No picnic should be without dessert. Here are 20 delicious picnic desserts that will provide the perfect sweet end to your outdoor meal.
Summer is the perfect time for picnics, snacking and sipping cool drinks in the warm sun. Do you have a favorite picnic spot? Ours is Washington Square Park in Philadelphia, right in our neighborhood. If you don't — find one! You don't have to go far, it could be in your own backyard!
If you do, pack up your blanket and basket, grab your favorite snacks, sandwiches, salads and drinks; plates, utensils and glasses; but don't forget to leave room in your basket for dessert! Whether you like sweet or a salty-sweet combo, chocolatey or fruity, these 20 picnic desserts can all be made ahead of time, travel well, and will end your outdoor meal on a sweet note.
20 Perfect Picnic Desserts
Don't forget to pack something sweet when you're heading out for a picnic. Try one of these easy-to-take desserts.
Amish Apple Fry Pie Recipe
These Amish Apple Fry Pies are irresistible. The filling is simple with just a hint of spice. The crust is tender and flaky and just a little crunchy. And the glaze? It dries into a crackly sweet coating that seals in all the goodness.
Apricot-Cherry Slab Pie
Apricot-cherry slab pie is a portable dessert, with a buttery, flaky crust and fresh spring fruit filling. It’s perfect picnic food.
Banana Split Trifles
This Banana Split Dessert Trifle is layered with vanilla cake and homemade pudding, then loaded up with all of your favorite banana split toppings. Make them in Mason Jars for a portable picnic treat or in a trifle bowl to serve a crowd!
Blackberry Pie Bars
Delicious blackberry pie bars using a buttery shortbread crust, creamy custard-y filling, topped with more shortbread as a crumble over the top.
Browned Butter Lemon Cookies with Macadamia Nuts: #CreativeCookieExchange
Browned Butter Lemon Cookies with Macadamia Nuts are addictive low sugar cookies that are extra rich from the browning of the butter and the nuts, yet bright from the lemon.
Caramel Brownies - Everyday Annie
What's better than rich chocolate brownies? Rich chocolate brownies with a layer of caramel in the middle!
Chocolate Sheet Cake (Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut and tree nut free; top 8 free; vegan)
This large cake is rich and fudgy. With equal cake to frosting ratios, one little square is all you need to totally satisfy your chocolate craving.
Citrus Cookies: Picnic Food
These Citrus Cookies are light, buttery and a fresh taste. I added lemon and orange, but you could certainly use whatever flavor you like best.
Easy Brownie Cake Pops Recipe from Barbara Bakes
Brownie cake pops start with a brownie mix, so they’re super easy to make. Then you dip the brownie balls in chocolate and add fun sprinkles, making them pretty much irresistible.
Decadent Flourless Brownies Recipe
DECADENT FLOURLESS BROWNIES RECIPE
June 20, 2017 By Katie Moseman 74 Comments
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You’ll love these decadent flourless brownies! Made with absolutely no flour of any kind, they are brimming with intense chocolate flavor and fudginess.
Gluten Free Peach Cobbler Bars - Sweet and Savory Meals
Gluten Free Peach Cobbler Bars are easy to make, vegan and incredibly delicious. Made with fresh peaches and gluten free oats.
If you can make caramel, then you can make toffee. The process is similar. Once it's done, wrap it up and take it on the go!
Madeleines with Lemon Curd
Madeleines are delightful little French cakes that are tender, sweet, and buttery. They’re often flavored with orange, cocoa, or stuffed like they are here in these madeleines with lemon curd.
Mini Cherry Muffin Cup Pies
Sweet, simple, portable little cherry hand pies. Homemade crust, sweet, sweet cherries and no fuss.
Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat Truffles
These Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat Truffles are the perfect size to squeeze dessert onto your plate for your summer picnic.
Potato Chip Toffee
This easy recipe uses only 5 ingredients and is baked in under 20 minutes. Pop it in the fridge to set up for that perfect crisp toffee snap. Sweet meets salty in the most amazing way!
S'mores Crumb Bars #SundaySupper
You don’t need an open flame to enjoy these s’mores crumb bars. Bake these bars ahead of time to pack in your picnic basket!
Homemade S'mores Fudge
These are so easy to make. It's only a few minutes of prep. The fudge stores well in the fridge too, so you can make them ahead of time and just keep them cool until picnic time!
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
This is a wonderful combination of salty and sweet – the crunchy pretzel crust, the sweet cream cheese layer, and the strawberry jell-o all come together to create a mouthwatering treat.
Very Vanilla Cookie Bars
These Very Vanilla Cookie Bars are so easy to make and so delicious. They are the perfect treat for picnic get-togethers – just make sure you eat one before their gone!