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20 Mason Jar Desserts Recipes

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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.

close up image of hands holding a mason jar dessert

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.

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blueberry cheesecake in mason jars on a blue tablecloth
Blueberry Cheesecake in a Jar
Sriracha Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry in a white bowl with chopsticks
Sriracha Chicken Stir Fry with Brussels Sprouts

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Tuesday 11th of August 2020

Can I ask what size jar is used? They all look delicious.

Sheila Thigpen

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 :)

Nikki Lee

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 :)

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