News flash: You can eat dessert and get rid of belly fat.
You just need to know what to eat.
So here's 23 desserts that burn belly fat (recipes included!)
All of them will satisfy your need for crunchy...
...or chocolaty or whatever you enjoy most.
Each dessert is healthy and delicious.
And they will keep you moving toward your weight loss goals.
Get Rid of Belly Fat With These 23 Dessert Recipes
1. No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Bar Cookies
Who needs to turn on a hot oven!
These sweet no-bake cookies with real food ingredients will satisfy you for breakfast, snack, or after a workout, too.
Process ¼ cup plus 2 TB quick cooking oats and 1 cup nuts (such as pecans or walnuts) in a food processor.
Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, add ½ cup chopped dates, ½ cup raisins, a dash of salt and a splash of vanilla extract.
Mix thoroughly until mixture appears uniformly sticky.
Divide dough into 6-8 equal portions and roll into balls, then press into rough rectangle or square shapes.
Bars will keep well in plastic bags in the fridge.
2. Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Bar
Chocolate and peanut butter – is there any more perfect combination?
You can enjoy it too – here’s a recipe you’ll love.
Mix ½ cup soft butter with ¾ cup natural peanut butter, 1 TB of vanilla extract, and 1-1/2 cups of brown sugar in a bowl.
Slowly mix in 2-1/2 cups of powdered sugar.
Mix in a cup of good quality chocolate chips then press into a greased loaf pan.
Chill for several hours before cutting into squares.
3. Tropical Delight Bars
Toasting coconut is a great way to bring out even more of its subtle flavor.
Try toasted coconut as a topper for these delicious bars.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line then grease an 8x8 square baking pan. Combine 1-1/2 cups shredded toasted coconut with 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, a dash of salt, and the whites of 2 eggs.
Mix in ½ cup white chocolate chips plus ¼ cup granulated sugar.
Press into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Choco-Nut Brownies
Brownies you can eat while you’re trying to get rid of belly fat?
Let’s hear it for the chocolate!
Bake. Eat. Enjoy the bliss.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper, then grease with nonstick cooking spray.
Melt 1 stick of butter, and to the melted butter stir in 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips and ½ cup creamy peanut butter.
Heat in microwave for 15 second increments and stir until contents are melted and easy to combine.
Mix in 4 eggs, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and a dash of vanilla extract and 1/3 cup cocoa.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool completely and cut.
5. Coconut Cream Dessert Topping
This is a great Paleo alternative to whipped cream.
And really – you can’t get any simpler than this delightful recipe to help you get rid of belly fat. (Yes, whipped coconut cream can help with that!)
Chill 1 can full fat coconut milk in refrigerator overnight.
When you open the can the next day, you’ll notice the water has settled out (and you can drink it if you’d like)!
Take the thickened cream, add a dash of vanilla and cinnamon, and whip it until it thickens, just like whipped cream.
6. Lemon Cheesecake Dessert Cups
This is a heavenly, light dessert that’s perfect to help you get rid of belly fat because it’s sensibly portioned in a little dessert cup.
No over eating, just a tiny indulgence that keeps you feeling satisfied.
In a stand mixer, mix 1 cup prepared lemon pie filling with 1-1/2 bricks (8 oz) of softened cream cheese.
Beat until smooth. Mix in a dash of vanilla extract, then with the mixer on low, mix in 1 cup powdered sugar.
Fold in 1 cup non dairy whipped topping then set mixture aside. Mix ½ cup crushed graham crackers with 1/8 cup sugar and 1/8 cup melted butter.
Press mixture into small plastic dessert cups. Spread the cheesecake mixture over the crumb layer.
7. Chocolate Mock Layer Cake
Crush 2 packages chocolate sandwich cookies in a gallon zip top bag, using a rolling pin.
Mix cookie crumbs with 6 TB melted butter, then press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan and refrigerate.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix 1 block of cream cheese at room temperature, 2 TB milk and 4 TB white sugar, mixing until light.
Mix in 1-1/4 cups nondairy whipped topping, then spread over cookie crust.
Mix 2 packages chocolate pudding mix with 3-1/4 cups cold milk and let set until firm.
Freeze for about 15 minutes before serving
8. Peachy Keen Trifle
Trifle that can help you beat the bulge and get rid of belly fat? Sign us up; yes please!
The secret is in the gluten-free cake.
Use a gluten free cake mix and make it according to the package instructions.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix 1 block of cream cheese (at room temperature), a dash of vanilla extract, a dash of salt, and ½ cup of confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.
Make a box of gluten free pudding according to the package instructions.
In a trifle bowl, layer cake, sliced peaches, cream cheese mixture, and pudding.
Top with freshly whipped cream.
9. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
They’re the epitome of indulgence, yes.
But they’re a clever, antioxidant-packed recipe that can help you in your quest to get rid of belly fat, too.
Simply melt 2 ounces of high quality, dark chocolate chips in the microwave in 15 second increments.
Dip fresh strawberries in the melted chocolate and set on a piece of waxed paper.
Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.
10. Broiled Fruit
Broiling (or grilling) fruit takes it up a notch and seriously increases the indulgent factor.
Why? Because it brings out a fruit’s natural sugars and caramelizes them, making the fruit even sweeter than normal.
Simply slice a piece of a juicy fruit (mangos and other stone fruits such as nectarines work well) and arrange the slices on a broiler pan.
