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Top Fork-Free Party Desserts

Perfect Desserts and Treats for Your Next Party

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Here is a list of party desserts that can be eaten without a fork.

1. Nuts

These nuts become crisper as they cool.
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Yes, you can just buy nuts in a can, but these are so much better. People will be amazed you did them yourself.
Salted Pecans
Sugared Nuts
Boiled Peanuts

2. Bar Cookies

2009 Chocolate Nut Bars Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 Chocolate Nut Bars Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Yes, you can take some recipes and either make make them a drop cookie or a bar cookie. These are a different sort-of bar cookie. They can only be bar cookies, another no-utensils-needed dessert. Some of my favorites are:
Chocolate Nut Bars, pictured
Raspberry Bar Cookies
Lemon Snowbars
Gloria's Scottish Shortbread
Magic Cookie Bars
Even More Bar Cookie Recipes

3. Regular Cookies

Everyone will enjoy this really big cookie stuffed with semi-sweet, milk chocolate and white chips.
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I believe cookies are the first food people think of as fork-free desserts. Cookie recipes can be as simple as a decorated sugar cookie to a fully loaded cookies like a Colossal Double White Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Here are a few other choices.
Crackerjack Cookies
Almond Cookies
Macaroons
Photo Gallery of More Cookie Recipes

4. Brownies

The Ultimate Brownies
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Although considered a bar cookie, I believe Brownies stand in a class of their own. Some of the top brownie recipes are:
The Ultimate Brownie, pictured and my favorite
Boozy Brownies, my best friend's favorite
Texas Brownies
Chocolate-Frosted Brownies
Blondies, when it's not a Brownie, it's a Blondie
Even More Brownie Recipes

5. Sweet Popcorn

Caramel Corn seems to be the most popular, but Kettle Corn is catching-up.
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Just about everyone loves popcorn. You can make your own sweetened versions with recipes like:
Red Carpet Corn made with bacon!
Amaretto Caramel corn
Glazed Popcorn
Popcorn Balls
Even More Recipes Here

6. Cupcakes

I just love the fresh lemon flavor.
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Cupcakes are not just for kids anymore. They are the ideal serving of cake that can be eaten without a fork.
Make Cupcakes with Any Cake Recipe
Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
Lemon Curd Cupcakes, pictured
Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcake Cones
Reynolds FunShapes Baking Cups

7. Fudge

You can also make this with creamy peanut butter.
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Fudge has always been a fork-free, finger dessert. Most women just love chocolate fudge. Men love it too, but whenever I serve fudge, it seems that they prefer peanut butter to chocolate. I'm not picky, I love them both.
Walnut Fudge
Fantasy Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge,pictured
Even More Fudge Recipes

8. Other Homemade Candies

Cashew make a great change over peanuts in this recipe.
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You can buy all the candy you want, but it's never as good as homemade. The next party you're invited to bring one or two of these candies:
Marble Bark
Peanut Brittle, pictured
Nut Rocca
Nut Clusters
A Few More Ideas Just for You

9. Sugared Cranberries and Other Fruits

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
You'll be addicted too. All it took for me was popping one Sugared Cranberry into my mouth and I was hooked. Who thought something so tasty could be good for you too?

Sugared Cranberries
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
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