11 Mini Desserts That'll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Curb your sugar cravings with these pre-portioned sweets.

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May 08, 2020

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It’s safe to say that we all get hit with a sweet tooth every once in a while. Whenever those sugar cravings hit, it can be tempting to pile our plates with cookies and candies galore. While we’re all for indulging ourselves here and there, sometimes too many sweets can cause a stomachache or, even worse, give us (or the kids) a sugar rush before bed.

Rather than say “no” to your sweet tooth, try satisfying it with a scaled-down version of your favorite treats. You’ll still get your dessert fix — minus the upset stomach. Here are a few of our favorite pre-portioned mini desserts to help curb your sugar cravings.


The iconic Drumstick Sundae Cone is now available in an adorable, bite-sized version. Nestlé’s new Drumstick Mini Drums still feature that crunchy chocolate exterior and vanilla center you know and love, just in a smaller (but still satisfying!) size. Bonus: you get 20 cones per box.

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Similar to the Drumstick Mini Drums, these mini vanilla cones from Blue Bunny pack big flavor into a smaller serving. The Vanilla Mini Swirls contain milk chocolate-dipped vanilla ice cream inside a crunchy sugar cone and weigh in at only 140 calories per cone.

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When you have a hankering for cheesecake but aren’t willing to commit to a full slice, reach for one of these cute cheesecake bites. This collection from Sam's Club contains three different cheesecakes: New York Style, Strawberry Swirl and Caramel Chocolate Chip. All you have to do is thaw and enjoy.

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Who hasn’t been tempted to down an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting? Put the spoon back in the utensil drawer and opt for a pint slice instead. Each bar features luscious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream wrapped in a smooth chocolate shell.

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Magnum’s Mini Ice Cream Bars boast sweet vanilla bean ice cream coated in luscious Belgian chocolate. The best part? They’re available in a number of flavors, including ultra-trendy ruby chocolate.

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Kids will get a kick out of this scaled-down version of their favorite summer treat. This 100-calorie ice cream sandwich is made with vanilla-flavored ice cream smashed between two chocolate wafers.

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Because chocolate cravings are very real. Whether you’re looking for a midday treat or a late-night snack, these individually wrapped chocolate truffles will hit the spot. Each box contains 60 truffles, and you can choose from six varieties: Milk Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate, Stracciatella, Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate.

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It doesn’t have to be your birthday to treat yo’ self to the taste of birthday cake. These bite-sized truffles from Milk Bar are the perfect fix. Made from vanilla birthday cake and dunked in a white chocolate coating, they’ll make any day feel extra special.

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Get the best of both worlds with this double duty treat. Good Humor has teamed up with Pop-Tarts to make a dessert bar out of your favorite breakfast indulgence. Clocking in at 140 calories, these bars combine creamy vanilla ice cream with a brown sugar coating. Basically, you’re biting into the frozen dessert version of a Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tart.

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$30 for 25 cupcakes

This mini cupcake assortment includes 25 cupcakes in 12 drool-worthy flavors, including Cake Batter and Chocolate Chip Pancake. Don’t worry, you don’t have to eat the entire batch at once. According to Baked by Melissa, these mini cupcakes can be kept for up to two weeks when stored in the freezer. Simply pop them out of the freezer 20-30 minutes before serving to defrost.

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Meet Street Treats: the latest single-serving innovation from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Some of your favorite Jeni's pint flavors are now available in 3.6-oz cups and include a spoon attached underneath the lid. There are even two dairy-free offerings: Dark Chocolate Truffle and Frosé.

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