Broil in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes (or until the fruit begins to brown). Add a dash of fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice.
11. Warm Cherry Compote With Ricotta Topping
Heat 1 cup of frozen pitted cherries on high in the microwave for about 2 minutes (or until warm).
Squeeze 1 slice of lemon over the warm cherries.
Mix 2 TB sour cream, 2 TB ricotta cheese, and 1/8 tsp orange zest and spoon over the warm cherries.
12. Chocolate Hazelnut Toast
Everyone loves that chocolate hazelnut spread, right?
You can enjoy the same delightful flavors with a lot less sugar and fat when you make your own version at home.
Take half a bagel and toast it, spreading it with butter.
Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the hot toast and use a spatula to spread them, coating the bread.
Top with hazelnuts and enjoy!
13. Petit Tiramisu
Decadence and restraint, all in the very same dessert?
Yes! With this tiny tiramisu, you can enjoy the luscious flavors in a reasonable serving size – delicious!
Mix ½ cup ricotta cheese (choose nonfat for fewer calories) with 2 TB powdered sugar, a splash of vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon in a bowl.
Take 6 ladyfinger cookies and place them on the bottom of a loaf pan, then drizzle with 2 TB very strong coffee or espresso.
Take the cheese mixture and spread it over the layer of ladyfingers. Top the ricotta mixture with another layer of ladyfingers and drizzle with another 2 TB of coffee or espresso.
Drizzle the top with 2 TB bittersweet chocolate, melted in the microwave in 10 second increments.
14. Tropical Yogurt Parfaits
This makes the simplest – yet most scrumptious - dessert recipe.
The perfectly proportioned size will make it easy to get rid of belly fat while still getting to enjoy dessert from time to time.
Layer peach or vanilla yogurt in dessert glasses.
Top with a layer of raspberries and pineapple chunks.
Repeat layering until glasses are full.
15. Orange Raspberry Delight
Berries and citrus are a refreshing combination.
Enjoy this sweet treat any day of the week – it’s just that easy!
Mix 2 TB sugar, 1 TB fresh lemon juice, and ¼ ground cinnamon in a pan over low heat until mixture bubbles.
Add 2 cups frozen raspberries and simmer until berries are just thawed.
Slice 2 peeled oranges with pith removed crosswise and arrange on a plate with scoops of the berry mixture on top.
16. Simple Berry Sundaes
Who says sundaes are off limits just because you’re trying to get rid of belly fat?
Enjoy this healthy variation instead!
Over vanilla frozen yogurt, spoon a sauce made from simmering ¾ cup each strawberries and raspberries with 2 TB sugar and ½ tsp lemon juice (fresh).
17. No-Machine Peach Frozen Yogurt
Simple dessert recipes to help you get rid of belly fat don’t even have to require special kitchen equipment.
Try this fast peach frozen yogurt recipe next time you need a quick sweet treat.
Combine 16 ounces frozen peaches with ½ cup caster sugar in a food processor until roughly chopped.
Slowly add 1 TB fresh lemon juice and ½ cup plain yogurt and continue processing until mixture is smooth.
18. Chocolate Milk
It’s a simple treat you probably remember from when you were a kid.
But some studies show that it’s not all bad, particularly as a recovery drink after working out.
How’s that for helping you get rid of belly fat?!
Simply stir 2 TB chocolate syrup into 8 ounces of cold lowfat or nonfat milk and drink up!
19. Chocolate Hazelnut Popcorn
Sometimes when it comes to dessert, you don’t exactly know what you want.
Or maybe you do know what you want – and you want it all.
Something sweet. Something salty. Something with a satisfying crunch.
Pop a bag of plain popcorn and drizzle on some melted chocolate hazelnut spread.
Add a pinch of salt, and a dash of cocoa. Shake it up and voila!
20. Frozen Berry Yogurt Drops
When the need for something sweet and cold hits, this is your go-to snack. It couldn’t be any easier, too.
Mix 1 cup of plain yogurt with ½ cup of frozen berries of your choice.
When the mixture is consistent, scoop ¼ teaspoon portions onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Flash freeze them and store in a zip top bag in the freezer for a quick little mini dessert you’ll love.
21. Salty and Sweet Dipped Pretzels
Here’s another variation on the salty, sweet, and crunchy theme that’s so popular when it comes to dessert.
Microwave a square of dark chocolate in 15 second increments until melted.
Mix in 1 teaspoon of natural peanut or almond butter until smooth.
Dip the ends of pretzel rods in the mixture and let cool on a lined baking sheet.
22. Baked Apple
Baked apples are like little bundles of warm wonderfulness – and you can’t help but be happy as the sweet and spice-filled flavors explode on your taste buds.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Core 4 large apples (without removing the bottom of the apples).
Fill the core of each apple with a mixture made from ¾ cup rolled oats, ¾ cups chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans), 1 tsp of cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, 3 TB of dark maple syrup, and a pinch of allspice.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes.
23. Cottage Cheese with Fruit and Honey
It’s been a long-respected diet food for a reason.
When it comes to trying to get rid of belly fat, protein is your friend.
Enjoy this sweet way to get more protein into your eating plan.
Sprinkle your choice of berries over a serving of cottage cheese.
Top with a drizzle of honey and/or dark chocolate shavings.
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