Mason jar desserts are all the rage nowadays, and for good reason.
Fun and colorful layers of sweetness displayed in rustic glass jars – they’re a feast for both the eyes and the lips!
These desserts are stunning, decadent, and impossible to resist. Plus, since they come in small sizes, it’s easier to limit yourself to just one serving.
Gorgeous and tasty desserts that are also waistline-friendly? Sounds good to me!
Mason Jar Dessert Recipes
Looking for Insta-worthy mason jar desserts to take to your next potluck? You’ve come to the right place.
From mousses to cakes to pies, here are 24 mason jar desserts that will make any party even more memorable.
1. Mason Jar Blueberry Pie
All the goodness of a sweet and refreshing blueberry pie in one mason jar! It doesn’t get any more adorable than this.
Apart from the presentation, another great thing about this dessert is that it’s portable. Go ahead, eat it while standing or walking, and take it wherever you want!
Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it lacks in flavor. This blueberry pie is bursting with sweet blueberries sealed in a flaky golden crust.
It’s also a cinch to make since it makes use of store-bought crust. Sure, nothing beats a homemade crust, but store-bought isn’t so bad either. Plus, it saves you a lot of time!
2. S’mores in a Jar
Toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate in between two graham crackers – s’mores are the reason kids love camping!
Fun fact: did you know that the term “s’more” is a combination of the phrase “some more?” I’m not surprised since these s’mores will make you crave some more.
With these s’mores in a jar, you get to enjoy the camping favorite without heading outdoors! Done in just 10 minutes, these s’mores are perfectly sweet, chocolatey, and ooey-gooey.
Plus, the jar makes for the prettiest presentation. These s’mores jars will be a sure hit at kiddie parties.
3. Key Lime Pie in a Jar
Sweet, tart, and refreshing key lime pie is already a pretty perfect dessert. But what will make it even more irresistible is if you put it in a jar.
Buttery graham cracker crust, zesty and custardy key lime filling, and a whipped cream topping, all displayed in a mason jar. How can anyone say no to this delightful dessert?
Serve chilled, one spoonful is enough to cool you down on a hot summer day.
The best part is that it is the easiest thing to make. Just 10 minutes, and they’re ready to go!
4. Blackberry Crisp in a Jar
A gorgeous, delicious dessert that’s also healthy, to boot. Blackberry crisp in a jar is a weight watcher’s dream.
Thanks to vegan butter, this dessert is 100% vegan. But don’t let that fool you, because it is insanely delicious.
The blackberries have the perfect balance of sweet and tart. The cinnamon oat crumble adds a wonderful crunch, too.
Together, they make a crisp and fruity dessert that even non-dieters will fall in love with.
You can even make it ahead of time! Just refrigerate and serve when ready. Don’t worry, that sweet crumble will still be crunchy even on the next day.
5. Mason Jar Cheesecake
Cheesecake in a mason jar? I’ll have three jars, please.
As much as I adore cheesecake, I’ll be honest: I hate the effort it requires. It’s not the easiest thing to make, considering the many, many ways you can mess it up.
That’s why I love this mason jar cheesecake. It still gives me everything I love about cheesecake but isn’t as high maintenance as regular cheesecake.
Plus, since we’re pouring the batter into several jars, it’s easier to customize. The more jars, the more opportunity for toppings!
Caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, blueberry, whipped cream, fresh fruit, crushed candy – take your pick!
6. Cupcakes in a Jar
Cupcakes are already so cute as it is, but put them in a jar, and they get even more charming!
If you’re looking for a colorful dessert to serve at your kid’s birthday party, this is it. I love them so much, they make me want to be 8 again!
Layers of blue, purple, yellow, and pink cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles on top. It’s cuteness overload!
They also taste amazing. You can’t go wrong with tender and fluffy cakes with a buttercream frosting.
7. Rainbow Cake in a Jar
All the colors of a rainbow neatly piled up in a rustic jar. This rainbow cake is every child’s dream!
If you think this cake requires expert baking levels, think again! With just some cake mix, vanilla frosting, and a bunch of food colorings, you’ll be able to make it yourself!
You can stick to the rainbow look, but feel free to use other color combinations, too.
You can even enlist the help of kids to make this colorful dessert. A fun activity that makes a delectable dessert? Count me in!
8. Chocolate Chia Pudding
This tasty chocolate chia pudding is so rich, thick, and chocolatey, you won’t even notice that it’s good for you!
What makes this pudding fun is that you can add as many toppings as you want! Fresh berries, bananas, walnuts, pecans, granola – whatever you want! Let your creative juices flow.
And it’s such a breeze to make, to boot. All you need is to mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate.
Honestly, the hardest part about this recipe is waiting for the pudding to chill.
9. Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar
Layers of Nilla wafers, cream cheese, and strawberry-infused whipped cream filling and topped with even more strawberries.
Oh, and it’s also served in a mason jar. I mean, how can anyone say no to that?!
This dessert is light and refreshing. The combination of cream cheese, strawberries, lemon zest, and whipped cream is absolutely outstanding.
The Nilla wafers soften into a cake-like consistency and absorbs the flavors of the whipped filling.
To top it off, you’ll have fresh strawberries that taste and smell amazing. This dessert is truly a must at every summer party.
10. Ice Cream in a Jar
This ice cream is ridiculously rich, thick, and only calls for three ingredients! And it is served in a mason jar, too, for the ultimate summer treat!
Whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, and a mason jar. That’s all you need to make the most decadent afternoon treat. You don’t even need an ice cream machine to pull this off.
Get friends and family to help you out with this because you’re gonna need a lot of muscle!
