This list of 20 Mason Jar Desserts recipes includes delicious make-ahead individual desserts with plenty of delicious options for indoor or outdoor events—just stash them in a cooler for easy serving. You’ll find cheesecakes, decadent brownies, mousse, trifles, icebox cakes, and many more. You’ll have a hard time deciding which one to try first!
Serving sweets in a jar, like No-Bake Key Lime Pie or Mini Strawberry Panna Cotta, has become popular for all kinds of events, both big and small. From weddings and baby showers to birthday parties and outdoor picnics, Mason Jar desserts are a fun way to serve individual sweet treats.
Just last week, I made these yummy Blueberry Cheesecakes in a Jar for my hubby’s outdoor birthday dinner. I’ve even packed up desserts jars to transport to picnics in the mountains. I know you’re going to love all the desserts jar ideas in this list.
Check out this curated list of mason jar desserts created by some amazing food bloggers to find just the right dessert jar recipe for your next party. I know I’m anxious to try ALL of of these desserts before the summer is over! Just keep scrolling to learn more.
Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar is a super simple yet creamy delicious dessert packed with a little pucker power! These sweet treats are perfect for entertaining or a great take along for your next picnic!
Devout cheesecake fans will flip over these smooth and velvety individual cheesecakes with fresh blueberry compote topping. The filling is straight-out classic cheesecake baked in a water bath for a delicate and rich texture.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a jar is a cute, creamy, and easy treat made for chocolate lovers. The no-bake cheesecake is smooth and creamy, with crunchy texture from chopped peanuts and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Bourbon Peach Cheesecake Mousse is a no bake dessert that’s bursting with the fresh flavors of summer. A true southern dessert recipe, juicy peaches are sautéed in brown sugar, butter and Bourbon and layered with a pecan graham cracker crust and a light and fluffy cheesecake mousse!
In this seasonal dessert, walnuts, sugar and butter are whisked together in a food processor and pressed into the bottom of the jars for a simple crust that marries perfectly with the rhubarb and custard pie filling.
This is one of my favorite sous vide recipes because peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate just belong in the same jar together! If you are looking for individual portioned desserts this cheesecake will wow anyone who indulges in them.
These delicious Fudgy Instant Pot Brownies are quick and easy individual-sized Instant Pot desserts, sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Topped with ice cream, it makes a delicious Instant Pot Brownie Sundae.
Keto Mason Jar Ice Cream is a DIY homemade treat that's so easy...even the kiddos can help! Smooth and creamy chocolate or strawberry ice cream that will curve anyone's sweet tooth! Who say's Keto can't be fun too!
Looking for an easy and casual dessert? This Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar is a quick treat you can whip up in 10 minutes. It’s a perfect way to serve a delicious shortcake recipe at summer BBQs, cookouts, or get-togethers.
Strawberry Cheesecake Cups with an easy graham cracker crust are an amazing no-bake dessert! This simple dessert is made with layers of whipped cream, strawberry jam, filling, and crust.
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First Published: July 3, 2014. Last Updated: August 10, 2020.
ABOUT SHEILA Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
Can I ask what size jar is used? They all look delicious.
Tuesday 11th of August 2020
Diane, each of the recipes should specify what size jar to use. Please click through to those that you are interested in making for more details :)
Monday 10th of August 2020
So many delicious recipes! I'll start from the top and work my way through the yum!
Thursday 28th of May 2015
Cheesecake in a mason jar looks wonderful!
However, I have 2 questions.
Won't the jars shatter if you don't pour water around them before. Baking?
Can any little glass mason-type jar be safely baked, or are Mason brand jars designed for baking?
Any info would be so appreciated....Thanks!
Saturday 30th of May 2015
Mary, I would only use jars made specifically for canning (Mason or other brand) since they are designed for heat. The jars did not break when I baked them with the crust at 350 degrees for only 10 minutes.
Friday 4th of July 2014
they all look tempting!
Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine
Thursday 3rd of July 2014
Your version looks scrumptious! Thanks for the link :)