Skip the bakery or the ice cream parlor and indulge Mom’s sweet tooth with one of these 45 chocolate or fruit Mother’s Day desserts. The recipes, created by registered dietitians and kid food bloggers, cook up quick, have a nutritious twist, and are ideal for a novice cook. Invite Mom to sit back and kick her feet up while you make some of her favorite treats.

 

Being both a mom and a dessert lover, I took it upon myself to do some sleuthing to find not 1, not a dozen, but 45 delicious Mother’s Day dessert recipes that can be made at the last-minute by even the most novice cook. And do you want to know the secret about these desserts? Almost all of them are created by registered dietitians which means they have cleverfully swapped out some not so great ingredients and replaced them with something just a little bit better. Now don’t get me wrong, we dietitians love to balance a rich, chocolate brownie with our kale and cauliflower, however, you can rest assured that these foodie bloggers know a thing or two about how to combine the most nutritious ingredients to create the most irresistible treat.

Ask Mom to peruse this list of recipes, choose a few favorites and then invite her to sit back and enjoy a decadent Mother’s Day dessert that can be whipped up in no time!

FRUITY MOTHER’S DAY DESSERTS

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Quick & Easy Summer Berry Pavlova by My Fussy Eater (pictured)

Mini Strawberry Pretzel Salad Parfaits by Kiss in the Kitchen

Mango Banana Nice Cream by Goodie Goodie Lunchbox

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake by Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Easy Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake by Lively Table (pictured)

Berry Rhubarb Mini Cheesecake Bites by One Hungry Bunny

Wild Blueberry, Lemon and Hazelnut Quick Bread by Nourish with Katie Cavuto

Strawberry Basil Tarts by Live Best

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Mini Ice Cream Cupcakes by My Cape Cod Kitchen (pictured)

Cannoli Cream with Strawberries and Pistachios by Nourishing Plate

Vegan No Bake Blueberry Pie by fannetastic food

Mini Berry S’more Sundaes by My Cape Cod Kitchen

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Healthy Fruit Pizza by Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger (pictured)

Skillet Blackberry Bread Pudding by Your Choice Nutrition

Mascarpone Mousse Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Tasty Balance Nutrition

Strawberry Lemon Curd Trifle from Create Kids Club

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies by Krolls Korner (pictured)

Red Raspberry Crumble Bars by Sharon Palmer, RD

Pink Fresh Fruit Spring Rolls by Emily Kyle Nutrition

Vegan Strawberry Tapioca Pudding by A Seat at My Table

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Tart by Betsy’s Kitchen (pictured)

Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies by Your Choice Nutrition

Strawberry Lemon Mousse by Empowered Nutrition

Cashew Cream Stuffed Strawberries by Triad to Wellness

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Gluten-Free Lemon Lavender Bars by Lively Table (pictured)

Vanilla Lover Cupcakes by Toby Amidor Nutrition

Wild Blueberry Nice Cream with Edible Flowers by Amy Gorin Nutrition

Blackberry Cobbler Minis by My Menu Pal

 

CHOCOLATE MOTHER’S DAY DESSERTS

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Salted Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Bites by Simple Cravings Real Food (pictured)

No Bake Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Pie by Beautiful Eats and Things

Vegan Gluten Free Black Forest Trifle by The Foodie Dietitian Blog

Fudgy Avocado Blender Brownies by Kiss in the Kitchen

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Double Chocolate Tahini Brownies by How to Eat (pictured)

Dark Chocolate and Cashew by Simply Whole Nutrition

Vegan Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie by C It Nutritionally

Superfood Trail Mix Flaxseed Cookies by Crumb Ink

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Sweet & Salty Dark Chocolate Bark by Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger (pictured)

Raspberry Caramel Chocolate Cups by Nutrition to Fit

Chickpea Blondies by The Nutrition Twins

Dark Chocolate Mini Waffles by Nourish Nutrition Blog

 

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Avocado Cacao Mouse by Milk and Honey Nutrition (pictured)

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge by Create Kids Club 

Super Easy Ice Cream Cupcake by Sinful Nutrition

Pistachio Almond Chocolate Bark by Milk and Honey Nutrition

BONUS: NOT FRUIT, NOT CHOCOLATE, NOT FORGOTTEN!

45 Last Minute Mother's Day Desserts from Cleverful Living with Holley Grainger

Who doesn’t love a bonus!! These Cinnamon Roll Frozen Yogurt Muffins by Chelsea’s Choice are too delicious not to include in this roundup but since they don’t fall into the “fruit” or “chocolate” categories, they get their own special recognition. SO YUM!