-healthy fats. So, you can feel good about eating it.

To make it, you only need 4 ingredients: vegan chocolate chips, peanut butter, peppermint extract, and some candy canes for garnishing.

You can also make this fudge keto. Just be sure to use low carb vegan chocolate chips.

I recommend ChocZero’s Dark Chocolate Chips. They’re not only vegan, but they also contain only 1 gram of net carbs per serving. If you’d like to stock up on some, you can get some here.

And to make the fudge keto, make sure to skip the candy cane garnish.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 121
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

Recipe

2. Vegan Chocolate Mint Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Mint Truffles

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Looking for some more vegan treats? I’ve got you covered.

These truffles are pure decadence. They’re chocolatey, and minty… and a pleasure to eat.

Besides being yummy, they’re good for you too. They’re a good source of iron, which you need to keep your energy levels up.

Best of all, it takes only 10 minutes to make them. Then you place them in the freezer to set.

One batch makes 24 truffles, so you’ll have plenty of leftovers. That is if your guests don’t gobble them all up.

To keep them fresh longer, be sure to store them in an airtight food storage container in the fridge. I recommend these ones.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 127
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

Recipe

3. Paleo Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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We all want to be the perfect host. And cater to all our guests’ food preferences.

These cookies are perfect for that. They’re an egg, dairy, and grain-free.

They’re soft and chew. And they’re full of chocolate and peppermint goodness.

The chocolate ganache is the icing on top of the cake, ahem, cookies.

To keep them grain-free, you’ll be using coconut flour and cassava flour.

Besides being grain-free, coconut flour is low in carbs. And it’s rich in fiber, so it helps you feel full.

As an added bonus, it’s an excellent source of iron, which keeps your energy levels up. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Besides being grain-free, cassava flour is low in calories. And it’s a good source of Vitamin C, which you need for a healthy immune system.

Besides using it in your baking, you can use it as a breading for meat and fish. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 146
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

4. Keto Snowball Christmas Cookies

Keto Snowball Christmas Cookies

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Now time for some snowball cookies. After all, it wouldn’t be Christmas without snow, ahem, snowball cookies.

Now your typical snowball cookie is packed with carbs. And as delicious as they are, they’re not worth blowing your ketosis.

These snowball cookies are yummy and buttery. The pecans add a nice crunch.

But the best part is that one cookie contains only 1 gram of net carbs. So, you can have one or two and not feel guilty.

And they’re packed with fat. So, they make great fat bombs.

To keep them low carb, you’ll be using almond flour. Besides being low carb, almond flour contains manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, which you need for healthy bones.

And it’s rich in Vitamin E, which is important for healthy skin. If you’re running low on it, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 172
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

5. Lazy Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies

Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies

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Looking for some more keto treats? Then be sure to give these cookies a try.

They’re melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The combination of melted dark chocolate and shredded coconut is a winning combination.

And they contain zero grams of sugar. So, they’re perfect for your keto lifestyle.

To keep them low carb, you’ll be sweetening them with erythritol. Erythritol is an all-natural sweetener that won’t spike your blood sugars.

And unlike some other sweeteners, it doesn’t leave a bitter after taste.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 73
  • Fats: 6.23g
  • Protein: 1.52g
  • Carbs: 3.56g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

6. Honey Cinnamon Cookies

Honey Cinnamon Cookies

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After all the holiday shopping, you just want to relax. And sip a warm cup of tea or coffee.

And nothing goes better with it, than a freshly baked cookie. Like these honey cinnamon cookies.

These cookies are simply delightful. They’re moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

And they’re nice and sweet…without a drop of refined sugar.

To keep them refined sugar-free, you’ll be sweetening them with honey and coconut sugar.

Coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to white sugar. That’s because it contains trace amounts of nutrients like iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium.

You’ll still want to use it in moderation, though, as it is still high in calories and sugar. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 131
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

7. Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Did someone say chocolate gingerbread cookies? You had me at chocolate…and gingerbread.

These cookies are tender and moist. And they’re filled with dark chocolate chunks and warm spices.

Warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. They’ll definitely put you in the Christmas spirit.

Besides being tasty, these cookies are good for you. That’s because they contain raw cacao.

Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants. And it contains potassium, which is important for healthy blood pressures. So, bring on that cacao.

Besides being healthy, these cookies are low in calories. In fact, one cookie contains only 106 calories.

So, you can go ahead and have 1, or 2, or 3, and not feel guilty.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 106
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

Recipe

8. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cups

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cups

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Looking for a dessert that your guests will adore? Then give these cheesecake cups a try.

They have a yummy chocolate peppermint crust. And they’re topped with a creamy, decadent cheesecake layer and some peppermint sprinkles… Your guests will feel so spoiled.

