If you’re anything like me, you have a real sweet and just live for dessert!
But unfortunately, deserts are usually packed with sugar and fats, making them very high in calories, and that’s no good at all when it comes to trying to lose weight.
But if you’re playing the long game when it comes to your weight loss, you cannot be expected to give up desserts completely.
And that’s where articles like this one come in handy, because coming up very shortly is a shortlist of handpicked, simple to make, tasty desserts that aren’t too high in calories, and are even approved by the Weight Watchers group.
So, if you’re on the Weight Watchers plan, you can enjoy each and every one of these delicious, easy to make dessert recipes, totally guilt-free. Just don’t make them all in one weekend!
Then we’re going to top that off with another handy section where I’ll be answering all of your most frequently asked questions on the subject of Weight Watchers desserts.
And without further ado, get those taste buds ready because here we go!
OMG – this easy no-bake dessert is absolutely delicious. It’s a skinny chocolate éclair cake that has all the amazing chocolate, vanilla, and whipped cream flavors of a regular éclair, but is way healthier thanks to the use of such ingredients as sugar-free chocolate, sugar-free vanilla pudding mix, and sugar-free chocolate syrup, and fat free milk.
The recipe yields 24 so is perfect for parties!
Now, not only is this dessert deliciously light and fluffy, and fruity and sweet, but it’s also quick to make, requires no baking, and there are only 3 ingredients to source.
Plus, you can also add some toasted coconut pieces as a delicious garnish that pairs perfectly with the other flavors in the dish.
You may want to make it ahead of time, though, because you need to give it time to chill.
I just couldn’t believe this recipe when I saw it. I thought you’ve got to be kidding, there’s no way a chocolate brownie recipe could only come to 1 Weight Watchers point.
But you know what? I made it and tried it and discovered that it’s just as decadent, rich and indulgent as a regular chocolate brownie.
And each serving is a mere 75 calories!
This frozen dessert is just perfect for cooling you down on hot summer days.
And it only requires 3 ingredients, namely fresh strawberries, yogurt (you can use fat-free if you wish), and honey (or an alternative sweetener if you wish to reduce your carb or sugar intake).
You will also need ice pop molds and popsicle sticks. Each popsicle comes in at just 30 calories!
If you ask me, the addition of peanut butter to any recipe adds a very real depth of flavor to any dish.
You use chocolate graham cracker sheets and butter to make up the crust, and for the filling there’s lite cool whip, fat-free cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla.
You can also add a sprinkle of crushed peanuts to serve, but this will bump up the Weight Watcher Points.
The recipe yields 12 servings, coming in at less than 150 calories and 6 smart points per serving. It’s super simple to make and features such delicious, healthy ingredients as mashed bananas, applesauce, milk and more.
The dish is loaded with potassium, and what’s more, you could make it even healthier by using artificial sweetener in place of the sugar.
This strawberry cheesecake dish comes highly recommended, and only requires 4 ingredients, namely plain non-fat Greek yogurt, fresh diced strawberries, vanilla extract, and a packet of fat-free cheesecake pudding mix.
Be sure to make it ahead of time because it needs at least an hour to chill. The recipe yields 4 servings and each jar is just 1 Weight Watchers SP.
If you love chocolate, coffee and cream, then trust me, you’re going to just love this decadent dessert. Trifles are a classic UK dessert that require minimal cooking.
This version uses angel food cake softened with espresso, and then the cake is covered in chocolate pudding and topped with whipped topping and a sprinkling of toffee bits. It comes in at 12 personal points per serving.
This sunshine cake will brighten anyone’s day, and it is super simple to make. You only need 5 ingredients, namely a packet of cake mix, a packet of instant vanilla pudding mix, mandarin oranges, cool whip lite, and crushed pineapple.
The recipe yields 24 servings, with each serving coming in at 7 personal points.
Mmm, I just love anything coconut flavored. And the different textures in this cake are amazing. You’ve got white cake mix, diet lemonade, fat-free plain Greek yogurt, artificial sweetener, fat-free cool whip, and shredded coconut.
The recipe yields 16 servings, and each serving comes to a mere 7 WW points.
