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Mason Jar Desserts

If you're looking to impress friends at your next summer get-together then try making your next dessert in a Mason Jar. It's a great way to present a sweet treat and the best part is, is that it doesn't take a lot of prep work in the kitchen.  Amy Hanten stopped by make to make Memorial Day Mason Jar Desserts.

Banana Cream Trifle

Ingredients:

2 boxes (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding
3 cups cold milk
1 container (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 box (12 ounces) vanilla wafers
5 bananas

Directions:

In a bowl beat together pudding mix with milk until it starts to thicken. Fold all but about one-third of the whipped topping into the pudding. Put one-third of the cookies on the bottom of a trifle dish or clear glass bowl. Slice 4 of the bananas. Sprinkle some of the bananas on top of the cookies. Next, carefully spread one-third of the pudding on top of the bananas. Repeat layers, saving a few extra cookies and ending with the pudding mixture on top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight to soften cookies. Just before serving, uncover and top with a “cloud” of the remaining whipped topping. Slice the remaining banana. Decorate the top with extra wafers and banana slices.

 

Cherry Pretzel Torte

Ingredients:

2 cans (20 ounces) cherry pie filling
2 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 container (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups crushed pretzels (not too finely crushed)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup melted butter

Directions:

You can also make this dessert in individual clear custard cups or small 8 ounce canning jars. Place layer of pretzel mixture on the bottom. Next add cream cheese mixture and top with pie filling. You can also use raspberry or blueberry pie filling! Press down to form the crust. In a large bowl add cream cheese and powdered sugar. Use a mixer to beat until smooth. Mix in whipped topping. Spoon over crust. Spread cherries on top. Chill for a few hours