Seven healthier desserts and snacks you must try

Embrace winter with these healthier desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are easy to make and perfect to share. Enjoy them as a snack with a cup of your favourite tea.

Words: Weronika Elantkowska

Cointreau Beetroot Truffles

If you’re craving something sweet, these no-bake beetroot boozy truffles are quick and easy to make. Don’t worry if you don’t have Cointreau — you can replace it with any other orange-flavoured liqueur. Get the recipe

Craft, recipe and styling Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick

Baked Banoffee Slice

This banoffee slice is delightful, gooey, sweet and decadent. The base is made from nuts, seeds and dates and the coconut caramel tastes heavenly. Leave the cake to cool on the benchtop, and then place in the fridge to cool down completely before slicing. It’s a perfect sweet treat for your lunch box. Get the recipe

Recipe courtesy of Chloe Moir

Salted Caramel Walnut Balls

How could you say no to these salted nutty delights? Double the pleasure by covering the balls with a chocolate mix. Get the recipe

Craft, recipe and styling Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick

Beet and Ginger Loaf

Combine beetroot with ginger and you’ve got a super tasty loaf on your hands. Ideal with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Get the recipe

Kawakawa Tea Cakes

These lemon-infused sponge cakes are soft, moist and delicious. Kawakawa tea is known for supporting and improving circulatory, digestive and rheumatic complaints. Delight your guests with these beauties and if you don’t announce it, nobody will notice they’re vegan. Get the recipe

Recipe and photography Miggs McTaylor

Mid-Winter Christmas Panforte

Dense, rich and dangerously delicious. You can slice it in small pieces, as even just a small morsel will satisfy your sweet cravings. Get the recipe

Photography Miggs McTaylor

Salted Caramel Pecan Pies

Nutritious and delectable, these pecan pies are the ultimate guilt-free treat. They are gluten-free and diary-free, and can be prepared in advance. Perfect to share … or maybe not? Get the recipe

Recipe and styling Caralee Caldwell. Photography Jo Anderson

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