Date paste is a fantastic alternative to brown sugar in many baking contexts. The sugar they bring to the table comes with the nutrients in dates, making them a more nutritious option than pure sugar. Tip: 12 dates will yield roughly 1 cup of paste. Freeze leftovers in ¼ cup increments for future use.
These flourless blondies are sweetened with date paste to add more fiber and nutrients to this sweet snack. Play around with the flavor profile by changing out the types of nuts, or swap the chocolate chips for juice-sweetened dried fruit.
This easy-prep party dip was picked by our partners’ dietitians because it offers great nutrition for little work. Serve it with sliced fruit or, for a special occasion, dark chocolate cookies.
If you use gluten-free oats, these bars can be completely gluten-free. If you don’t already have the full set of spices in your cupboard, you can replace them with 2 teaspoons of your favorite pumpkin spice mix.
This dessert happens to be vegan and gluten-free…and also completely delicious. Take advantage of the availability of cranberries to enjoy this as a decadent holiday treat.
There’s no candy or corn in this tasty fruit and yogurt parfait, but it packs a great flavor. Don’t feel stuck in a rut with the suggested fruit, either! Any yellow or orange fruit will have the same gorgeous effect, so play around with what your family likes.
Medjool dates are sweet and earthy in a way that makes them a wonderful approximation for caramels. Paired with almond flour and almond butter to create a smooth texture with a nutty taste, these candies have no added sugar and still provide a delightful sweet treat.