5 Delicious Desserts Made in Jars

5 Delicious Desserts Made in Jars

Making your dessert in a jar is all the rage. Why? Here are 5 amazing reasons.

Somehow, making something sweet in its own little container that you place in the oven makes things all that much more fantastic.

Sure, you could bake a cake in a pan or zip on down to the corner store for more ice cream but really, it’s just not the same. It’s not encapsulated, for your taste buds only. It’s not in a glass spaceship waiting on your launch pad with a spoon.

Here are 5 amazing recipes for dessert in a jar that will leave you feeling bedazzled by the stars and satisfied:

1) Strawberry Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is the bomb any way you look at it. There is a plethora of recipes out there for it-in jars and out- but we’ll focus on strawberry cheesecake.

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This recipe from Allrecipes.com was posted on the site by a medical neuroscience student at the University of Sussex in England but don’t be intimidated. All you’ll need are some graham cracker crumbs, butter, white sugar, cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, vanilla and of course, strawberries. And a harvested brain. Just kidding.

2) S’mores

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This one brings the campfire to you, right in your kitchen. Baking these babies in a jar is a great way to contain the gloopy delicious mess that S’mores bring to the tables, and is a definite win.

Olivia Cuisine.com recommends using 5 oz mason jars, and toasting everything under the broiler for an authentic-looking, crispy top.

 3) Apple Crisp

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Feeling fall-ish? Dive in. These individualized apple crisp jars are an easy dessert. They require 8 oz mason jars. You will need about 25 minutes to bake in the oven and an extra two to serve it with vanilla ice cream on the side.

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Lisa Leake, New York Times bestselling author of 110 Days of Real Food, cooked this for her dinner club, and made it on the spot, while guests waited, it’s that easy.

4) Peach Cobbler

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This recipe for peach cobbler in a jar comes with two versions: an adapted one, and the original which is easier and based on using a premade mix . It’s so straightforward all it calls for is Bisquick, sugar, mild peaches and butter. Yum. Bake everything for 30-40 minutes in the oven and you’ve got a perfect summer time, (or anytime), desert.

5) Banana Split

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Skinnytaster.com provides hungry readers with this recipe for “Guiltless Banana Split In a Jar”.

Personally, I never feel guilty eating anything and especially not anything sweet from a jar, but I get it. If you’re counting calories and fat, it can be easier on your waistline than some of the other options in this list.

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Cook it on National Banana Split Day, August 25th. Apparently, banana splits normally contain about 1,000 calories, but by substituting non-fat frozen yogurt for the ice cream, you’ve got a bit of room to wiggle, here.

Bon appetit- enjoy!
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