25 Mini Christmas Desserts That Are Equal Parts Delightful and Delicious
If we had to choose between eating one normal-size cookie and popping seven tiny ones into our mouth in rapid succession, we’d choose mini every. Single. Time. We can’t exactly explain the allure of tiny treats, but we can provide these mini Christmas desserts—from pint-size panettone to tiny tiramisu—to make your holiday season that much more magical. Set out a few extra for Santa on Christmas Eve—we hear he has a big appetite.
1. Mini Cranberry, Pistachio and Chocolate Panettone
Not only are they fun-sized, they’re also light, airy and moist (unlike the dry, boring store-bought kind).
2. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust
It’s two desserts in one bite. And just look at those Instagram-worthy caramel drips.
3. Mini Citrus Monkey Bread
They might be mini, but they sure are sticky. Pass the napkins.
4. No-Bake Mini Mason Jar Spiced Cheesecakes
These little guys take all of ten minutes to assemble, but they’re packed to the brim with flavor.
5. Mini Cranberry Potpies
Tonight, sharing is optional.
6. No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles
You can start with store-bought cookies to save yourself some time, and no, you don’t have to tell anyone.
7. Mini No-Bake Gingersnap Icebox Cakes
Try not to ogle over how cute they are. You still have to drizzle them with caramel sauce.
9. Mini Chocolate Snowball Cakes
You’re about to win the lunchbox snack game.
10. Mini Tiramisu
Don’t mind if we tirami-do.
11. Miniature Banoffee Cobblers
Banoffee is a combination of banana and toffee. Never had it? You’re in for a treat.
12. Mini M&M’s Cookies
If you haven’t already, it’s time to bust out the seasonal candy. (Fair warning: The tinier the cookie, the faster they disappear.)
13. Chocolate-Stuffed Brownie Bites
Because they’re mini, they’re also easy to bake. You could whip them up every week, but that might get dangerous...
14. Vanilla Sugar Dusted Macaroon Trees
We’ve always wanted to stroll through a forest of tiny, sugary trees.
17. Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Mini thumbprints call for mini thumbs. Read: It’s time to get the kids involved.
18. Nutella Sandwich Cookies
We love the combination of melt-in-your-mouth meringue cookies and rich, sweet Nutella.
19. Three-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
Introducing your new favorite party dessert. Everyone will be so impressed.
20. Gingerbread Cupcakes
Who needs a whole loaf when you can have a cake all to yourself?
21. Peppermint Devil’s Food Hi-Hat Cupcakes
These aren’t just any chocolate cupcakes. Nope, they’re topped with a huge mound of minty marshmallow frosting and covered with a thin layer of chocolate glaze. (Yum.)
22. Eggnog Panna Cotta
Psst: It’s a three-ingredient dessert, but it doesn’t taste like it.
24. Orange and Chocolate Brioche Tarts
They don’t have a traditional pie crust, but that’s not holding them back. Anything can be pie (or a tart) if you have the right mindset.
25. Muffin-Tin Lemon Meringue Tartlets
We’re getting lost in those swoops and swirls.