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10 Healthy Holiday Sweets

You can enjoy holiday sweets without any of the guilt.  Here are 10 Healthy Holiday Sweets… that are actually good for you!

10 Healthy Holiday Sweets ... that are actually good for you! / Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

I’m all for enjoying yourself at the holidays.  I’ll have a full-fat peppermint mocha and make and eat my Grandmother’s classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe without a second thought.  This post is in no way trying to keep you away from enjoying those treats.

However, I don’t eat that kind of stuff every day.  Most of the time I eat clean, healthy food that makes me feel good.  These recipes are every day holiday treats that not only do you not have to feel guilty about, they are actually good for you!

Enjoy these healthy holiday sweets.

10 Healthy Holiday Sweets

Peppermint Popcorn

The perfect sweet and savory holiday combination.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt


No Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites

Guilt-free date based bites that taste like the cookie!

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls


Crock Pot Christmas Granola

Packed with sweet coconut, cranberries and coconut this granola will keep you full and festive.

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt


2 Ingredient Black Bean Brownies

My go-to brownie recipe is SO crazy simple and packed with extra protein and fiber.



Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Use unsweetened almond milk for a low-calorie holiday drink!



No Bake Peppermint Fudge Bites

Another guilt-free date based bite that screams holidays.

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt


Double Dark Chocolate Peppermint Nice Cream

This only looks indulgent!  A banana-based “ice cream” that will fool everyone.

Clean Eating Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Nice Cream / Running in a Skirt

4 Ingredient No Bake Nutella Peppermint Fudge

A crazy easy and good fudge!

No Bake Peppermint Fudge / Running in a Skirt


Healthy Peppermint Smoothie

Feel good about eating this healthy smoothie even for breakfast.

Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Rich avocados give these brownies an extra veggie boost.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies- no butter or oil / Running in a Skirt


I hope you enjoyed these 10 Healthy Holiday Sweets!  Feel free to enjoy one every day this holiday season.  I know I will!


Want to find these Healthy Holiday Sweets later?  Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!

10 Healthy Holiday Sweets ... that are actually good for you! / Running in a Skirt




Your turn!

Which one would you like to try first?

By | 2020-06-02T17:06:26-04:00 December 19th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food, Recipe Roundup|23 Comments


  1. […] on my site.  Just click the “Food” tab above or HERE is a shortcut.  I also have THIS post sharing 10 Healthy Holiday Sweets You Can Feel Good Eating.  It includes No Bake Peppermint […]

  2. Farrah December 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    These all look amazing but popcorn is my weakness, so that’s gonna have to happen first! 😛

  3. Emily December 23, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

    All of these LOOK SO GOOD >_> YUM!

  4. Mary Beth Jackson December 21, 2016 at 6:24 am - Reply

    All great ideas! Hmm, I am thinking every bites and crock pot granola- Christmas eve is shaping up! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law December 21, 2016 at 2:31 am - Reply

    So many delicious recipes! I am totally with Suz – I’d happily take all of these 😉

  6. [email protected] December 19, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, these recipes are right up my alley!! I want to especially try your Black Bean Brownies and the Crock Pot Granola. I love brownies and it’s so nice to know there are healthier versions! Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes. Hope you have a great week!!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      The black bean brownies are soooo crazy easy. The Hubs asks for them all the time.

  7. I’ve been wanting that popcorn for weeks now!

  8. Heather @Lunging Through Life December 19, 2016 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Mmm. Peppermint is such a good flavor addition because it pretty much crushes my cravings without heavy calories!

  9. Blane Sherer December 19, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Excellent choice for your post !
    Christmas will be here soon !

  10. Blane Sherer December 19, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Excellent choice for your post !
    Christmas will be here soon !

  11. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands December 19, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

    So many delicious options! That popcorn is still on my list but I have’t gotten a chance to make it yet.

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Thanks Sarah! Hope you had an amazing holiday.

  12. [email protected] December 19, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Everything looks so tasty! May have to try these over Christmas break.

  13. Dan Steadman December 19, 2016 at 7:54 am - Reply

    ginger bites

  14. [email protected] the Long Way Home December 19, 2016 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I love all the things peppermint!!!! Great collection.

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 19, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I want them all, I want them now, and I want loads of them. Pretty sure that will take away the healthy aspect of things, but #worthit

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