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17 Genius Desserts Made in a Muffin Tin

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Mini Apple Pies
  2. 2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Bites
  3. 3. Fruit Pizza Cupcakes
  4. 4. Sweet Mini Monkey Rolls
  5. 5. Chocolate Chip & Nutella Lava Cookies
  6. 6. White Chocolate Cashew Berry Cups
  7. 7. Muffin Tin Pumpkin Pies
  8. 8. Mini Cherry Pies
  9. 9. Ice Cream Sundaes in Oatmeal Cookie Cups
  10. 10. Cannoli Bites
  11. 11. S'more Cookie Cups
  12. 12. S'mores Muffins
  13. 13. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  14. 14. Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes
  15. 15. S'mores Mini Cheesecakes
  16. 16. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
  17. 17. Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
  18. Check out these great recipes for more mouth-watering dessert ideas.
  19. Plus, check out 27 Unique Muffin Recipes...

If you are looking for some great recipes for your dessert table, look no further than these Muffin Tin Desserts. These desserts are easy to make, delicious, and easy to eat. We love anything bite-sized that can be eaten with one hand and are sure these recipes will inspire you to get baking right away.


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1. Mini Apple Pies

These adorable mini apple pies are a quick, easy, and personalized way to serve up apple pie (our apple pie cookies are another great recipe, too). You’ll want to make sure the apple slices are cut up a little bit more than if you were making a traditional apple pie. They make the perfect easy dessert or breakfast snack on the run. 

2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

These amazingly-fun Reese’s peanut butter bites are bursting with the chocolate peanut butter goodness that we all know and love. The cookie exterior is shaped into a perfect little cup. You won’t be able to just have one.

3. Fruit Pizza Cupcakes

These fruit pizza cupcakes are made by baking sugar cookie dough over an upside down cupcake pan, to create delicious bowl shapes. Then, they are filled with some icing and fresh colorful fruits to create the cutest personal pizza cupcakes. We love that you can have your kids create different toppings to personalize their pizza cupcakes.

4. Sweet Mini Monkey Rolls

Monkey Rolls are one of our favorite desserts. These mini monkey rolls are made using dinner rolls, butter, and homemade cinnamon sugar. Then, they are slow-baked to flaky sugary goodness. Making them personal-sized will definitely help with portion control because it can be tempting to eat the entire tray. 

5. Chocolate Chip & Nutella Lava Cookies

Decadent chocolate lava cakes are turned into cookies with this fun and delicious recipe. Try topping these with some fresh vanilla ice cream.

6. White Chocolate Cashew Berry Cups

These chocolate berry cups sound like a fresh and delicious dessert. These can be made ahead and frozen until you are ready to serve them, which will save you a lot of time if you have a big dinner planned.

7. Muffin Tin Pumpkin Pies

Making pumpkin pie is a staple of many holiday dinners. With these personal-sized pumpkin pies, no one will be fighting over the last slice of pie. These also make a great dessert dish to bring to a party or potluck. The pie is made using store-bought pie crust which takes a lot of the work out of making homemade pie crust.

8. Mini Cherry Pies

Like the pumpkin pie above, creating personal pies is a popular craze that never goes out of style. Have fun and get creative with the little designs on the top of these pies, it’s the perfect practice for making awesome pie designs. Cherry pie is definitely a dessert staple and these could not be easier. The fruit counts as healthy, right?

9. Ice Cream Sundaes in Oatmeal Cookie Cups

These elegant-looking sundaes are such a fun idea. They remind us of Turtles chocolates, with added deliciousness. Your kids will love adding their own toppings to these sundaes, then eating the whole thing, cookie bowl and all.

10. Cannoli Bites

These yummy cannoli bites put such a fun spin on a classic favorite. They don’t require any deep frying either, which we know you will definitely appreciate. Add different toppings to each one with melted chocolate, they taste just like the real thing. 

A piece of cake on a plate, with Muffin and Cup
11. S’more Cookie Cups

These S’mores cookie cups are delicious. With a graham cracker cookie crust, toasted marshmallow, and topped with chocolate, you can enjoy the outdoors and bake them up all year long. 

12. S’mores Muffins

This awesome recipe was specifically made to bake with your kids, which is always a family favorite pastime around here. These S’mores cookies are made with a delicious chocolate chip muffin recipe, marshmallows, and a graham cracker. Your kids will think they are so cool!

13. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

It is hard to resist waiting for these bad boys to cool before you dive in. These cookies are light, flaky, and delicious. They are then stuffed with a delicious peanut butter cup to finish them off. This recipe has a high yield, which makes it perfect for giving away at a cookie exchange, or you can just enjoy them by yourself!

14. Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes

These Oreo turtle cheesecakes are so decadent as they are chock full of favorite ingredients such as Cheesecake, caramel, Oreos, chocolate, and caramel. They make a great party dessert, or a great dish to bring with you to your next potluck or backyard BBQ.

15. S’mores Mini Cheesecakes

These mini S’mores cheesecakes taste absolutely amazing. This recipe will yield you about a dozen mini cheesecakes, which a family can easily polish off, they’re that good. The mini marshmallows, graham wafer crumbs, and melted chocolate on top of these really pull all of the S’mores flavors together.

16. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Pineapple upside-down cake can be a daunting task, but these pineapple upside-down cupcakes are the perfect solution. They taste just like the original and are easily made in a muffin tin to save you all of the hassles.

A close up of a doughnut
17. Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Who says donuts have to be hard to make? This easy recipe for cinnamon sugar muffins will taste like a traditional donut. They bake up in no time and are perfect for breakfast, or anytime really.

Check out these great recipes for more mouth-watering dessert ideas.

Plus, check out 27 Unique Muffin Recipes

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