When you’re craving something sweet, sometimes nothing but the traditional sweets will do. But often, it’s possible to satisfy a craving for something a little sweet with a dish that also adds real nutrition to your day. These recipes will please your sugar-loving side while giving you important nutrients to get you through the day. Many of these recipes call for date paste: if you’ve never made it before, check out our instructions.

Apple Cinnamon Almond Smoothie
Apple Cinnamon Almond Smoothie

Mocha Chia Pudding

3 Guiding StarsLightly sweet and intensely chocolate, this overnight pudding is a nice weekday snack to have on hand. Turn it into a mini-meal with a few nuts and your favorite fresh fruit. (3 Guiding Stars)

Apple-Date Torte

2 Guiding StarsApple pie, apple crisp: take a back seat. This torte will meet your desire for either while bringing its own nutty identity to your fall desserts roundup. (2 Guiding Stars)

Cherry Cobbler

2 Guiding StarsWhether you’ve got fresh cherries or frozen, this simple cobbler is scrumptious. Like a little cream? Try plain yogurt with a little vanilla extract mixed in. (2 Guiding Stars)

Frozen Yogurt Bark

1 Guiding StarThink of this dish as a template for an easy frozen treat. Switch up your variety of nuts and fruit to make this a family favorite! (1 Guiding Star)

No-Bake Pecan Carrot Bars

1 Guiding StarThese are designed to be frozen, but if you’re looking for a warm, spice-laden treat, you can bake them into a hot, bubbling pudding-like dessert that’s perfect for fall. (1 Guiding Star)

Apple Cinnamon Almond Smoothie

1 Guiding StarTry something new with your smoothie routine for fall! This warm and lightly spiced drink will be your new go-to comfort drink on cool fall evenings. (1 Guiding Star)

Dessert Hummus

1 Guiding StarDessert hummus might sound a little weird, but trust us: it’s delicious. Serve it up with fruit slices for dipping or even some thin cookies for a party. (1 Guiding Star)