tarts, cupcakes & brownies... love the idea  of so many different mini desserts to satisfy different pallets....

tarts, cupcakes & brownies... love the idea of so many different mini desserts to satisfy different pallets....

While traditional sweets work well for dinner parties, cocktail parties call for finger foods. Petite portions are ideal for a few reasons: most guests won't want to eat an entire slice of pie, miniature desserts typically appear more elegant, and perhaps most importantly, it's best to keep the spread to that which can be eaten with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand. Keep reading for 28 recipes that fit the bill.

28 Bite-Size, Party-Ready Dessert Recipes

While traditional sweets work well for dinner parties, cocktail parties call for finger foods. Petite portions are ideal for a few reasons: most guests won't want to eat an entire slice of pie, miniature desserts typically appear more elegant, and perhaps most importantly, it's best to keep the spread to that which can be eaten with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand. Keep reading for 28 recipes that fit the bill.

These Easy Lemon Tarts have only 3 ingredients and will satisfy your lemon craving!

Easy Lemon Tarts

These Easy Lemon Tarts have only 3 ingredients and will satisfy your lemon craving!

Cannoli Bites Mini Desserts Recipe via Cooking Classy - The BEST Bite Size Dessert Recipes - Mini, Individual, Yummy Treats, Perfectly Pretty for Your Baby and Bridal Showers, Birthday Party Dessert Tables and Holiday Celebrations!

The BEST Bite Size Desserts Recipes and Mini, Individual, Yummy Treats – Perfectly Pretty for Your Baby and Bridal Showers, Weddings and Birthday Party Dessert Tables and Holiday Celebrations!

Cannoli Bites Mini Desserts Recipe via Cooking Classy - The BEST Bite Size Dessert Recipes - Mini, Individual, Yummy Treats, Perfectly Pretty for Your Baby and Bridal Showers, Birthday Party Dessert Tables and Holiday Celebrations!

Mini Sour Cream Chocolate Cakes - Handle the Heat

Mini Sour Cream Chocolate Cakes

Mini Sour Cream Chocolate Cakes - Handle the Heat

A classic cake gets individual!  Perfect for parties and easy to make, 5 ingredients is all it takes!  The combination of mouth-watering caramelized sugar, sweet pineapple and cherries on buttery cake is sure to please.

Pineapple Upside Down Minis

A classic cake gets individual! Perfect for parties and easy to make, 5 ingredients is all it takes! The combination of mouth-watering caramelized sugar, sweet pineapple and cherries on buttery cake is sure to please.

Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse and Caramel Cream Dolcini dessert from Olive Garden

Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse and Caramel Cream Dolcini dessert from Olive Garden

Coffee Mousse & Salted Caramel Mini Dessert | A Little Bite of Everything

Coffee Mousse & Salted Caramel Mini Dessert | A Little Bite of Everything

Tasting Spoons w mini desserts

Tasting Spoons w mini desserts

Mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts

Mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts

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