BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – After a rough day of work, there’s nothing like tucking into a favorite sugary snack or dessert.

Americans are known to indulge their sweet tooth quite frequently. One source estimates that last year, people in the U.S. spent $3 billion on Halloween candy alone.

Listed below are the top four most popular desserts in America during 2022 along with a more healthy alternative.

#1 Most Popular Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serving Size: Two cookies

Calories: 156

Sodium: 186mg

Carbs: 18 g

Healthy Alternative: Kashi’s Grain Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bar

Serving Size: One bar

Calories: 190

Sodium: 40 mg

Carbs: 12 g

Though this bar is fairly high in calories, it’s gluten-free, low in sugar, and features healthy ingredients like sunflower seeds, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. It’s also a significant source of magnesium, Vitamin E, and potassium.

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#2 Most Popular Dessert: Cupcakes

Serving Size: One cupcake

Calories: 292

Sodium: 261 mg

Carbs: 29 g

Healthy Alternative: Blueberry Muffin flavored Larabar

Serving Size: One bar

Calories: 190

Sodium: 0 mg

Carbs: 27 g

This Larabar is not low in calories but it’s made with healthy ingredients like cashews, dates, apples, and blueberries. It’s also gluten-free and packed with potassium.

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#3 Most Popular Dessert: Brownies

Serving Size: One brownie

Calories: 153

Sodium: 97.2 mg

Carbs: 53 g

Healthy Alternative: Hot cocoa with almond milk

Serving Size: One cup

Calories: 120

Sodium: 95.7

Carbs: 19 g

Adding dark chocolate to hot almond milk is basically like drinking a brownie, but with less carbs and calories. Warming and delicious, this will satisfy chocolate cravings.

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#4 Most Popular Dessert: Fudge

Serving Size: One bar

Calories: 70

Sodium: 8 mg

Carbs: 13 g

Healthy Alternative: Light & fit Greek Raspberry Chocolate Yogurt

Serving Size: One cup

Calories: 80

Sodium: 45 mg

Carbs: 8 g

Smooth, creamy, and refreshing, this yogurt also provides a significant amount of potassium and protein.

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There are a host of healthy snacks that can replace more decadent desserts.

For example, peanut and raisin trail mixes, fruits, and even enjoying a late night bowl of oatmeal sprinkled with brown sugar might do the job in quenching the need for something sweet.