To keep them vegan, you’ll be making your “cheese” cake layer using a cashew cream base. So, to make the base, you’ll need soaked cashews, almond milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and peppermint extract.

To make the cashew cream base, simply put your ingredients in a powerful blender or Magic Bullet like this and blend well.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 300
  • Fats: 22g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 12g

Recipe

9. Dark Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe

Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

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Do you love your chocolate? Then you’ll definitely love this dark chocolate almond bark.

It’s crispy, crunchy, and filled with dark chocolate. You’ll be in chocolate heaven.

The almonds add nuttiness and an extra layer of crunchiness.

Besides being tasty, almonds are pretty nutritious. Almonds are rich in magnesium and manganese, which you need for healthy bones.

And they have a ton of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. So, be sure to nibble on those almonds.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 144
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 9g

Recipe

10. Ketogenic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ketogenic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m a big fan of chocolate chip cookies, as I’m sure many of you are too. After all, what’s not to love about them?

But your traditional chocolate chips cookies don’t love you back. That’s because they’re loaded with carbs.

And extra carbs mean not being able to fit into your skinny jeans.

These chocolate chip cookies are crunchy and loaded with chocolate chip goodness. So, they’re awesome for dunking in a warm cup of tea or coffee.

And they contain only 2 grams of net carbs per cookie. So, you can eat them and still be on Santa’s nice list.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 74
  • Fats: 6.4g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Carbs: 3.2g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 1.5g

Recipe

11. Gluten-Free Christmas Fruit Cake

Gluten-Free Christmas Fruit Cake

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Now time for some fruit cake. Nothing says Christmas more than a fruit cake.

Many of us grew up eating fruit cake during Christmas…and hated it.

That’s because it often contained candied dried fruit. And besides tasting awful, it’s just plain bad for you.

This Christmas Fruit Cake is not only tasty, but it’s also good for you too. That’s because it’s loaded with nuts like walnuts and pecans.

The plain dried fruit adds natural sweetness. And the orange juice and orange zest add extra layers of flavor.

You’ll definitely want to eat this cake again and again.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 258
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 24g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g

Recipe

12. Healthy No-Bake Eggnog Bites

No-Bake Eggnog Bites

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Another Christmas tradition is eggnog. However, on a keto diet, eggnog is off-limits.

Just one cup contains a whopping 46 grams of net carbs. Ouch!

These no-bake eggnog bites are sure to satisfy your eggnog cravings. They’re moist, chewy, and have a nice eggnog flavor.

To keep them sugar-free, you’ll be using Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener. Besides using it in your desserts, you can even use it in your coffee or tea.

So, if you’re planning to make a lot of low carb Christmas desserts, make sure you have some on hand.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 89
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

13. Healthy Ginger Snap Recipe

Healthy Ginger Snaps

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Love your cookies nice and crunchy? Then you’ll definitely love these cookies.

They’re crispy, crunchy, and spicy. The molasses and coconut sugar add natural sweetness.

Besides adding sweetness, molasses are pretty healthy. Molasses are good sources of manganese and magnesium, which are important for healthy bones.

So, they’re a healthy alternative to sugar. As an added bonus, they’re paleo-friendly.

These cookies are great on their own. But they’re perfect with a nice cup of milk too. Enjoy!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 134
  • Fats: 7.3g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbs: 16.9g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 14g

Recipe

14. Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

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When it’s cold outside, you sometimes just want to be at home where it’s warm. And eat a cookie or two.

These hot cocoa cookies are exactly what the doctor, ahem, Santa ordered. They’re huge morsels of hot cocoa goodness.

All cookies are topped with a creamy vanilla buttercream frosting. Yum!

And for an extra dose of hot cocoa goodness, serve with a warm cup of hot cocoa.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 252
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 16g

Recipe

15. Keto Spiced Zucchini Cupcakes

Spiced Zucchini Cupcakes

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Need a low carb treat to get through the chilly weather? I’ve got you covered.

These spiced zucchini cupcakes are tender and moist. And they’re filled with warm spices like nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.

So, they’re sure to warm your tastebuds…and your tummy.

Best of all, one cupcake contains only 5 grams of net carbs. So, you’ll feel good eating them.

As an added bonus, they contain a whopping 30 grams of fat. So, they’re sure to keep you in ketosis.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 323
  • Fats: 30g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2.2g

Recipe

16. Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Balls

No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Balls

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Baked desserts are good and all. But sometimes, you want something low maintenance…like these vegan no-bake cranberry lemon balls.

They’re moist and flavorful. The tartness of the cranberries and lemon juice melds wonderfully with the sweetness of the maple syrup.

Making them is pretty easy. Just place all your ingredients except the dried cranberries in a food processor and mix well. This food processor should do the trick.

