The holidays can get pretty hectic, despite being one of the most joyful times of the year. It’s not uncommon to have a packed schedule full of pageants, class parties, family get togethers and gift exchanges. While we all enjoy a wonderful holiday meal, sometimes it’s also just one more thing to do on our list. That’s why we love the trend of mini desserts! They are cute, great for portion control, and cook way faster than a traditional dessert because they’re so small. If you’re looking for a way to make your life easier in the dessert department this year, check out our list of delicious mini desserts.

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1. Cranberry Mini Tarts

Appetizer or dessert, these Cranberry mini tarts are the perfect for any holiday get together. Buttery phyllo dough, creamy brie cheese and tart cranberries make this bite-sized treat irresistible!  The best part is these babies only take about 10 minutes in the oven, the ideal treat for a busy party.

This delicious dessert was found at FoxAndBriar.com. Head over for more gorgeous holiday food ideas.

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2. Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Cakes

Are you ready for a vegan, gluten and nut-free dessert that’s pretty and delicious? Well here you go! These super fun Christmas cakes are all that’s right with the holidays! They are beautiful, decorated with greenery and make you want to shove several in your mouth NOW. While this particular recipe uses unique ingredients to keep it vegan and gluten free, I think you could still get the same result with boxed devil’s food cake, don’t you?

Snag the whole recipe and other health-conscious recipes at NirvanaCakery.com.

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3. Mini Pumpkin Pies

You know you’re in the swing of the holidays when pumpkin pies start gracing the shelves at the grocery store! While I’ve never attempted my own, I just might try these teeny tiny pumpkin pie bites because they look super easy. You can use store bought pie crust, a cookie cutter to make the rounds, and whip up your own pumpkin pie filling with canned pumpkin puree (and of course, spices). These mini pies are great for portion control and for entertaining during this holiday season.

We LOVE LilLuna.com! Head over to check out tons of tips on decor and cooking for a large family.

Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of LifeAsMama.com . I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!

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