Desserts are my favorite party favors! Tasty minis that friends and family can bring home after a party are a joy to make and even better to gift. Or, you can make a plethora of treats to stuff in stockings on Christmas morning. There are so many ways to use fun little treats, and this list of 10 are some of my favorites in times that call for mini versions of favorite sweets!
This tarte tatin was inspired by William Lanagnère, a pastry chef in Paris who took the rustic French classic and turned it into something beyond elegant. I marveled at the perfect spiral of apples and figured he had been paying much closer attention in knife skills class than I did in culinary school! Then I realized there is a kitchen tool that creates delicate ribbons of apple. I bought one so I could create a version of this caramelized apple dessert at home.Get the recipe
Delicate and brittle on the outside with rich buttercream or ganache in the middle, macarons are not as difficult as you think. You can color them for any occasion and they're just beautiful, delicious and fun. Note: This recipe does require a scale, otherwise there is too much variability in the measurements to come out well.Get the recipe
Super quick and easy homemade hot chocolate kits with homemade marshmallows makes a great party gift on a cold winter day. Send your guests home with a kit to make a cozy cup of hot chocolate when they get home and don’t forget to fix up a big batch so you have plenty for yourself.GET THE RECIPE