How to Make Christmas Holiday Desserts in Jars

Deserts in jars. It makes life wonderful. I’ve heard complaints in the past about how baking in desert jars causes things to bake improperly or that they turn out mushy and such. That’s a bunch of hogwash. We’ve been doing this for years. First, make sure you are greasing your jars so that you can get that yummy goodness out easily. Second, when baking them put them in a water bath. It helps to keep them moist while baking evenly. Also, if you have something crunchy like cookies or pie crust, bake it first, then add the filling and bake again.

Here are more ways desserts can be made in jars.

by: Our Best Bite

Who can resist a cupcake…in a Mason Jar? I’ve seen many variations of these and my taste buds start giving me fits with each one. You can find the recipe and tutorial for these here: Peppermint Fudge Cupcake Jars.


by: How Sweet it Is

Smores are the stuff that childhood memories are made of. Who knew you could make a cake out of them and put it in a jar. Love it! These will be perfect on those cold, winter nights when you are snuggling up and sharing dessert. Mmmm, hmmm. Right? You can view the full recipe and tutorial here: Smores Cake in a Jar.


by: Glorious Treats

Okay so these desserts are southern, southern. They have pecans and they are in jars. Yeah, that makes them very good! Get the recipe instructions here: Pumpkin Pecan Dessert in a Jar.

by: Dash of East

For a healthy and delectable treat in a jar this sure does beat the cake. And it is just elegant and beautiful to look at, don’t you think?  To get the full tutorial complete with video, visit here: Blackberry Lemon Goatcheese Cheesecake in a Jar.


by: The Yummy Life

We have been making our own ice cream for about three years now. We have milk allergies so this is one way we can have our ice cream and eat it too. The idea of having individual servings for parties and such is a good one! There is a complete, step-by-step tutorial here: Ice Cream Dream Cups.


by: Picky Palate

Okay so I have a weakness when it comes to sweets. I want to eat these… now. Gosh, the title alone is about 250 calories but they look good, don’t they? I am going to make some. Oh yes, ma’am, I am.  To read the full article visit here: Simple Cinna-Bun Butter Cakes in a Jar.


by: Squawk Fox

Pie. In a jar. Need I say more? Okay, I will. Pie is just something you have during winter holidays. You’ve canned your fillings and preserves and now you want a way to showcase it. This is a tasty way to do that. You can read more about how to make them here: Pie in a Jar.


by: Baked Bree

Just yum. Sugar. Deliciousness. Scrumptiousness. Love. You can find more details and a step-by-step tutorial here: Toffee Blondie Cookies in a Jar.

For the next 10 days I will be posting about various ways to use Mason Jars to make the holidays more festive, frugal, and meaningful. Join me and the following bloggers as we take you through “10 Days of”. [sponsored by Heart of the Matter Online]

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  1. YUM! I love these ideas, Amy. Gotta make some next month…

  2. The link to the pie goes to the cinnabons 🙁

  3. Love this post! Awesome ideas that I will be using this holiday season… Especially the s’mores… That is so awesome to look at. Have a great day!


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