Your mini muffin pan will serve you well for far more than just muffins. See for yourself with these mini muffin pan dessert recipes!
Mini desserts are one of my favorite things to bake, and a mini muffin pan will help you make all kinds of tiny, delicious treats! If their adorableness doesn’t get you, their amazing flavors will!
Don’t relegate your mini muffin pan just to making muffins. I hope you’ll be inspired by this collection of mini dessert recipes to get out your mini muffin pan and make some sweet treats!
Mini Muffin Pan Dessert Recipes
Let’s kick things off with these tried and true Mini Pecan Pies I’ve been making for many, many years. They work well with homemade or store-bought pie crust, and they mix up so quickly. Plus, they’re SO delicious and addicting!
Cheesecake is fantastic in any form, but turn it into a grab-and-eat, bite-size thing, and I’m pretty giddy about it. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites do just that with a chocolate chip twist on classic cheesecake. Be sure to use mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate for these little beauties.
A splash of Irish Cream is just the thing to make these little Irish Cream Brownie Bites crave-worthy. These little guys have double the chocolate with melted chocolate in the brownies and mini chocolate chips mixed into the batter.
Mini Lemon Pound Cakes are such a fun and delicious dessert. I like to turn them upside down before glazing to give them a bit of a different look that I really love. If you love lemon desserts, this one is a must!
Skip the drop cookie routine with these Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites! I like them just like you see here, but you can top them with frosting if you’re feeling extra fancy.
What happens when you combine a peanut butter crust and a brownie-like filling in a mini muffin pan? Peanut Butter Fudge Tartlets! They’re SO good and surprisingly easy to make, too.
If you love cinnamon treats and crumb toppings like I do, then don’t miss these Mini Cinnamon Crumb Cheesecakes! There’s cinnamon in the filling and the topping, and you cinnamon fanatics can add even more in the crust if you like.
Kahlua Fudge Cakes manage to pack a lot of rich chocolate flavor into a two-bite treat. This is another wonderfully easy recipe that I think you’ll find yourself making again and again!
Almonds, cream cheese, and raspberry preserves are an absolutley lovely flavor combination in these Raspberry Almond Tarts. Bonus points for being freezer-friendly, too!
It doesn’t get much simpler than these 5-ingredient Pecan Pie Cupcakes. If you’re a pecan pie fan, then you’re going to love these little guys!
Brownie Bottom Mini Cheesecakes combine two favorite desserts in one! They’re worthy of a special occasion but also a fun treat for an ordinary day.
Apple Crisp Bites take the idea of a crisp and turn it upside down. The usual crisp component becomes the crust, which is filled with cinnamony apple deliciousness!
These delicate Mini Coconut Cakes are an absolute delight. They’re great for snacking, but they would also make a nice addition to brunch or a simple dessert.
Salty Brownie Tassies are a little bit pie, a little bit brownie, and entirely irresistible. A little sprinkle of salt on top makes them a sweet and salty dream!
I adore chess pie in most any form, and these Lemon Chess Tartlets are a favorite. I love the lemon twist and, of course, their mini size is just adorable!
For those of you wanting a more involved baking project, I highly recommend these Chocolate Salted Caramel Mini Cupcakes. All that chocolate and salted caramel makes these definitely worth the effort!
These little bite-size desserts are fun to make and a pleasure to eat. I do hope you’re ready to get out your mini muffin pan and get baking!
For those of you getting started with baking mini muffin desserts, here are some recommended pans and tools to get started:
- 24-Cavity Mini Muffin Pan (For more help with pans, see How to Choose Baking Pans.)
- Mini Muffin Pan Liners
- 1-Tablespoon Scoop (for portioning)
- Dusting Wand (for sprinkling confectioners’ sugar)
- Offset Spatula (for frostings, whipped cream, and more)
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