Top 10 Desserts To Make For The Perfect BBQ

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Backyard barbecues are the epitome of summer fun, and what better way to celebrate than with a delectable dessert? These top 10 BBQ desserts are sure to be the perfect end to your next summer cookout. From classic crowd-pleasers like popsicles and homemade ice cream to no-bake cheesecake bars, these sweet treats will have your guests eager for your next cookout.

No Churn Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Ice cream in a bread loaf tin with loose scoops on top.
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Crunchy candied pecans add a caramelized, nutty flavor to this No Churn Butter Pecan Ice Cream. With a quick process to candy the pecans and whip up the 2-ingredient ice cream base, this recipe is a breeze to prepare for hot summer evenings. No ice cream maker needed!

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GET THE RECIPE: NO CHURN BUTTER PECAN ICE CREAM

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

Peanut butter stuffed dates on a plate with chocolate on top.
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These sweet and salty Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates are the ideal easy dessert, packed with healthy fats. Filled with creamy peanut butter and drizzled with rich dark chocolate, and sprinkled with sea salt.

GET THE RECIPE: PEANUT BUTTER STUFFED DATES

Vanilla Blueberry Cake

A sliced blueberry cake.
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Indulge in this moist Vanilla Blueberry Cake, perfect as a BBQ dessert. With just one bowl needed, this simple recipe utilizes frozen fruit, and the batter comes together in just 20 minutes.

GET THE RECIPE: VANILLA BLUEBERRY CAKE

Salted Honey Popsicles

White popsicles with dark red splotches of fruit.
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This summer, fresh-from-the-freezer treats are all the rage, and are one of the best BBQ desserts for cooling down on hot summer days. With just a few simple ingredients and a Popsicle mold, you can easily make your own Salted Honey Popsicles with yogurt.

GET THE RECIPE: SALTED HONEY POPSICLES

Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets

A chocolate tart with a bite-sized piece cut out.
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Impress your BBQ guests with these Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets, made with just 7 ingredients. A smooth ganache filling is made with dark chocolate and coconut milk, nestled within a crumbly hazelnut crust.

GET THE RECIPE: CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TARTLETS

Orange Creamsicle Bars

An orange cheesecake bar with an orange slice on top.
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Craft these effortless Orange Creamsicle Bars featuring a no-bake filling made with Cara Cara orange juice, whipping cream and cream cheese. The only baked element in this recipe is the graham cracker crust, that takes 10 minutes.

GET THE RECIPE: ORANGE CREAMSICLE BARS

Chocolate truffles with a bite out of one showing a tan interior.
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These no bake Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls are ideal for a frozen summer treat. Packed with protein and fiber, and dipped in melted chocolate.

GET THE RECIPE: CHICKPEA COOKIE DOUGH BALLS

Strawberry Lemon Cake

A sliced cake with strawberries in it.
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Savor this delightfully moist Strawberry Lemon Cake made with fresh lemon zest and bursting with sweet, juicy strawberries. This easy one-bowl recipe is ideal for a spring or summer dessert.

GET THE RECIPE: STRAWBERRY LEMON CAKE

Strawberry Lemon Pie

A custard pie topped with sliced strawberries and flowers.
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This delicious Strawberry Lemon Pie made with tangy lemon curd is topped with sweet strawberries and edible flowers. It’s not only delicious, but also beautiful to look at.

GET THE RECIPE: STRAWBERRY LEMON PIE

Vegan Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Crackly cookies on a wire rack with a spoon of peanut butter.
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These crumbly Vegan Peanut Butter Oat Cookies, made with nutty peanut butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, and a hint of cinnamon, are both delicious and incredibly easy to make. They’re ready in 20 minutes, for a quick dessert, and easy to scale up for a crowd.

GET THE RECIPE: VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER OAT COOKIES

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

A peanut butter cream pie topped with chopped peanuts.
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Prepare this indulgent, velvety smooth Frozen Peanut Butter Pie in just 20 minutes. Inspired by Southern flavors, this frozen dessert requires only 7 ingredients and is guaranteed to be a crown pleaser.

GET THE RECIPE: FROZEN PEANUT BUTTER PIE

Blueberry Cheesecake Bar

A blueberry speckled cheesecake square with graham crust and a blueberry on top.
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These creamy Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are made with a no bake filling with fresh blueberry puree, and a simple graham cracker crust that only takes 10 minutes in the oven.

GET THE RECIPE: BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE BAR

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