If you ask me there are few flavors that pair as well as peanut butter and chocolate!
These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are thick, rich, and decadent. What’s more, they’re made from just 5 simple ingredients, namely butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, creamy peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
The recipe yields at least 20 servings and comes in at 5 points.
I absolutely adore this dish! It tastes fresh and fruity, and it’s good for you. What’s more, all you need is 3 easy to source ingredients, namely frozen peaches, sugar-free cake mix, and a diet lemon and lime soda.
It’s super simple to make, the recipe yields 12 servings, and it comes in at 6 WW Smart Points per serving, or4 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points.
Mmm, this dish is just divine, so fresh and flavorful. It features such ingredients as pistachio instant pudding mix, peppermint extract, chopped baking chocolate and chocolate wafers.
And to make it lighter in calories, it uses skimmed milk and thawed sugar-free and fat-free frozen whipped topping.
You’ll have to make it ahead of time, though, since it needs to go in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
This fun and cute-as-can-be dish simply could not be easier to make. It only uses 3 ingredients, and all you have to do is slice some bananas, coat them in melted dark chocolate mixed with coconut oil, and if you wish you can also decorate the chocolate coated banana bites with sprinkles or chopped nuts.
They appeal to kids and adults alike. One serving is 4 WW Freestyle Smart Points.
This enjoyable dish has a mild, delicate, fruity taste and makes for an excellent palette cleanser after a main course.
It’s super simple to make and only requires 4 ingredients, including both fresh and frozen blueberries, thawed fat-free whipped topping, and a little water.
It takes just three steps to make, yields 6 servings, and comes in at 2 WW points per serving.
Sometimes, it’s nice to snack between meals, or have some finger food as you watch your favorite shows. And if you’re on the Weight Watchers plan, this is hands-down the way to do it!
The purpose of energy balls like these is to provide a balance of protein, good slow-release carbs, healthy fat, and fiber. These energy balls only require 5 ingredients, including yummy chocolate and cinnamon.
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Did you know that you can get reduced fat Oreo cookies? Well, I, for one, am super glad that you can. And you can use them in this luscious recipe, using only 3 ingredients.
What’s more, you can enjoy eating it and still lose weight, thanks to ingredients such as sugar-free instant pudding mix, skim milk, and fat-free cool whip.
The recipe yields 10 servings, which come in at 4 WW Personal Points.
This low calorie red velvet cake dessert comes out lovely and moist and features a deliciously creamy frosting and filling.
It’s super simple to make and requires just 5 ingredients, namely red velvet cake mix, a can of diet Doctor Pepper, skim milk, fat-free sugar-free instant cheesecake pudding mix, and fat-free cool whip.
You can make it in just 4 steps, and it yields 15 servings.
Calling all chocolate lovers! Have I got the recipe for you?! This cake-y, gooey, chocolate pudding cake will transport you to heaven.
And, each serving comes in at just 4 WW points plus or 6 WW smart points (142 calories).
What’s more, it contains such flavorful ingredients as vanilla extract, toasted pecan halves, and strong coffee. And all of the ingredients are easy to source.
Sometimes you don’t want something too rich, and you’re more in the mood for something refreshing and citrus-y. And that’s where recipes like this one come in.
These delicious lemon bars feature real lemon juice and zest. Each serving has 113 calories, or 5 smart points (on the green, blue or purple plan) or 3 points plus on the old plan.
If you’re feeling fed up with runny, gooey desserts, why not check out this healthy cookie-like recipe?
Scones are a dish originating from the UK, and they taste very much like our biscuits we have with gravy.
And the use of blueberries here add a little fruitiness to the dish. Trust me, it’s good! Each scone is just 190 calories or 5 WW smart points.
I bet you never would have imagined that cheesecake dessert could possibly be zero points on the Weight Watcher plan – and I’m here to prove you wrong!
This delicious recipe is zero points on the blue and purple plans and 2 points on the green plan.
It features such tasty yet healthy ingredients as fat-free Greek yogurt, sugar-free fat-free instant cheesecake pudding, and a sugar substitute.
This fruity, decadent dessert comes in at just 3 WW smart points. And you will only need to find 7 ingredients.
