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I love being able to create mini versions of my favorite foods. There is something about mini foods that make you feel better about eating those guilty pleasures. Today on Family Food Live, 5 Mini Foods You Won’t Feel Guilty About.

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Cheesecake Bites

If there is one food that’s perfect for a “mini” size, it’s this recipe for Cheesecake Bites! It’s the smaller version of an amazing pie.

Mini Pepperoni Pizza

Shopping List

  • Pillsbury refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust, cut into rounds
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mini Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425° and spray muffin tins with non-stick spray
  • Spread out pizza crust on a floured surface and roll out the dough into a thin layer
  • Using a round cookie cutter, cut a round piece of dough
  • Stick into the muffin tin, with the dough coming up on the sides of the tin
  • Add sauce, cheese and mini pepperoni to the dough
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until the dough is golden brown and cheese is melted

Mini Taco Bowls

Shopping List:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef, browned
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Cheddar Cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Brown beef and add taco seasoning according to directions
  • Heat the corn tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften
  • Use a jar lid to cut 2 circles from each tortilla
  • Press a tortilla circle into a muffin tin, folding the sides
  • Put in oven for 10-12 minutes until crispy
  • Cool the shell and fill with taco meat
  • Add cheese and tomatoes to top

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk

Shopping List

  • 1 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1/4 and 1/8 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt
  • Place melted butter in kitchen stand mixer and add brown sugar and sugar and blend until well combined
  • Mix in egg and vanilla extract
  • Add the dry ingredients and slowly mix on low until combined
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Scoop a small amount of dough (about a half teaspoon) and shape into a ball. Place onto a silicone liner or parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes and remove from oven while still slightly undercooked, let the cookie finish cooking on the cookie sheet
  • Transfer to cooling rack until completely cooled
  • Fill a shot glass with milk and add the cookie to the top and serve

Thanks to Cooking Classy for the inspiration

 

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches with Sprinkles

Shopping List

  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Colored Sprinkles
  • Popsicle or Cake Pop sticks

Instructions:

  • Cut the ice cream sandwiches into small squares
  • Dip into the sprinkles
  • Put the popsicle stick or cake pop stick into the ice cream and serve

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