Gallery: 20 Desserts for Your Memorial Day Cookout

Easy Icebox Strawberry Shortcake
Easy Icebox Strawberry Shortcake

Use strawberries while they're in season with this treat, which is quite possibly the easiest strawberry shortcake ever.

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Salted Caramel Cashew Bars
Salted Caramel Cashew Bars

Buttery shortbread with gooey caramel and lots of salted cashews. We think you might have problems saving these til dessert.

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream Pie
Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream Pie

It's finally warm enough for ice cream and we're pretty stoked. Sure, you'll have to warn people to eat this right away—but we don't think that will be a problem.

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Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Slabs of fluffy cream cheese semifreddo chilling between two slices of extraordinarily moist carrot cake. Yes, these ice cream sandwiches can be yours (and without an ice cream machine!)

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Boozy Slushies
Boozy Slushies

If you want your cocktail and a cold, refreshing treat too, look no further than a boozy slushie. Choose any cocktail you want (we're partial to whiskey sours) and follow our instructions here.

10-Minute No-Bake Lime Cracker Pie
10-Minute No-Bake Lime Cracker Pie

With a grill to man and drinks to pour, you'll love that this variant on Key Lime Pie doesn't require any baking. You just let the whole thing sit, and it becomes a sliceable, tangy, sweet-and-salty pie.

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No-Bake Crispy Corn Flake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
No-Bake Crispy Corn Flake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Crunchy cornflakes add a crisp, crackly texture to the already awesome combo of chocolate and peanut butter. And what makes these bars even better? You don't have to turn on your oven to make them.

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Coca Cola Cake
Coca Cola Cake

This moist chocolate cake will add a little retro fun to your cook out. And its layer of thick chocolate icing makes it impossible to stop eating.

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Lemon Layer Cake with Campari Frosting
Lemon Layer Cake with Campari Frosting

On Memorial Day, we'll start mixing up one of our favorite summer drinks: Campari and soda. Celebrate with this lemon layer cake. The frosting is a buttercream flavored with limoncello for sweetness, and Campari for a pink hue and the slightest bitter, almost grapefruit element.

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Banana Pudding
Banana Pudding

Cool and creamy banana pudding layered with sweet, crunchy Nilla wafers and slices of ripe banana? There's a reason why this one's a classic.

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Double Crusted Buttermilk Pie
Double Crusted Buttermilk Pie

This classic pie is sure to please your Memorial Day crowd. We like topping it with fresh spring strawberries and maybe a cloud of freshly whipped cream.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Kuchen
Strawberry Rhubarb Kuchen

This kuchen combines a rich yeast cake with a spring-inspired fresh strawberry rhubarb puree and yes, plenty of spiced crumbs on top.

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Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches
Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sure, we all love traditional, paper-wrapped ice cream sandwiches. But they're even better when made at home.

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Chess Pie
Chess Pie

Chess Pie is a gooey, sweet Southern classic. The filling is a rich custard that's sweeter than most, balanced just slightly with the addition of white vinegar. A small amount of flour and cornmeal create a very thin, crispy caramelized crust over the top.

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Pecan Caramel Squares
Pecan Caramel Squares

These hybrid cookie bars are deeply flavored with caramel and toasty pecans. They're the perfect end to a BBQ (or anytime for lovers of praline.)

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S'mores Pie
S'mores Pie

Can't do full on s'mores at home? Make this pie version, which is just as full of chocolate-marshmallow-graham crackery flavor as the original treat.

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Pineapple-Dulce de Leche Torta
Pineapple-Dulce de Leche Torta

Puff pastry is layered with dulce de leche and gooey, golden pineapple jam. Go ahead, forget the fork and lick your fingers when you're done.

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Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

What could be better than a big slice of carrot cake with layers of gooey cream cheese frosting? How about these Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies with Orange Cream Cheese Filling? All of the greatness of carrot cake in a portable handheld form.

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Confetti Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Confetti Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

These fun, sprinkle-filled cookies can be made in any shape you want. Make sure to roll the final sandwiches in an extra dose of sprinkles.

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Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb Pie

Use up rhubarb while it's still in season with this fruity, seasonal pie. Its sweet-tart flavors just beg for a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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