Trader Joe's Desserts That Should Be In Your Kitchen Right Now

Trader Joe's is a cult-favorite grocery store for a reason, and it isn't because of the produce or other run-of-the-mill products. Even though most everything you can buy from the grocery store is high-quality, most customers come for the novelty items they carry. These are usually items like seasoning blends, snacks, and even some desserts that come in interesting flavors that you probably won't see in other grocery stores.

While you probably know your favorite Trader Joe's dessert, it never hurts to shake things up and try something new. You never know what will be on the shelves next, but there are some classics that consistently remain top picks because they're just that good. Though the list could go on, these five desserts are the ones you should keep in your fridge no matter what. They're crowd-pleasers that come through for you when you want something sweet. Not to mention, some make great afternoon treats too.

Dark chocolate peanut butter cups made for the adults

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are an absolute must. The cult classic from the budget-friendly grocery store is like the grown-up version of the peanut butter cups you grew up on. These are so popular they were even deemed one of the 40 products Trader Joe's customers love the most, according to The Daily Meal.

These peanut butter cups are made with dark chocolate and are "a little more sophisticated" (via The Daily Meal). They've also been described as tasting "rich" and "complex," so if you're looking for more than a purely sweet flavor from your chocolate peanut butter cups, this is the one to try. You likely find the dark chocolate gives them a bitter edge too which cuts through the sugar.

The bites are smaller in circumference, but they're deeper than your good ole Reese's cups. The danger in these peanut butter cups looking smaller and coming in a larger container with more of them is that you can easily look up and find wrappers scattered everywhere.

Chocolate lava cakes so good, you'd think it's delivery

Whether you're a mega-chocolate fan or just want something close to Outback's famous chocolatey dessert, this is your pick. These small chocolate cakes are so good, Insider called them restaurant-quality. That's a very high compliment for a frozen dessert from a box. The cakes are just that moist and fresh-tasting, apparently.

The rather plain-looking chocolate cake might be rather unassuming, but once you dig your fork in, you'll see what all of the excitement is about. Chocolate fudge sauce will begin to ooze from the center. So, you'll need to work quickly through this dessert. Or you can always dip each bite of cake into the chocolate sauce. Each box comes with two cakes, which means you'll probably want to buy a couple of packages. These clearly won't last too long once you are home. Don't forget a can of whipped cream to top these with either.

Low-calorie Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars

For those who want a sweet treat that won't set you back a ton of calories, Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars are a great choice. As an added bonus, these popsicles come with a kick of caffeine, too. Cold brew coffee is actually the first ingredient in the dessert according to The Daily Meal, so it should pack plenty of smooth and bold coffee flavor too.

These dessert bars would make a great staple for many, especially because each one only has 40 calories. So you can indulge without feeling guilty at all. Besides, when the weather is unbearably hot out, everyone might want to switch to consuming their daily joe this way. Regardless, it definitely will not hurt to keep a box of these in the fridge to have for dessert or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Key lime pie for a bright burst of citrus

If you're someone who loves a nice pop of citrus flavor to cut through the richness of your meal or the dessert itself, then Traer Joe's Key Lime Pie is a great option. Though it is a staple during the summer months, it is only available then too. So, if you want to enjoy a bright pop of citrus during the cold and dark winter months, you'll need to pick up a few to hang onto in your freezer.

Trader Joe's Key Lime Pies are perfectly tart and tangy giving you that sour pinch in your cheeks. But the graham cracker crust balances the flavors well with a nice sweetness and caramelized brown sugar flavor in its flakey crumbs. The best part of all, however, might be that all you have to do to enjoy this dessert is let it thaw before diving in. So if you haven't tried it, definitely add it to your list.

Award-worthy Trader Joe's Hold The Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones

The last must-try Trader Joe's dessert is the Trader Joe's Hold The Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones. According to The Daily Meal, these ice creams have been consistently top-rated over the years. They were even voted shoppers' favorite dessert in 2018 by Today (via Insider). With so much praise, they have to be delicious and probably deserve to be given a try.

Each miniature cone has a chocolate coating on the inside of the cone and is filled with vanilla ice cream. Then to top it all off, the vanilla ice cream then gets another chocolate dip on the outside. It's the perfect combination of vanilla and chocolate all wrapped up in a sweet cone. So keep an eye on the freezer section. Pick up a box or two to keep in your freezer. They're the perfect size to have as a snack or as a light dessert.