8 Easy Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Have pregnancy cravings kicked your sweet tooth into high gear? Check out these eight simple treats that will hit the spot, whether you’re a fan of something fruity or a sucker for a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie. We’ll get you started with some popsicles to beat the heat.

Neo-Neapolitan Pops
Makes: 6 pops

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup vanilla low-fat or whole-milk yogurt
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 cup sliced, hulled strawberries (from about 8 ounces berries)
1 tablespoon sugar

Directions:

In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the yogurt and the chocolate syrup. Spoon the mixture into ice pop molds, dividing it evenly and filling each mold about one-third full. Freeze for 30 to 45 minutes.

Divide 2/3 cup yogurt evenly among the molds on top of the chocolate layer. Insert sticks. Freeze for 30 to 45 minutes, until set.

Purée the strawberries in a food processor until smooth. With a wooden spoon push the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl, extracting as much juice as possible. Discard the solids.

Whisk in the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the yogurt until well combined. Spoon the mixture evenly among the molds, on top of the yogurt layer. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours or up to 1 week.

To unmold the pops, run hot water over the outsides of the molds for a few seconds, then gently pull the sticks.

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