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10 Single-Serving Sweet Treats

By , SparkPeople Blogger
If I could choose what to take with me to the proverbial desert island, sweet treats would be right up there on my list. One of the reasons I exercise so consistently is so that I have the option to enjoy them with family, when eating out or for spontaneous celebrations. At the same time, I refuse to cook large quantities of desserts, mainly because I end up throwing them out to avoid temptation. One strategy I find useful is to prepare single-serving desserts that satisfy the urge, but without circumventing my nutrition plan. Enjoy these fun, tasty and petitely portioned treats. 

Single-Serving Chocolate Cake: Satisfy your chocolate craving with this yummy chocolate cake.

CALORIES: 117.7  |  FAT: 2.4g  |  PROTEIN: 2.4g  |  CARBS: 25.6g  |  FIBER: 2.8g

Strawberry Cheesecake Shake: Enjoy this high-protein dessert that includes a serving of fruit.
CALORIES: 240.7  |  FAT: 2.7g  |  PROTEIN: 19.4g  |  CARBS: 36.4g  |  FIBER: 6.3

Peanut Butter Cup Shake
: This milkshake tastes like peanut butter cups, and packs some serious protein.

CALORIES: 261.6  |  FAT: 10.4g  |  PROTEIN: 10.4g  |  CARBS: 37.3g  |  FIBER: 2.3g

Cheesecake for One: This perfectly portioned treat will satisfy your craving without breaking the calorie bank.

CALORIES: 190.2  |  FAT: 2.4g  |  PROTEIN: 10.6g  |  CARBS: 28.8g  |  FIBER: 0.3g

Apple Crisp
This easy-to-prepare dessert delivers the savory tastes of fall.
CALORIES: 230.9  |  FAT: 7.2g  |  PROTEIN: 3.4g  |  CARBS: 42.9g  |  FIBER: 7.4g

Banana Cream Bread Pudding: Tastes just like banana cream pie, but without all the fat. 
CALORIES: 185.3  |  FAT: 1.4g  |  PROTEIN: 10.7g  |  CARBS: 42.7g  |  FIBER: 10.7g

Chocolate Sauce
Whip up this quick chocolate syrup and enjoy with fresh fruit. Strawberries and dried coconut are my favorite.
CALORIES: 72.4  |  FAT: 0.7g  |  PROTEIN: 1.1g  |  CARBS: 18.9g  |  FIBER: 1.8g

Chocolate Chip Cookie
: Enjoy this one decent-sized cookie right out of the oven.

CALORIES: 185.8  |  FAT: 8g  |  PROTEIN: 2.3g  |  CARBS: 26.6g  |  FIBER: 0.4g

Cobbler: This cake-type cobbler can be made with any fruit, fresh or frozen.

CALORIES: 163.1  |  FAT: 4.7g  |  PROTEIN: 3.9g  |  CARBS: 30.9g  |  FIBER: 5.7g

Vegan Single Serving Protein Brownie: This generously sized brownie contains no added fat or refined sugars.

