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Weekly Mix: Mini Desserts

I must confess that I have a weakness for miniature desserts. There’s just something about tiny tarts and cupcakes and such that make me so very happy.

I’m guessing that I’m not alone in my appreciation of those little desserts, so I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite mini dessert recipes.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites | Bake or BreakThese Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites are bite-size cookies baked in mini muffin pans. They feature plenty of mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans. This is a great way to dress up chocolate chip cookies.

Peanut Butter Fudge Tartlets | Bake or BreakIf you follow Bake or Break regularly, you’ll recognize these Peanut Butter Fudge Tartlets from earlier this week. They are fudgy chocolate-filled tarts with a peanut butter cookie crust. And, they are everything you’d want in a mini dessert – simple, delicious, and lovely!

Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes with Chocolate Cookie Crust | Bake or BreakHere’s one more recipe featuring that favorite combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes with Chocolate Cookie Crust have a dark chocolate crust topped with a creamy peanut butter-y, cream cheese-y filling. Kind of the reverse of those tartlets. So, so good.

Vanilla Bean Mini Cheesecakes | Bake or BreakTaking a departure from chocolate, Vanilla Bean Mini Cheesecakes with Blueberry Sauce are all about the vanilla. Probably my favorite thing about these is the crust. It’s a bit more interesting than usual because of the addition of toasted coconut. The whole package – toasted coconut, lots of vanilla, sweet blueberries – is simply a pleasure to eat.

Mini Pecan Pies | Bake or BreakThese Mini Pecan Pies may very well be my most baked recipe. Shortly after I met Quinn, I made these for some occasion, and he was immediately sold. I make them just about every holiday season, although they’re delicious any time of year. You can use store-bought pie crust or make your own.

Apple Pie Bundles | Bake or BreakThese Apple Pie Bundles are the only dessert in this group that doesn’t use a mini muffin pan or a mini cheesecake pan. Squares of pie crust are filled with warm, cinnamon-y apple pie filling, bundled, and baked. Unless you are far more meticulous than I, each one of these rustic mini pies will look a bit different. And, I love that.

 All of these recipes are fairly simple. While these Chocolate Salted-Caramel Mini Cupcakes are a bit more involved, they are still quite doable. Making caramel is always a tricky proposition, at least for me. But, with a bit of patience, you’ll have made these gorgeous cupcakes that are sure to wow anyone.

For more mini desserts, be sure to see my Mini Desserts Pinterest board. Do you have a favorite mini dessert?

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    6 Comments on “Weekly Mix: Mini Desserts”

  1. What a great collection of mini desserts.. It would be fun to do a party and have all these to choose from.. Would look beautiful on a table and decorated…

    Have a great weekend.

    Mr. & Mrs. P

  2. I love mini desserts. I’m not sure if its because they’re adorable or if I feel less guilt because they’re small? Somehow it seems better to eat 6 mini desserts instead of one big one — especially if there’s a variety! 😃

  3. I do love all things in mini! Why does it always seem like they taste better that way?

  4. This is such a cute post!

    ANYTHING in miniature immediately makes it 100x better, I love making mini
    cupcakes for baby showers as they just look so adorable.

    Edd Kimber (The Boy Who Bakes) has a gorgeous looking recipe for these mini apple cakes in his book that I can’t wait to try, and the Hummingbird Bakery’s second book has lots of mini cocktail cupcakes that look to die for. (I’ve made the strawberry daiquiri ones, view my blog for the post!)

    Thanks for sharing all these mini treats!

    Leah x x

  5. I love mini desserts! Especially your cheesecake w blueberry sauce. No, the apple bundles. Wait, the pecan pie is really my favorite …

  6. I’ve aide your chocolate salted caramel mini cupcakes a number of times and each time I get rave reviews! Love your blog your recipes are so great! Can’t wait to try the ones in the book!

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