Who said you can't have dessert while losing weight? That's one of the best parts about the slimming world diet, you can eat what you want, even dessert, as long as your keeping an eye on your syns!
However, sweet treats are often loaded with fats and calories, so finding some tasty low syn options can be a difficult task, which is why we have done the hard work and made an ultimate list of low syn dessert treats to stock your kitchen with below.
Will Having Dessert Make Me Gain Weight On Slimming World?
There are two common misconceptions about eating desserts while dieting, one is that it will make you gain weight, and the other is that if you use your syns on desserts, you might lose weight slower than someone who did not.
Both are not true, you can technically eat anything you want while trying to lose weight, as long as you keep in a calorie deficit, and for slimming world users, this is what your syns are calculated and meant for, as long as you do not go above 15 syns a day, you will lose weight no faster or slower than someone who did not use them at all.
Our Best SW Low Syn Desserts
From Nutella and chocolate bars to meringue nests, we have the dream low syn dessert list for you to check out below.
For a quick dessert, a chocolate bar is never a disappointment, we've got some low syn options for you to check out below.
Twix chocolate bars can be pretty low in calories, depending on the size of the chocolate bar that you choose, for example, a 20g Twix bar only has 5 syns.
This means you could have up to 3 of them for your dessert before getting close to your daily syn allowance.
Kinder Buenos are delicious, but there's no doubt that these crispy wafer shell chocolates are super high in syns, with two fingers costing you 12 syns of your allowance! This doesn't mean you can't have on slimming world however, just stick to one finger which would use only 6 syns instead.
Kinder Bueno White Milk and Hazelnuts 39g - 5.5 syns.
Kinder Bueno Milk Chocolate and Hazelnuts Single Bar 2 Finger x 21.5g (43g) - 6 syns.
Kinder Bueno White Coconut 2 Bars 39g - 5.5 syn.
Ferrero Rocher Easter Eggs
Believe it or not, Ferrero Rocher easter egg chocolates can be very low in syns, with their mini eggs costing you 3 syns per one and their larger eggs having 8 syns for 25g, making it a low syn sweet treat for after dinner.
You could have up to 5 mini eggs a day or a 50g serving of the larger easter egg before using up your allowance.
Ferrero Rocher Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut Easter Egg with 3 Ferrero Rocher 212.5g Whole Hazelnut in Milk Chocolate and Nut Croquante - 15 syns for 50g.
Kit Kat's are an excellent choice for a low syn chocolate bar, for their chunky version, you are looking at about 10 syns for a 32g serving and for their original bar just 5 syns for two fingers.
It should be noted that the more mix-ins your Kit Kat has, like cookie dough or peanut butter, then the higher in syns it will be.
Kit Kat bites - 1.5 syns for one piece.
Kit Kat chunky cookie dough bar - 11 syns 42g.
Kit Kat chunky nestle milk chocolate - 10 syns 40g.
Kit Kat chunky orange – 8 syns 32g.
Kit Kat chunky peanut butter – 11.5 syns 42g.
Kit Kat dark 2 fingers - 5.5 syns.
Kit Kat peanut butter bites - 1.5 syns for one piece.
Kit Kat chunky salted caramel bar – 11 syns 42g bar.
Kit Kat gold bar – 11 syns per 42g bar.
Kit Kat honeycomb bar – 5 syns per 20g bar.
Kit Kat original bar - 5 syns for two fingers.
Kit Kat senses – 2.5 syns each.
Frys Chocolate Bars
Whether you choose their Turkish Delight bar or Peppermint cream, Fry's chocolate bars are low in syns, costing you only 9 syns a serving. They should be eaten in moderation, however, with their Turkish delight flavour having up to 33g of sugar in a bar!
Activia yoghurts are an excellent choice for a dessert in slimming world since they are so low in syns, their fat-free versions are now marked at half a syns, while their full fat yoghurts have mostly between 3-4 syns according to the flavour that you choose.
Greek yoghurt is a filling and healthy dessert to choose from SW, topped with some berries and agave syrup for a touch of sweetness. But not all Greek yoghurt is syn free, only zero percent fat free Greek yoghurt is syn free, and this should also be unflavoured, full fat Greek yoghurt needs to be synned.
It should be noted that Greek yoghurt is an excellent source of protein too and can help to keep you full after your meal for longer.
Fage Total 0% Fat-Free Greek Yogurt with Honey - 5 syns per pot.
