35 Mini Dessert Recipes For Big Flavor In A Small Bite

These adorable mini dessert recipes are packed with all the big flavor of the originals, but presented in one tiny bite. Choose one, or several, to create a dessert platter no guest will be able to pass up.

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There’s something inherently irresistible about a mini dessert. You get to enjoy the flavors of your favorite sweets and baked goods, but don’t have to commit to a full slice of pie.

It’s even better when there’s a selection of mini dessert recipes to choose from. I’ll have one of each, please!

Whether you’re creating a platter for your next party, or just love having bite-sized treats around to munch on, this collection will definitely have a new favorite for you.

Desserts that Are Easy to Make Mini

You’ll find a wide array of different mini dessert recipes to choose from here. They’re all tempting and tasty, but here’s a sampling of the types of desserts that are particularly fun (and often easy) to serve up in miniature form.

  • Bars and Brownies – These are easy! Just a quick cut with the knife and a large brownie becomes several bite sized ones. Any form of tray bake works.
  • Pies and Tarts – Who doesn’t love a mini pie? The perfect balance of crust to filling in one handheld package.
  • Shooters – Puddings, mousses, and trifles can be layered into tiny glasses to make elegant mini desserts.
  • Cakes – In any form, cakes can be made mini. Cheesecakes, cupcakes, loaves of quick bread, bundt cakes, you name it!

And it doesn’t end there. Anything can become a miniature dessert with some imagination. Whether you love simple, easy ones or taking time to create intricate little bites, I know you’ll fall in love with at least a few of the recipes on this list.

1. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

These mini apple hand pies are delicious cookies made with whole wheat flour and doused in salted coconut caramel. They’re perfect for lunches, snacking and more!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. No Bake Oreo Chocolate Rum Balls

No Bake Oreo Chocolate Rum Balls

If you crave something sweet, but are too tired (or lazy) to spend time in the kitchen, these Chocolate Rum Balls are exactly what you need. They feature Oreos, walnuts, and three different coating options and require no oven time at all!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

3. No Bake Lemon Tofu Cheesecake Bites

No Bake Lemon Tofu Cheesecake Bites

These mini tofu cheesecakes topped with lemon curd are a healthier choice than traditional cheesecakes. It’s a great light dessert for any occasion!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

4. Mini Leche Flan

Mini Leche Flan

Try this traditional Filipino dessert – Leche Flan, also known as caramel custard, which has soft and creamy texture and a caramel layer on top.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

5. Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Walnut Thumbprint Cookies

Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Walnut Thumbprint Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cookies are rolled in walnuts, filled with cream cheese and drizzled with milk chocolate.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

6. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls can be considered a healthier dessert because of PB and dark chocolate. They are also really easy to make and taste like heaven!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

7. Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

These delicious mini Oreo cheesecakes are made with a thick Oreo crust, a creamy peanut butter filling and white chocolate ganache on top.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

8. Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

These sweet yet tart, flaky crusted strawberry rhubarb hand pies are the perfect way to start the summer!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

9. Coconut Nutella No Bake Cookies

Coconut Nutella No Bake Cookies

Try these delicious coconut nutella no bake cookies which are healthier than traditional no bake cookies.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

10. Spanish Churros Con Chocolate

Spanish Churros Con Chocolate

Churros Con Chocolate is one of the most popular and well-known Spanish desserts. Deep fried dough fritters, resembling stick shaped donuts, are served with a chocolate sauce for dipping. A perfect dessert for any party or a family get-together!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

11. Tiramisu Stuffed Strawberries

Tiramisu Stuffed Strawberries

These delicious tiramisu stuffed strawberries are a great summertime dessert, which is perfect to serve when you want to impress your guests.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

12. Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Healthy, easy and delicious! Keep these Mini Pumpkin Pies in the fridge for an easy go-to healthy dessert!

Recipe by: Jar of Lemons

13. Strawberry Cream Puffs

Strawberry Cream Puffs

These puffs are made from a classic choux pastry, and they are filled with a creamy mascarpone and strawberry filling.

Recipe by: Proportional Plate

14. Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites

Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites

These no-bake cookie dough bites make such a delicious and nutritious treat! They’re perfectly portioned and portable too!

Recipe by: Haute & Healthy Living

15. Pistachio Macarons

Pistachio Macarons

These uncomplicated macarons are paired with a delicious dark chocolate shell, filled with a pistachio almond frosting and drizzled with dark chocolate.

Recipe by: Cambrea Bakes

16. Lemon Curd Tartlets

Lemon Curd Tartlets

Delicious little tarts filled with lemon curd and topped with fresh raspberries. Perfect for adding to a dessert buffet for a shower or celebration.

