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Picnic dessert recipes

20 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.


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  • Coconut & jam macaroons in three tupperware boxes

    Coconut & jam macaroon traybake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    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

  • Carrot cake fridge flapjacks cut into squares

    Carrot cake fridge flapjacks

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Pack up a picnic box with these carrot cake flapjacks to eat on the go. Full of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, they're great to take on a big family walk

  • Blackberry bakewell squares on a chopping board

    Blackberry bakewell squares

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    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

  • Apple flapjack squares in a tin with drink on the side

    Apple flapjacks

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    These flapjacks add a fruity twist to the classic oat bakes with a mixture of fresh and dried apple, and they're a winning snack for the whole family when you're on the go or out on a picnic.

  • Peanut butter cookie cups at a picnic

    Peanut butter cookie cups

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Pair the winning combination of peanut butter and dark chocolate in these cookie cups. They're perfect for a picnic or pick-me-up treat for the whole family

  • Flapjacks on greaseproof paper

    Yummy golden syrup flapjacks

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.455 ratings

    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

  • Cherry & coconut flapjacks traybake on a pink table

    Cherry & coconut flapjacks

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Tropical rocky road

    Tropical rocky road

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars

    Strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Lemon drizzle slices

    Lemon drizzle slices

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.122 ratings

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

  • Peanut butter cookies

    Peanut butter cookies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.258 ratings

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

  • Pimm’s jelly jars

    Pimm’s jelly jars

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Coconut & mango sponge

    Coconut & mango sponge

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.46 ratings

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

  • Strawberries & cream cheesecake jars

    Strawberries & cream cheesecake jars

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Little strawberry cheesecakes

    Little strawberry cheesecakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.13 ratings

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

  • Butterscotch bars

    Butterscotch bars

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.31 ratings

    Wonderfully chewy snacks for outdoor days and picnics

  • Fruit salad served on a plate

    Fruit salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    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

  • Rhubarb & custard blondies served on a tray

    Rhubarb & custard blondies

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.48 ratings

    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

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