Add some glamor to your party with these sweet yet sophisticated party appetizers. These delicious treats are sure to impress your guests and satisfy their sweet tooth. From rich chocolate truffles to delicate mini cheesecakes, our selection of party appetizers offers a variety of flavors and textures that will leave everyone wanting more. These bite-sized desserts are easy to prepare and perfect for serving on elegant platters. They are the perfect addition to any special occasion or gathering. So indulge your senses and enhance your party experience with our irresistibly sweet party snacks.
- Cream tea bites
- Mini chocolate ice cream balls
- Cheat’s Lamingtons
- Apple marzipan tarts
- Lemon flavor (all ingredients for recipes below)
Sweet party snacks
- Cream tea bites
- Divide 6 scones.
- Place together with a 227g tub of clotted cream and half a jar of strawberry jam.
- Cut into quarters and serve like triangular sandwiches, point side up (makes 24 pieces).
- Using a ball cutter, spoon 25 small balls of vanilla ice cream out of a 500 g cup.
- Freeze on a tray until solid, 1 hour.
- Melt 200 g of dark chocolate and spread 100 g of finely chopped pistachios on a tray.
- Using a cocktail pick, dip the balls into the chocolate, then roll them in the nuts and freeze for 30 minutes or until ready to serve (makes 25).
- Buy 2 x 350g Madeira sponge cake.
- Trim and then cut into 20 x 3 cm cubes.
- Freeze until solid.
- Heat 200ml double cream, then remove from heat and stir in 200g chopped white chocolate until melted.
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Spread 2 cups of shredded coconut on a tray.
- Dip each frozen cake completely into the chocolate, then roll the coconut in to cover all sides (it might help to thread each cake onto a skewer).
- Allow to set on baking paper for at least 30 minutes before serving (makes 20).
- Roll out a 375g package of puff pastry thinly.
- Divide into squares (approx. 20 x 5 cm) and prick each piece all over with a fork.
- Spread on baking sheets.
- Peel, core and cut 2 Bramley apples into 2cm pieces.
- Place a small slice of marzipan on each square (you will need around 200g), place some apple on top and bake at 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 for 10 minutes until crispy.
- Dust with powdered sugar to serve (makes 20 pieces).
- Using a 4cm cutter, cut 20 circles from store-bought lemon tarts (you will need 2 large tarts).
- Place a raspberry on top of each and dust with powdered sugar.
Equipment and tools
To make these sweet party appetizers you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- baking sheets
- parchment paper
- Whisk or electric mixer
- rolling pin
- cookie cutters
- Pastry brush
- Wire cooling rack
Please note that these sweet party treats may contain allergens. The allergen information for each recipe is as follows:
- Cream Tea Bites: Contains gluten, eggs and dairy products
- Mini Chocolate Ice Cream Balls: Contains gluten, dairy and nuts
- Cheat’s Lamingtons: contains gluten and dairy products
- Apple marzipan tart: contains gluten, eggs and almonds
- Lemon flavor: contains gluten, eggs and dairy products
Storage and leftovers
Once prepared, these sweet party bites can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. However, for the best taste and texture, it is recommended to consume them fresh. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month. To reheat frozen bites, simply thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, then warm them in the preheated oven for a few minutes.
Health Benefits of Sweet Party Snacks
Sweet Party Bites are a delicious and indulgent treat that can be enjoyed on special occasions or as a great addition to any dessert spread. Even though they are small, these delicious morsels pack a real punch when it comes to taste. Plus, they also offer some surprising health benefits that might make you feel a little less guilty about enjoying them.
Cream tea bites
Made from a combination of rich cream and a light, fluffy sponge cake, Cream Tea Bites are a quintessentially British treat. The cream provides a source of calcium, essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth. In addition, it contains protein that helps in tissue repair and muscle building. Sponge cake, on the other hand, is relatively low in fat and calories compared to other types of cake, making it a slightly healthier option.
Mini chocolate ice cream balls
Eating chocolate is known to boost your mood and provide a temporary feeling of happiness. Mini Chocolate Ice Cream Scoops take this experience to the next level by encasing a chocolatey center with a cool, refreshing ice cream topping. Dark chocolate, in particular, is rich in antioxidants, which help fight free radicals that can contribute to aging and disease. It is also known to have potential heart health benefits due to its flavonoid content.
Cheat’s Lamingtons are a quick and easy version of the classic Australian dessert. Although they may not be traditionally made, they still offer some health benefits. Coconut, a key ingredient in lamingtons, is full of healthy fats that promote heart health. It’s also a good source of fiber, which aids in digestion and can help you feel fuller for longer, potentially helping with weight control.
Apple and marzipan tarts
Combining the natural sweetness of apples with the unique taste of marzipan, these tarts are a heavenly treat. In addition to being delicious, apples are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. They can support a healthy immune system, promote optimal digestive health, and even help reduce the risk of chronic disease. Although marzipan should be enjoyed in moderation, it is made primarily from almonds, which provide important nutrients such as protein and healthy fats.
With their bright and zesty flavors, lemon creations add a refreshing touch to any dessert table. Lemons are known for their high vitamin C content, which can boost the immune system and improve skin health. They are also a natural source of citric acid, which aids digestion and can help prevent kidney stones. Additionally, enjoying these citrusy treats in moderation can bring feelings of joy and relaxation, as the scent of citrus fruits has been linked to stress reduction.
While sweet party appetizers may not be the healthiest choice, they still offer some surprising nutritional benefits overall. However, for optimal health and well-being, it is important to enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.