Bite-sized desserts are fabulously tricky and perfectly dainty making your mind think that you are consuming fewer calories. Bite-sized desserts come in different forms, even the bubbly liquids. Check out a few easy bite-size dessert recipes to try this summer.
1. Chocolate covered bananas
You will need: 2 bananas, 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, 1/3 cup of salted peanuts, 6 popsicle sticks. Place your chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water and stir until it melted. Now line a cookie sheet with a waxed paper and insert a popsicle stick in the cut-end of each banana piece. Dip bananas in chocolate, sprinkle with peanuts, and put on baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, from 20 minutes to 2 hours.
2. Caramel peanut butter dip
Take 1/4 cup of smooth peanut butter, 3/4 cup of caramel sauce, 1 tbsp. of chopped peanuts and 1/2 cup of marshmallow fluff. Mix the peanut butter and caramel sauce until smooth, fold in marshmallow fluff and top with 1 tbsp. of chopped peanuts. You can serve it with a sliced apple.
3. Watermelon cups with mint and feta
You will need 16 watermelon cubes, 2 ounces feta cheese, 2 tbsp. of finely chopped mint, 2 tsp. of finely chopped shallots. Using a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon or a small melon baller, scoop out the center of each watermelon cube, keeping walls of each cube intact. Mash together the shallots, mint and feta. Finally, stuff the tops of the watermelon cubes with your mixture.
4. Kiwi popsicles
This is one of the easiest bite-size dessert recipes to try this summer, for which you will need sticks, 2 kiwi fruits, 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Peel, and cut in half 2 kiwi fruits. Put each circle on stick and put in the freezer. Melt your coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat, add chocolate chips and stir until creamy and smooth. Remove kiwi fruits from the freezer and dip them in the liquid chocolate, then put them back in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove them again and dip them a second time. Put them back in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
5. S’mores strawberries
Sweet and healthy strawberries are a staple during the summer. So why not try this easy recipe? You will need: large strawberries, 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs, 1 jar of marshmallow crème (1 1/2 cups), 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips. Start with removing stems from strawberries and cutting out the center of each of them. Fill the decorating bag with marshmallow crème and pipe the crème into the center of every strawberry. Take a cooking parchment paper and line the plate. Put graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Microwave chocolate chips in a small microwavable bowl uncovered 30 seconds on High. Stir and microwave in 15-second increments until chips can be stirred smooth. Dunk your strawberries in melted chocolate, roll in graham cracker crumbs and place on plate, and refrigerate until chocolate is hardened.
6. Fruit cookies
You will need: 1 small package of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough, 8 oz. of softened cream cheese, 4 cups of mixed fruits and 1 large container cool whip. Cook sugar cookie dough as small cups at 350 for about 6-7 minutes. Make sure you do not overcook. Whip cream cheese, add in cool whip and whisk until smooth. Put in Ziploc bag, cut off the tip, pipe frosting onto your cookies and decorate with fruits.
What is your favorite bite-size dessert recipe? Share your thoughts, please!