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3 Healthy No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Sweet Tooth

3 Healthy No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Sweet Tooth
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The following recipes and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina. Content was provided by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD,LD.

When it comes to following an Fx™-approved diet, there are two myths I would like to bust about dessert.

  • Not all dessert is unhealthy.
  • Not all dessert requires actual baking.

Healthy or not, all dessert should be consumed in moderation, but if the weather is warm and your sweet tooth is singing, consider creating a decadent no-bake dessert that’s packed with nutritional goodness.

Whether your cravings call for a treat that’s fruity, nutty, or chocolatey, these three Fx™-approved desserts offer it all without ever having to light the oven. These recipes are great for summer cookouts, celebrations and (who am I kidding?) a post-weeknight dinner sweet treat!

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

  • Banana Almond Frozen Roll-Ups: What do you get when you combine a naturally sweet banana with Heinen’s fresh ground almond butter? Dessert! This creamy frozen Fx™-approved treat is the perfect way to enjoy a cool dessert without the added sugar found in traditional ice cream. And since it contains no milk products, it will appeal to friends and family following a dairy-free diet.
  • No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies: Tame your cookie cravings with these simple 5-minute, no-bake chocolate chip cookies. It checks all the boxes of fresh-baked cookies: sweet, soft, chewy and crumbly. To classify them more as a nutrition bar is definitely not a stretch! Because they are low in sodium and added sugar, rich in fiber and healthy fat and have as much protein as an egg, these decadent treats score more nutritional points than many so-called “nutrition” bars on the market.
  • Blueberry Bars: A whole food dessert at its best, these no-bake blueberry bars are beautiful to the eyes and yummy to the tummy. They’re so nutritious they can even double as an on-the-go breakfast. Blueberries are one of the highest antioxidant fruits, which makes them potent disease-fighters. These scrumptious bars are lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and blackstrap molasses—a nutrient-dense viscous byproduct of sugar production that supplies 20% of your daily calcium and iron needs and almost as much potassium in just one tablespoon.

3 Healthy No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Sweet Tooth

3 Healthy No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Sweet Tooth


For the Banana Almond Frozen Roll Ups

  • 3 oz. Heinen’s fresh ground almond butter
  • 3 ripe fresh bananas

For the No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup Heinen’s cashews
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill almond flour
  • 6 fresh Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 tsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Navitas unsweetened cacao nibs

For the Blueberry Bars

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s pure organic maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen’s pure organic maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen’s coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses


For the Banana Almond Frozen Roll-Ups

  1. Place a pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Mash the bananas and almond butter together in a medium-size bowl.
  3. Spread the mixture on the frozen pan until thin.
  4. Use a spatula to roll slices into roll-ups. Serve immediately.

Several Vanilla Almond Frozen Rolls in a Small White Serving Bowl

For the No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Add the cashews, almond flour, dates, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt to a food processor.
  2. Pulse until combined and the mixture looks like cookie dough.
  3. Add the cacao nibs and pulse until combined.
  4. Shape into cookies with your hands or a cookie press and freeze for 15 minutes. Serve.

Several No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies on a Parchment Lined Baking Sheet with a Cup of Cashews


For the Blueberry Bars

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup oat flour, 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil, 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. molasses, and 1 tsp. vanilla.
  2. Press into an 8×8 pan. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine 1 ½ cup blueberries, 1 ½ cup oat flour, 3 Tbsp. maple syrup, 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil, and 2 Tbsp. molasses in a food processor. Pulse until combined.
  4. Spread the blueberry mixture over crust. Chill for 10 minutes. Serve.

An Assortment of Blueberry Bars on Round White Plates with Forks

Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. As a published author with over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking, Melanie offers expert guidance through Heinen's Club Fx program to help customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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