7 Mini Desserts To Bake This Festive Season

These bite-sized sweet treats are too scrumptious to eat just one

Shraddha Varma

‘Tis the season for back-to-back festivals and fun gatherings. And when it comes to festive get-togethers, you can be sure that all they are going to be about is non-stop chitchatting with loved ones and noshing on nibbles. These are the kind of occasions that call for tables lined with bite-sized sweets. After all, it is so much easier to catch up with everyone when you’re walking around with a small plate loaded with easy-to-eat desserts or holding a mini treat in your hands. Plus, little bites mean you get to sample a variety of items. Why settle for a bowl of kheer or a slice of cake when you can enjoy a petite parfait, a tiny gulab jamun, a bite-sized brownie, and, well, we think you know where this is going! Keeping with the theme of mini treats, we bring to you a list of easy-to-bake and easy-to-portion desserts that can serve as the highlight of your festive dinner table.

Mud Cake
Looking for something quick and easy to bake to serve your guests? We recommend you try this mud cake by Gurdip Kohli Punj. Once ready, cut it into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle it with some powdered sugar or top it with whipped cream. Voila! Your dessert is sorted! Follow the simple instructions in this dessert recipe video.

7 Mini Desserts To Bake This Festive Season

Click here for the step-by-step dessert recipe.

Orange and Cranberry Pie

Are you struggling to think of gluten-free desserts to bake for your festive party? Think no more, as Gurdip Kohli Punj has got it covered for you. Impress your loved ones by mastering this gluten-free orange and cranberry pie by the LF expert. The base of this pie is millet, which is one of those foods that is loaded with minerals and vitamins. Click here to read more health benefits of millets. While Punj has used medium-sized tart moulds in this dessert recipe video, you can go for the smaller ones for your version of this citrusy tart. Click here for the step-by-step dessert recipe.

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Apricot Crostatas

Chef Gautam Mehrishi teaches you how to make one of Italy’s favourite desserts – crostatas. It is a simple and juicy free-form tart that makes for the perfect way to showcase ripened fruits when you don’t have the time to put together a pie. In this dessert recipe, chef Mehrishi uses dried apricots however you can opt for berries, apples, peaches or ricotta cheese. Click here for the step-by-step dessert recipe.

Chocolate Prune Triangles
Prunes and chocolate are few of the flavour combinations that can never fail. Try this dessert recipe by chef Gautam Mehrishi for your festive party and we bet it will be the star of the show. Apart from the flavours, what elevates the overall experience of this dessert is the combination of textures. We are talking crunchy pastry dough and gooey prune-chocolate filling. Follow the simple instructions in this dessert recipe video.

Chocolate Melts

What can be better than a gooey chocolate cake? Probably a gooey chocolate cake that fits in your palm? Check out this chocolate melts recipe by LF expert Gurdip Kohli Punj. You can take the experience of baking this dessert to the next level by involving your kids in it. It will make for a great parent-child bonding time. Click here for the step-by-step dessert recipe.

Old School Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Another chocolatey treat you can bake for your festive party is this old school chocolate walnut fudge by chef Vicky Ratnani. Chocolate chips, vanilla essence and chocolate sauce are the key ingredients in this fudge. Oh, and did we mention, it takes just 20 minutes to make this dessert? Click here for the step-by-step dessert recipe. 

Mini Apple Pie


Have you ever tried mini apple pies? They taste exactly like an apple pie except they are small and easy to make. They are great to bake for a party because there’s no cutting or serving needed. In case you’re thinking of trying it this festive season, check out this five-ingredient apple pie recipe by chef Ranveer Brar. Click here for the step-by-step dessert recipe.

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