Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweetsis a new cookbook by Abby Dodge that includes recipes for 100 delicious desserts you can pick up and eat without a fork or spoon.  Whether you plan ahead or occasionally find yourself short on time and need a dessert at the last minute, this cookbook is for you.  You could serve these treats at a dessert party, a special afternoon with friends or whenever you have a sweet craving.  There’s something for everyone in this sweet collection.  You’ll also find recipes that are gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan, egg-less and low-fat.  Here’s just a sampling of the recipes inside this cookbook.  The names alone will make your mouth water!

Cookies – Toasted Pistachio-Cherry Biscotti Straws, Chocolate-Cinnamon Double Deckers, Lemon Lavendar Shortbread, Walnut Pear Crumble Bars, Orange Cardamon Slice ‘n Bakes, Triple Threat Chocolate Squares, Lemon Meringue Pie Poppers

Mini Pies & Slab Pies – Brown Sugar-Ginger-Pear Turnovers, Nutty Dulce de Leche Dumplings, Streusel-Topped Double Cherry Slab Pie, Jam-Filled Triangle Hand Pies, Poppyseed-Lemon Hand Tarts, Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Phyllo Triangles, Mini Pumpkin-Maple Tarts with Toasted Pecan Streusel

Whoopie Pies, Cakes Bites & Mini Cakes – Cinnamon Cupcakes with Toasted Walnut Buttercream, Chocolate-Covered Banana Cake Bites, Toasted Coconut Snowball Cupcakes, Mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling, Double Espresso Whoopie Pies, Carrot Cake Cones with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting, Mini Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cakes, Peanut Butter Cone Cakes with Bittersweet Frosting

Bite-Sized Treats – Black-Bottomed Nutella Swirl Cheesecakes, Cinnamon Toast Scones, Café au Lait Scones, Dusty Sundae Eclairs, Mini Mocha Roll Cakes, Orange and Ricotta Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries, Chocolate-Glazed Peanut Butter Fingers 

Frozen Treats – Brown Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches, Double Raspberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, EZ Strawberry Ice Cream Cones, Very Berry Cranberry Pops, Coconut Mango Ice Cream Sandwiches, Coffee-Toffee Bonbon Bites

Candies – White Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Fruit Leather, Spicy Buttery Caramel Popcorn, White Chocolate-Cherry Popcorn (can’t wait to try this one), Homemade Marshmallow Chicks, Toasted Walnut Maple Marshmallows, Chocolate-Covered Crispy Butterscotch Caramels, Salty Mixed Nut Brittle, Rocky Road Fudge

To make you drool even more, here are pictures of some of the goodies in this book.



Abby includes twists, do ahead instructions and finishing touches for many recipes.  She shares little nuggets of kitchen wisdom throughout the book to help you become a better baker.  What great insider info from an expert!  She says if you have questions or need recipe advice, you can visit her at and “Ask Abby.”  

Abby is a widely respected baker as well as a popular food writer.  Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweetsis her ninth cookbook.  Her recipes and articles have appeared in many cookbooks, publications, blogs and web sites.  She’s a regular guest on TV and radio and teaches cooking around the country.  In other words, she knows her stuff y’all!

Even though Abby and I have never met, we’ve been Twitter & Instagram friends for some time now and I enjoy seeing her sweet virtual messages.  Maybe our paths will cross in person one day…I hope so!

Disclosure:  I received a copy of Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets for review purposes from The Taunton Press.  The opinions in this post are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.


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2 Responses to Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets Cookbook Review

  1. carolinaheartstrings says:

    What a great cookbook. So many yummy recipes.

  2. This book is on my wish list. I love Abby too :)

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