Cleaning the dishes takes all the fun out of eating dessert. Solve that problem by serving up some sweet and delicious confections that are meant to be eaten with your hands; no plate or fork required.


Truffles are likely one of the most decadent, elegant and petite finger food desserts around. If you love truffles, now you can create your own right at home using only three ingredients. Crush until fine 1 package (1 lb., 2 oz.) Oreos. In a bowl, mix one 8-oz. package softened cream cheese and 3 cups of the crushed Oreos until evenly incorporated and shape into balls using an ice cream scoop. Then dunk the balls into 8 squares of melted semisweet chocolate. Place the balls on waxed paper, sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs and refrigerate until firm.

Cake Pops

If you’re in the mood for serving cake but want a change from the ordinary, consider serving your cakes on a stick as cake pops. These bite-size treats will be sure to delight all of your guests. You’ll need a baked cake that has been cooled, cream cheese frosting, lollipop sticks and melted chocolate. In a large bowl, crumble cake into small pieces and incorporate a can of cream cheese frosting until evenly blended. Roll into small balls (or use your ice cream scooper) and insert lollipop sticks into the center of the ball. Place in freezer for 30 minutes, then dip in melted chocolate and allow chocolate to harden before serving.

Fudgy Banana Pops

What better finger food to serve as dessert than fudgy banana pops? Banana pops are an indulgent frozen treat that can be made in no time. To make your own fudgy banana pops, you’ll need 2 whole bananas, 1 cup chocolate chips, ΒΌ cup chopped nuts, 4 wooden Popsicle sticks. Cut bananas in half crosswise and insert a popsicle stick into the cut end of each. Place in freezer for five to 10 minutes to harden. While the bananas are freezing, melt your chocolate and place chopped nuts on a separate plate. Coat bananas in melted chocolate and then roll in nuts and freeze again for up to two hours or until firm.

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Oreo Truffle Recipe