CALORIES: 68.9  |  FAT: 1.7g  |  PROTEIN: 7g  |  CARBS: 9.5g  |  FIBER: 2.8g

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EVILCECIL 1/20/2018
Nice to treat the sweet tooth every now and then! :-) Report
LIS193 12/18/2017
Great article! Report
All kinds of sweets. Most of them I really, really, really like. Report
PWILLOW1 9/17/2017
I love that you can make 1 or 2 servings. Great recipes Report
SHOAPIE 9/17/2017
Yum! Report
Great recipes! Report
They all look very good. Report
Thanks...will make for JB.... Report
RO2BENT 9/16/2017
Just need to remember portion control Report
RAPUNZEL53 9/16/2017
Thanks. Report
IRONADONIS 9/16/2017
Thanks. Great treats. Report
Great Report
BUSYGRANNY5 9/16/2017
Some of these look really good!!! Report
2DAWN4 9/16/2017
I can' wait to try a few of these! Report
CECTARR 9/16/2017
Please check articles before you print Report
AZMOMXTWO 9/16/2017
this is a fun read but beware some calorie counts are off Report
AZMOMXTWO 9/16/2017
this is a fun read but beware some calorie counts are off Report
RHOOK20047 9/16/2017
Some really good replacement desserts! Report
I would like to see the people that write these blogs at least check the calorie contents before adding recipes. There are more incorrect nutritional content SP recipes then you realize. The first recipe in this article is actually 263 calories, the amounts in the recipe do not match the amounts in the nutritional content. The chocolate chip cookie for 185 calories does not include chocolate chips. I didn't look at the rest of the recipes, but beware on the calorie counts, past articles have shown similar errors. Report
97MONTY 9/16/2017
Awesome Report
LEANJEAN6 9/16/2017
These look too good to be true! Report
NEPTUNE1939 9/16/2017
great Report
CHERYLHURT 9/16/2017
Nice Report
-POOKIE- 9/16/2017
Some neat ideas. Report
NANCYPAT1 9/11/2017
Great Report
KATHYJO56 9/1/2017
Most of these are very good Report
DRLMAZ 7/7/2017
They look yummy Report
These recipes sound yummy! I'm definitely going to try a couple! Report
These are a great addition to my recipes. I especially like the single or double batches. When make the smaller batches, I am not tempted to eat them all at once! Report
These look fantastic!. I was just commenting that I don't bake much anymore because I cannot have sweets in the house and still have the will power for only an occasional portion. This is going to make all the difference for me because I won't feel denied and they are healthy. I can double the ingredients and have one serving for my husband. Report
SparkPeople should check the calculations that people used to determine calorie counts before posting in blog such as this. For the 117 calorie cake, .06 cup was used for a 2 tablespoon measure for some of the ingredients. .06 is for 1 tablespoon (there are 16 tablespoons in a cup). Therefore, the cake has more calories than listed (unless the ingredients in the recipe listing is incorrect). Report
We need healthy substitutes for sugar, not chemicals or over processed stuff. Report
Great idea for an article. Too bad most of them have splenda or "sugar free" ingredients. Yuck. I'd rather have real sugar but unfortunately that would put the calorie counts for these treats too high to be good candidates for a SP article. Report
Yummy...added to my favorites, Thanks for sharing! Report
Ingenious! Report
Great ideas! Report
So many of these have Splenda or other faux sweeteners in them. I never use these types of products because they are so unhealthy and they give me terrible gastrointestinal issues. Report
I really like sweet treats thank for the share they all look very good.. wonderful Report
These look so good! I like making my own Smoothie with strawberries, almond milk, banana, flax seed, yogurt and sometimes add a little peanut butter or cocoa if I don't use a banana. Thanks for sharing for those of us who could use some ideas! :))) Report
The Banana Bread Pudding looks like a 'must make'. Report
Its too bad that when promoting these recipes in the daily spark, someone doesn't take time to verify them. The chocolate cake recipe (first one) is completely inaccurate. The calorie count is about half what is actually is. The result of trying to change cups to tablespoons (1 tbsp is 0.06 cup NOT 0.03 as in the recipe). Report
Great ideas, can't wait to try a few of them! And an excellent reminder that everything can be enjoyed in moderation. Thanks! Report
Problem for me is I can't eat just one. LOL Report
Yummy!!!!!!!! Report
These are great ideas to add to a lifestyle change. This isn't a is okay to enjoy the foods you eat in moderation :) Report
I wouldn't eat any of these. It's great recipe for staying overweight and unhealthy, and making SP advertisers rich.

What's the matter with a square of 85% dark chocolate and a handful of plain walnuts? Or a small bowl or organic berries? Report
I stay away from sweets, it only makes me want more. Report
I like to make fruit cobbler using fresh fruit, Splenda, light margarine, and Bran Buds cereal. Mix proportions to your liking and then microwave for a couple of minutes. Satisfies my sweet taste and provides some fiber. Report
I love to take out one homemade frozen cookie dough cookie and bake it along with a meal that's going into the oven. Save's energy and I get one small yummy cookie for dessert. Report
I've been looking for different recipes for single servings. I'm excited to try these! :) Report
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