Shaking the ingredients inside the mason jar gives this ice cream its rich and luscious consistency.
11. Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
This pumpkin pie in a jar is the perfect dessert for your Halloween party!
It may not look spooky at all, but it’s definitely celebration-worthy. Just look at those lovely layers of orange and white!
It’s no-bake, too, so it couldn’t be easier to make. And the flavors? 100% spot on.
This treat gives you sweet pumpkin pie puree, marshmallow-cream cheese mousse, buttery graham crackers, and gingersnaps all in one bite.
12. Peanut Butter Pie Jars
This chocolate peanut butter pie is made with layers of graham cracker crust, peanut butter cream, chocolate ganache, and whipped cream.
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is truly like no other. Sweet, salty, chocolaty, and downright delicious.
What I love about it is that you don’t need an oven at all to make it! Just assemble all the layers in jars, and you’re all set.
13. Mousse in a Jar
This is not just any ordinary mousse! This dessert is made with a smooth and luscious chocolate mousse topped with dulce de leche. It’s both sinful and heavenly.
This dessert is layer upon layer of chocolatey goodness. At the bottom is a soft and fluffy chocolate cake. Then, the cake is soaked in a sweet dulce de leche syrup.
As if that couldn’t get any better, the cake is covered with a velvety chocolate mousse. My God, I’m drooling already.
Finally, to top it all off is a dollop of whipped cream, syrup, and chocolate crumbs. Seriously, you guys, this is mason jar dessert at its best.
14. Banana Pudding
Pudding, Nilla wafers, fresh bananas, repeat. Sweet, creamy, and loaded with banana goodness – this banana pudding will whisk you away to the tropics.
The wafers, banana, and pudding also make a dynamic texture combination. It’s soft, tender, and crunchy – all in one magnificent bite.
15. Brownies in a Jar
If you think brownies couldn’t get any better, think again. Say hello to brownies in a jar.
This sinful treat is fudgy, ooey-gooey, and oh so chocolatey. Every bite is chocolate paradise.
Since it’s a single-serving recipe, you can make it all the time in case craving strikes. It’s easy, convenient, and prevents you from devouring 10 brownies in one sitting. (Not that I’ll judge.)
You can enjoy these brownies as is, but the topping possibilities are also endless. Pecans, walnuts, caramel, chocolate, or ice cream all work!
16. French Toast in a Jar
I’ll bet you didn’t think you can make French toast in a microwave!
This French toast is absolutely divine. How can it not? It combines crisp and tender bread, peanut butter, and chocolate!
Plus, it is insanely easy to make. All you need are 6 basic ingredients and a microwave. This is without a doubt the easiest way to make French toast.
17. Boston Cream Pie in a Jar
Vanilla cake, pudding, and chocolate frosting in one satisfying jar: that’s what this Boston cream pie is all about.
No need to slave away in the kitchen! Just ready the pre-made ingredients and layer them in a jar. It’s perfect when hosting an impromptu party!
Don’t worry, just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s disappointing. This dessert is guaranteed to impress.
18. Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar
Moist and tender red velvet cake with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. All inside one epic jar.
Don’t these cupcakes in a jar look amazing? This is one of those desserts that you’ll have to take 20 pictures of first before you dig in.
Those red and white stripes are absolutely captivating.
And it tastes just as wonderful as it looks, too! The cake is ridiculously moist, and the frosting is perfectly sweet and creamy.
19. Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar
Fudgy and ooey-gooey chocolate fudge in a jar. This is the perfect present to show people your love.
Wonderfully sweet and chocolatey, anyone would appreciate being given this as a gift. And don’t worry, it’s super easy to make.
You can whip up a whole batch in no time! The only challenge is stopping yourself from eating all of it.
20. Salted Caramel Brownie Parfaits
Brownies and salted caramel are the stars of this mind-blowing parfait in a jar!
They’re rich, decadent, and oh so chocolatey. You’ll have a hard time limiting yourself to just one serving!
The recipe comes together so quickly, too. There’s no need to make brownies from scratch. Just load a brownie mix with chocolate chips to give your dessert a homemade feel.
Topped with chocolate pudding, caramel sauce, Kit Kat bars, and whipped cream, this dessert is every chocolate lover’s dream.
21. Berry Trifle With Angel Food Cake
Layer upon layer of angel food cake, strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream? This dessert is the perfect summer party treat.
The colors alone are enough to get anybody excited. The mason jar also adds a rustic touch. But the best part about it is the flavor.
It’s sweet, but not too sweet. The acidity from the berries balances out the sweetness of the cake wonderfully!
22. Caramel Brownie Pudding in a Jar
Brownies are already pretty fantastic on their own, but add some caramel and put them in a jar, and you get an even more spectacular treat.
There are so many things going on in this mason jar, and I love it! The combination of brownie, caramel, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream is purely epic.
23. Lemon Blueberry Angel Food Cake
Just looking at these dainty jars is already making my mouth water. I can’t help but fall in love.
Can you blame me? The cake layer is incredibly moist and tender. It’s so good, no one will know it came from a box!
Topping the cake is a layer of pudding, fresh blueberries, lemon cream pie filling, and whipped cream. This lemon blueberry angel food cake truly is heaven on earth.
24. Mason Jar Lemon Pie
This sweet and zesty lemon pie is the most refreshing dessert in a jar.
Everything about this lemon pie in a jar is perfection. First of all, the cookie crumbs make for a lovely buttery crust.
Next is a layer of ultra-creamy lemon curd. It has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.
Finishing it off is a spoonful of your favorite jam! I personally love blueberry with lemon, so that’s what I went with. Feel free to use your favorite.
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