Going Paleo means kissing goodbye to gluten-filled grains, refined sugars, dairy, and countless other not-so-good-for-you ingredients typically found in popular desserts.
The good news? You don’t have to completely eliminate desserts from your life; just find ways to use whole food ingredients to create delectable, and, dare we say, better than the original, treats.
We’re talking homemade candies like white chocolate, keto-friendly truffles, Paleo peppermint patties, Girl Scout cookie-inspired truffles, and more.
More of a sweet bar fan? We’ve got several of those too, from simple almond butter blondies to chocolate chip blondies, salted caramel brownies, cheesecake bars, and raspberry crumb bars.
Cakes and cookies abound also, including ooey-gooey chocolate lava cake, and simple and quick almond butter cookies. If you’re looking for something more unique, you’ll find Paleo monkey bread and cinnamon roll apple pie.
Whatever sweet craving strikes your fancy, we bet there’s a recipe here for you.
Coconut Flour Caramel Apple Brownies
Cinnamon-infused apples stud every bite of these caramel apple brownies, while a date-based caramel makes everything gooey and delicious.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Caramel Apple Brownies
Almond Butter Blondies
These chewy, nutrient-dense almond butter blondies are so yummy, you won’t believe they’re Paleo-friendly and vegan.
Recipe: Detoxinista | Almond Butter Blondies
White Chocolate Keto Truffles
These keto-friendly truffles could not be any easier to throw together: All you need is coconut butter, coconut cream, vanilla extract, monk fruit sweetener, and unsweetened coconut.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | White Chocolate Keto Truffles
Grain-Free Apple Crisp
This grain-free apple crisp harnesses the natural sweetness of apples to make this dessert totally free from added sugar.
Recipe: Living Well Mom | Grain-Free Apple Crisp
Coconut Maple Raisin Ice Cream
You’ll love how simple it is to make creamy, coconut-y ice cream at home with this recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Maple Raisin Ice Cream
Paleo Samoa Truffles
Forget Girl Scout Cookies – you won’t be able to put the Paleo truffle version down!
Recipe: What Molly Made | Paleo Samoa Truffles
Utterly Deadly Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie
Luscious, thick and creamy sweet potato purée serves as the base in this rich, chocolate-heavy treat.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Utterly Deadly Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie
Strawberry Pudding Soufflés
These soufflés, made with whole food ingredients, are the definition of fluffy and sweet.
Recipe: Perry’s Plate | Strawberry Pudding Soufflés
Easy Bread Pudding with Fruit and Pecans
Bread pudding may sound like an impossible feat on the Paleo diet, but this Paleo-friendly version is every bit as warm, gooey, and satisfying as the original.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Bread Pudding with Fruit and Pecans
Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Balls
Pop one of these chocolate-covered almond butter balls to satisfy a sweet craving. You won’t regret it.
Recipe: Isabel Eats | Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Balls
Hot Chocolate Floats with Hot Fudge and Coconut Ice Cream
You haven’t lived until you’ve devoured frosty coconut ice cream as it melts into a hot, fudge-laced mug of hot chocolate.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Hot Chocolate Floats with Hot Fudge and Coconut Ice Cream
Paleo Peppermint Patties
Craving candy? These Paleo-friendly peppermint patties boast just four wholesome ingredients: coconut butter, raw honey, peppermint, and chocolate.
Recipe: Empowered Sustenance | Paleo Peppermint Patties
Coconut Caramel Cashew Clusters
These coconut caramel cashew clusters are delicious on their own, but feel free to jazz things up by adding pomegranate arils, coconut flakes, orange zest, or a drizzle of almond butter.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Caramel Cashew Clusters
Paleo Chocolate Strawberry Coconut Butter Cups
These dark chocolate cups feature a strawberry coconut butter filling so creamy and luscious, you won’t be able to stop at just one.
Recipe: 40 Aprons | Paleo Chocolate Strawberry Coconut Butter Cups
Keto Eggnog Cheesecakes Made in a Muffin Tin
You may not believe it possible, but this recipe makes delectable individual cheesecakes that are totally Paleo and keto-friendly. Yum!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Eggnog Cheesecakes Made in a Muffin Tin
How do you make this dairy-laden Italian classic Paleo-friendly? With some smart substitutions, like whipped coconut cream and a coconut flour-based cookie layer, you have a decadent but wholesome take on the Italian dessert.
Recipe: Eat Something Delicious | Paleo Tiramisu
Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake
Chocolate and sweet potato strike again with this ultra-rich cake, complete with a dark chocolate coconut cream frosting and fresh berries.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake
Maple Vanilla Bean Meringue Cookies
These gorgeous, crispy meringue cookies only look difficult to pull off, but they’re actually quite simple.
Recipe: Kit’s Coastal | Maple Vanilla Bean Meringue Cookies
Paleo Monkey Bread
Have you ever had monkey bread? The sticky, pull-apart treat is easily made Paleo in this recipe, which requires just 15 minutes of prep.
Recipe: The Banana Diaries | Paleo Monkey Bread
Chocolate Lava Cake
Dark chocolate and cacao powder make this lava cake ultra-rich, while almond butter lends a smooth, nutty flavor to the whole thing.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Lava Cake
Coconut Flour Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin packs in a ton of moisture and flavor in this pumpkin roll with an extra-creamy coconut cream center.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Pumpkin Roll
Paleo Pumpkin Bars
Chewy, fudgy pumpkin bars get frosted with a thick layer of decadent maple frosting – amazing.
Recipe: What Molly Made | Paleo Pumpkin Bars
Coconut Flour Everything Cookies
Can’t decide which type of cookie to make? Try “everything” in this everything cookie recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Everything Cookies
Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies
How do you ensure you get the best of both the brownie and blondie world? Make blondies, with chocolate.
Recipe: Bakerita | Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies
Coconut Flour Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Pinterest-worthy coconut flour cookie ice cream sandwiches taste a lot better than anything you can get on an ice cream truck, with a much better nutritional profile, too.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Paleo Coconut Crack Bars
If you’re craving Mounds candies, these coconut crack bars are your Paleo-friendly fix.
Recipe: Sweet and Savory Meals | Paleo Coconut Crack Bars
Dreamy Paleo Salted Caramel Brownies
Soft and chewy, these salted caramel brownies come together in under an hour.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dreamy Paleo Salted Caramel Brownies
Paleo Pecan Caramel Cheesecake Bars
How do you make cheesecake bars Paleo-friendly? Harness the magic of creamy cashews, of course.
Recipe: The Movement Menu | Paleo Pecan Caramel Cheesecake Bars
Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Topped with minty avocado-spinach ice cream (we swear, it tastes nothing like spinach), these chocolate cupcakes are the perfect dessert.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Paleo Almond Butter Cookies
On those nights when you need something sweet, whip up these almond butter cookies! They only require five ingredients and 20 minutes total.
Recipe: Tastes Lovely | Paleo Almond Butter Cookies
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Which do you love more: apple pie or cinnamon rolls? With this decadent cinnamon roll apple pie, you don’t have to choose.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Paleo Raspberry Crumb Bars
Fruity, sweet, nutty, and crisp, these raspberry crumb bars are essentially a raspberry pie in bar form.
Recipe: Wholesomelicious | Paleo Raspberry Crumb Bars
No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars
For those days you can’t be bothered to turn on the oven, whip up these easy, chocolate almond butter bars.
Recipe: Beaming Baker | No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars
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