You’re already making a turkey, a pernil, and enough side dishes to feed your home state. Dessert shouldn’t have to be hard or time consuming! Keep it simple with these Hassle Free Thanksgiving Desserts!
OK, people – Gather ‘round. In two weeks we will be knee deep in turkey and stuffing or elbow deep in pernil grease and empanada meat. Yes, It’s Thanksgiving, folks! Round 1 of a non-stop eating marathon which ends when the ball drops at midnight on December 31st. A marathon which results in snug pants and a weight gain of no less than 6 pounds.
Don’t worry about it, come January you will renew that gym membership you avoided all year where you will work off least 3 of those pounds. This will last till February when you’re all “f*** this diet bullshit” and return to your nefarious ways. But that’s neither here nor there.
Allow me to redirect your focus to the topic at hand – Round 1: Thanksgiving. Your turkey is stuffed and rubbed in herb compound butter. Your pernil is marinating in that garlic secret sauce your mama makes, but won’t give you the recipe for. Your side dishes are prepped and ready for the oven or deep fryer. You’ve been waking up early for days to make a meal that will be consumed in no less than 35 minutes (5 if you’re a teenage boy). Everyone is expecting dessert, but quite frankly – You can’t deal with making one more dish – And you KNOW your homies are expecting more than one dessert.
I got you, boo. I’m going to hook you up with 8 Hassle Free Mini Thanksgiving Desserts. As the title suggests, these desserts are mini and no hassle. Most can be prepped in minutes and ahead of time. And best of all, they feed a crowd.
Flow with me…
Coquito Cheesecake Flan – This situation tastes JUST.LIKE.COQUITO with the added creaminess of cheesecake. The custard is whizzed in a blender making prep time a snap. Use mini ramekins or pie dishes. Or even mini silicon muffin tins for a creamy mini bite.
Easy Boozy Cocoa Tiramisu Minis – All the flavor of tiramisu without the hassle. Lady fingers are dipped in espresso liqueur and layered with a billowy cocoa cheesecake. Oh, HELLO!
No Bake Apple Butter Mini Cheesecakes – Put those jars of apple butter to good use! This lip-smacking fall tasting situation is layered with candied walnuts which take 5 minutes to make! You can’t beat that!
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies – YOU GUYS!! Seriously… The pumpkin cheesecake alone is worth errthang, but when you pair it with a buttery flaky crust it is scrumptious to the 10th power. The pie crust is super no frills. If you have 5 minutes and a food processor you can totally make this situation happen. And they’re cute as hell. Look at ‘em!
Molten Chocolate Cakes With Dulce de Leche – If you’re having a small intimate dinner, these molten chocolate cakes perfect for small gatherings! The recipe yields 6 servings and have the added bonus of dulce de leche. It’s a homerun, a slam dunk, and a touchdown in every bite. BOOM.
No Bake Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes – Calling all pumpkin lovers!! These Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes are my pride and joy. I don’t know whether it’s the luscious pumpkin spiced cheesecake filling which makes these so great or the gingersnap crust. Either way, these are amazing! Use small shot glasses for a higher yield.
Guava Cheese Itty Bitty Pie Bites – You either hate guava or love it with a passion. There is no middle ground. And when you love it, you love it hard! These Itty Bitty Pies use the same easy pie dough as the Mini Pumpkin Pies and a guava cheesecake filling that will knock your socks off!
Double Chocolate Mousse Cups – Yeah, I said it – Double Chocolate! The vessel which holds a creamy chocolate mousse is melted chocolate squeezed into silicone cups and allowed to harden in the fridge. The chocolate is removed from the silicone, and Voila – You have chocolate cup! Now, don’t let this process intimate you – It is easy as hell! Use mini muffin silicone cups for the cutest mousse bites evah!
Now, go get those stretchy pants out of storage. These desserts may be easy. They are, however, NOT calorie free!