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29 Mouth-Watering Mini Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re craving something sweet, you’re in for a (literal) treat! These mini desserts are great for any occasion, and since they’re small, you can get away with eating more than one!

Check out this curated list of some of the best mini desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. From cookies and cakes to parfaits and tarts — these bite-sized delights are absolutely adorable. The only problem you’ll have is choosing which recipe to try out first!

#1. Coconut Macaroon Brownie Bites

Bring together the savory sweetness of macaroons, the gooey goodness of brownies, and the tropical deliciousness of coconuts! A box of brownie mix, some coconut macaroon cookies, and a bag of white melting wafers is all it takes to make this mini dessert. Once assembled, sprinkle toasted coconut on top for a lovely crunch!

#2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles

This recipe requires only four ingredients — regular chocolate chip cookies, mini chocolate chip cookies, cream cheese, and dark chocolate melting wafers. The chocolate chip cookie crumbs serve as the filling for these decadent truffles, and the mini cookies are the garnish that put the adorable look together!

#3. Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust

When it comes to baking, a cheesecake is an easy yet intimidating recipe to master. This chocolate mini cheesecake features an Oreo cookie crust and a cheesecake batter full of melted chocolate chips. Add to that some chocolate ganache, and you’ve got a luxurious yet easy-to-make mini cheesecake!

#4. Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Crunchy on the outside yet soft and tender on the inside — these Reese’s pieces cookies are a great mini dessert idea for Halloween! The main ingredient is, of course, the Reese’s Pieces candies that give the cookies their unique look and taste. Best of all, store them in an airtight container and they’ll stay fresh for up to a week!

#5. Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls

Equal parts delicious and nutritious, these cinnamon apple energy balls are one-bite wonders! This mixture of dates, dried apples, raw almonds, quick oats, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and apple sauce will not only fill you up but give you the energy you need to get you through the day! Bonus? There’s no baking required!

#6. Cake Batter Blondies

Combining Funfetti or Rainbow Chip cake mix with white chocolate chips, these cake batter blondies are super easy to make. But, what makes these mini desserts so eye-catching is their adorable frosting! While they’re delicious as they are, if you add a hint of food coloring to them, you can make these blondies look exquisite for any event!

#7. Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

These chocolate marshmallow cookies are light and firm yet also delicate and fluffy! This simple dessert can be made using store-bought cookie dough. But, you can also start from scratch if you’re in no hurry. Regardless of which method you choose, you’ll end up with a soft, rich cookie that will blow your taste buds away!

#8. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes

Chocolate-covered strawberry mini cheesecakes — this may sound like a complicated dessert to make, but don’t let that stop you. This recipe will show you how to create a delicious graham cracker crust. Then, all you need to do is top it off with a creamy cheesecake filling and a chocolate ganache finish with a fresh strawberry on top.

#9. Mini Raspberry Almond Tarts

These mini raspberry almond tarts are quite easy to make. Just combine your dough ingredients, fill it in muffin liners, and make an indent on the top of the dough for the raspberry preserve, and bake. Once done, dust with powdered sugar for sweet little tarts!

#10. Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Perfect for a romantic evening, these chocolate raspberry thumbprint cookies are not only yummy but also look stunning. Apart from raspberries and sprinkles, you can also finish them off with strawberries and Hershey’s Kisses to make them look extra fancy.

#11. Milky Way Brownie Cups

All you need to make these Milky Way Brownie Cups is brownie mix, caramel ice cream topping, Cool Whip, and chocolate chips. The idea is to make brownies and mold them into cups. The addition of melted chocolate chips and Cool Whip will make this dessert creamy and irresistible.

#12. Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

The classic pineapple upside-down cake, but make it mini! Baking an upside-down cake may seem like a bit too much work, but if you enjoy the taste, this recipe is the perfect solution. And don’t forget to add some maraschino cherries if you want to elevate your cake’s look (and taste).

#13. Mini Peach Upside-Down Cakes

Swap out the pineapples for juicy peaches, and you’ve got yourself a mouth-watering mini peach upside-down cake! You can make these little peach treats in just one hour. Topped with a wonderful brown sugar glaze, every bite is bursting with juicy fruitiness.

#14. Mini Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

These mini desserts offer the perfect blend of sweet and zesty. These incredibly simple mini lemon cookies will, without a doubt, keep everyone coming back for more. The perfect combination of cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar will make these treats simply dissolve in your mouth!

#15. White Chocolate Funfetti Macaroons

When the ingredient list includes shredded coconut, you know the recipe is going to be festive! With this recipe, your taste buds are in for a treat. make sure to decorate this mini dessert with plenty of sprinkles. And if you’re serving them at a party, you can make these Funfetti Macaroons pop by decorating them according to the theme!

