The Best Dessert-in-a-Jar Recipes for Summer

Take your favorite dessert wherever you go with these easy recipes

The Best Dessert-in-a-Jar Recipes for Summer

Whether you’re packing a picnic or headed to the beach, you can take your favorite dessert with you thanks to these easy dessert-in-a-jar recipes.

Chocolate Mousse Pie in a Jar

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A great alternative to a graham cracker crust? One that uses chocolate wafer cookies instead. The chocolate crust in this recipe is the perfect complement to the light and creamy mousse on top.

Coconut Cream Pie in a Jar

There’s no easy way to pack a cream pie in your picnic basket — until now. These individually sized desserts have all of the coconut cream pie flavor you love in a perfectly portable package.

Key Lime Pie Parfait in a Jar

Nothing screams summer like Key lime pie. Make an easy version by layering crushed graham crackers and Key lime Greek yogurt in a glass jar.

Rhubarb Parfait in a Jar

Who says dessert has to be a total diet bomb? This healthy and delicious layered parfait features quinoa, chia seeds, and fresh fruit.

S’mores in a Jar

Enjoy the flavors of this campfire favorite — no kindling needed! A simple combination of graham crackers, chocolate pudding, and toasted miniature marshmallows provides all of the classic s’mores flavor you love.

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

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These easy-to-assemble strawberry shortcakes are guaranteed to be the highlight of your next picnic or barbecue. Make the shortcakes from scratch the day before and assembly will be a breeze.

Trifle in a Jar

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There’s no dessert more perfect for layering in a jar than trifle! If you don’t have leftover cake on hand (as this recipe calls for), use pound cake, angel food cake, or brownies instead.