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16 Recipes for Your Last Outdoor Cookout Before It Gets Too Cold

16 Recipes for Your Last Outdoor Cookout Before It Gets Too Cold

Celebrate the end of summer with these seasonal grilled party dishes

Don't miss out on your last chance of the year to grill all your favorite summer vegetables.

One of the reasons we love summer is the endless cookouts. Having friends and family over every weekend for a grilled feast in your backyard or garden is one of best ways to while away a sunny Sunday. We’ll be sad to say goodbye to our favorite cooking season, but while the sun is still shining, and it’s still fairly warm outside, we’re determined to give these warmer months a real farewell party with one last cookout featuring all our favorite late-summer dishes.

16 Recipes for Your Last Outdoor Cookout Before It Gets Too Cold (Slideshow)

It’s not only the weather that’s changing, putting a halt to our outdoor grilling parties. The sweet, ripe summer produce is gradually disappearing from farmers markets and grocery stores as we transition from corn and tomatoes to pumpkins and apples. Make sure you don’t get so carried away with eating as many hot dogs as you can while your grill is on that you forget to make bacon-wrapped peaches, Mexican corn, and spicy squash skewers. You may feel as if you’ve eaten enough of all these grilled foods to last you a lifetime, but if you don’t have them one more time in the next couple of weeks, you’ll be seriously regretting it when you get to the dark depths of February.

We’ve collected our favorite late-summer grilled recipes, which we encourage you to try as many of as possible before the warm weather disappears for a while. Begin your meal with grilled garlic bread (it’s so much better than when made in the oven), follow that with homemade burgers and all the sides you can dream of, and end with a grilled peach cobbler. As you know by now, the grill shouldn’t just be used for savory food: There’s no better way to send off summer than with a decadent dessert that centers around grilled stone fruits.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

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Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

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Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

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Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

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Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

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Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.


Our Best Cookout Desserts

Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our sweetest and most delicious desserts. Pies, cookies, shortcakes, s’mores-inspired treats and more — these recipes are perfect for any cookout.

Related To:

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: The Youngrens ©Copyright: 2011 The Youngrens, Inc

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Virginia Willis ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Right Reserved

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©ShooterStylist LLC

Lemon Meringue Bars

Your lemon meringue pie just got squared — into bars, that is. Skip rolling out pie dough with this easy-to-make press-in version, then spread on the meringue and toast it under your broiler.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. Food Network Kitchen chefs love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Ice Cream Cone Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not all ice cream cones melt in the blazing summer sun. Have fun shaping and rolling the colorful cookie dough so that every slice is super cute.

Boozy Piña Colada Bundt Cake

When a pineapple upside-down cake meets a piña colada, the drunken cake of your dreams becomes a reality. (You're welcome.)

Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Peanut S'mores Magic Bars

These gooey treats bring the campfire indoors. Toasted marshmallows are the perfect pillowy topper for the ultimate bar packed with chocolate and peanuts.

Strawberry Pie Cake

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha's double-decker cobbler layers a blackberry-and-sugar mixture with strips of biscuit-like pastry. "The last time I made this, I didn't have time to make homemade pastry, so I tried store-bought refrigerated roll-out pastry shells and cut them into strips. It worked great!" says Trisha.

Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Individual Key Lime Pies

Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolatey pie couldn't be easier to make: Just spread chocolate-cream cheese filling into a store-bought cookie crust and dessert is ready in 10 minutes.

White Claw Black Cherry Cupcakes

You can have your favorite drink and eat it too with these fun, party-ready cupcakes. We took boxed red velvet cake mix and added a hefty dose of White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer. Each baked cupcake is then stuffed with oozy, boozy jam to bump up the cherry taste, swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and finished with a cocktail cherry on top!

Alton's Shortcake

Campfire Cookies

What kind of cookie can top a s'more at a cookout? One that is topped with an adorable candy campfire, complete with tiny toasted marshmallows on sticks. Bring a batch of these to your next campout — whether deep in the woods or just in your backyard — and watch the smiles break out among your troop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Galette

This light and springy dessert satisfies the cheesecake lover, but it is a bit easier to make. It's also a great way to use the first strawberries of the season.

S'mores Icebox Cake

The only baking you'll need to do for this icebox cake is a quick broil of the marshmallow topping.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even cooled — there won't be any left for the cookie jar.

Blueberry Buckle

Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries

S'mores Blossom Cookies

Peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies are great, but they're even better paired with toasted, gooey marshmallows. Serve these at your next summer get-together, no bonfire required.

Blueberry Fools

Summer Cheesecake Mousse

Your favorite sweet and tangy dessert just got scoopable. We layered this creamy mousse with crushed graham crackers and berry jam in glass jars. As an alternative, spread the mousse on graham crackers and top with fresh berries or your favorite berry jam.

Stone Fruit Pouches

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist the cake "noodles."

Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada's individual trifles are made with amaretto liquor for a kid-friendly version, substitute fruit juice.

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake

Need a treat for a school (wink) or summer gathering? This cake-and-cupcake combo, which comes together easily with the aid of colorful chocolate candies, will go over swimmingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rich and creamy peanut butter pie is a cinch to pull together quickly, but plan ahead before dessert it should be refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

Fruit Salad with Limoncello

S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

Berry Trifle

Classic S'mores

Diner-Style Strawberry Shortcake

Blackberry-White Chocolate Fool with Toasted Hazelnuts

As in the traditional English recipe, Bobby uses a mixture of pureed blackberries and whipped heavy cream as the base for his "fool," but he adds white chocolate and crème de cassis, a liqueur made with blackcurrants, to deliver even more decadence.

Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies

Give these patriotic cookies a shake to see the tiny red, white and blue stars inside the candy windows.

Crab Cupcakes

Make a splash with these crab cupcakes that are secretly a cinch to pull together thanks to store-bought cookies and colorful gummies.

Mini Taco S'mores

Brush flour tortillas with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture and prepare to wow guests. These little taco s'mores are super easy to make, thanks to a muffin tin, but they taste just like you went the campfire route.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks — simply alternate scoops of colored cheesecake batter and let a wooden skewer do the rest!

Muffin Tin Strawberry Pies

Muffin tins are so versatile — you can even use one to make mini fruit pies. Cute fluted rounds of baked pie dough stand in for a traditional double crust.

Campfire Skillet Cookie

Bring the great outdoors inside and let everyone relax around this skillet cookie.

Open-Faced Plum Tart

Classic Lemon Bars

Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Upside-Down Cake

Enjoy a slice of the classic pineapple upside-down cake or pick one of the other fun fruits &mdash or go ahead and try them all. We know we wouldn't be able to resist!

Doughnut Grills

This is the ultimate edible craft project for a barbecue: Chocolate doughnuts and piped chocolate turn into adorable mini grills decorated with all the usual cook-out fare &mdash only made from candy!

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Marcela's Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Marcela's summery dessert starts with a meringue-cake base, then moves up to a cream cheese frosting and is eventually crowned by fresh, plump strawberries.

Fireworks Cheesecake

Boom! A chocolate cake-bottomed no-bake cheesecake gets a splashy treatment thanks to some seriously clever (and easy) decorating tricks.

S'moreos

Say good-bye to graham crackers and make your s'mores with a new kid in town: the chocolate sandwich cookie! It's the perfect place to house a toasted, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. And thanks to your broiler, you can say farewell to the campfire too.

Banana Bread Ice Cream Layer Cake

Bored of banana bread? Give your classic recipe a refresh with a layer of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream &ndash just in time for summer!

White Claw Lime Cupcakes

These boozy, semi-scratch cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavor, thanks to a generous pour of White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer. We upped the ante by adding a spiked lemon curd filling, and topped each cupcake with a dollop of vanilla frosting for a grown-up treat.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This pie slices beautifully and has a delicious peach filling, but the real star is the crust: crisp, crunchy and perfectly sweet.

Pull-Apart Pool Cupcake Cake

It's everybody into the pool for this fun summer dessert that requires little more than box cake mix, frosting and colorful supermarket candy.

Jiggly Aquarium Pops

Make a splash at your next summer cookout with these pushable jelly treats filled with gummy fish, licorice seaweed and crunchy candy gravel.

Doughnut Hole Crabs

Combine your favorite red candies and leftover doughnut holes to create fun treat that's almost too cute to eat!

Seashore Cheesecake

Make a splash at your next cookout with this adorable beach-scene cheesecake.

Beach Day Cookies

Reminiscing about a wonderful day in the sun? Come inside and build these scenic sandcastle cookies to celebrate beach days all summer long.

Mini Watermelon Cake Cups

Frozen pound cake, vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate team up to make an adorable summer treat for a barbecue or pool party. No baking necessary!

Strawberry-Blackberry Summer Trifle

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Sweet and Crispy Spiced Bread and Berries

Grilled S'mores Cake

Grilled Bananas With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

When bananas doused in cinnamon-sugar grace the grill, the exterior caramelizes in the most decadent way.

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Blueberry Delight

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Caramel Apple Grilled Mini Monkey Breads

Monkey bread couldn't be easier with store-bought biscuit dough. We made this recipe so you can take it on the go to your next backyard cookout or tailgate party and then pop it on the grill while everyone is eating. By the time they're ready for a sweet treat, it will be done!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Fruit Pizza

Cheeseburger Cake

Berried Treasure

Instant Parfait

Blueberry Pie

Banana Cream Pudding

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Red, White and Blue Meringues

These red, white and blue meringues are easy to make and use a clever decorating trick: Paint lines of food coloring gel up the sides of a pastry bag before filling it with meringue, and each cookie comes out striped as you pipe it. You can use this same trick with frosting for cupcakes.

Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pops

Kids will love these super-cool bite-sized pops. Don't surprised if they ask for more than one!

Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

This elegant tart is Melissa's Ten Dollar Dinners-style take on a recipe from her husband's French grandmother. Instead of using fresh cherries, which can be pricey, Melissa uses good-quality jam.

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Warm Plums with Gelato

Almond Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Cherry Clafoutis

Tiki Cocktail Cake

Cherry and Peach Galette

Marshmallow S'mores Pops

Lemon Raspberry S'mores

Cherry Clafoutis

Root Beer Tiramisu

Here's everyone's favorite Italian dessert reimagined with a flavor profile that's purely American. Like a root beer float sent to finishing school, this sweet will completely delight.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Summer Pie Minis

When it&rsquos too hot to use the oven but don&rsquot want to miss out on dessert? Try these mini no-bake fruit pies &ndash held together by a nut-based crust.

Grilled Crispy Treat S’Mores

Take the favorite fireside treat to the next level &mdash instead of sandwiching your s&rsquomores between graham crackers, use gooey marshmallow cereal treats. These are on the larger side for easier grilling. The best part is you can make them ahead and unpack them at your campsite when your fire is ready to go. And if the weather isn&rsquot cooperating, these can also be made indoors, with a grill pan.