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6 Bite-Sized Desserts That Go Over Big For Holiday Parties

Sometimes, you just want a bite of something sweet after a meal, not the massive slab of chocolate-covered, deep-fried cheesecake sure to induce a food coma. Here are some satisfying mini desserts that are adorbs with a capital Awwww.

1) Mini Cheesecakes

Recipe creator Ginny says vanilla wafers are key to this tiny treat: "These aren't done with graham wafers, but with vanilla wafer cookies and are fast, easy and excellent! These are great to give away during the holidays!" One of the hundreds of fans who've made this dessert suggests using silicon muffin pans for easy serving.

Mini Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes | Photo by samcatmeow

2) Mini Sweet Potato Pies

With mini marshmallows on top, these cuties are "great for holiday dinner parties or sweet appetizers!" says NCANNIS.

3) Mini Orange Mince Pies

Ita, a member from Northern Ireland, uses star shaped cookie cutters for the dough "so they look nice and festive." Another reviewer had good luck subbing the water in the pie crust with OJ, adding to the citrus flavor.

Mini Orange Mince Pies

Mini Orange Mince Pies

4) Pumpkin Tarts

Cream cheese makes these tarts extra rich, and the recipe makes 48 of these crowd faves, so they're perfect for parties.

Pecan Pumpkin Tartlets

Pecan Pumpkin Tartlets | Photo by Meredith

5) Mini Apple Pies

Granny Smiths are brilliant in these teeny pies, created by Lisawas, who uses a little tapioca to add body to the filling.

Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies | Photo by Reb

6) Mini Coconut Cupcakes

Passion fruit icing gives these gems from Ruth T a tropical twist.

Mini Coconut Cupcakes

Mini Coconut Cupcakes | Photo by Allrecipes


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About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!