Are you on dessert duty this year? Before you start fretting, head to your local Trader Joe’s and stock up on all the holiday sweet treats the grocer is known for. Whether you’re looking for a delectable pastry you can keep in the freezer or want to get a little more creative with a boxed mix, the neighborhood market is all about saving your holiday dessert this year.

Mini Cheesecake Cones

Cheesecake in a cone––what could be better!? Trader Joe's new dessert is made in Italy with hand-held almond Florentine cones that are filled with a thick cheesecake filling. Made from buffalo’s milk ricotta & quark cheese, Mini Cheesecake Cones are great for adults or littles.

You can find them in the freezer aisle for just $3.99.

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Tiramisu Torte

Trader Joe's elegant Tiramisu Torte is a show stealer. Made with a layer of coffee-soaked sponge cake and a layer of frozen mascarpone, it's topped off with a bit of chocolate and covered in cocoa powder.

You'll find this classy dessert in the freezer aisle.

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

If you're hosting a holiday brunch, Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake will be a welcome addition. The boxed mix whips up a golden cake topped with a crumbly cinnamon-y topic that pairs perfectly with a cup of joe.

One box feeds 12 people and is just $2.99 in the baking aisle.

Maple, Pecan & Cranberry Cookies

Making a batch of these Maple, Pecan and Cranberry Cookies is easier than you think. Grab a box of TJ's Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix, then add in eggs, oil, cranberry and powdered sugar. The result is a cookie that looks like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen whipping up these autumn-inspired goodies.

You can find Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix in the baking aisle.

Pumpkin Bars

Turn that simple and delicious box of TJ's Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix into an Instagram-worthy dessert with just a few simple steps. Bake up the batter then top with a homemade topping that involves Bourbon vanilla extract––need we say more?

Find this festive boxed mix in the baking aisle.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar

It's a pie, it's a bar––it's a pie bar! TJ's Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar is here for your holiday eating enjoyment. With the unique spread, you can cut as large or small pieces as you prefer, as well as use any topping you want!

Find this delightful pie bar in the bakery section for $6.49.

Sweet Bites

It's hard to please everyone when it comes to food, and that's where Trader Joe's Sweet Bites come in. Made in France, the box of 12 with three flavors includes Chocolate & Coffee “Opera” Cake, Raspberry “Macaron Aux Framboises” Cake and Caramel & Chocolate Cake and has a little something for everyone.

You can find this sweet treat in the freezer section.

Chocolate Lava Gnocchi

Chocolate takes over this dinner delicacy in a whole new way. Newly launched in November, Chocolate Lava Gnocchi is filled with smooth cocoa that is easily heated up in a sauce pan. Don't forget the powdered sugar or a side of ice cream.

You can find this new product in the freezer section for $3.99 per bag.

Pumpkin Pie

Tradition is the name of the game when you pick up TJ's frozen Pumpkin Pie. The classic dessert is always a winner and is made with velvety pumpkin and best served with a large dollop of whipped cream.

Feed a crowd for just $5.99 with this pie that is found in the freezer aisle.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Dessert was never easier! This holiday, grab a few cartons of Trader Joe's festive pumpkin ice cream, and toss in a few extra toppings like gingerbread or shortbread cookies to make it extra fancy.

Shop plenty of flavors in the freezer aisle at Trader Joe's.

Tahini Caramel Brownies

Take your fave brownie recipe to new heights for the holidays with a simple dessert like Tahini Caramel Brownies from Trader Joe's. Using the company's signature Brownie Truffle Baking Mix with a few special ingredients like Tahini and Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce, the gorgeous brownies not only look amazing but taste great too.

You'll find this brownie mix in the baking aisle.

Chocolate Maple Pecan Shortbread Bars

Don't wait to whip up a batch of these Chocolate Maple Pecan Shortbread Bars. The delightful Maple Pecan Shortbread Bar Mix is a seasonal product and won't be around for long. Pair with chocolate chips, eggs and butter to pull together the sweet bars that are a perfect fall treat.

––Karly Wood

 

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