05/25/2015 08:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Decadent Desserts You Can Hold in Your Hand

Skip the plates and silverware -- these rich, sweet treats are perfect for a casual party.

1. Red Velvet Cupcakes


Who can resist a red velvet cupcake? These have a subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of tangy cream cheese frosting on top. GET THE RECIPE

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares


With a chocolate cookie crust, creamy peanut butter layer, and smooth-as-silk milk chocolate topping, these squares are simply to-die-for. GET THE RECIPE

3. Coconut Macaroons


These easy macaroons are made with sweetened condensed milk, which makes them chewy and moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. They're delicious plain but even more irresistible dipped in chocolate. GET THE RECIPE

4. Luscious Lemon Squares


With a buttery shortbread crust and luscious lemon filling, these bright, summery squares are as pretty as they are delicious. GET THE RECIPE

5. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies


Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these chocolate brownies with a swirl of tangy cheesecake are cakey on the bottom, alternately fudgy and creamy in the center and crisp on top. Be sure to cut them small -- they are rich as sin! GET THE RECIPE