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Picnic Desserts

Sweet Suggestions for a Great Outdoor Meal

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Blueberry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Blueberry Pie is loved by many.

Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Here are several dessert ideas for your next picnic. Even though these desserts don't need to be kept in a cooler, they shouldn't be left in a hot car or in the sun.

  1. The Ultimate Brownies
    These definitely are my number one choice for a picnic. They're tall, chocolaty, not at all dry and they don't need to be frosted. For more Brownie Recipes.

  2. Cherry Pie
    Pies just say "Picnic" to me. Perhaps I'm a bit old fashioned, but a slice of my favorite pie, Cherry, sitting under a shady tree sounds great to me. Of course if you prefer any baked pie will do such as a Granny Smith or a Pecan.

  3. Chocolate Cake
    There hasn't been one time I've brought this cake to a picnic or a party that the entire pan comes home empty. For picnics, you just can't beat a cake made in a 9 x 13 pan that already comes with the plastic lid. Of course Cupcakes are good too. For more Chocolate Cake recipes.

  4. Peanut Butter Cookies
    Just the smell and that criss-cross pattern, make these cookies perfect for a picnic. Peanut Butter not your favorite? Look here for many more cookie recipes.

  5. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
    This is one of my favorite Bundt cakes. Bundt Cakes are one of the perfect picnic cakes. Since most of them have a dense poundcake texture, they can easily be sliced ahead of time and placed in an airtight container. More Bundt Cake Recipes.

  6. Layer Bars
    Everyone of all ages just love this bar cookie. More Bar and Square Cookie Recipes.

  7. Granola
    If it's one of those all-day picnics, having snacks is a must. I like Granola not only because it's filling, but it's healthy, too. More Sweet Snack Ideas.

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