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Sweet canapé recipes

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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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  • Mini New York cheesecakes

    Mini New York cheesecakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Coconut-ice marshmallows

    Coconut-ice marshmallows

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    A sweet shop version of the squidgy squares, flavoured with coconut liqueur - one for the grown-ups

  • Mini chocolate & ginger brownies

    Mini chocolate & ginger brownies

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Bitter chocolate truffles

    Bitter chocolate truffles

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

  • Mini choc-orange cheesecake tarts

    Mini choc-orange cheesecake tarts

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Mini Mont Blancs

    Mini Mont Blancs

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

  • Mincemeat samosas

    Mincemeat samosas

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • 'Panforte' pies

    'Panforte' pies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • A collection of lemon drop jellies on a plate

    Lemon vodka jellies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Posh ice cream sandwiches

    Posh ice cream sandwiches

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Jazz up the classic ice cream sandwich with retro pink wafers, chopped pistachios and a touch of white chocolate

  • Tutti frutti Christmas pies

    Tutti frutti Christmas pies

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

  • Christmas truffles served in a decorative box

    Christmas truffles

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Boozy caramel mini shakes

    Boozy caramel mini shakes

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Mini Mont Blancs

    Mont Blanc tarts

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

  • A selection of mince pie baklavas

    Mince pie baklava

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

  • Mincemeat & pecan palmiers

    Mincemeat & pecan palmiers

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Chocolate biscotti sliced on board

    Double chocolate & orange biscotti

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.14 ratings

    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

  • Stollen muffins

    Stollen muffins

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.9 ratings

    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

  • Christmas rocky road served on a platter

    Christmas rocky road

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Bay leaf desserts in glasses with spoons

    Bay leaf creams

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    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 allow the flavour to infuse

  • Lamingtons on a wire rack

    Lamingtons

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

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