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Picnic dessert recipes

17 Recipes

Make an array of sweet treats for your next summer picnic with our simple, seasonal recipes. Try mini cheesecakes, traybakes, flapjacks and rocky road.

6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

If you love the flavours of coconut, raspberry jam and dark chocolate, this macaroon traybake will be right up your street. It's a great bake for picnics or elevenses

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Make these seasonal blackberry bakewells for dessert to round off a picnic. They're easy to transport in a tin and will hold up against the heat of a sunny day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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340 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these 4-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half an hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up your flapjacks using cherries and coconut with this easy recipe. A perfect afternoon tea treat that's sure to become a family favourite

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

You can use any dried fruit, nuts or biscuits in these tasty chocolate chunks. Pineapple and mango gives them a lovely fruity twist

25 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pack these in tins for picnics or school fetes, or serve single bars with a dollop of clotted cream for dessert. Blackberries also work really well when strawberry season is over

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
93 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon drizzle is a simple traybake, made extra special with feather icing

55 mins
Easy
188 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

With just three ingredients, these simple peanut butter cookies will delight kids and grown-ups alike – and they're gluten-free, too

27 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Fun and fruity individual desserts with a layer of set cream - use portable jam jars to pack up for a picnic

25 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale

50 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make your strawberry ripple cheesecakes portable by packing them into jam jars, then enjoy on a summer picnic

20 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Individual portions will save fights over the biggest slice of this creamy ricotta pud with fruity compote

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

These muffins aren’t too sweet and are delicious warm with a slice of cheese

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
30 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Wonderfully chewy snacks for outdoor days and picnics

50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Look for ripe, sweet-smelling fruit for this simple fruit salad with kiwi, mango, pineapple, grapes, orange and berries. It’s a lovely, light summer dessert

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
25 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Add custard powder to blondie mix for an extra fudgy texture. Pair with rhubarb for a classic flavour combination, or try swirling in some jam or compote

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A scrumptious combination with a surprise filling

40 mins
More effort
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