3 Healthy Desserts Without All the Fuss

Desserts are often the most challenging dishes to prepare.
In the article, you will find a combination of cookies, brownies,
mini cakes, and even cheesecake cups. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied,
but you won’t have the extra servings around that you feel obligated to eat.

1. Peanut Butter Cup Shakes

When my husband and I go out for ice cream, we have completely different preferences. I like my ice cream filled with all the chunks—brownie bites, swirls of peanut butter, cookies pieces, you name it. My husband is more of a purist and likes his ice cream simple and smooth. When we’re at home, I make these Peanut Butter Cup Shakes to please us both. I get some texture from the puréed peanut butter cups, but it’s still relatively smooth. I even top mine with a couple more chopped peanut butter cups for extra chunks.


PREP TIME: 5 minutes SERVES: 2

3 cups chocolate ice cream 
⅔ cup milk
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
8 mini peanut butter cups, plus 4 additional mini peanut butter cups, chopped

1. Blend. In a blender, put the ice cream, milk, and peanut butter and blend on high speed until combined.
2. Add the peanut butter cups. Add the peanut butter cups to the blender and pulse until blended.
3. Serve. Divide between two glasses and top with the chopped peanut butter cups. Serve and enjoy.

SWAP: The chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cups can make for a very rich treat. Vanilla is a good option to keep the flavors on the lighter side. Oreos also work well here.

Per serving: Calories: 574; Total fat: 35g; Total carbs: 55g; Sugar: 47g; Protein: 16g; Fiber: 4g; Sodium: 322mg