Healthy Dessert Recipes for Seniors & Elderly

We offer lots of delicious suggestions for healthy alternatives, including for low-salt and low-sugar desserts. Important as we age when nutrition can become more complicated.

These healthy dessert recipes were selected especially for seniors. Easy and popular to do as senior activities too. And they can be modified to suit you.

Natural ingredients – We use mostly honey (raw, natural honey is ideal) or pure maple syrup as sweeteners. You can also substitute in a granular sweetener or even natural sugar (like stevia, which comes from a plant) if you’d prefer.

We use a minimal amount of salt too. But it can be cut down. Although some have whole wheat pastry flour, you certainly can use whatever you have. Feel free to add other nuts, dried fruits, or spices as you’d like. Healthy dessert recipes can be flexible. Be sure to also see our page on Easy Healthy Recipes – for all occasions.

Where to Buy
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup 24 oz (Pack of 2)
Stretch Island Fruit Leather Snacks Variety Pack, 0.5 Ounce, Pack of 48
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Dried Cranberries, Nuts & Pepitas Trail Mix, 42 Ounce
Dream Whip Dessert Topping Mix, 170g/6oz


Common Ingredients

Below is a list of few of the most common ingredients you can purchase from to have the desserts made even more healthy. Some of these ingredients can be used in almost all the healthy recipes that you try and could act as the perfect side items for any dessert.

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

One of the tastiest and thickest chocolate sauces is the Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup which could be used with several different types of desserts such as a chocolate brownie. This one comes in a pack of 2 bottles each of which is 24 oz. The best seller rank of this chocolate syrup at is 20 while the average rating is 4.8 out of 5 stars. We do know that Hershey’s is one of the pioneers in chocolate manufacturing, which is why we guarantee you; this will be a great purchase for all types of desserts that you intend to make.

Stretch Island Fruit Leather Snacks Variety Pack

The Stretch Island Fruit Leather snacks is the number 1 best seller at There are strips of different types of fruit flavors which include cherry, apple, strawberry, grape, raspberry, and apricot. These strips could be the perfect addition to any of the desert. For the apple tart, you can use the apple strips to make it even better and develop a better aroma as well.

Every strip has been made from real fruit and contains 1/4th of real fruit while the rest are other ingredients. This snack pack can be taken anywhere such as a picnic or party and is always ready to eat. We believe in making only the healthy desserts which is why we gave you an option that has zero added sugar and completely natural too. Go for it!

Happy Belly Dried Cranberries, Nuts &Pepitas Trail Mix

For health-conscious people that love nuts, this is yet another great addition which could work as a perfect topping for all types of desserts. There is an all mix of different types of nuts which includes  almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. In case you are worried about whether you will like it or not, the company offers a complete refund for the product within one year of purchase.

There are two different packs in this one of which includes nuts and pepitas while the other one includes the sweet and spicy mix of the nuts. With a Spicy Cajun-flavored mix, it gives you the perfect flavoring for a dessert. There are other variants available as well such as Salted and Deluxe ones. Head over to and order your favorite one right away.

Dream Whip Dessert Topping Mix

Dessert is ready but not giving the right look or you want something extra as well? This dessert whip is going to be the perfect solution because it gets ready in as low as 4 minutes. You can immediately prepare a dessert topping and decorate your dessert as per your choice.

It is an Amazon’s choice product which means many of those who have already purchased this topping have been satisfied with their purchase and we are sure you would be too. 85% buyers gave it a 5 out of 5-star rating.

Whipped Cream is an ideal topping for desserts.

Our Healthy Dessert Recipes

Mom’s Raved-About Pecan Pie

This is an old family recipe that has been around for over 50 years and is unique (with a surprise sweetener). It’s always raved about. People are always commenting that it’s the best they’ve ever had, even better than a restaurant’s, and want the recipe to take home with them.

So here it is. And easy! It just takes a few minutes to prepare — and is a true no-brainer! As you may know, pecans are one of the most nutritious of nuts. With the other wholesome ingredients, this is sure to be a pleaser, and you can count on tons of compliments. Click here for our special recipe: Easy Pecan Pie.

All-Natural Easy Brownie Recipe

This is an all-natural chocolate brownie recipe with lots of good ingredients. Dark chocolate is a well-known antioxidant, native to Mexico and Central America. This brownie carob recipe has a healthier sweetener too, which is actually full of minerals.

You’ll see that you can substitute our natural type ingredients for whatever you may have in your kitchen too. Carob is a natural chocolate type substitute found in the Middle East and is naturally sweet, and full of minerals. If you’ve never baked with it, you’re in for a pleasant surprise! Click here — Delicious Carob Recipes.

A brownie is one of the best desserts you can easily make at home.

Sweet-Tart Chunky Apple Muffins

This sweet and tart apple muffin recipe is full of chunky, tangy apples (I use Granny Smith). Again, it’s all natural with ingredients guaranteed to make this a very healthy dessert option. Our sweetener is better than processed sugar and keeps them moist. These muffins can be served for breakfast or brunch too. A dollop of whipped cream is yummy on top, as is apple butter. Learn how to make them. Check out the recipe: Sweet-Tart Apple Muffin Recipe..

Honey Snowballs

These little recipes are short and sweet, so we’ll just put them right on this page:

1 cup butter

1/4 cup honey

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup chopped nuts

Powdered sugar — optional

Cream the butter and honey. Sift in flour and salt. Add vanilla and nuts. Shape into balls and flatten slightly. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 F degrees, 12 minutes or so. When they come out, you can dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Makes 3 dozen.Very easy healthy dessert.

Make your own healthy dessert today.

More healthy dessert recipes and crafts:

Easy Apple Recipes — We have a fabulous collection of crafts made with the all-time favorites: apples. You will find many more there, besides those mentioned on this page. A perfect way to get in your Apple A Day!

Valentine’s Day Desserts — These Valentine’s Day Desserts are simple but unique. And healthy – many are made with fresh fruit. Of course, there are ways to dress them up or make them decadent too! See our ideas.

Dipping Chocolate — A great activity for the elderly. Dipping chocolate makes a fun and yummy project you can eat! For all ages. Great decorating ideas included. Perfect for elderly activities too.