With summer finally arriving, the time has come to relax and spend time with friends. Whether it’s for a day at the beach, a backyard barbecue, or a day at the park, these desserts will have your friends begging for more.
1. Lemon-Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes
Rich and bite-sized, what’s not to love about these delicious cheesecakes? Easy to make and made with lemon Oreos and blueberry preserves, this cheesecake dessert is perfect to eat on a hot summer day with friends and family. The individual pieces also make sharing and clean up an easy task for everyone.
Add a dollop of whip cream on top to finish off the look of these cute yet elegant mini cakes for everyone to enjoy.
2. S’mores Brownies
Nothing says summer like sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows! S’mores are a classic summer treat. This recipe takes it a step further and adds in a timeless favorite chocolate indulgence: brownies. The warmth of a roasted marshmallow and the gooey moistness of each brownie will keep you coming back for more after each bite.
The graham cracker crust below completes the classic look and creates a dessert that you will never forget. What is even better is that this recipe only calls for 4 simple ingredients to make this scrumptious dessert. How much easier can it get?
3. Mud Pie in a Jar
Mud Pies are a popular treat, with an Oreo crust and a mix of vanilla and coffee ice cream, this treat is perfect to be brought out on a sunny day at the beach or barbecue in the yard. This dessert is made in individual jars which also makes serving easy and mess free. Everybody gets one of these summer desserts and you get the satisfaction of bringing smiles with each spoon full at the next potluck gathering.
Don’t forget the toppings! Caramel and hot fudge with a crushed Oreo cookie drizzle. Yummy! Sign me up for this delicious treat any day of the year. Want to make a lasting impression and presentation? Mason jars come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be a party favor as well. You can check out your local container store for a wide variety and selections.
4. Easy Lemon Bars
Tangy and sweet with a light coating of powdered sugar. This easy summer dessert will be a hit anywhere. Though it may require more ingredients and time than the other desserts on this list, lemon bars are always a sure hit. With this easy recipe, you won’t believe what little effort goes into baking this lemony bar.
A classic and refreshing dessert that serves as a perfect palate cleanser after a meal, watch how fast these bars will disappear at the hands of eager friends and family. Make sure to bring extra bars because they will be begging for more.
5. Cookie Dough Bowls
We can all remember reaching over to steal some cookie dough from the mixing bowl when we thought our parents weren’t looking. This dessert recipe is an easy to make “safe-to-eat” dough that everyone can enjoy and relive our childhood memories of dipping into the batter before it is gets baked. Called a dough bowl for a reason, you can also use it to hold other treats such as candy, cookies, and even ice cream.
Worried about a leaking dough bowl? Nothing to worry about since it will be frozen before serving, that is, if you’re following the recipe and not simply eating the dough straight from the mixing bowl. Let’s face it, we’re all going to taste test, it’s a requirement of all helping hands!!
Out of these summer desserts which was your favorite recipe? Leave us a comment down below!
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