10 Single-Serving Sweet Treats


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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 and tasty single serving treats. 

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 milk shake tastes like peanut butter cups. 

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

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

Apple Crisp

An easy dessert to prepare and enjoy tastes of fall.
CALORIES: 230.9  |  FAT: 7.2g  |  PROTEIN: 3.4g  |  CARBS: 42.9g  |  FIBER: 7.4g
Banana Cream Bread Pudding

Taste 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

This is a cake-type cobbler can be made with use 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*

Enjoy this brownie with refined sugar.

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

What single serving desserts do you make? Tell us what you think of these single-serving desserts. 
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  • 25
    They look yummy - 7/7/2017   12:20:17 PM
  • 24
    These recipes sound yummy! I'm definitely going to try a couple! - 6/22/2017   10:00:24 AM
  • 23
    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! - 2/3/2016   2:05:47 PM
  • 22
    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. - 3/22/2013   8:35:52 AM
    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). - 3/9/2013   2:32:20 PM
  • 20
    We need healthy substitutes for sugar, not chemicals or over processed stuff. - 2/12/2013   9:15:10 AM
  • 19
    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. - 2/8/2013   11:42:18 PM
  • 18
    Yummy...added to my favorites, Thanks for sharing! - 2/8/2013   12:21:32 AM
    Ingenious! - 2/7/2013   1:18:39 PM
  • 16
    Great ideas! - 2/7/2013   12:29:03 PM
  • 15
    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. - 2/7/2013   8:38:58 AM
    I really like sweet treats thank for the share they all look very good.. wonderful - 2/7/2013   7:25:06 AM
  • 13
    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! :))) - 2/6/2013   11:29:10 PM
  • 12
    The Banana Bread Pudding looks like a 'must make'. - 2/6/2013   8:10:31 PM
  • 11
    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). - 2/6/2013   8:07:17 PM
  • 10
    Great ideas, can't wait to try a few of them! And an excellent reminder that everything can be enjoyed in moderation. Thanks! - 2/6/2013   7:20:24 PM
  • 9
    Problem for me is I can't eat just one. LOL - 2/6/2013   5:47:46 PM
    Yummy!!!!!!!! - 2/6/2013   2:13:39 PM
  • 7
    These are great ideas to add to a lifestyle change. This isn't a diet...it is okay to enjoy the foods you eat in moderation :) - 2/6/2013   2:11:21 PM
  • 6
    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? - 2/6/2013   10:12:02 AM
  • 5
    I stay away from sweets, it only makes me want more. - 2/6/2013   9:53:19 AM
  • 4
    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. - 2/6/2013   9:25:43 AM
  • 3
    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. - 2/5/2013   9:56:18 PM
  • 2
    I've been looking for different recipes for single servings. I'm excited to try these! :) - 2/5/2013   8:27:44 PM
  • 1
    These sound great. I think I'll try a couple of recipes. - 2/5/2013   6:58:24 PM

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