Mason jars are so versatile – they’re a necessity for canning, but there are so many ways to use them for crafts or desserts too! Mason jar desserts are one of my favorite uses for the jars, because they’re the ultimate in desserts. They’re cute, they’re already made into individual portions, they make a beautiful display, and they’re usually super simple too!
Check out these 15 Mason Jar Dessert Ideas – you’re going to have a hard time choosing which to make first!
These adorable Cherry & Angel Food Cake Mason Jar Parfaits are a recent Pop Shop America creation! They’re fairly heathy and chock-full of fresh cherries and homemade whipped cream. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Homemade blackberry cobbler feels so summery and fresh. Angela over at Spinach Tiger took it up a notch by baking the blackberry cobbler in cute little mason jars to keep the portions controlled and photo-perfect!
These little Mason Jar Lemon Meringue Pies from Let’s Dish are by no means healthy – but sweetened condensed milk makes everything more delicious, doesn’t it? Make these in small mason jars for a perfect lemon treat!
When is a parfait not delicious?? These mini Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits from A Latte Food feature homemade shortcake layered in mason jars with fresh strawberries for a delicious dessert!
Goji Berries are trendy, and for good reason! They’re have so many health benefits, and they’re delicious too. I used this superfood berry to top my Fresh Berry Yogurt Parfaits over on Biscuits & Grading, and whether you eat these for breakfast or dessert, you won’t regret a bite!
Use a pretty 4 ounce mason jar to make these decadent French Silk Pie Mason Jar Desserts from Bellewood Cottage ASAP. They’re no bake, so they come together quickly, and they would look so cute on any dessert table!
I’m always up for cheesecake in any form – even waffle form – and these little cuties are no exception. Hand me my cheesecake already preportioned, like these No Bake Berry Cheesecakes from Kitchen Sanctuary, and I’m one happy camper!
Speaking of cheesecake, who can turn down a Cannoli Cheesecake in a Mason Jar? These sweet treats from The Farm Girl Gabs are picture perfect and I can practically taste the cream cheese & ricotta mixture – YUM!
These gorgeous Caramel Apple Trifles from Life is a Party are like little bites of apple pie heaven. They feature a delicious homemade custard layered with apples and whipped cream – yum!
I use my Instant Pot alllll the time – for cranberry sauce or artichoke dip or pretty much anything – but I haven’t tried cheesecake in the Instant Pot yet. The best thing about these little Instant Pot Cheesecakes from One Pot Only is that you put the mini mason jars straight into the Instant Pot to cook!
I feel like making red velvet cake in mini jars is a great idea, because who can turn down red velvet cake? At least with this Red Velvet Cake in a Jar from Sugar Hero, the portions are controlled, so maybe we won’t eat a whole cake in one sitting!
This is pretty much the only nonlayered mason jar recipe in this roundup, but it’s one I’ve never thought of! How cute would this Banana Bread in a Jar from This Grandma is Fun be as a gift? Wrap a cute ribbon and gift tag around it and it’s the perfect baby shower or bridal shower or housewarming gift!
I will choose a pumpkin dessert over just about any other dessert, any day of the week. So I’ll be making these Salted Caramel Pumpkin Parfaits from Love Grows Wild ASAP, and you probably should too!
More than likely, you’ve never though of using cornbread in your strawberry shortcake, but these Strawberry Shortcake Mason Jar Desserts from Shaken Together Life will make you want to!
Yummmmm! I can’t imagine a better summer dessert than these S’mores in a Jar from Olivia’s Cuisine – graham cracker crust, marshallow fluff, chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallows. And all perfectly layered in cute little mason jars!
There are so many amazing ideas for mason jar desserts out there. I’ve put together 15 of my favorites, but maybe you’ll create a brand new one! I can’t get enough of cute little individual desserts in jars.
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