24 Short and Sweet Shot-Glass Desserts
Once you’ve baked a masterpiece, it can be so hard not to gobble down a slice… or two… or three. These pre-portioned, perfect-for-parties treats will satisfy your sweet tooth — without tempting you to overindulge.
Get your dessert and drink fix in one. The top of these babies is whipped cream with vodka, the base is chocolate pudding with Kahlua — so you can take your shots while looking like a grown-up.
Get the recipe at Lemons for Lulu.
All you need to do to make this decadent dessert is form the two-ingredient crust, then fill it to the brim with an easy-to-make peanut butter cheesecake filling — no baking required.
Get the recipe at Crafty Morning.
Is there anything tastier than a mint-chocolate combo? This sweet mix involves whipped cream, chocolate pudding, and lots of crumbled chocolate cookies.
Get the recipe at Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.
Fans of lemon meringue pie need to try these smaller shooters that are just as perfect for get-togethers as they are for an after-dinner indulgence.
Get the recipe at Mama’s Gotta Bake.
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These are so easy to make, and you’ll look like a total baking pro. Just whip up the key lime filling, then layer it in a shot glass with graham crackers crumbs. Voilà! Instagram-ready.
Get the recipe at Domestic Superhero.
Double the dessert with a shot glass you can eat! The chocolate chip cookie shell is the most decadent way to serve up a healthy (ha) dose of chocolate mousse.
Get the recipe at Wilton.
Doesn’t birthday cake taste better when you don’t have to bake it? These single-serving cake batter shots cram every you’d want for your birthday — sprinkles, cheesecake, whipped cream — in one little glass. Yum.
Get the recipe at Sugar Spun Run.
Sweet chocolate-brownie bits, fresh tart berries, and zesty mint come together to create the ultimate dessert parfait. An added bonus: Leftover brownies can be frozen and saved for later, taken to the new neighbors’ house, or scarfed down as an after-dinner snack.
Get the recipe at Baking With Blondie.
From popcorn to hot chocolate, trendy salted caramel seems to pop up in every recipe these days, and it’s no wonder — the tasty combination of savory and sweet makes it a tantalizing topping for any dessert, including these cute, kid-friendly shooters that are perfect for birthday parties and baby showers alike.
Get the recipe at Sugar and Cloth.
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Made with lemon curd, ladyfinger cookies, and a light whipped cream garnish, these bright beauties are quick and easy to make — but everyone at your last big summer barbecue will think you spent hours in the kitchen.
Get the recipe at Rachel Cooks.
Even though they’re made with ice cream — usually a no-no for strict vegans — these adorable cherry-topped shooters can easily be adapted with a soy-based ice cream to fit the diet. Drizzle with a luscious caramel sauce to impress even the pickiest dinner guests.
Get the recipe at Ode to Awe.
Attention, chocoholics: We may have just unlocked the secret to a blissed-out existence. These terrifically tiny desserts are surprisingly simple to make — just whip up your favorite brownie recipe and pudding from an instant mix, and add a little whipped cream. No one will believe how easy it was to rustle up these double-chocolate delights.
Get the recipe at Sarah Hearts.
Don’t wait until next spring to enjoy carrot cake. This version is filled with layer upon layer of nutty, creamy, carrot-packed goodness — no Easter Bunny required.
Get the recipe at At the Picket Fence.
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Don’t wait until the holidays to whip up a chocolate-peppermint dessert — this duo is delectable year-round. Crack a candy cane over the mix for a treat pretty enough to impress your entire book club.
Get the recipe at Kitchen Konfidence.
If these pretty peanut butter-packed treats don’t satiate your sweet tooth, we’re not sure anything will. Stacked with oozing layers of crunchy Oreo-pecan crust, creamy peanut-butter mousse, and thick chocolate fudge sauce, these mini-desserts may taste a little like Reese’s — but they aren’t just for kids.
Get the recipe at Grace’s Sweet Life.
Celebrate Labor Day with these red, white, and blue dessert shooters, which feature a divine blend of vanilla, cream cheese, and graham cracker crumbs. We’re now officially convinced that anytime is a good time to be patriotic.
Get the recipe at The Cake Blog.
You may have had sweet potato pie, but have you ever tried a spud-based cheesecake? It may seem unusual, but one bite of this scrumptious mini-dessert will convince you that different can be delicious. Whip up these easy, autumnal shooters to ring in the school year and the start of a new season.
Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats.
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Sprinkle fresh pomegranate seeds atop this delightful dessert to add an extra-sweet pop. Not only are these shooters tasty, they look so good that even your mother-in-law will have no choice but to praise them the next time she joins you for dinner.
Get the recipe at Grace’s Sweet Life.
Milo, a popular Australian chocolate and malt powder, is the primary ingredient in this mouthwatering miniature dessert, which also includes Milky Way bars, brownies, and milk Chantilly, a sweet whipped cream. Hello, amazing after-dinner indulgence.
Get the recipe at The Moon Blush Baker.
Peppermint is always refreshingly cool — so why not take advantage of it during these final dog days of summer? This rich, deliciously pristine treat, made with velvety whipped cream and sweet white chocolate, is sure to delight your taste buds and chill you out.
Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.
Even if you don’t have the world’s biggest sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy these slightly sour desserts. Filled with sweet and creamy layers and a bitter lemon bite, the luscious little snacks are the perfect not-too-saccharine after-dinner indulgence.
Get the recipe at Three Many Cooks.
With fall approaching, we’re starting to crave deeper, spicier flavors like cinnamon, pumpkin, and nutmeg. Indulge your autumn appetite with these stunning desserts — perfect for celebrating back-to-school and worth keeping in mind for a post-Thanksgiving treat.
Get the recipe at Skinny Taste.
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If you like peanut butter, you’ll go nuts — pun intended — for these shooters bursting with peanut-butter pie filling. What’s more, the velvety treats even feature a small Oreo crust, so you get the full pie experience in an adorably tiny glass.
Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum.
It’s the greatest apple pie ingredients — brown sugar, cinnamon, and apples — all squeezed into one teeny container. Top with your choice of granola, graham crackers, or even Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Get the recipe at Jersey Girl Cooks.