Dessert cups, aka mini trifles, are one of my FAVORITE kinds of desserts to serve when entertaining! They're individual sized, easy to take on-the-go and so fun to EAT!
Serve these desserts in a mug, trifle cup, mini mason jars or shooter glasses for a beautiful handheld layered sweet treat that everyone will love!
Whether you're looking for something classic like mini cheesecakes or something a little more adventurous like Chocolate Truffles, there's sure to be a dessert cup that will fit your needs.
What could be better than ending a cocktail party with a selection of delicious mini desserts just for you?!
What size should dessert cups be?
Smaller portions like dessert shooters are anywhere from 2-3 ounces. That size is ideal for fancier parties or weddings where you want to serve smaller portions.
Most of the dessert cup recipes I share below are anywhere from 4-6 oz. Anything larger than that and it will lose it's cuteness.
🥣 Dessert Cup Must Haves!
6 oz. Mason Jars- These are the perfect size for individual dessert cups and make for a beautiful rustic presentation ideal for outdoor entertaining.
5 oz. Plastic Dessert Cups- These come with LIDS and are made for handheld desserts! They are inexpensive and great to use year-round or to take on the go!
Mini Dessert Spoons- Make sure you pair your dessert cups with some mini spoons like these to stick in your cups!
Oreo Pudding Dessert Cup
These Oreo Pudding Dessert Cups are one of my favorite desserts to make adulrs AND kids. It's so simple to make and can be ready in less than 10 minutes. You can add gummy worms for a dirt cake look or leave it without the gummy for adults!
The FULL Recipe is at the bottom of this post!
Mini Keto Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe
If you're looking for a healthier, lighter dessert cup option, these mini keto crustless pumpkin pie recipe from My Life Cookbook is a delicious and easy sugar-free dessert.
Each mini keto pumpkin pie has only 5.6g of net carbohydrates, so that you can indulge without guilt. Plus, this healthy pumpkin recipe has only a few ingredients.
Coconut Yogurt Panna Cotta
Get ready for the easiest, no-cook coconut panna cotta dessert cups! This coconut yogurt panna cotta from Cooked & Loved is made with dairy-free yogurt, sugar-free sweetener, vanilla, and gelatin for a nutritious and tasty dessert in a cup.
Strawberry Shortcake Trifles
You'll love this easy no-bake mini strawberry shortcake trifles recipe from Crayons and Cravings! It's made with layers of angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. It's such a summer staple dessert and something that both kids and adults love!
Passion Fruit Panna Cotta
This easy passion fruit panna cotta with passion fruit sauce from Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream is bright and creamy. It's a great make-ahead dessert that's perfect for a dinner party or company. Plus, it's easier than a trifle layered dessert because it's just one silky smooth creamy layer.
Paleo Chocolate Caramel Mug Cakes
A mug cake for dessert cups?! Yes please!
These delicious paleo chocolate caramel mug cakes from Eat Beautiful are vegan, paleo, and gluten-free but I bet you no one will even be able to tell! These cute individial desserts are festive, fun, and quick to prepare. This recipe serve 4 so they're best for a smaller group.
Cannoli Cookie Cups Recipe
This cannoli cookie cup recipe from Practically Homemade is an easy and delicious way to enjoy classic cannoli flavors. This fun twist on the traditional Italian pastry is perfect for a party or holiday gathering.
Easy Tiramisu Cups
These individual tiramisu cups from Rich and Delish are made with layers of creamy mascarpone, ladyfingers, and cocoa powder. This makes the perfect dessert!
Chocolate Delight AKA Chocolate Junk
Chocolate Junk from Cooking & Cussing is an easy-to-make, layered dessert with pure chocolate decadence. Pecan shortbread crust is the base for layers of chocolate pudding and no-bake cheesecake, all topped with whipped cream.
This classic summer dessert can be made family-style for a crowd or dressed up as individual trifles. Either way, it's the best summer dessert ever!
Banoffee Cups With a Secret Ingredient Twist
You'll love these banoffee cups with a twist from Chef Not Required. They are cute mini individual servings of banoffee pie. They have a biscuit base with thick, rich caramel, banana, and cream with a secret ingredient!
Triple Berry Mason Jar Trifle
This yummy triple berry mason jar trifle from Hungry Enough to Eat Six is loaded with layers of fresh fruit, sweetened cream, and tender shortcake. This pretty little mason jar trifle is a great dessert to make with the family.
Easy Mango Mousse Recipe
This fluffy and airy easy mango mousse recipe from I Knead to Eat is a light dessert to serve in the spring or summer months. Topped with fresh mango slices, it makes a delicious end to a meal. Made with only a few ingredients, it's an easy and impressive sweet treat!
Easy Low Carb Tiramisu Flavored Gelatin Desserts
These easy low-carb tiramisu-flavored gelatin desserts recipe from My Life Cookbook make for an easy, low-carb sweet treat full of all those traditional tiramisu flavors. Each dessert has only 2g net carbs with the added benefit of healthy gelatin!
Easy Chocolate Mousse
This easy chocolate mousse from Hungry Healthy Happy is the ultimate indulgent chocolate dessert, and although it's super easy to make, it is seriously impressive too.
A rich and creamy dark chocolate mousse but still light and fluffy. It is perfect for a dinner party or Valentine's Day,r as it can be made in advance in individual servings.
Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Parfaits
These greek yogurt cheesecake parfaits from Belle of the Kitchen make a lovely healthy breakfast and can even be prepared ahead of time.
Made with fresh berries, a Greek yogurt cheesecake filling, and delicious layers of new Nature Valley Muesli, these are hard to pass up.
Other party desserts you may like:
Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Truffles
25 Bite-Sized Party Desserts You NEED To Make!
20 Dessert Cups Ideas - Oreo Dessert Cups
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 3.9 oz package instant vanilla pudding (*I like Jello brand!)
- 8 oz whipped topping (like Cool Whip) (thawed)
- 1 package Oreo cookies (Reserve 12 whole cookies)
- Whisk together milk and instant pudding for about 2 minutes. Allow 5 minutes for the pudding to thicken.
- Add Oreos to a large ziploc bag and crush with a mallet or rolling pin.
- Mix together set pudding and cool whip.
- Add a layer of Oreo cookies to the bottom of each cup making sure to reserve some for the top.
- Top fill each cup with pudding mixture.
- Top with more crushed Oreos and garnish with a whole Oreo. Serve chilled.
This is such a delicious round-up, Aleka! Thanks for including my Mason Jar Trifle here, and I can't wait to try your Oreo Cups!
Your welcome! Thank you for contributing!! 🙂