Aldi Brooklea Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt, Natural (per 100g) – Syn free.
Fage Total 2% Low Fat Natural Greek Yogurt - 1 syn per pot.
Fage Total 0% Fat Natural Greek Yogurt - SYN FREE.
If yoghurts or chocolate are not your styles of dessert, you might be looking for some low syn tarts and cakes to satisfy your dessert sweet tooth, we've got you covered with a few options below.
Belvita Soft Bakes Filled
Belvita soft bakes might not be the first kind of cake bar you consider for a dessert, but it's a healthy option for satisfying your sweet tooth.
They typically have around 10 syns a bake depending on their flavour, which is high in syns, but average in comparison to other cake-like desserts, you could even try it heated for a different twist!
Belvita Soft Bakes Golden Grain - 10 syns per bake.
Belvita Soft Bakes Red Berries - 10 syns per bake.
Belvita Soft Filled Strawberry Biscuits - 9 syns per bake.
Belvita Soft Bakes Chocolate Chip - 10 syns per bake.
Hot Cross Buns
There might not be a better time than to have a hot cross bun for dessert! Your looking at only around 10 syns a bun for a hearty dessert, but you should consider any butter or jam that's spread inside, we would opt to go for low fat versions to help keep syns low.
Tesco hot cross buns - 10 syns.
Sainsbury’s fruity hot cross buns - 10 syns.
Tesco reduced fat hot cross buns - 9 syns.
Aldi everyday essentials hot cross buns - 7 syns.
Tesco finest hot cross buns - 11 syns.
Sainsbury’s be good to yourself hot cross buns - 9 syns.
Sainsbury’s tastes the difference triple berry hot cross buns - 10 syns.
If you fancy something more indulgent for dessert but not as high in syns, Thornton's mini caramel shortcakes only have 3 syns in per cake, making them a great low syn dessert choice due to their mini size.
You could enjoy up to five of these shortcakes before meeting your allowance for the day.
Egg Custard Tarts
Egg custard tarts are pretty high in syns thanks to their high-fat custard filling, but if you're looking for a dessert to blow your syns on, this would be a great choice. Most of the time, egg custard tarts have between 9-11 syns depending on where you buy them from.
Sainsbury's Egg Custard Tarts 2x81g - 11 syns per tart.
M&S 2 Egg Custard Tarts 2 per pack - 12 syns per tart.
Aldi Bluebird Bakery Egg Custard Tarts 340g - 12 syns a tart.
Mr Kipling Bakewell Tarts
We all love a Mr Kipling sweet treat, but even more so when they're low in syns! Mr Kipling's Bakewell tarts make an excellent dessert since they only have 10.5 syns per one which is syn friendly in comparison to other tarts.
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
If you feel like getting creative in the kitchen, why not make your cake for dessert? Betty Crocker cake mixes have around 11 syns for a slice of cake, which can be considerably less than the syns of shop-bought cakes.
Betty Crocker Brownie cheesecake mix - 14 syns.
Betty Crocker party rainbow cake mix - 11 syns.
Betty Crocker red velvet cake mix - 11 syns.
Betty crocker chocolate swirl mix - 11 syns.
Betty Crocker carrot cake mix - 11.5 syns.
Betty crocker chocolate mix - 12 syns.
Nakd bars might not come to your mind when you think of desserts, but some flavours could indeed class as dessert and squash any sweet cravings.
These energy bars are also very healthy since they are made from naturally pressed fruit rather than artificial flavourings, having on average around 7 syns.
Fruit scones are under your syn allowance, having around 12 syns for one, do consider any butter however since you would need to syn this in addition. You would need to save most of your syns of the day for this fruit scone treat but it's worth it!
Sainsbury's Sultana Scones, Taste the Difference x4 - 12 syns a scone.
Tesco 6 Sultana Scones - 11 syns per scone.
Sainsbury's Sultana Scones x6 - 10.5 syns a scone.
Sainsbury's Glacé Cherry Scones x4 - 14 syns a scone.
Morrisons fruit scone - 12 syns.
Sainsbury's Juicy Sultana Scones x4 - 14 syns a scone.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut
Most people would never think you could enjoy a Krispy Kreme doughnut on the slimming world plan, but you can find doughnuts for 11 syns if you after an indulgent dessert or sweet treat.
The Plain Glazed - 11 syns per one.
Glazed maple iced - 12 syns per one.
Cruller glazed - 12 syns per one.
