40 Mini Desserts That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat (Almost)

All desserts are great in our book, but mini desserts are better. Think about it: You could eat one normal chocolate chip cookie or pop seven tiny ones into your mouth in rapid succession, and what could possibly be bad about that? Here are 40 of our favorite mini desserts—from brownies to blueberry pie—that prove itty-bitty is better.

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1. Itty-bitty Sandwich Cookies

If you’re on a diet, you can eat one. If you’re not on a diet…you can eat the whole batch.

2. Mini Apricot Meringue Pies

If you don’t have mini tart pans or pie plates, you can use mason jar lids to make the crust. (Genius, if you ask us.)

3. Churro Bites With Chocolate Sauce

With lots of homemade hot fudge dipping sauce, of course.

4. Mini Cranberry Potpies

To share or not to share? That is the question. (And we think you know the answer.)

5. Mini Apple-cider Doughnut Holes

Once you pop (one of these into your mouth), you just can’t stop.

6. Bite-size Almond Raspberry Spoon Cakes

Whoever invented the concept of portion control had never tasted one of these cuties.

7. Strawberry, Cardamom And Pistachio Pavlova Bites

Well, aren’t you fancy?

8. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

They’re like a Pinterest fever dream in the best way possible.

9. Coconut Choux Bites

They’re bite-size, so it’s fine to eat seven. (Or at least that’s what we tell ourself.)

10. Mini Chocolate Snowball Cakes

Think store-bought snack cakes but, like, 200 times better.

11. Mini Strawberry Ice-cream Pies

These treats look fancy, but they’re secretly easy as, well, pie.

12. Mini Skillet Funnel Cakes

We’ll take ours with extra confectioners’ sugar, please and thank you. Cue the county-fair nostalgia.

13. Cheater’s Mini Rhubarb Galettes

Pretty in pink. (And made with store-bought pie crust, but don’t tell anyone.)

14. Mini Tiramisu

Coffee, rum and cocoa powder? Don’t mind if we tirami-do.

15. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies With Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

Honey, we shrunk the pecan pie.

16. Mini Cranberry, Pistachio And Chocolate Panettone

Light, airy and moist, it reminds us of the best brioche we’ve ever had. Plus, the fun-size factor is impossible to resist.

17. Mini Citrus Monkey Bread

They might be mini, but they’re mighty sticky. Pass the napkins.

18. No-bake Mini Mason Jar Spiced Cheesecakes

These little cakes take ten minutes to whip up and then magically come together in the fridge.

19. Chocolate-stuffed Brownie Bites

We give you permission to unleash your inner middle schooler and eat an entire handful.

20. Biscuit Dough Pumpkin Hand Pies

No messy slicing, no cleanup and no forks involved.

21. Muffin-tin Lemon Meringue Tarts

We’d say they’re three bites each, four max.

22. Mini Apple Tarts

Pop one of these babies into your mouth for an instant mood boost.

23. No-bake Sugar Cookie Truffles

Go ahead, have another (and another…and another…).

24. Mini Yogurt Cheesecakes

The creamy cake and tangy pomegranate seeds make for the ideal sweet-tart effect.

25. Mini Gingersnap Icebox Cakes

Incredible results with zero baking required, aka our kind of dessert.

26. Mini Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

Have you ever seen a cuter treat? Be honest.

27. Mini Carrot Cakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

You’ll want to spread this frosting on pretty much everything.

28. Mini Apple Cider Cakes

Small in size but huge in flavor, thanks to apple cider concentrate.

29. Baklava Cups

We can’t decide which part is best: the flaky phyllo crust or the toasty-sweet nut filling.

30. Mini Profiteroles With Strawberry Cream

Profiterole means “perfect tiny treat” in French, yes?

31. Mini Pecan Butter Apple Rose Tarts

Make sure you snap a photo for the ’Gram before gobbling them up.

32. Mini Pumpkin Pies

We’ll definitely be saving room for these. (So much better than turkey, honestly.)

33. Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

These taste like a 5-year-old’s birthday party and we’re not mad about it at all.

34. Mini Choco Tacos

It’ll be gone before you even have time to let the ice cream melt down your wrist.

35. Mini Apple Cheddar Pies

This combination of flavors might sound totally out there but if you know, you know.

36. Mini Vanilla Pound Cakes

Bonus points if you top them with rainbow sprinkles, of course.

37. Birthday Cake Petit Fours

We’re a *tiny* bit obsessed with these confetti cuties. (See what we did there?)

38. Mini Mason Jar Strawberry Cheesecakes

You could use any in-season fruit you like for the topping.

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39. Mini Blueberry Galettes

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40. Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re not dipping them into shot glasses full of ice-cold milk, you’re doing it wrong.


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