Cinco De Mayo, the annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army’s difficult victory. Plus, another day to have delicious desserts. Churros – we see you! Enjoy these 25 classic Mexican dessert recipes…
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1. Churro Ice Cream Bowls
Probably the yummiest thing on this list, but you didn’t hear that from us…
2. Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo! These Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles pack a powerful flavor punch! Cinnamon and cayenne combine for an explosion of flavor that’s hard to resist. This easy cookie recipe is the perfect dessert for your chocolate loving friends!
3. Mexican Brownies
My favorite brownie recipe with some added kick!! Cinnamon and spices make these chocolate brownies perfect for when you want some spiced up brownies.
4. Tres Leches Cupcakes
The classic Mexican dessert – Tres Leches Cake – goes single sized in these Tres Leches Cupcakes that would be perfect for any Cinco de Mayo celebration.
5. Mexican Horchata
The easiest, creamy and slightly sweet homemade Authentic Mexican Horchata.
6. Margarita Bars
Margarita bars are a delicious take on ooey gooey butter cake bars. Deliciously creamy with a hint of refreshing lime.
7. Cocadas Mexican Coconut Candies
My take on classic Mexican cocadas, aka coconut candies. Only 3 ingredients for these chewy, sweet coconut heaven, perfect Cinco de Mayo treat!
8. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
This simple Fruit Salsa recipe is a fresh and easy dish that’s wonderful served on homemade cinnamon chips! Great for snacking, or summer parties!
9. Churro Muffins
Churro Muffins transform a sweet cinnamon Mexican Dessert into bite-sized mini muffins that are baked instead of fried!
10. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies are literally the best chocolate cookies I’ve ever tasted and made. Super chewy on the edges, super soft on the center and loaded with chocolate with a spicy kick.
11. Apple Pie Tacos
Super Easy Apple Pie Tacos – delicious cinnamon sugary apple filling in a crispy and sweet taco, drizzled with caramel sauce, and then topped with whipped cream! The easiest apple dessert that comes together in no time.
12. Homemade Mexican Churros
One of my favorite moments about traveling is the food experiences everywhere you go. I knew prior to going to Mexico that I HAD to find real Mexican churros. I wanted to taste the authentic churros that everyone raves about. You know, not the ones you get at Costco.
13. Tres Leches Cake
The BEST authentic homemade Tres Leches Cake. An ultralight cake soaked in a sweet milk mixture and topped with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon. This simple Mexican dessert is one of our favorites!
14. Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars
These tequila lime cheesecake bars are the perfect Cinco de Mayo treat!
15. Churro Cookies
One of my favorite Cinco De Mayo snacks is Churros. They’re tender, warm and totally Cinnamony! I’ve tried and failed to make the authentic version at home, and much like my huge ‘Tamale fail of 2011’..this was a complete disgrace to the culture.. lol!
16. Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake
Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert? Check. Easy? Check. So freakin’ good they’ll blow your mind? Check.
17. Cheesecake Taquitos
Wrapping up Cinco de Mayo recipes week with dessert, of course! 🙂 Let me introduce you to Cheesecake Taquitos. These fun dessert taquitos are utterly divine!
18. Caramel Apple Chimichangas
The end of summer is near. Some people are sad about it, while others are looking forward to it. Colder days and rain can spoil your mood. However, every season has its charms. Fall is a time of the year when we enjoy beautiful dishes … Delicious Caramel Apple Chimichangas dessert is one of them.
19. Baked Churro Chips
Baked Churro Chips start with Naan that is baked until crisp then covered in butter and cinnamon sugar. The chocolate ganache dip is amazing! This easy churros recipe is perfect for game day snacks, Valentine’s Day treat, or Cinco de Mayo dessert!
20. Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Inspired by the popular Mexican pastry, these cinnamon sugar cheesecake bars—with their sweet cream cheese filling, crunchy-sweet topping and flaky crescent crust—are dangerously good, and dangerously easy to make. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
21. Easy Mexican Fried Ice Cream
An easy to make Mexican Fried Ice Cream. All the flavors of the classic without the actual frying!! Perfect individual desserts for summer!
22. Mexican Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Is it bad that even though I’m sufficiently full from all of our eating adventures so far that I could reallllllly go for a slice of this Mexican Chocolate Tres Leches Cake? That darn sweet tooth gets me every time!
23. Churro Cupcakes
With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I figured I needed a recipe to celebrate one of my favorite eating holidays of all time. These Churro Cupcakes fit the bill – they’re moist cinnamon-spiced cupcakes topped with a luscious vanilla buttercream and garnished with a crispy baked churro. They’re positively divine for any serious cinnamon lover, and they have the same churro taste in a sweet and fluffy cupcake. In one word? Irresistible!
24. Cinco De Mayo Treats
These juicy strawberries are all decked out for Cinco de Mayo. They are dipped in white chocolate and jazzed up with green sprinkles!
25. Choco Tacos
These Choco Taco shells are made adapting the traditional Italian Pizzelle into a dessert taco shell…so if you are traditional Italian or Mexican I’ll just go ahead and apologize right now for the disgrace I’m about to bring your traditions. But they are so good that you may be able to forgive me…I hope? Plus there are sprinkles involved. Who can be mad at Sprinkles?