Strawberry filled - 12.5 per one.
Chocolate sprinkles iced - 13 syns per one.
Cream filled - 14 syns per one.
Blueberry filling - 14.5 syns per one.
Iced glazed chocolate - 12.5 per one.
Normally opening a tub of Ben & Jerry's or diving into a Magnum after tea is not associated with weight loss, but as long as you choose low syn options, there's no reason as to why you can't.
Magnums are surprisingly under your syn allowance, with most having around 11 or 12 syns per one, this syn does differ depending on the flavour or if you choose from a tub range.
A great low syn option for slimmers are Magnums mini bars which only have 6/7 syns in thanks to their smaller size, these could be best to squash a sweet craving rather than indulging in full-size ice cream.
Double Chocolate Ice Cream Bar - 13 syns.
Almond Ice Cream Bar - 13.5 syns.
Double Chocolate Vanilla Truffle Ice Cream Bar - 13 syns.
Depending on the flavour of Ben & Jerry's ice cream you choose, most have 11 syns for 100ml, which isn't too bad for a small dessert.
To save even more syns you could also check out Ben & Jerry's moophoria ice cream which is significantly lower in syns, having around 7 syns for 100ml depending on the flavour, this is because they have less fat content.
Rather than indulging in ice cream, ice lollies are an excellent choice for slimmers, with most coming under 4 syns.
This is because they are made mostly from fruit juices rather than creams and milk, you should however be careful about the sugar content of your ice lollies, for example, Nobbly Bobbly ice lollies have up to 20g of sugar per lolly.
Del Monte 100% Juice Orange Ice Lollies 3 X 75Ml - 3.5 syns.
Del Monte Raspberry Iced Smoothie 3 X90ml - 4 syns.
Del Monte 100% Juice Orange Ice Lollies 3 X 75Ml - 3.5 syns.
Halo top are well known in the diet world for creating calorie friendly ice cream without compromising on taste, making them a perfect low syn dessert choice rather than traditional ice cream.
Their ice lollies in particular only have up to 4.5 syns, with some of their lowest just being 2.5 syns a lolly.
Halo Top Coconut fruit pops - 4.5 syns.
Halo Top Mango fruit pops - 2 syns.
Halo Top Lime fruit pops - 2 syns.
Halo Top Strawberry fruit pops - 2 syns.
Halo Top Pineapple fruit pops - 2 syns.
Now for the king of all desserts, puddings! From apple crumble to rice puddings, we've got all your favourite low syn options below.
Rice pudding is a popular low syn dessert for people looking to lose weight, on average they have just 6 syns a pot which is still under half of your daily syn allowance. You should consider if you mix extras in such as jam too since this would need to be synned.
You can often popular rice pudding brands like Muller rice offer reduced-fat options too.
Ambrosia Chocolate Rice Pudding Pot 150g - 7.5 syns.
Muller Rice Strawberry 180G - 5.5 syns.
Muller Rice Raspberry & Apple 6X180g - 5.5 syns.
Ambrosia Light Rice Pudding - 6 syns.
Yorkshire puddings might be an unexpected dessert, but might surprise you rather than using them in your traditional roast dinner! Yorkshire puddings from supermarkets typically have around 3 syns per one, but you can also make them syn free at home.
To make them a dessert you can skip the beef drippings and make them as profiteroles or use it as a boat for some tinned pears and ice cream.
The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co. Yorkshire puddings - 6 syns.
Stamford St. Food Company Yorkshire puddings - 4 syns.
Sainsbury's Yorkshire puddings free from - 2 syns.
ASDA 6 Yorkshire puddings - 4 syns.
ASDA 8 Yorkshire puddings free from -2 syns.
Paired with some fresh strawberries and yoghurt, Meringue nests make a lovely dessert if you have a sweet tooth, and average around 2.5 syns per one, meaning you could have up to 6 before meeting your daily syn allowance!
A traditional British favourite, however, a slice could cost you between 12-13 syns, and you also have to consider custard which has 6 syns a serving!
Angel Delight Ready To Eat Butterscotch 70G - 4 syns per pot.
To conclude our ultimate dessert syn list, most desserts are fine to eat in moderation on the slimming world plan, as long as they are under your 15 syn daily allowance, you will not ruin your weight progress. #
We would always suggest being careful with desserts such as rice pudding or apple crumble since these often have mix-ins and toppings like custard, which will add extra syns to your treats.
Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.