Five Delicious Picnic Ideas for Desserts


Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Picnic-Desserts | Posted on 01-09-2009


Five Delicious Picnic Ideas for



Do you enjoy a good picnic? If you do, then you are in good company. We all like a great picnic, complete with delicious and mouth-watering sandwiches, grilled chicken, potato salad, and other traditional picnic food ideas. But you cannot have a successful picnic unless you finish it up with a great dessert. Below I have written five delicious picnic ideas for desserts for the next time you go out in the sun.

1. Cookies as Picnic Food Ideas

Everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, loves cookies. What is there to not love about them? Whether they are crisp, or soft and gooey, cookies make any picnic better. Try this picnic idea out for your next outing: Make batches of chocolate chip, peanut butter, double fudge, sugar, and lemon cookies. Put them all on a tray and decorate them however you wish (use icing on the sugar cookies!). Then, just take the tray out and enjoy! This makes them convenient to pass around with little mess or clean up.

2. A Picnic Recipe for Chocolate Pie

If you want a great treat that will not fall apart if you keep it out of a fridge for an hour or so (long enough to take it to the park!), then try a chocolate pie. Here is a quick recipe for one:

-Take 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa and combine it in a double boiler with 1/3 cup of flour and ½ cup of water. Then, add in 2/3 cup of milk, the other ½ cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and 3 egg yolks. Cook over low heat until it thickens, then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of butter.

– Pour the mixture into a baked pie crust (or graham cracker crust

– Top with whipped cream (or use the egg whites to whip up a meringue if you like)

– Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours

3. Crispy Rice Treats, Anyone?

If the previous picnic food ideas did not whet your appetite, then try crispy rice treats. All you have to do, really, is take a bag of marshmallows, some butter, and a box of crispy rice cereal and melt them together in a pot over low heat. After you lay them out in a pan in the fridge to chill, just cut them up into bars and bring them to the picnic. Kids will love them.

4. Delicious Picnic Food Ideas with Brownies

Brownies are another one of those picnic food ideas that are really simple to make. If you want to make brownies from scratch, then there are plenty of recipes out there, but if you just want a great-tasting tray of brownies, then all you have to do is grab a box from the supermarket and whip them up in a few minutes. Brownies hold up very well and can be eaten hot or cold – plus they are gooey and delicious!

5. Simple and Easy Cupcakes for your Picnic

If you have small children, then cupcakes may be the dessert of choice for your picnic. Then again, everyone loves a cupcake! There are many different types of cupcake mix at the supermarket that will not take you long at all to make. For added fun, bring the icing to the picnic and let everyone put their own icing on their favorite cupcakes. Add sprinkles, cinnamon dots, chocolate kisses, and other pieces of candy to the mix for a truly great cupcake.

As I said above, a picnic isn’t a picnic without a good dessert. These five picnic food ideas I gave you should help you put together a tasty treat that won’t be a hassle to take anywhere your family goes for their picnic.




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