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21 Mini Thanksgiving Desserts That Are (Almost) Too Cute to Eat

Thanksgiving means planning to wow your family and guests with a delicious menu. Sure, the sweet regulars could make an appearance: pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and some sort of spice cake. But why not shake things up?

Go bold but go small with miniature masterpieces! Pile plates up with a bite of each one of these treats without going overboard, but instead having a sweets smorgasbord. A little of this, a little of that, and a whole lot of variety will fill up your dessert table.

Check out these cute, appetizing desserts and have the best spread this season!

  1. The Original Mini Pumpkin Pie

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    Nothing says Thanksgiving like pumpkin pie. This version is our take on the classic dessert, baked in muffin tins.

  2. Pumpkin Pie Minis 2.0

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    We did it again. Baked in mason jar lids, these pumpkin pies take the cake out of the picture.

  3. Mini Banana Cream Pies

    Love banana pudding or just the taste of bananas? Try your hand at these finger lickin’ tiny cream pies. Mmm. . .good!

  4. Mini Apple Pies

    This is the perfect solution for those needing a quick and easy dessert. Your apple pie shortcut awaits.

  5. Tres Leches Taco Boats

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    Cute and tasty, these tres leches dessert boats could become your guests’ new favorite taco recipe.

  6. Mini Pecan Pies

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    With pecan pie as the star of many dessert tables, these little cuties might not last long!

  7. Mason Jar Pies

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    Individually baked pies inside of a mason jar will add a yummy and rustic touch to your celebration.

  8. Mason Jar Lid Pies

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    Don’t discount those mason jar lids. These tiny pies fit right in the palm of your hand. A bonus? You can go crazy with the fillings!

  9. Mini Caramel Apple Bites

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    Caramel makes these apple pie bites extra interesting and flavorful. But the secret lies in using cookies to make them. Shhh!

  10. Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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    Who doesn’t dig upside down anything? Sweeten things up with this muffin tin cake recipe!

  11. Mini Chocolate Cream Pies

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate and cream in the same recipe. You can’t.

  12. Mason Jar Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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    Caramel. Apple. No Bake. Cheesecake. That’s all you need to know.

  13. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bites

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    Peanut butter, chocolate, and cheesecake square up in one awesome bite in this treat. Ooo, la-la.

  14. Fried Banana Chocolate Bites

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    Part churro, part cannoli with bananas and chocolate? You have to eat it to believe it!

  15. Egg Nog Cheesecake Bites

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    Because it’s never to early for egg nog, drop these morsels onto your dessert trays to make things festive. If you’re having an adults-only dinner, do as you wish with the rum or bourbon.

  16. Apple Pie Tacos

    Unique tacos with a fried, caramel, and cinnamon twist could have your guests battling for the last one!

  17. Brownie Bowls

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    Tiny, edible bowls made of brownies. Now that’s love!

  18. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats

    Give your Rice Krispies treats a spicy twist and a shot of pumpkin with this recipe.

  19. Carrot Cake Cookies

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    Why bake an entire carrot cake? Squeeze those flavors into a bite-size cookie instead. They even have frosting!

  20. Milkshake Cake Pops

    Expecting lots of kids at your holiday table? Wow them with these cute cake pops that have a surprise inside.

  21. Cookie Dough Bites

    Put a different spin on the chocolate chip cookie with these small bites of doughy perfection. Yum!

A lot less guilt comes with these mini desserts, but your taste buds won’t be disappointed. Besides tasting awesome, all of these treats are portable and make for easy packing and storage when dinner’s over. Your guests will leave full and happy, and your leftovers won’t take up much space. Happy Thanksgiving!

Which of these desserts are you interested in adding to your feast? Have you ever made mini-desserts for a gathering?