Sure, your favorite celebrity or supermodel probably says their go-to dessert is a single square of dark chocolate, and that’s all well and good when you’ve got the willpower of Thor. For the rest of us, it takes a little bit more to satisfy our sweet tooth. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best mini desserts and bites, so you can have a taste of your favorite dessert without going overboard. Get ready: Mini s'mores, pies, and fro-yo are coming your way.
9 Mini Desserts for When You Just Need a Little Something Sweet
Mounds and Almond Joy fans will love these guys—they require only five ingredients and taste just like the real thing. Blend shredded coconut, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla, then roll into balls and coat in melted dark chocolate. Pop 'em in the refrigerator until they harden... it’s like taking candy from a baby.
These cute little banana pops are made up of banana-peanut butter sandwiches covered in chocolate and topped with nuts. Melt chocolate with coconut oil to get a “magic shell”-like coating.
You’d never guess these treats were Paleo and vegan. Made with almond butter, coconut flour, dairy-free chocolate chips, and sea salt, they couldn’t be easier to prep.
Vegan cheesecake sounds difficult, but soaked cashews, coconut oil, and coconut milk make it a breeze. Start with a date-and-walnut crust, and top the mini cakes with blueberries, peanut butter, or a drizzle of caramel.
These little guys look like the grocery-store bakery treat, but are better for you, thanks to ingredients such as cacao powder. Use a mini-muffin tray for bite-size perfection.
These tiny (gluten-free!) key lime pies are adorable, tangy, and don’t require any baking time. The perfect summer BBQ contribution? We definitely think so.
Bring these to work as a snack and you’ll have no problem avoiding the communal candy jar. Bonus—they taste like trail mix, are way easier to eat, and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.
Self-serve fro-yo makes it way too easy to go crazy, and who knows what’s in that weird mix it’s made from. Try these Greek yogurt bites instead, which are super sweet thanks to homemade honey granola and a berry topping.
Honestly, we’d make these just 'cause they’re so dang cute. They’re also way less messy than big ol’ graham cracker s’mores and won't leave you in a sugar coma. Make them sans campfire for an easy summertime treat.