Recipe by: Beyond the Chicken Coop

17. Apple Ginger Mini Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce

Apple Ginger Mini Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce

These little cakes are moist and sticky, made with brown sugar, olive oil and fresh ginger, and full of finely diced apple bits. Covered in a silky smooth salted caramel sauce, they are the perfect accompaniment to the cool, crisp fall weather.

Recipe by: The Floured Table

18. Chocolate Covered Nut Butter Banana Bites

Chocolate Covered Nut Butter Banana Bites

Nut butter sandwiched between two banana slices dipped in chocolate, what could be better?

Recipe by: The Organic Kitchen

19. Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

These mini Lemon Meringue Tarts have a tart, sweet, creamy lemon filling inside a flaky phyllo pastry cup topped with an incredible toasted meringue. These are SUPER easy to make with a step-by-step tutorial.

Recipe by: Went Here 8 This

20. Chocolate Covered Bourbon Cherries

Chocolate Covered Bourbon Cherries

Chocolate Covered Bourbon Cherries are soaked in bourbon overnight, then dunked in semi-sweet chocolate for a boozy holiday treat!

Recipe by: Quiche My Grits

21. Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

These salted caramel chocolate cups are an absolute dream! A small treat that is easy to prepare and tastes irresistibly delicious.

Recipe by: Aline Made

22. Turtle Popcorn Balls

Turtle Popcorn Balls

These Turtle Popcorn Balls are filled with caramel, mini chocolate chips, and pecans with a crunchy and chewy interior and extra sweet toppings.

Recipe by: Domestically Blissful

23. Coconut and Raspberry Wagon Wheel Bites

Coconut and Raspberry Wagon Wheel Bites

No-bake GF oaty cookies filled with coconut yoghurt and chia seed raspberry jam all coated in chocolate – vegan, easy and delicious!

Recipe by: Nourishing Amy

24. Almond Butter Cups

Almond Butter Cups

Almond butter cups are bite sized treats that have an ultra creamy filling, the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, and so easy to make!

Recipe by: Downshiftology

25. Blood Orange Pavlovas

Blood Orange Pavlovas

These blood orange pavlovas are soft and marshmallowy and filled with a bright, citrusy blood orange curd

Recipe by: Teak & Thyme

26. Rocky Road Bites

Rocky Road Bites

These sweet kitchen sink treats are covered in peanut butter PLUS chocolate and filled with gooey marshmallows and a crunchy surprise.

Recipe by: Simply Stacie

27. Easy Eggless Homemade Cake Pops

Easy Eggless Homemade Cake Pops

These Easy Eggless Homemade Cake Pops are a cute, bite-sized indulgence! They easy to make and can be customized into any color or flavor to suit your special occasion.

Recipe by: Mommy’s Home Cooking

28. Mini Baked Donuts

Mini Baked Donuts

Cute little one-bite baked donuts, perfect for portion control (unless you eat 8), but less guilt-ridden than fried!

Recipe by: Kylee Cooks

29. Chocolate Peanut & Butter Cheese Pie Shooters

Chocolate Peanut & Butter Cheese Pie Shooters

These creamy and delicious dessert shooters bring together Peanut Butter Pie and Cheese Pie. The perfect mini dessert for any occasion!

Recipe by: My Pretty Brown Fit

30. Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites

Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites

Chocolate almond butter banana bites make for the perfect frozen, healthy sweet treat!

Recipe by: Downshiftology

31. Cinnamon Brownie Bites

Cinnamon Brownie Bites

Deliciously rich and fudgy bite-sized brownies that are perfectly spiced with cinnamon, and sealed in a chocolate coating. Perfect for a little indulgent treat, or gift-giving!

Recipe by: Marsha’s Baking Addiction

32. Baklava Tarts with Maple Syrup and Walnuts

Baklava Tarts with Maple Syrup and Walnuts

This Baklava Tarts recipe is perfect for parties! These easy mini baklava bites are made with maple syrup, toasted walnuts, and phyllo cups.

Recipe by: The Rustic Foodie

33. Banoffee Cups

Banoffee Cups

A classic banoffee but in trifle form, with these adorable little banoffee cups with layers of whipped cream, homemade toffee, sliced bananas and buttery biscuit crumbs.

Recipe by: Every Little Crumb

34. Skinny Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding

Skinny Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding

This Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding is made with better-for-you ingredients like banana, maple syrup, and yogurt, and the texture is spot-on. It can easily be made dairy free, and only requires 15 minutes of prep time!

Recipe by: The Almond Eater

35. Mini Smores Pie

Mini Smores Pie

Bite into a Mini Smores Pie and discover a crumbly base of graham crackers with a rich chocolate filling topped with a marshmallow cloud.

Recipe by: Bon Appet’Eat

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