This list of cute Thanksgiving desserts runs the gamut, from easy-to-make to kid-friendly to unique. These fun mini Thanksgiving desserts make great alternatives to that ubiquitous pumpkin or apple pie.
So if you want to bring something a little different for a Thanksgiving dessert, you’re in the right place.
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Turkey Inspired Thanksgiving Desserts
When you think Thanksgiving, you think turkey. These turkey-inspired Thanksgiving desserts are sure to turn heads and bring a smile to your guests’ faces.
How cute is this wide-eyed turkey cupcake from Bitz n Giggles. Yes, the eyes are Oreos! Who doesn’t love a quirky dessert with edible eyes?
Kids will be delighted when they see these cookie and candy no-bake turkey treats from Our Best Bites. Each guest guests their own Thanksgiving turkey with this delicious treat.
All you need is a round tray, a pear, some fun fall candies and a bunch of mini cookies to make this quick but impressive Thanksgiving dessert platter. Home Is Where the Boat Is also made the same platter as a charcuterie board that you need to check out. These gorgeous boards add something special to any fall table.
Learn how to make this adorable turkey pie crust at Kudos Kitchen by Renee. Isn’t this an amazing photo? I love it. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge the best thanksgiving pies by their crust?
Kids will find these Rice Krispie turkey legs from the Suburban Soapbox just hilarious to eat. My girls both say that they’d like to have this kind of turkey each Thanksgiving from now until they move out. The whole family, from the little kids to the grandparents, will find these turkey legs humorous on Turkey Day.
Creative Pumpkin Shaped Treats
My kids say it’s not Thanksgiving unless you have pumpkin pie, but they would also love these pumpkin-inspired desserts and treats. These fun desserts put a twist to typical pumpkin bars, pumpkin cupcakes and box mix desserts.
These pumpkin spice meringue pumpkins are definitely cute and unique. 365 Days of Baking and More shows you exactly how to get the right shape to ensure you achieve the cutest Thanksgiving dessert. Hint: this recipe uses Parchment paper, not wax paper.
If you belong to a family of foodies, surprise them and go international with these delicious Brazilian Brigadeiro pumpkin truffles to your Thanksgiving table. Makes you want to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rio, doesn’t it?
These pumpkin shaped Rice Krispies from Cincy Shopper are easy to make and fun to eat. The tootsie roll stems could also be substituted for Hershey’s kisses.
If you want a no-bake Thanksgiving dessert you may want to try these peanut butter pumpkin bites from Not Quite Susie Homemaker. These bite-size treats are a pretty easy dessert to make and they disappear fast.
Adorable Acorn Treat Ideas
Acorn shaped Thanksgiving treats are a little bit more unique, are definitely cute, and are all pretty simple and quick to make. They’re the perfect little bite-size sweet treat after a heavy Thanksgiving meal. These are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
You’ll love the tasty result of these Oreo acorn balls from Homemade Interest.
Acorn donut holes are another super easy no bake treat from Mom Spark. That pretzel rod stem is just adorable.
Made with Nutter Butters cut in half, you’ll have plenty of cute acorn treats in no time with She Saved.
These salted caramel marshmallow acorns from Dancing Through the Rain makes a quick and easy bite-size treat
What a Girl Eats shaped and baked brown sugar walnut shortbread to form these adorably delicious acorn cookies. These acorn cookie balls will be everyone’s personal favorite.
Cute Thanksgiving Mini Desserts and Pies
If you don’t want to make full size pies but still want a more traditional Thanksgiving dessert for more adult palettes, these mini desserts and pies are the creative desserts you’re looking for.
For our first mini cheesecake inspired dessert, we know you’ll love this mini pumpkin cheesecake spiked with bourbon and smothered with buttery pecan praline from the Suburban Soapbox.
If you have a little more time and want to make a dessert that guaranteed to awe and impress your Thanksgiving guests, make this gorgeous rose apple pie from Tikkido.
The simplest of the mini pies is a regular pumpkin pie in mini cups with a pretty leaf crust on top. Go check out this recipe from Carefree Mermaid.
Really, who doesn’t love eating things on a stick? These mini pumpkin pie pops From One Little Project will be a fun hand-held dessert for Thanksgiving.
Just look at this masterpiece! Your guests will love these mini pumpkin mousse trifles from Vikalinka. But you’ll need to warn them at dinner that they need to go easy, these look substantial.
There’s nothing cuter than a fun dessert in a mini mason jar. And who wouldn’t want this pumpkin pie cheesecake from Boulder Locavore at Thanksgiving?
If you have mini cheesecake pans, you’ll enjoy making these cranberry orange cheesecakes with a gingersnap crust from Flavor the Moments.
No mini tart pans? No problem! These adorable mini apple pies from Easy Budget Recipes are made in mason jar lids.
Bring out the Italian in you with these pumpkin cannoli cookie cups with a chewy gingersnap crust from Erica’s Recipes
More Cute Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas
Here are the last of the desserts that just didn’t fit into the other categories, but all still super cute Thanksgiving treats and are guaranteed to please.
These chocolate peanut butter balls from Julie Blanner sure make some super cute hedgehogs don’t you think?
I find cake pops a little difficult to make, but the instructions from Moms and Munchkins for these pumpkin spice latte cake pops make it seem easy.
Quickly turn plain cupcakes into cute cornucopia cupcakes with these instructions from Cutefetty.
I sure hope I’ve given you plenty of inspiration to make some cute Thanksgiving desserts this year.
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