Then add your dried cranberries to the dough and stir well. Next, roll your dough into balls and place in the fridge to set.

Now, that’s how I like to roll.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 107
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

Recipe

17. Chewy Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies are about as good as they get during Christmas. Or frankly, any time at all.

After all, by very definition, they’re rolling in sugar, right?

These sugar cookies are chewy, yummy, sweet, and festive. The pistachios add a nice little crunch, and the cranberries add a nice tartness to balance the sweetness.

Best of it all, they contain no added sugar. Now that’s pretty sweet.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 95
  • Fats: 5.2g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbs: 11.2g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Sugar: 1.5g

Recipe

18. Christmas Cake Protein Donuts

Christmas Cake Protein Donuts

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Do you have a love-hate relationship with donuts? Me too.

They’re often loaded with sugar and calories. And it’s hard to stop at just one.

These donuts are the perfect Christmas donut. They’re yummy and cakey.

And the green, white, and red sprinkles make them really Christmasy.

But best of all, they contain only 93 calories. So, having 1 or 2 or 3 won’t damage your waistline.

As an added bonus, they’re packed with protein. So, they’re actually really filling.

To make them high in protein, you’ll be using egg whites in your batter. You’ll also be adding vanilla protein powder. I recommend this high-quality protein powder here– it contains 24 grams of protein per serving.

Besides making a delicious Christmas dessert, these also make the perfect post-workout snack. Who says you can’t eat donuts after a workout?

Check out more little Christmas snacks like that here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 93
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

19. Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

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Fruits make for a pretty tasty and healthy dessert. But during the Christmas season, it’s nice to jazz them up a bit.

This chocolate pomegranate bark does exactly this. It’s a crunchy morse of yumminess.

The combination of sweet pomegranate, dark chocolate, and almonds is not only tasty but healthy too.

Pomegranates are not only tasty, but they’re also nutritious. They are rich in Vitamin C, which you need for a healthy immune system.

And they contain folate, which you need to make DNA. As an added bonus, they help reduce inflammation.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 174
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 16g

Recipe

20. Vegan Peppermint Patties

Vegan Peppermint Patties

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Peppermint patties are another Christmas staple. But they often contain unhealthy ingredients.

Ingredients like corn syrup and invert sugar.

These vegan peppermint patties taste just like regular peppermint patties. But they contain healthy ingredients.

Ingredients like maple syrup, almond flour, unsweetened coconut, and Medjool dates.

So, you can not only eat them but even give them to your kids. Yay!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 148
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 9g

Recipe

21. Grain-Free Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Grain-Free Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Looking for some more vegan desserts? Give these cookies a try.

They’re moist, tender, and heavenly… Perfect for dunking.

To keep them vegan, you’ll be using flax eggs. Flax eggs are simply a mixture of ground flaxseed and water.

Besides acting as a good binder, ground flaxseed is rich in plant-based omega-3s. Ground flaxseed also makes a nice addition to your oatmeal or even smoothies. If you’d like to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Check out more healthy Christmas cookies here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 139
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g

Recipe

22. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

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Are you a fan of chocolate? Then be sure to try these brownies.

These brownies are loaded, I mean, packed with chocolatey goodness. And the peppermint adds some Christmas cheer.

But best of all, they contain only 6 grams of net carbs. So, they’re perfect for a keto lifestyle.

And if you want even more chocolate, be sure to enjoy some keto hot chocolate. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 146
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

Recipe

23. Vegan Gingerbread Cake With Cashew Cream

Vegan Gingerbread Cake

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What’s better than gingerbread cookies? Gingerbread cake!

This cake is moist and decadent. And the cream frosting is so creamy…you won’t even believe it’s vegan, but it is.

The secret to making the frosting vegan is that you’re actually making it using cashew cream.

To make the cashew cream, just blend together some soaked raw cashews, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut milk. That’s it.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 316
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g

Recipe

24. Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

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Do you like to keep things simple in the kitchen? Me too!

These cookies are crunchy, yummy, and sweet. Best of all, they contain only 3 ingredients: almond flour, vegan butter, and coconut sugar.

Now, that my friend, is a pretty simple cookie.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 47
  • Fats: 1.8g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbs: 2.8g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

25. Healthy Holiday Buckeye Recipe

Holiday Buckeyes

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Looking for a healthy alternative to traditional buckeyes? This is it.

It’s a delicious combination of smooth peanut butter and shredded coconut. All topped in shredded coconut. Yum!

The cinnamon and vanilla add Christmas flavors. While the maple syrup adds natural sweetness.

And unlike your traditional buckeyes, they’re not loaded with sugar either. Now, that’s a win-win situation.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 119
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

Recipe

Conclusion

Which one of these healthy desserts are you planning on making? Let me know!

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