Planning a Cinco de Mayo fiesta? Don’t forget dessert! We’ve searched all over the web for sweet treats inspired by festive Mexican flavors. From churro waffles and Mexican hot chocolate to marranitos (a.k.a. piggy cookies), our story has it all. Scroll down to discover desserts that will make this May 5 extra delicious.


photo: Butter Yum

1. Mexican Piggy Cookies
You may know these cookies as cerditos, cochinitos, marranitos, or puerquitos–and no matter what you call ’em, they’re definitely delicious. This version is cinnamon-y, fluffy, and sweetened with unprocessed cane sugar and honey. Don’t forget the piggy cookie cutter! Learn more at Butter Yum.


photo: Erica’s Sweet Tooth

2. Baked Mini Churro Bites
Three cheers for these churro bites! With all the cinnamon-and-sugar goodness that you know and love, these baked bites are fluffy and just the right size for little hands. Learn more at Erica’s Sweet Tooth.


photo: A Beautiful Mess

3. Aztec Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is a kid favorite and we guarantee this version will be a winner, too. It involves cinnamon, a choose-your-own level of spiciness, and some quality dark chocolate. The result is indulgent and totally sip-worthy. Learn more at A Beautiful Mess.


photo: Brown Eyed Baker

4. Fried Ice Cream
Warm and crunchy on the outside, creamy vanilla ice cream on the inside–that’s the makeup of this dynamite dessert. The process isn’t as strange as it sounds (hint: that fried outside is a combo of cornflakes and shredded coconut) and not too tricky to pull off. Learn more at Brown Eyed Baker.


photo: 196 Flavors

5. Polvorones
In Mexico, these cookies are called polvorones; here, you may known them as Mexican Wedding Cookies. They’re especially popular at Christmas but oh-so-yummy any time–like, say, May 5. Dunk them in tea or munch them with milk and you’ve got an afternoon treat for the record books. Learn more at 196 Flavors.


photo: The View from Great Island

6. Cinco de Mayo Popsicles
Even if summer weather isn’t your usual May reality, you can still enjoy a festive popsicle that channels the Mexican flag. Made with lime, coconut milk, and strawberries, this dessert is fresh, festive, and undeniably cool. Learn more at The View from Great Island.


photo: Unicorns in the Kitchen

7. Churro Waffles
Grab your waffle maker and prepare to be amazed! This clever idea takes your fave churro flavors, puts them in waffle-form, and adds dipping chocolate. (That’s right, dipping chocolate.) Learn more at Unicorns in the Kitchen.


photo: Butter Yum 

8. Mexican Chocolate Pudding
Hey there, pudding! If your family is filled with a few chocolate pudding fans, you’ve got to check out this too-good-to-miss version. The secret ingredient is cinnamon and the process couldn’t be easier. Learn more at Butter Yum.


photo: Grain Changer

9. Gluten-Free Churro Puppy Chow
Warning: You might find yourselves chowing down on handfuls of this puppy chow. Trust us, it’s that good. Plus it’s easy to make and the perfect addition to any Cinco de Mayo snack/dessert table. Learn more at Grain Changer.

What are you serving up this Cinco de Mayo? Share with us in the comment section below!

—Abigail Matsumoto

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