Quick and easy desserts recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Best Ever Brownies

Best Ever Brownies

I got this recipe in Home Economics in 1974 and it's still the best brownie recipe I have ever made.

Kelly Christensen
Mar 2012
Intermediate
5 votes
11261 views
“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

During the off-season, when salmon aren’t readily available up north,…

Kevin Olomon
Feb 2010
Professional
6 votes
4601 views
Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe saying it is as the name says, truly “Good Stuff.” Layers start with a…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
5 votes
7955 views
Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami

A unique russian dessert

Marina K
Mar 2010
Advanced
5 votes
13053 views
Apple Crisp – Microwave Quick!

Apple Crisp – Microwave Quick!

I haven’t found a quicker apple crisp recipe that tastes as good (or better) than oven-baked. Simple prep and fast cooking make this a perfect…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2011
Professional
3 votes
7566 views
Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

I have always loved mincemeat - pie with vanilla ice cream or cookies and cocoa. This is how we make them,…

Amos Miller
Dec 2011
Professional
2 votes
8875 views
Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all know there are many recipes for chocolate chip cookies, with many things added to them. But for a soft,…

J. Gino Genovesi
Aug 2013
Professional
2 votes
3154 views
Williams Sonoma Triple Chocolate Brownies

Williams Sonoma Triple Chocolate Brownies

This is a very popular recipe that I simplified a bit without losing any of it's goodness. You can serve these…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2010
Intermediate
5 votes
3219 views
Blueberry Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Many of you have probably made or at least heard of a “dump” cake before. It’s where you dump a box of cake…

Carolinaheartstrings
Sep 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
7699 views
Japanese “Rare” Cheesecake

Japanese “Rare” Cheesecake

No bake cheesecakes are called “rare cheesecakes” in Japan. It is a soft type of cheesecake and usually gelatin is used to harden the filling. Rare…

Henry Moline
Oct 2011
Professional
1 vote
4446 views
Oat Toffee Cherry Chocolate Cookie

Oat Toffee Cherry Chocolate Cookie

Oat Toffee Cherry Chocolate Cookie is a sweet, tart, buttery, crisp, chewy cookie. Soft, moist and flavorful,…

Culinary Envy
Jan 2016
Advanced
1 vote
290 views
Chewy Crunchy Double Chocolate Brownies

Chewy Crunchy Double Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are my all-time favorite. They have two unusual ingredients: brown sugar and coconut, which add…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2015
Professional
1 vote
555 views
MANGO PUDDING

MANGO PUDDING

A newer addition to the dim sum repertoire, the mango pudding is influenced by Western desserts techniques (since the Chinese are not too big on…

Linda Tay Esposito
Aug 2008
Professional
10 votes
27254 views
Raw Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Raw Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Gourmandelle LifestyleBlog
Oct 2011
Advanced
2 votes
2538 views
German Drop Cookies

German Drop Cookies

Pecan-laden German Drop Cookies are reminiscent of Mexican wedding cookies, but I like these even better for the cinnamon-laced powdery topping. You…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2011
Professional
1 vote
1914 views