First you make the base with low fat graham crackers, then there’s the cheesecake layer which is made with such ingredients as fat free cool whip, instant sugar-free vanilla pudding, and fat-free cream cheese, and it’s topped with lite cherry pie filling.
I’m pleased to report that you can also enjoy choc chip cookies on the Weight Watchers plan, too. And here’s the recipe. The cookie bars come out soft, chewy and fudgy.
What’s more, there are no eggs, dairy, butter, oil or refined sugar. They come in at a mere 3 smart points per serving, and make for an excellent snack between meals.
If, like me, you’re a big fan of sweet spices like cinnamon, then you will just love these cinnamon muffins.
They only come in at just 2 points per muffin, thanks to ingredients such as sugar-free maple syrup, and unsweetened almond milk.
The recipe yields 12 muffins, and is simply delicious.
This dessert dish is not only delicious, but also super simple to make. It only requires 5 ingredients, namely cottage cheese, orange gelatin, mandarin oranges, cool whip, and mini marshmallows.
If you wish, you can also add a sprinkle of chopped nuts for crunch. The recipe yields 10 servings, each coming in at 70 calories or 3 Weight Watchers points.
These chocolate coated peanut butter balls are perfect finger food for snacking on or for parties, and they’re absolutely delicious. They taste just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and are fun and easy to make.
You will only need 4 ingredients, namely creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter or margarine, and cooking chocolate. Each candy is 51 calories or 2 smart points.
I just love this recipe, it’s so deliciously fruity and crunchy, thanks to ingredients such as fresh blackberries and raspberries, light brown sugar, low fat granola cereal, and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
It’s super simple to make, taking just 4 steps, and is ready to eat in as little as 15 minutes. Better yet, each serving comes in at a mere 3 WW smart points.
If you love chocolate and you love fudge, then boy have I got the recipe for you! It’s fun and easy to make, requiring just 5 easy to source ingredients, including sugar, fat-free evaporated milk, butter, semisweet chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
The recipe yields 36 servings, coming in at 100 calories each or 5 WW points.
Now, this is a dessert that has everything – it has a delightfully fruity cake, combined with a creamy vanilla flavored topping, with a nice crunch, thanks to the sprinkle of chopped pecans and sweetened coconut flakes on the top.
I love the addition of crushed pineapple to boost a light citrus flavor. And it’s super quick and easy to make.
The traditional whoopie pie is an American classic, made of round pieces with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.
And with this recipe, you can enjoy chocolate flavored whoopie pies, even if you’re on a Weight Watchers plan.
Each serving is just 115 calories or 5 WW smart points, or 3 WW points plus, and you only need 2 ingredients to make it.
How about a cake that tastes just like the popular Butterfinger candy? Yes please!
This chocolate and caramel dream cake tastes absolutely delicious, thanks to ingredients such as angel food cake, fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix, fat-free cool whip, butterfinger candy bars, and skim milk.
Now. we’re going to go out with a bang – these flapjack-like oat bars are to die for!
It’s super simple to make, and it features such ingredients as chunky peanut butter, rolled oats, vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
You’ll need to make it ahead of time because it has to be refrigerated for at least 4 hours.
Answers To Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
I am pleased to report that WW does indeed do frozen desserts. What’s more, you can also make your own Weight Watchers frozen dessert recipes. Did you catch them earlier? If not, just scroll back up.
Most store bought Weight Watchers brand desserts come in at between 50 and 220 calories per portion – really low.
A typical 46 gram serving of cake is approximately 3 points on Weight Watchers.
And given that you are expected to eat between 26 and 27 points per day, this means that you can still go ahead and enjoy cake when you are on a Weight Watchers plan.
Did you know that you can still enjoy ice cream on Weight Watchers? I can wholeheartedly recommend Arctic Zero Light Ice Creams.
They come in pint tubs and are available in a range of different yummy flavors.
By this point, I’m pretty sure that my shortlist has whetted your appetite. I hope you’ve been able to pick out one or two recipes that you want to try.
And the best part is that you can go ahead and eat them, and still lose weight! Enjoy!