Dessert. Probably not the first thing on your mind when you're designing your weekly menus because they always seem so tedious and involved to make. However, it is time to reconsider that notion. Allow us to introduce you to mason jar desserts.
Mason jar dessert recipes are great. Not only are your sweets instantly proportioned for portion control, but you can prepare your treats well ahead of time and keep them sealed and stored in your refrigerator until you are ready to reward yourself (or your family) after a long, hard day.
1. No-Bake Key Lime Pie
Just because summer might not be around, that doesn't mean that its flavors have to be absent, too. Add a little slice of the tropics into your life with these mini mason jar pies.
These little no-bake beauties don't require an oven and are topped with whipped cream. When it comes to mason jar recipes, this is a family favorite. Get the recipe here.
2. Bananas Foster Cheesecake Pudding
A classic dessert that combines bananas, rum, and fire you may wonder how it could improve. Well, if you stick it in a mason jar with a layer of cheesecake, your tastebuds may just understand what nirvana is.
Anyone with a sweet tooth in your life will be sold when it comes to this recipe. Top it with salted caramel sauce for a fun twist. Get the delicious mason jar recipe here.
3. Brownie Batter Parfait
Parfait means perfect in French, so clearly if the dessert is named perfection then it's worth trying to see if it actually lives up to its title. And do you see that strawberry on top? Beautiful.
If you're craving something a little more chocolaty and you like brownies, you're sure to enjoy this little indulgence. Packed with brownie batter from bottom to top, you won't even mind that brownie is the only flavor.
Trust us, it's worth every calorie. Get the perfect dessert recipe here.
4. No Bake Blueberry-Lemon Trifles
Blueberries and lemon go together like, well, desserts and mason jars. Their tangy, bright flavors complement each other and are flawlessly harmonized by the spices in the graham cracker streusel.
It just doesn't get much better than these sweet treats that have such a pretty life to look at while they last. These are seriously Pinterest worthy. Get the recipe here.
5. Apple Pie
Few things are more American than apple pie, and with apple season coming up, there are going to be lots of pies being baked. Why not try a new twist on an old favorite this season and make one in a mason jar?
While this desserts might be more apple crumble than apple pie, they're still the perfect mini celebration treat to take on-the-go to fireworks for the 4th or just out to your backyard to watch the fireflies. Get the recipe here.
6. Whiskey Cake
Whisky sauce is great, but when you soak chocolate cake in it, you won't be able to imagine anything better. Warm yourself up this fall with a great new way to indulge in that smoky-sweet whisky flavor.
Plus these are individually sized so you won't have to worry about going overboard, but we won't blame if you have two. Or three. Get the recipe here.
7. Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars
Fall is the season of all things pumpkin. Soon you will see #PSL popping up all over internet land and will be needing to hop on board. So that you don't develop a case of pumpkin FOMO, you're going to want to be a part of the taste trend.
Why not make yourself stand out and get your pumpkin fix with mason jar cheesecake pumpkin bars? Get the recipe here.
8. White Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
You don't have to use the whole mason jar to make your desserts. You can also just use the lids! The greatest thing about this recipe is that it doesn't matter if they're messy because they're mini.
And everyone knows that mini things automatically taste better. Get the recipe here.
9. Mini Chocolate Poke Cakes
Chocolate makes almost anything delicious to begin with. However, when you add crunchy toffee and molten caramel to the mix, dessert becomes an irresistible temptation.
Warning: You may have a hard time limiting yourself to just one of these. Get the recipe here.
10. Cherry Crisp
Let's be honest, cherry pie is probably the reason that George Washington cut down the cherry tree. Once you've had warm tart cherries burst in your mouth while you enjoy the flaky perfection of a crispy outer layer, you really can't risk having to share.
Maybe if they're individually portioned you'd be more inclined to? Get the recipe here.