From mint chocolate chip ice cream and dark chocolate caramels to sour patch kids, Swedish Fish and just about every fruit snack flavor, I’ve always had a bit of a sweet tooth.

One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is experiment with recipes for upraded sweet treats made from whole food ingredients and enjoyed every now and then as a treat. Food is meant to be savored and enjoyed, and when we slow down to savor high quality food, we find that we are satisifed with less than we might be if we had rushed through the experience.

Many of these treats are pretty rich, so a little goes a long way! Take time to slow down and savor them 🙂

Check out the recipes below for healthier alternatives to some of your favorite sweet foods. Common sweeteners used in the recipes include Medjool dates, bananas, raw honey, 100% pure maple syrup, coconut sugar and raisins.

You may find you like the “upgrades” better than the originals! 🙂

sunbutter buckeyes2NB Lactation Cookies

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cookie dough banner 2-Minute Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream”

5-Ingredient No-Bake Fig Newton Bites

Addictive Cinna Mocha Fudge Bites

Addictive Pizza Poppers {Paleo, Vegan}

Avocado Fudgesicles

Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Cookies

Banana Bread Muffin Tops

Brassica Tea Rice Pudding

Cherry Dark Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies {Paleo}

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Brownie Bites {Paleo}

Chewy Cranberry Almond Butter Granola Bars

Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Nutella Hazelnut Truffles {Paleo, Vegan}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Dip

Coconut Chai Almond Butter Bites {Paleo}

Coconut Chocolate Brownie Bites

Gingerbread Cookie Bites

Healthy & Homemade Donut Holes

Homemade Granola

Homemade Rolos

Honey-Glazed Peaches

Mexican No-Bake Brownie Bites

Mini Dairy-free Cheesecakes…3 Ways!

Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites {Paleo, Vegan}

Mint Chocolate Birthday Bliss Balls

No-Bake Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bites

No-Bake Chocolate Walnut Brownies

No-Bake Orange Cranberry Breakfast Bites {Paleo, Vegan}

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie {Paleo, Vegan}

Ooey Gooey Triple Berry Peach Crumble

Paleo Pecan Pie Poppers {Vegan}

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Oat Energy Bites

Pecan-Coated Pumpkin Spice Bites

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Raw Almond Butter Cups

Seductive Raw Chocolate Fudge

Simply Amazing Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

Sunbutter Buckeyes

Sunny Cran-ola Bars {No-Bake}

Super Food Trail Mix

Sweet & Salty Super Food Chocolate Bark

Tart & Tangy Raspberry Lime Popsicles