5 healthier holiday dessert recipes

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healthier holiday dessert recipes.JPGWhether you're celebrating Hannukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, no holiday celebration is complete without dessert.

Sure, holiday treats are usually loaded with fat, sugar and calories galore. But they don't have to be. 

Add a dash of health to your holiday treats by whipping up these dessert recipes from our new online cookbook.

Whole wheat snickerdoodles
We've trimmed fat and sugar from this popular cinnamon cookie without sacrificing flavor. Even better, our recipe replaces the usual white flour with whole wheat flour -- a good source of cancer-fighting dietary fiber.

Date truffles
Looking for a quick, elegant treat? With just six ingredients, these date truffles fit the bill.

And, here's some more good news: the dates are rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. Plus, the almonds and walnuts in this recipe deliver omega-3 fatty acids, cancer-fighting vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.

Bran cracker crust
Want to make your holiday pie or cheesecake a tad bit healthier? Sneak some fiber in by replacing your usual crust with this flavorful bran cracker crust.

Don't have a favorite pie recipe to use with this crust? Try our chocolate pie recipe.

Low-fat espresso cake with raspberry sauce
Chocoholics, rejoice. This espresso cake recipe trims fat and calories by using applesauce instead of butter.

And, with the recipe calling for whole wheat pastry flour, you'll also get some cancer-fighting whole grains.

Cranberry squares
Looking for the perfect blend of tart and sweet? Try our cranberry squares recipe, which boasts tangy cranberries, smooth cream cheese and crunchy oats.

Bonus: cranberries are rich in vitamin C and cancer-fighting fiber and antioxidants.

Make old favorites healthier, too
Want to cut calories and fat from some of your favorite desserts this holiday season?

Use our low-fat baking substitute cheat sheet, and you'll be baking your way to a healthier holiday in no time.

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it's really great holiday desert recipes, please shows some tutorials about how to make that desert or cake kontak jodoh

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