3 Quick & Delicious Picnic Dessert Recipes

picnic-dessert-recipes Picnics are a great way to bring together family and friends during the spring, summer and fall months. However, many will argue that the best part about a picnic, aside from the company, is the delicious food. So here’s a list of my favorite 3 picnic dessert recipes, each unique to satisfy every person in your party, and make your picnic a sweet and memorable one. The best part, these quick recipes are simple and yet delicious, so you’ll always feel good about packing them in your picnic basket!

[Recipes below are courtesy of Chen from Picnic Food Ideas]

Picnic Dessert Recipe #1: Fruit Fun
Having fruit for dessert at your picnic is not only healthier than other options, but also proves to be great during the warmer months. There are a variety of fruits that are recommended including strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, oranges, peaches, etc. There is only one thing that is proven to making a fruity dessert at your picnic better: delicious fruit dip.

The recipe for this fruit dip could not be simpler. All you will need is cream cheese (fat or fat free), sixteen ounces of Cool Whip, and sugar free Jello (any flavor). The first step is to allow the cream cheese to reach room temperature before beginning the process. From here you simply mix the three ingredients together to give you fruit dip like no other.

Picnic Dessert Recipe #2: Caramel Apple Delight

Another very simple recipe that is also unique in taste revolve around caramel apples. As with most caramel apple recipes, it is recommended that you use green apples for best results; however, red apples are acceptable. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients: butterscotch pudding (instant Jello brand), miniature marshmallows (cup), Cool Whip (8oz), green apples (at least three cups), and crushed pineapple with juice (8oz can). Simple mix all of the ingredients together and provide one to two hours for it to sit before serving.

Picnic Dessert Recipe #3: No-Bake Cookies

Cookies always make a great picnic dessert recipe; however, there is an even simpler method than your traditionally baked cookies—no bake cookies. The process proves to be quick and simple with an absolutely amazing result—fantastic cookies. The following ingredients will be needed for this recipe: sugar (2 cups), milk (1/2 cup), butter (1 stick), vanilla extract (1 teaspoon), peanut butter (3 tablespoons), powdered cocoa (3 tablespoons), quick oats (3 cups).

After getting your ingredients together, start by combining the sugar with the melted butter, cocoa powder, and milk. Bring this combination of ingredients to a boil for up to two minutes. Simply remove the mixture from the stove, add the remaining ingredients, and stir. Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper and allow it to cool. This recipe makes enough mixture for up to thirty cookies and proves to be an excellent addition to your picnic recipes.

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