A finger food buffet is totally incomplete if there is no finger food dessert at the end. After all, most people crave something small and sweet after a few bites of something savory and salty. This is especially true for those with a sweet tooth! We all know that even when we are already full, there is always room in our stomach for a small finger food dessert.
Mini pancake skewers are so cute, aren’t they?
There are many good reasons to offer your guests finger food desserts instead of a whole cake, cake or other large dessert. In this way, on the one hand, you can offer them a much larger selection and thus cater to all preferences or intolerances. Finger foods are also incredibly easy to eat and easy to clean up after the party since there are no cutlery or plates required.
Finally, finger food dessert is also absolutely diet-friendly. It’s just a small bite of sweetness that even the most dedicated dieter can indulge in without shame. Cheat days once a week are allowed in most diets.
However, if you are lacking ideas and recipes for a finger food dessert, then don’t worry! In today’s article, we would like to introduce you to 3 foolproof and finger-lickingly delicious mini desserts that you can prepare in advance.
Homemade ice cream cones with buttercream and seasonal fruit
Colorful French-style tartlets
Fruity skewer ideas for your party buffet
When it comes to finger food, skewers are king. They’re incredibly easy to make in bulk, easy to eat, and easy to clean up afterwards. Your guests won’t get their hands dirty while eating and the only thing they need is a napkin.
You can create a variety of interesting and delicious combinations that do not require any cooking or baking at all. They are the perfect last minute solution if you don’t have much free time to prepare the buffet. Because skewers are so easy to assemble, they don’t need any special instructions. In the following lines we only give you a short list of delicious combinations. It’s a good idea to offer several different types of skewers so your guests have a choice.
- Mini pancakes or biscuits (alternatively cut out circles or hearts with cookie cutters), strawberries, marshmallows and Nutella.
- Seasonal local or exotic fruits or a combination of both, for example cherries, blueberries and pineapples; Grapefruit, kiwi and strawberries or orange, figs and mango.
- Rainbow skewers with fruits – strawberries or watermelon, tangerine, pineapple, kiwi, red grapes, blueberries
Rainbow nutrition made easy and delicious!
Our mouths are watering, are you too?
Colorful no-bake cold dog
We all know and love the taste of the traditional Kalten Hund cake. In the following recipe, however, we distance ourselves from the classic and show you an interesting, colorful and absolutely delicious alternative. The following recipe requires no layering and is even easier to make than the original. You only need a few extra ingredients to make it.
When Cold Dog is hardening in the refrigerator, it can be cut into bite-sized pieces and arranged on a tray or in individual praline paper cases. A small cocktail stick in the middle helps your guests to keep their fingers clean. This finger food dessert is easy to make the day before the party and freezes just fine if needed.
Cold dog with a difference!
Here’s everything you need:
- 400g chocolate – milk, white, dark or a combination of your favorites
- 200 g butter, at room temperature
- 200g biscuits – butter biscuits or digestive biscuits or both
- 50g nuts of your choice, chopped
- 50 g dried fruits – lingonberries, cherries, strawberries, apricots, raisins
- 50g mini marshmallows
- 50g mini meringue
Step by step instructions:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Break the biscuits into small pieces with your hands or in a food processor. In a large bowl, combine with the nuts, fruit, marshmallows, and meringues.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a pan over a water bath, then add to the bowl and mix well. Pour onto the baking sheet and press down firmly. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Remove from the baking sheet, then cut into pieces.
This finger food dessert has a crunchy and creamy texture at the same time
Quick mini muffins with banana and chocolate chips
We can say with absolute certainty that you can’t go wrong with muffins as a finger food dessert. Everyone loves them and they can also be customized to suit everyone’s preferences. These mini muffins are about half the size of the classic ones, so you can make double the amount with the same batter.
For this recipe, we went with traditional vanilla with mashed bananas and dark chocolate chips. This allows you to reduce the amount of sugar and flour and ultimately makes the muffins a little healthier.
If you want, you can also change the recipe and replace the wheat flour with a gluten-free alternative, replace the dark chocolate with milk or even omit the bananas and use blueberries. It all depends on what you want to offer your guests. If you offer gluten-free or vegan options, don’t forget to label them accordingly.
Bite-sized and juicy sweet
For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- 3 overripe medium sized bananas
- 200 grams of flour
- 1 tsp baking powder + 1 tsp baking soda
- 50 grams of brown sugar
- 70 g butter, at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 130 g chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
Step by step instructions:
First, line a mini muffin tin with mini paper cases and preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork, then add the egg, butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat until the butter is creamy and the sugar is dissolved. Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix but do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate.
Fill liners ¾ full with a spoon, then bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Do a toothpick test to ensure the muffins are cooked through. If you want to top florets with buttercream, wait until the muffins are completely cool.
Vanilla mini muffins with cranberries and buttercream
The ideal finger food dessert has to be easy and quick to make and even easier and quicker to snack on. These 3 recipes are our last minute favorites. Will you try them yourself? We hope that the desserts will taste good to you and your party guests!
An elegant shelf like this ensures order and structure on the buffet
Chocolate bark – irresistible finger food dessert and gift idea at the same time
Once washed and cut, strawberries have a short shelf life
All recipes with it should therefore be prepared shortly before the party starts
Colourful, delicious and healthy spring rolls with fruit
Cake Pops – this finger food dessert is still trending
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