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Along with the silly shower games, the marital advice, and the gift opening, a bridal shower isn't complete without some sweet treats. And there's no better way to go than with small, individually portioned desserts your guests can nibble on while they mingle. Whether it's bite-sized banana splits or a doughnut to pair with their tea, your bride and her guests are guaranteed to leave the party on the ultimate sugar high.
1. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bites
Made with an Oreo crust, white chocolate and cream cheese custard, and fresh raspberries, these two-bite cheesecakes are decadent, creamy, tart — and did we mention chocolate-y? Don't expect leftovers on this dessert table. Find the recipe at Chew Out Loud.
2. Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes
Top off a summertime bridal shower with these pretty-in-pink cupcakes. These fluffy lemon cakes and blackberry-infused buttercream frosting are the best way to enjoy the season's greatest ingredients. Find the recipe at The Gracious Wife.
3. Chocolate Molded Rice Crispy Treats
Celebrate their eternal love with heart-shaped rice crispy treats. And in case your standard marshmallow treats don't do the trick, adding a white chocolate topper will have them coming back for seconds. Get the recipe at Eazy Peazy Mealz.
4. Banana Split Bites
If your brides loves a bit of whimsy then she'll absolutely adore these banana split bites. A cinch to make – your ingredients are bananas, ice cream, melted chocolate, sprinkles and whipped cream – these chilled treats will be the cherry on top of your amazing shower. Get the recipe at Bakers Royale.
5. Mini Double Chocolate Berry Cakes
Chocolate cake + chocolate ganache + fresh berries = a choco-fiend's dream. And the best part? You make these individual cakes in a mason jar! Get the recipe at The Kitchen McCabe.
6. Strawberry and Champagne Cake Balls
What goes better with cake than champagne? How about champagne in your cake. These strawberry cake balls are made with actual champagne, and iced in a lemon-infused white chocolate. Go the extra mile and sprinkle them in edible gold dust to really impress your guests. Get the recipe from Sugar and Soul.
7. Chocolate Dipped Wafer Cookies
You don't need to be a pro in the kitchen to make these dainty desserts. After all, anyone can master dipping store-bought wafers in melted chocolate. You might even have a little fun decorating them with chocolate swirls and sprinkles! Get the recipe at The Idea Room.
8. Fruit Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups
This mini dessert is actually two desserts in one! Sugar cookie cups make the ultimate vessel for a cheesecake fruit tart. Bonus: If you have leftover cookie cups, fill them with chocolate mousse or lemon curd for an extra dessert. Get the recipe at Life, Love, and Sugar.
9. Cookie and Cream Donuts
These rich, chocolate donuts make a beautiful dessert for a bridal shower brunch or tea. Don't be surprised if your guests skip the main course and go straight for pairing their coffee and mimosas with these sweet treats. Get the recipe at A Beautiful Mess.
10. Mini Red Velvet S'more Tarts
You don't need a campfire to enjoy a good S'more. And if you feel like marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate somehow aren't enough, you'll really love the addition of red velvet cake in these tarts. Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.
11. Blackberry Mint Fool
Keep dessert light and your time in the kitchen minimal. This no-bake mousse can be made in just five minutes, but it still packs a ton of fruity, minty, sweet flavor! Get the recipe at Bread Booze Bacon.