20 Mexican Desserts Made for Cinco de Mayo

Caramel apple empanadas

If you happen to be partaking in Cinco de Mayo this year, the menu is arguably one of the most important aspects of the festivities, along with good music, dancing and celebrating Mexican culture with friends and family.

In addition to Cinco de Mayo appetizers and main course recipes for your party, you're going to need some Mexican-inspired desserts and these 20 Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes are up for the task.

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Cinco de Mayo and traditional sweet treats like spicy chocolate cookies and cinnamon-sugared churros go hand in hand, but there are so many fun riffs on the classics to also consider (think piñata cake, caramel apple empanadas and a black bottom dulce de leche pie).

So we included a few of the go-to Mexican desserts in this mix, along with unique, yet easy, ways to remix popular Mexican dishes. Tacos even get a sweet makeover, as well as quesadillas turned into s'mores. You’re sure to find plenty of deliciousness in this list of Cinco de Mayo desserts!

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