S'mores Brownie Bars
Don't have access to a fire? No problem. You can bring the s'mores in the form of these rich, chocolaty brownies with their graham cracker bottom and mini-marshmallow topping.
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Pecan Pie Bars
The easiest way to serve pie at a picnic? Bring it as a bar. The topping to this treat is just as gooey, sweet, and nutty as the filling of a pecan pie, except here deep, smooth caramel has replaced corn syrup. The crust is essentially one slightly salty, rich, and buttery cookie.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
This Southern classic combines a salty crushed pretzel crust with rich whipped cream and strawberry gelatin. Sweet and salty, jiggly and smooth, creamy and addictive, there's good reason why this dish is a favorite at church picnics and barbecues down South.
Chocolate Oatmeal Pie
This pie will please cookie and pie lovers alike with its flaky all-butter crust, slightly melted chocolate ganache, middle layer of sweet, sticky oats, and topping of caramelized, crispy oatmeal. Fair warning: if you make this for your picnic, National Managing Editor Erin might just show up.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
What's better than cookies? A cookie cake, for one. The brown sugar and butter flavors of a chocolate chip cookie are elevated with shards of dark chocolate and a moist, tender crumb.
Oatmeal Creme Pies
These childhood favorites are even better when made at home. The cookies have the flavor of gingerbread, the aroma of a spice cabinet on mute, and a hint of molasses and vanilla. Coupled with the magic that is a non cream based creme filling, these cookies are great for nostalgic adults and sweets-loving kids.
Sweet Cherry Pie
We can't wait for cherry season, because there is nothing quite like a classic cherry pie. This version fills Kenji's easy, buttery
pie dough with a hint of vanilla, orange, and loads of sweet, plump fruit. Don't worry about toting along the ice cream, this pie works wonders on its own.
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Slightly crispy on the outside with soft, sweet cake on the inside—these look like an ice cream cone, but they taste like a cupcake on awesomeness steroids. Get the Recipe!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Here's a no brainer: Just melt some chocolate, dip in a bunch of fresh strawberries, and chill until set. Make sure to pack them in the cooler so they stay fresh in the heat.
These easy drop cookies are filled with a mix of chocolate chips, coconut, oats, and cornflakes. They're hearty and delicious, just perfect for an adventure in the park.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
A light and creamy Swiss buttercream with a satiny smooth killer peanut butter flavor and a touch of salt sits atop a moist chocolate cake base. The final touch—a dark chocolate dip—protects the cupcakes and makes them easy to transport.
Made with a tangy lemon topping on a thick, buttery shortbread, these lemon bars taste like a cross between lemon curd and lemon meringue pie.
Peanut Butter Granola Cake
A gooey, crunch-coated, peanut butter-granola combination that will easily fit in your picnic basket (if you don't eat it all first.)