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What is a healthy dessert recipe?

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A healthy dessert recipe is Food Network's No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars. The recipe uses reduced fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt and peanut butter for a low-calorie dessert bar.

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To make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, start by grinding together 24 chocolate wafer cookies, 3 tablespoons melted butter and 4 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate in a food processor. Press the cookie mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch square pan lined with foil, then refrigerate until ready to use. Mix together 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar in a food processor.

Pour the peanut butter mixture over the crust, and top with 1/4 cup chopped peanuts and a sprinkle of salt. Refrigerate the bars for at least four hours before serving.

Another healthy dessert recipe is one for Blueberry and White Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies. To make the cookies, mix together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup wheat germ, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger. Separately, combine an egg, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup canola oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, then add in 1/2 cup oats, 2 ounces chopped white chocolate, 1/3 cup dried blueberries and 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger.

Place teaspoon-sized balls on a cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for eight to 10 minutes at 375 degrees F.

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