Wholesome, flourless sweets

Sugar cookies and fruitcake don’t excite you? Look no further for hearty, delicious ways to satisfy your sweet tooth this season. These recipes feature healthy ingredients — bananas, coconut, carrots — and are made rich with nuts (and, in some, a bit of dark chocolate).

Even without flour or a lot of added sugar, no flavor is compromised. These treats will be gobbled up at holiday parties, but they’re also convenient, guilt-free, anytime snacks.