Potluck Crowd Pleasing Desserts

26 Jul

picnic

Summer is the season of picnics and get togethers – most of which involve delicious FOOD! Whenever I am asked to bring a dish to pass to a potluck picnic, my mind immediately goes to desserts (as it does pretty much 24/7)….

So if you decide you want to bring a dessert to your next get together, then I suggest you consider these Characteristics of a good potluck/picnic dessert: It should be easy to transport, it preferably doesn’t need to be refrigerated, it won’t easily melt, is hand held, and most importantly – it has to be tasty!

I personally prefer to bring something like a cookies or cookie bars, I find they fit all these characteristics, and there are so many different recipes to try!

Here are my top Potluck Dessert Picks:

Monster Cookies – So many awesome tastes all in one! These giant cookies have a lot going on – M & M’s, Rice Krispies, oats, nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, peanut butter flavor – but they all work together well and create a delicious cookie that will please everyone!

The Brown Sugar Blondie – Think of a sugar cookie, but in a car, and with delicious M&M’s added to it – yum! This one can even be themed, since they make M and M’s for different seasons/holidays, so you can use those fall/Christmas/Easter/Valentine’s Day M&M’s, or you can use the different flavored ones too, like the peanut butter ones (my personal fave!), or dark chocolate would be fun in here too

S’more Bars – Graham cracker cookie make up the top and bottom of this treat, and are separated by a layer of chocolate and one of marshmallow fluff – this is a great alternative to making actual s’mores, and is great in the summer or in the winter (when you are longing for something, ANYTHING that will remind you that warmer weather will be arriving soon!)

Funfetti Cookies – These are fast, cheap, and easy – you use a standard funfetti boxed cake mix, add 1/3 cup of oil & 2 eggs, form into balls on cookie sheets, bake for 6-8 minutes, and voila – cake cookies!
*Quick Tip – if you don’t have the Funfetti cake mix at home, you can use almost any standard size/flavor cake mix and turn them into
Cookies using that same recipe

In fact, now that I’m thinking about it, I just may whip up some s’more bars for a picnic I am headed to next weekend! What about you – what do YOU like to bring to a picnic or potluck party? Are you a dessert person too?

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