Six mini New York cheesecake bars on an oval tray

Sweet canapé recipes

Tempt your guests with a super spread of dessert canapés. We've got lots of ideas for a festive gathering, buffet or party, from mini tarts and cakes to jellies and truffles.

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Everyone's favourite dessert is now bitesize! This simple-to-make traybake can be cut into mini bites for the ultimate sweet canapé

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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A sweet shop version of the squidgy squares, flavoured with coconut liqueur - one for the grown-ups

50 mins
A challenge
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A squidgy dark chocolate traybake dotted with spicy crystallised ginger then cut into bitesize squares for the perfect sweet canapé

1 hr
Easy
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These bitesize chocolate treats are an impressive way to end a meal and also make a great gift

20 mins
Easy
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Use a chocolate chip cookie dough as the base for these citrus tarts with cream cheese topping and mandarin decoration

35 mins
Easy
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These bite-sized puddings are ideal for finger food and cocktail parties

15 mins
Easy
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Give mince pies a makeover with this alternative recipe - all the festive flavour wrapped up in sheets of filo pastry and baked until crisp

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
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The traditional Italian dessert is turned into a pretty hand-held nutty pie with chocolate and figs, plus an orange liqueur cream topping

45 mins
Easy
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Serve these moreish lemon vodka jellies in hulled lemons to reduce waste and improve the flavour. The jelly mixture is based on a lemon drop cocktail  

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Jazz up the classic ice cream sandwich with retro pink wafers, chopped pistachios and a touch of white chocolate

25 mins
Easy
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If you're not a fan of traditional mince pies or just fancy something different, try these with dates, apricots, cranberries and apple

1 hr
Easy
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Pop these homemade Christmas truffles in a pretty box if you want to give them as a gift. Kids will love giving them to family and friends

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Re-create memories of romantic Paris with these melt-in-the-mouth macaroons

25 mins
More effort
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Dulce de leche and Irish cream liqueur in a mini milkshake shot, perfect for parties!

15 mins
Easy
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This sweet chestnut, cream and chocolate tart filling is perfect spooned into pre-baked tartlet cases for a no-bake alternative to mince pies

10 mins
Easy
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When a mince pie meets baklava, it’s a match made in Christmas heaven. Serve warm with ice cream for dessert, or cut into smaller bites to enjoy with coffee

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Lighter than a traditional mince pie, these sweet pecan pastries are a delicious twist on this Christmas favourite

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Bake our crunchy biscotti as a gift or enjoy them with a cup of coffee. Chocolate and orange is a match made in heaven and they're fab dipped in hot cocoa

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Go loco over coconut with these melt-in-the-mouth chocolate treats

45 mins
Easy
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These little cakes are filled with all the festive, fruity flavours of this classic German Christmas bake - ideal for Christmas morning or a teatime treat

40 mins
Easy
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Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

25 mins
Easy
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Add the slightly sweet, slightly spicy bay-leaf flavour to elevate this simple custard to an elegant, innovative dessert. Make the bay leaf creams at least the day before you want to eat them, to…

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a lamington with a hot cup of tea. This traditional Australian bake is filled with cream and jam, coated in a chocolate icing and rolled in coconut

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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This gorgeous confection was invented to celebrate the Paris-Brest cycle race – it's meant to resemble a bicycle wheel

1 hr and 10 mins
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