Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories: Samoas-Style Cannoli Cones, Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake

Apr 27 2017
When you're craving dessert, don't deprive yourself! These decadent recipes have less than 200 calories per serving, and each one can be made in 20 minutes or less. Score!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Samoas-Style Cannoli Cones Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (1 cone): 163 calories, 5.5g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 141mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 7g protein

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These gooey sweet snacks were inspired by the Girl Scout Cookie flavor Samoas/Caramel deLites. We love them!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes


2 tbsp. shredded sweetened coconut

1 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese

2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Truvia)

1/4 tsp. coconut extract

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

4 sugar cones

2 tsp. fat-free, low-fat, or light caramel dip (like the kinds by Marzetti)


Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir coconut until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, sweetener, coconut extract, and vanilla extract. Mix until uniform.

Stir in half of the toasted coconut and 1 tbsp. chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into cones.

Evenly top cones with remaining toasted coconut and 1/2 tbsp. chocolate chips. Drizzle with caramel.


HG Tip: If needed, microwave caramel in a small microwave-safe bowl for 10 seconds, or until easy to drizzle.

HG Alternative: For fancy cones with minimal effort, pipe the mixture into the cones. Just transfer the filling mixture to a large plastic bag and squeeze it down toward a bottom corner. Snip off that corner with scissors, creating a hole for piping the mixture.

Hungry Girl's Healthy Strawberry Shortcake in a Mug Recipe

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Entire recipe: 159 calories, 5.5g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 205mg sodium, 25g carbs, 2g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 2.5g protein

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This petite treat is decadent, delicious, and loaded with whipped topping and fresh strawberries. Dig in!

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less
Cool: 10 minutes


2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Truvia)

1/4 tsp. baking powder

2 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tbsp. light whipped topping (like Skinny Truwhip or So Delicious Dairy Free Cocowhip! Light)

1/2 cup sliced strawberries


Spray a microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add flour, sweetener, and baking powder. Mix well.

Add all remaining ingredients except whipped topping and strawberries. Using a fork, whisk until uniform.

Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or until set.

Immediately run a knife along the edges to help separate the cake from the mug. Firmly place a plate over the mug, and flip so that the plate is on the bottom. Gently shake mug to release cake onto the plate.

Let cool, about 10 minutes.

Top with whipped topping and strawberries.


Chew on this:

On this day in HG history, HG 200 Under 200 debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list... way back in 2009! Can you believe it's been 8 years since then?

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