Quick lesson: Paleo, for the uninitiated, is a diet that consists solely of foods that would’ve been available to cavemen. (Think fruits, veggies, nuts, eggs and meat.) But that doesn’t mean you can’t also splurge a little. Here are 25 absurdly delicious paleo dessert recipes that we think cavemen would’ve loved.

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paleo pecanpie

Mini Cinnamon Pecan Pies

So cute, so delicious.

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paleo bark

Pomegranate Coconut Chocolate Bark

Keep a few pieces in the freezer for a rainy day.

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paleo almondjoy

Homemade Almond Joy Bars

So much better than store-bought.

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paleo cranberrychocchip

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooked to chewy perfection.

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paleo handpie
Primal Palate

Cranberry Hand Pies

So cute, so delicious, part deux.

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paleo datecake
Peachy Palate

Pecan Sticky Date Cake

The coffee on the side looks pretty darn great, too.

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paleo frenchsilk
Natural Sweet Recipes

French Silk Brownies

Frosted brownies are the best brownies.

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paleo caramelcheesecake
Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites

Three layers of perfection.

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paleo snickerdoodlecupcake
My Natural Family

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

A more than suitable alternative to a cookie.

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paleo chocolatemousse
The Healthy Foodie

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Little cups of goodness.

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paleo baconchocchip
Livin Paleo

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Remind us why we ever eat chocolate-chip cookies that don?t have bacon?

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paleo pbbrownie
Sally's Baking Addiction

Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Mmm, peanut-butter chips are the stuff of dreams.

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paleo plantaincrepes
Camille Macres

Plantain Crepes

They’re super thin, so you can totally have two. (Or seven.)

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paleo bananachocolate
South Beach Primal

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Eat a slice for dessert, and then another for breakfast.

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paleo bananasfoster
Plated with Style

Bananas Foster Pie

Do it for the caramelized banana slices.

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paleo cherrycrisp
I Breathe I'm Hungry

Cherry Crisp

Basically summer in a dish.

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paleo reeses
Simple Green Moms

Reese's Cups

The best part is, you control the PB-to-chocolate ratio.

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paleo almondbar

Almond Butter Cookie Bars

Break us off a piece of that.

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paleo blueberrylemon
Savory Lotus

Blueberry Lemon Bread

Don’t skimp on the lemon drizzle.

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paleo twix

Homemade Twix Bars

Yes. Just yes.

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paleo keylime
Paleo Grubs

No Bake Key Lime “Cheesecake”

No oven? No problem.

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paleo samoabars

Samoa Bars

No Girl Scout? No problem.

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paleo cookiedough
Bravo for Paleo

Cookie Dough Fudge

Two of our favorite things in one? Yes, please.

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paleo lemonbars
Food Faith Fitness

Lemon Bars

Just the right amount of zest.

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paleo souffle
Cotter Crunch

Blueberry Coconut Souffle Bake

To be served with a healthy dollop of (paleo, dairy-free) ice cream.

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