24 tasty bite-sized desserts

With the taste adults love and the size kids can handle, these bite-sized desserts are perfect for dinner parties or potlucks!

24 tasty bite-sized desserts

Photo: Jodi Pudge

Bite-sized desserts

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

These little, two-bite cheesecakes are perfect for any occassion. Their mini size will also leave you feeling guilt-free! Get the recipe: Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce


cherry cheesecakePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours

Zesty but sweet, these little Alice in Wonderland-inspired squares will be the talk of your party. Who could say no to a pastel pastry? Get the recipe: Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours


small pink cakes on pretty china platePhoto: John Cullen


Cake Pops

These deliciously cute cake pops are a kid favourite. Your tots will love helping you make these—from baking and shaping the cake pops, to freezing and, of course, decorating them! Get the recipe: Cake Pops 

24 tasty bite-sized dessertsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

If you know some of your guests don’t like cheesecake, make these cute, mini pumpkin pie tarts that are equally as delicious! Get the recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts


plate with pumpkin pie tarts and cute toppersPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

We’ve combined two well-loved classics to make the ultimate bite-sized summer dessert. Get the recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches 

A brownie surrounding ice cream on a white platePhoto: Jodi Pudge


Mini Meringue Tarts

A portable twist on a classic dessert, these mini meringue tarts are perfect for a potluck. Get the recipe here: Mini Meringue Tarts

mini lemon tarts topped with meringuePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Lime Macarons

These zesty, très chic macarons will leave your guests très impressed. Get the recipe here: Lime Macarons


woman holding a small plate with two lime macaronsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

You only need three ingredients to make these cookies! Heart-shaped pastries stuffed with raspberry jam are the ultimate way into your guests’ hearts. Get the recipe: Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies 


box of heart-shaped cookiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Coconut Candy Rattles

Cake pops don’t only have to be for the kiddos! Make these coconut-flavoured, wafer-filled pops for the parents. They don’t necessarily have to be rattles, either. You can always opt to just have the ball at one end of the stick. Get the recipe: Coconut Candy Rattles

plate with dipped cake pops in black and yellow made to look like fancy old-timey rattlesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Blueberry Hand Pies

What’s better than the smell and taste of freshly baked pie? Freshly baked pie you can hold in one hand and eat in two bites! This dessert takes hot-pocketed food to a whole new level. Get the recipe: Blueberry Hand Pies   

two pop tart-looking hand pies with blueberry fillingPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Indulge in chocolatey goodness with these sweet whoopie pies. Whether you serve them with milk for kids or with tea for adults, they’ll be a surefire favourite. Get the recipe: Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies


plate of homemade whoopee piesPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Double Lemon Bars

Delicate and creamy, these double lemon bars get an extra citrusy boost from the addition of candied citron peel. Yum! Get the recipe: Double Lemon Bars  

squares of lemon bars on parchment paper with candied lemon on topPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

We get it–not everybody is a fan of chocolate. That’s why you can use this recipe and make carrot cake whoopie pies as an alternative! Get the recipe: Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies 


24 tasty bite-sized dessertsPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Banana Mouse Pops

Full of quinoa, banana, peanut butter and coconut, these pops are a delicious and healthy alternative to candy. Plus, they’re super cute and easy for little mouths to eat. Get the recipe: Banana Mouse Pops

24 tasty bite-sized dessertsPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Peanut Butter and Jam Squares

Peanut butter and jam is always a kid favourite, but put it in a two-bite pastry and it becomes a dinner party dessert! Get the recipe: Peanut Butter and Jam Squares

tin filled with jam-topped squaresPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Coconut Snowballs

These Coconut Snowballs may be bite-sized, but they sure are tasty! The best part is that once you’ve prepped the ingredients, they only take 12 minutes to bake. Get the recipe: Coconut Snowballs

24 tasty bite-sized dessertsPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Mint Chocolate Truffles

Who needs to buy truffles when you can make even better ones yourself? Use your left over candy canes to give them a minty coating. Place these on a fancy tray and impress your guests. These tiny treats also make a great gift! Get the recipe: Mint Chocolate Truffles

Two chocolate truffles with crushed candy cane in silver foilPhoto: Andrew Grinton


Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate lovers will go head-over-heels for these powdery treats. These bite-sized cookies are nut-, egg-, and dairy-free, so all your guests will be able to delight in your impressive baking. Get the recipe: Chocolate Crinkles

closeup of chocolate crinkle cookies in a boxPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Candy Cane Cookies

Use the rest of your leftover candy canes to make cookies, too! These easy-to-make cookies can do no wrong. Get the recipe: Candy Cane Cookies   

homemade candy cane cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Ginger Caramel Popcorn

The kids will want something to snack on before dinner, so what better to serve than this sweet ginger caramel popcorn. Get the recipe: Ginger Caramel Popcorn

homemade cones of caramel popcornPhoto: Ryan Szulc


White Chocolate Crunch

This dessert may be a little unconventional, but it’s really yummy. Inside you’ll find goodness such as potato chips, pretzels, toffee, and lemon zest. Added bonus: A satisfying crunch! Get the recipe: White Chocolate Crunch

DIY gift box for homemade squarrsPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Your toddler will be happy to know that there’s finally one thing he can stick his little fingers in. Let your tot help you make these treats by guiding his hand to make the thumbprint! Get the recipe: Jam Thumbprint Cookies


three homemade cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Meringue Kisses

They might take a little longer than usual to make, but these melt-in-your-mouth delicacies are so worth it! They’re not diffifuclt to make either. Promise. Get the recipe: DIY Mother’s Day Meringue Kisses 

24 tasty bite-sized dessertsPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Minecraft Marshmallow Creepers

Bring these to your event and have all the kids go wild. These Minecraft-themed marshmallows will make you everybody’s new favourite mom. Get the recipe: Minecraft Marshmallow Creepers


24 tasty bite-sized dessertsPhoto: Tony Lanz

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This article was originally published on Oct 10, 2019

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