#16. Lemon Brownies

If you love lemony, tart desserts, you have to try these soft, flavorful lemon brownies. You get all the yummy goodness of a citrus-filled desert with the chewy texture of a brownie. You can choose to add a lemon glaze if you want a more citrusy taste or just melt some white chocolate for a little more sweetness.

#17. Mini Banana Pudding Cheesecakes

If you’ve ever wondered if banana pudding and cheesecake go together, this recipe proves that they do! All it takes is mixing vanilla wafers and butter and baking it into a crust. The batter consists of bananas, cream cheese, and sour cream. And if you want to elevate the flavor, don’t forget to add some whipped cream on top!

#18. Salted Caramel Butter Cake Bars

These salted caramel butter cake bars are just as delicious as they sound. You can use a cake mix to make the crust and topping, just remember to buy enough cake mix for both. The key is to pour melted caramel over the baked crust and sprinkle some kosher salt over the caramel. You won’t believe how flavorsome this treat is!

#19. Boston Cream Pie Cookie Bites

If you’re familiar with the Boston Cream Pie, you may be confused as to how you can turn this famous cake recipe into a cookie. The secret to making this delicious treat is using yellow cake mix to create the cookie crust! Filled with vanilla cream and chocolate ganache, these cookie bites are delightfully creamy and chewy.

#20. White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Soft, chewy cookies filled with pumpkin puree and white chocolate, these Snickerdoodles will blow you away! The recipe requires all the usual ingredients you need to make cookies along with pumpkin spice instant pudding mix, ground cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. They’re the perfect fall-inspired 5mini dessert to enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte.

#21. Nutella No-Bake Cookies

These no-bake cookies are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet in the middle of the night. All you need to do is combine the ingredients from the recipe, shape the mixture any way you like, and allow them to cool. These cookies are also a great summertime treat since you don’t have to spend too much time around the stove!

#22. Frosted Rainbow Chip Brownies

Brownies are always a great idea for bake sales, and these frosted rainbow chip brownies will add the perfect spin to your brownie recipe! Use all the typical ingredients for your brownies, with the addition of dark chocolate frosting. Add rainbow chip sprinkles on top and you have a stunning platter of brownies!

#23. Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles

How do you improve the already-delicious Oreos? Turn them into truffles! These Oreo coconut cream truffles are made by filling mini Oreo cookies with homemade coconut cream and then dipping the finished treats into chocolate. Needless to say, these mini desserts will have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds!

#24. Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars

Did you know that you can make a sprinkle-filled cookie bar? This recipe is the perfect mix of a classic sugar cookie and a classic birthday cake. All you need to make this dessert are rainbow jimmies, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt. These bite-sized treats are deliciously browned and perfectly soft!

#25. Lemon Drop Mini Cakes

Ready in only 30 minutes, this recipe requires you to make a simple butter cake to which you add a bit of lemon juice and zest. Once they’re baked, add a lemon glaze, and you’re done! The best part is that this recipe will help you make four dozen mini lemon cakes, perfect if you’re planning an event.

#26. Raspberry and Lemonade Bars

What could be better than combining a fresh citrusy taste of lemon with the mellow flavors of raspberries? These treats have the smooth texture of a brownie, but inside you will find a delicious surprise in the form of fresh raspberries! Top them off with a glazed raspberry jam and powdered sugar for a medley of flavors!

#27. Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream

Elegant, simple, and so delicious, these mini desserts are perfect for special occasions. The addition of buttermilk makes these cakes ever so light and fluffy, while the tangy lime syrup gives them that extra kick with each bite. Serve them at parties, bridal showers, or fundraising events, and you won’t believe how fast they’ll disappear!

#28. Banana Beignet Bites

If you’ve tried beignets, then you know that the best part about them is the crispy outer shell topped with powdered sugar. But this recipe truly takes beignets to the next level by adding ripe bananas! Once your banana beignet bites are fried, roll them in sugar or drizzle some caramel or Nutella and enjoy!

#29. Meyer Lemon Parfaits

There’s just something so incredibly adorable about shot glass mini desserts! Perhaps it’s the fact that they’re so tiny and require a tiny spoon? One thing’s for sure ㅡ they’re a breeze to make! Start by filling the shot glass with crushed ladyfinger cookies, add some lemon curd, and finish off with some whipped cream for the ultimate mini dessert!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences. She loves Mediterranean cuisine and is an advocate of using fresh, hyper local, and seasonal produce. Ribana’s food philosophy is “Eat a little bit of everything.”

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