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Makeover Dessert Recipes

Looking for makeover dessert recipes? Find makeover dessert recipes for a lighter version to your favorite recipes.

Makeover Chocolate Layer Bars

Makeover Chocolate Layer Bars

Makeover Chocolate Layer Bars

Our makeover recipe boasts all the delicious decadent flavor of Anita Nickless' original bars but with 38 percent less fat and 75 fewer calories each. Now friends and family in Platte City, Missouri can enjoy them guilt-free! Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Makeover Frosted Banana Bars

Makeover Frosted Banana Bars

Makeover Frosted Banana Bars

I've made these banana bars many times, always with favorable comments and requests for the recipe. With this makeover, you don't have to be shy about grabbing seconds of this treat! —Susan Stuff, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Makeover Yummy Cake

Makeover Yummy Cake

Makeover Yummy Cake

This delectable cake lives up to its name and you can enjoy it gult-free. You'll find it makes the perfect ending to most any meal. Debbie Knoll - Ottawa, Illinois
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Makeover Mint Layer Brownies

Makeover Mint Layer Brownies

Makeover Mint Layer Brownies

This slimmed-down recipe, with just half the fat and cholesterol of the original recipe, is still divinely decadent and makes a great meal finale! Marinda Smith - Queen Creek, Arizona

Makeover Cherry-Topped Cheesecake

Makeover Cherry-Topped Cheesecake

Makeover Cherry-Topped Cheesecake

Creamy and decadent like the original, but with half the fat and calories, this is one stellar dessert that you can proudly serve to friends and family. Kathi Mulchin - Salt Lake City, Utah

Makeover White Christmas Cake

Makeover White Christmas Cake

Makeover White Christmas Cake

“I made this amazing cake for our annual Christmas dinner several years ago, and it quickly became a family favorite.” Anna Knauer - Robesonia, Pennsylvania

Makeover Chocolate Eggnog Pie

Makeover Chocolate Eggnog Pie

Makeover Chocolate Eggnog Pie

I always make this dessert over the holidays using leftover eggnog. Now that it boasts all the classic flavor but half the fat and a third fewer calories, we can savor this holiday tradition down to the last rich crumb. —Beth McCreedy, Lapeer, Michigan

Makeover Almond Poppy Seed Cake

Makeover Almond Poppy Seed Cake

Makeover Almond Poppy Seed Cake

When our taste testers tried this, they were impressed with its mildly sweet flavor and fluffy texture, noting it was “easy to eat” and that “people will love this.” Shirley Durbin - Hutchinson, Kansas

Makeover Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

Makeover Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

Makeover Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

With its minty, chocolate flavor and rich frosting, this cake tastes decadent. But it's really light! —Melissa Gleason, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana

Makeover Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Makeover Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Makeover Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Now all you rhubarb fans out there can minimize that mouth-puckering flavor without having to ladle on the sugar. This light recipe lets you enjoy one of springtime's quintessential treats and feel good about each bite you take. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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