It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year, as evidenced by the abundance of Christmas cookies and DIY decorations in our lives. And ’tis the season for indulging in a multitude of treats, which means you’d better have your dessert game on lock. Not a baker? Not to worry. These 21 mason jar dessert recipes won’t have you whipping out the chef’s torch or dirtying every bowl + baking sheet in your kitchen — all you need is some mason jars and a sweet tooth. Read on for our favorite mason jar dessert recipes, and just try not to pin them all.


1. Mini Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles: The cute gingerbread man on top makes these shot-glass-sized sweets almost too adorable to eat. Almost. (via For Rent)


2. Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecake: This unconventional cheesecake doesn’t require an oven, making it a great option for when you’re feeding a crowd. (via Cooking Classy)


3. Fluffernutter Chocolate Crunch Parfait: The delectable peanut butter pie just got a lot more chic thanks to the mason jar, and a lot more delicious thanks to the addition of — wait for it — chocolate-covered potato chips. (via The Kitchen Adventurer)


4. Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake: The richest beverage of the holiday season meets the richest dessert of them all in this indulgent recipe. Bonus points for adding jingle bells to your mason jar presentation. (via Flour on My Face)


5. S’mores Dessert Trifle: No fire is needed to make this camping-food favorite — just toast your marshmallows in the oven. Top it off with dark chocolate bits for an extra-special treat. (via Mom Endeavors)


6. Banana Caramel Cream Dessert: Raise a spoon to this airy dessert layered with bananas, pastry cream and whipped cream. There are bananas in this recipe, so it’s healthy, right? (via Glorious Treats)


7. Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Pie: Your guests — and your taste buds — will have zero complaints about the classic combo of tart cherries and rich, sweet chocolate. The crust is made with Triscuits, giving this dessert a sweet-and-salty crunch. (via Will Cook for Smiles)


8. Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar: Who needs boring cupcake liners when you have mason jars? A glass jar is perfect for this classic – and festive – dessert. (via My Baking Addiction)


9. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Parfaits: Anyone who says pumpkin is a Thanksgiving-only ingredient has never tasted this twist on a classic holiday cookie. Snickerdoodles are layered between a cream cheese and pumpkin fillings. Yes, please! (via Two in the Kitchen)


10. Gingerbread Cake: Not only does this recipe fit well in a jar, but it suits any of your guests who might be vegan or gluten-free. (via Vegan Richa)


11. Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Not all desserts have to be tackled with a spoon — although you might want to use one to make sure you get every last drop of this uber decadent hot chocolate. (via Broma Bakery)


12. Rocky Road Toffee Fudge: This recipe makes 20+ jars full of the sweet stuff, making it an ideal treat to bring to a holiday potluck. If they last long enough, that is. (via The Cafe Sucre Farine)


13. Neapolitan Cake: Neapolitan ice cream gets all of the attention, but this strawberry-vanilla-chocolate cake proves that the baked version deserves the spotlight too. (via Babble)


14. Apple Custard Pies: Apple Pie is the all-American dessert, which means you can serve it up for any holiday, in any form you want — including mason jars! (via Eat Boutique)


15. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Parfait: The show-stopping ingredient in this parfait is a rich pumpkin pudding that’s piped with layers of Cool Whip Cream Cheese frosting. Is it time for dessert yet? (via Love Grows Wild)


16. Tiramisu: Your Italian grandmother would approve of tiramisu served at Christmas, even if you veer from tradition and serve it in jars. (via The Shabby Creek Cottage)


17. Chocolate Cream Pie: Everybody loves a chocolate cream pie, and they’ll love it even more served in individual mason jars. Can’t go wrong with a classic. (via The Girl Inspired)


18. Salted Caramel Brownie: Salted caramel is a combination only improved by the addition of chocolate. This dessert has the trifecta. (via The Cottage Market)


19. Oreo Coffee Cream Parfait: Maybe you can’t always get away with eating cookies with your coffee, but the holidays — and this parfait — give you the perfect excuse to do so. (via The Little Epicurean)


20. Peppermint Brownies: After-dinner mints are yummy, but so boring. Instead, try these brownies that take the chocolate-and-mint combo to another level. (via The Gunny Sack)


21. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake: Fall flavors translate perfectly to wintry holiday tables, and this rich cheesecake is sweetened with everyone’s favorite fall flavor. (via A Night Owl)

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