5 Incredible Picnic Desserts to Bring on Your Next Outing

Picnic desserts., Spring opens the door to countless fun outdoor activities, making it a dream for parents who are looking for ways to spend family time. One of the many options is a picnic.

For the perfect picnic, you need a few key ingredients:

  • Good weather – a comfortable temperature with minimal wind
  • Perfect location – a balance of sun and shade, in an area that’s not overly crowded
  • Delicious¬† picnic food – portable and delicious


¬†Much we can’t do about those first two, but we can help you design the perfect menu.¬† For today we’re focusing on one important course: picnic desserts.

Let’s dig in, shall we?

Picnic Desserts, some of the best

Because your picnic desserts meal plans will depend on your family’s tastes and dietary needs. We got here are five new ideas for your next picnic:

Cheesecake in a Jar

One of the most important features of good picnic desserts is that they’re easy to transport. This fun new way to serve cheesecake definitely fits the bill.

This recipe for cheesecake in a jar uses strawberries for that fruity kick every cheesecake’s needs, but you can use cherries or any other fruit you choose.

Plus, with only nine ingredients, this recipe can accommodate any family’s budget.

S’Mores Magic Bars

What better way to embrace the outdoors than to add a camping theme to your picnic desserts? As the traditional camping snack, s’ mores are a natural choice.

But remember, portability is key. That’s why these s’ mores magic bars can be conveniently stacked and toted.

As an added bonus, this recipe is gluten-free. If anyone in your family has a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, they can enjoy the same menu as the rest of the family. If not, you’re all still in for a great treat.

Neopolitan Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies treats are people-pleasers for kids and adults alike, but sometimes you need to mix it up a little.

These innovative Neopolitan Rice Krispies treats have three flavors in every piece: traditional, strawberry, and Nutella.

After all, ice cream isn’t an easy item to take on a picnic, so you might as well find an easier way to bring in this classic flavor combo.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

We admit, these aren’t the easiest to transport, but anyone who loves cinnamon can’t pass these up.

Also, unless your picnic is a large potluck for your entire extended family, you can probably get away with a single layer of these cupcakes.

As you would expect, these cinnamon roll cupcakes combine cinnamon and brown sugar for a classic taste, topped with delicious cream cheese frosting.

Lemon Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

If your family prefers fruity and simple over decadent desserts, these shortbread cookies are your new go-to recipe.

Using fresh lemon zest for an added zing, these lemon-vanilla shortbread cookies are just sweet enough to be satisfying. Plus, they’re quick and easy to toss into any picnic basket.

Preparing for Your Next Picnic

The next time you’re planning on heading outside for a family picnic, these dessert recipes can help you make it a memorable time for everyone.

If you’re looking for a way to carry all these delicious treats, shop for picnic baskets you can enjoy for years to come.