Feastie Friday: Mini Dessert Bites
If you have a sweet tooth, it can be difficult to practice the whole "everything in moderation" rule when faced with a giant slice of your favorite cake or pie (or favorite cookies, ice cream, brownies, etc.). Unfortunately, this means some people will skip dessert altogether! Quelle horreur! Sometimes adapting a dessert to make it healthier works, but show me healthy low-fat pie crust that actually tastes like the real thing and I'll give you a prize (and a hug) - sometimes you just can't replicate your favorite dessert in low-fat form. Instead of tempting yourself with a huge slice of cherry pie (or depriving yourself altogether), try the mini dessert bite. Mini pies, mini cupcakes, one-bite desserts - there are so many ways to adapt your favorite dessert into a miniature version of itself. Sure, you still have to show some self control because popping a handful of these little guys would be easy, but for some reason it's satisfying to have your very own little pie or cupcake, and if you use a tiny little plate, it feels like a real, plated dessert. Or maybe you don't give a fig about moderation but you want cute little bites for a party - mini dessert bites work perfectly here. And if your poison is cookies, check out my tips on how to freeze cookie dough, so you only bake a few cookies at a time, and always have the frozen dough on hand. We've rounded up the top 5 mini dessert bites on the web this week - everything's cuter in mini form. And just as yummy.
photo from Spinach Tiger
photo from Taste of Healthy Goodness
photo from Swanky Dietician
photo from Very Culinary
photo from Healthy Green Kitchen
Everything's cuter in mini form - even your favorite dessert. And there's no reason you can't enjoy your favorite sweets, just in smaller portions - these little dessert bites are a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard (cheesecake overdose, anyone?). If I can get my hands on some sour cherries there are mini sour cherry pies in my future...which of your favorite desserts will you try to miniaturize?