Our Favorite Mini Desserts

The best desserts come in small packages, as proven by this collection of delicious tiny treats. With bite-size variations on cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and pies, our mini desserts are almost too adorable to eat.

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    Mini Caramel Cheesecakes

    Just six ingredients separate you from these sticky-sweet miniature cheesecakes. Crushed vanilla wafers form the crumbly crust, while cream cheese combines with sugar and vanilla for the savory filling. Complete the sweets with a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping.


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    Nutty Honey Mini Rolls

    A buttery blend of honey, cinnamon, and toasted almonds transforms refrigerated crescent dough into small-scale sweet rolls. Top the treats with a swirl of homemade icing.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

    Combine the goodness of chocolate chip cookies with the poppable proportion of candy truffles. Our easy dessert recipe is eggless to keep the raw dough safe.

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    Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

    Cheesecake-flavor instant pudding makes a sweet shortcut filling for these homemade cookie cups. Strawberry slices and preserves infuse the dessert with fresh fruit flavor.

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    Mini Blueberry Pies

    Sweeten fresh blueberries with sugar and butter before piling them into flaky homemade piecrusts. Garnish the individual pies with a dollop of whipped cream and lemon zest.


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    Homemade Whipped Cream

    Improve your delicious miniature treats with our recipe for homemade whipped cream. The light and fluffy topping only takes three ingredients!

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    Frozen Coconut Coffee Bites

    Toasted coconut and crushed graham crackers form the crust on these small freezer sweets. Vanilla, espresso, and cinnamon flavor the cream cheese topping.

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    Bananas Foster Mini Pies

    Enjoy the irresistible flavors of classic bananas foster all wrapped up in a convenient hand pie. Packed with bananas, toasted pecans, and caramel, the tiny desserts gain rich flavor from a splash of bourbon.

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    Rum Praline Shortbread Bites

    Classic shortbread gets an update from brown sugar, pecans, and dark rum. Use a pizza cutter to shape the sugar-dusted sheet cookies into 1-inch squares.

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    Lemon Curd Tassies

    Sweet-tart lemon curd is easier to make than you might think. Simply stir together lemon juice and peel with a few pantry ingredients, then let it cool while these easy tassie crusts bake. Combine the two for a tiny treat that packs big citrus flavor.

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    Salted Peanut Bars

    These small-bite bar cookies pack all the goodness of a classic candy bar, including marshmallow creme, creamy peanut butter, and pretzels. A sweet, gooey caramel topping balances salty cocktail peanuts.

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    Creme de Menthe Brownie Bites

    Bring cool mint flavor to fudgy brownies with a splash of creme de menthe. Featured in both the batter and icing, the flavored liqueur takes boozy baking to a new level.

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    Almond Cookie Bites

    These buttery brown sugar bites get a triple dose of almond flavor, with the nut featured in the batter, topping, and glaze. Brown sugar helps produce a cookie cup that is extra moist and dense.

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    Mini S'mores

    Sticky s'mores aren't just for the summer. Use your broiler to melt tiny marshmallows onto tiny graham cracker squares. For a fancy finish, dunk the dessert into melted chocolate and sprinkle with nonpareils. 

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    Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

    Chocolate-lovers, these miniature cakes are for you. Made with both cocoa powder and melted bittersweet chocolate, the dessert becomes even more irresistible when covered with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries.


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    Mini Raspberry and White Chocolate Whoopie Pies

    Sandwich a layer of raspberry preserves and tangy mascarpone-white chocolate filling between these fluffy vanilla cookies. The whoopie pies can be made in advance and frozen, making them an easy party snack or lunch-box treat.

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    Mini Blue Corn-Carrot Cupcakes

    Carrot cake gets a savory update when blended with blue cornmeal. Try the tender treat as a breakfast snack or frosted as a cupcake to celebrate sweet moments.

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    Chocolate-Hazelnut Raspberry Shortcakes

    For a fun twist on classic shortcakes, stir creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread into the batter. Fresh raspberries and fluffy whipped cream top the sweet treats.

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    Milk Chocolate Mini Cookies

    Two chewy cookies are always better than one. Stack these basic chocolate cookies with our homemade sour cream frosting for mini cookie sandwiches.

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    Mini Frozen Mousse Pops

    If you're craving a luxurious dessert with creamy chocolate flavor, your search stops here. Small muffin cups and lollipop sticks make it possible to enjoy chocolate mousse utensil-free.

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    Mini Lemon Dreams

    Tucked into these miniature cupcakes is a tangy lemon curd filling. Lemon cream frosting sweetens the citrusy snack.

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    Mini Maple-Pecan Pies

    Pecan pie is a must during the fall, and these adorably compact mini pies feature the sweet, nutty taste you know and love plus the harvest flavor of pure maple syrup. Reduced-fat ingredients keep the muffin-tin treats under 200 calories.

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    Mini Raspberry-Chocolate Tarts

    The possibilites for baked miniature phyllo dough shells are endless. Fill them with melted dark chocolate, fresh raspberries, and toasted slivered almonds for a quick and easy dessert.

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    Peach Melba Pie Pops

    Pack all the classic fruit flavors of peach melba pie into miniature pastry pops. Toffee-flavor almonds and sweet icing complete the must-make dessert.

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    Sweet-and-Spicy Brownie Bites

    Freshly grated ginger and ground ancho chile pepper balance the sweetness of these fudgy chocolate brownies. Dust the dessert with additional chile pepper and cocoa powder before slicing into small squares.

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    No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites

    No need to turn on the oven for these bite-size peanut butter balls. Honey holds the one-dish treats together with chocolate chips, oats, and coconut.

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    Dulce de Leche Pretzel Bites

    Two salty pretzels hug a layer of luscious dulce de leche in this creative cookie recipe. Dunk the dessert in vanilla-flavor candy coating and dust with colorful sprinkles.

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    Grilled Banana Bites

    Go beyond the oven and take your miniature desserts to the grill. After searing slices of banana, stack the fruit onto butter cookies with chocolate-hazelnut spread and whipped cream for a fun twist on s'mores.

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    Must-Try Mexican Desserts

    Craving a way to satisfy your sweet tooth after a taco dinner or fajita feast? Try one of our fan-favorite Mexican dessert recipes, including crispy churros and fruit-stuffed empanadas. Loaded with flavors like cinnamon, caramel, mango, and more, these festive dessert recipes will help any day feel more like a fiesta.
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