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21 Delicious Picnic Desserts For Your Next Picnic

by Franck Jehanne

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Picnics are an enjoyable way to spend time with friends and family and a good dessert choice will make them even sweeter ;)

Whether you are planning the menu for a picnic date or putting together kid-friendly food options for the next family outing, desserts are an important part of the experience.

The following treats and are both tasty and exciting and make a good choice as a picnic dessert.

Picnic Desserts for Kids

Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Get your fingers ready for these deliciously healthy treats that are always a hit with kids! You only need three ingredients – chocolate, peanut butter and bananas. 

Given the natural sweetness of fruit as well as their satisfying texture, this dessert is sure to become one you’ll make over and over again because it's so easy-to-make yet delicious.

Brownies In A Cone

Brownies in a cone are easy to make, and kids love them. 

They're also great for parties or any time you need something sweet but don't want the hassle of cake decorating!

Chocolate Nutella Cups

Chocolate Nutella cups will satisfy your hunger and make all kids happy, because who doesn't love chocolate? 

All you need is a favourite sugar cookie dough, a jar of Nutella (or other hazelnut spread), and a muffin pan. 

These ooey-gooey chocolate cups are the perfect way to get that much-needed energy boost!

S'mores Poke Cake

Dripping with gooey marshmallow, topping a dense chocolate cake and sprinkled with granola crumbles- this s'mores inspired poke cake is perfect for a picnic dessert! 

kid eating s'mores cake

It'll be ready in less than an hour, so you can enjoy all of the deliciousness without breaking your sweat!

Chocolate Brownies

Satisfy the kids' sweet tooth with a delicious chocolate brownie! It’s the perfect treat for a picnic! 

The crunchy, crispy outside contrasts the soft and gooey inside for a captivating experience. 

To give this dish that extra punch of flavour, you can top it off with crushed malted chocolates, marshmallows or maybe even some caramel sauce if you want to be creative.

Picnic Desserts for A Crowd

Peanut Butter Cookies

Add some fun to your picnic with this dessert idea for simple peanut butter cookies

Mix just three main ingredients: egg, peanut butter, and sugar - that's all! 

These quick-to-put-together treats will be the perfect way to satisfy your crowd in a minute flat.

Lemon Strawberry Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are soft, cakey cookies studded with tart blueberries and a tangy cream cheese frosting. Those mouth-watering pies will be a hit with both kids and adults!

lemon strawberry whoopie pie

Not only do these whoopie pies go great with your picnic food, but you can also have them as the breakfast treat to start the day just right!

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Are you looking for something to bring on a picnic? Peanut butter cookie cups are the perfect treat for any occasion. 

All you need to do is mix semi-sweet chocolate and some peanut butter, create cups in your muffin tin, then put the mixture on top. 

In no time, these treats will be ready for a leisurely picnic or after school pick-me-up that everyone can enjoy!

Lemon Coconut Bites

These lemon-flavoured bites are a great dessert to eat year round but especially when the weather gets warmer. 

They’re tangy, and they taste delicious on a hot picnic day, plus they have all sorts of goodness inside that will keep you energized for hours after eating them!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Does your family love chocolate chips? They will be all over this oatmeal cookie. 

It's also packed full of heart-healthy whole grains in the form of oats, which will keep everyone coming back for more! 

You'll be hooked on this treat right from the first bite, and it makes a big batch, so there is plenty to share.

Rocky Road

It is an excellent option for the next time you need to bring dessert to a party with kids around.

All it needs are some Crunchie bars, marshmallows, raisins, biscuit chunks and chocolate. 

Cut into squares or leave it in long strips so you can pull apart the crunchy goodness by hand when serving.

Picnic Desserts for Hot Weather

Rainbow Gelatin Cubes

These layered rainbow gelatin cubes are the perfect summertime picnic dessert. 

Easy to make, and they're so fun for kids of all ages! The best part? You can customize them with whatever colours you want, making them easy to match any event or occasion.

Easy Key Lime Pie Trifle

Is there any dessert more refreshing than key lime pie on a hot summer day? 

The Key lime pie trifle is a refreshing dessert that can be made ahead of time to save you trouble on busy days.

Key Lime Pie Trifle

The best thing about this dish, it's how easy and quick it is! You will only need twenty-five minutes preparation before enjoying an entire tray full of delicious key lime pie for the crowd.

No-bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

The no-bake cookie dough bars are simply irresistible. They have subtle hints of salt that is perfect for a peanut butter lover like me! 

Furthermore, the nutty chocolatey treats can blow your mind because not only do they taste fabulous, but how easy it is to make them.

Hazelnut Brownie Tart

Hazelnut brownie tart is a great dessert to make for your next picnic dessert. 

It's made with rich chocolate brownies sandwiched between two layers of cookie crust and topped with hazelnuts! 

This dessert can be baked in advance - it'll taste even better after sitting overnight!

Lemon Blueberry Bars 

Imagine these Blueberry lemon bars as a refreshing twist on the classic cheesecake. These portable treats are great for picnics and alfresco adventures. 

You can also create flavours like strawberry lemonade that will satisfy everyone, from dietary restrictions to picky eaters.

Picnic Desserts In A Jar

Mud Pie in A Jar

It's a sundae in the jar! This delicious Mud Pie is perfect for summer and so easy to make. 

It starts with layers of vanilla ice cream, coffee ice cream, crushed Oreos, hot fudge sauce and caramel - all topped off with whipped topping.

Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

For those looking for an easy and delicious dessert, this Strawberry Shortcake Trifle is where it's at.  

The layers of moist vanilla cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream make for a dessert treat that is sure to please anyone!

Banana Cream Pie in A Jar

These mini Banana Cream Pies are perfect for a picnic dessert! 

You can customize them with different toppings, chocolate or whipped cream to make it your very own delicious treat. 

The pudding is quick and easy to make, customizable, and delicious.

Raspberry Chia Pudding with Granola

Want to take your picnic dessert game up a notch? This sweet and tangy raspberry chia pudding is perfect for picnic desserts. 

It's easy to make, too: just mix up the ingredients in a jar! Bringing this dish to your next picnic is guaranteed success! 

Plus, it only takes seven ingredients, so say goodbye to store-bought ice cream pints ;)

Cheesecake In A Jar

Summer is fun with picnic times. Fill the air with your favourite sweet summer memories by grabbing some of these colourful little jars to fill up and take on the go!  

These fillable, chillable, stackable dessert jars will be your go-to all picnic desserts. 

Infinitely customizable and filled with endless cheesecake combinations and fresh fruit, these can hold up in a more relaxed. 

Hence, they stay chilled until you're ready to pass them around!

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About the Author

Franck Jehanne is the co-founder of British lifestyle brand, Heating & Plumbing London. After 10 years working for Cartier and other luxury brands from the Richemont group, he started his entrepreneurial journey in 2011, leading to the creation of the brand in 2017.

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