Easy Dessert Ideas for Your Next BBQ

July 11th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Summertime is in full swing and it seems like there are park cookouts and backyard shindigs every weekend. Here are a few of our favorite dessert ideas for BBQs and outdoor gatherings.


Lemon Bars

These tart, vibrant lemon bars are a barbecue staple. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with a twist of lemon on top!

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Salted Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Please the chocolate lovers in your life with this elevated twist on a classic.

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Cherry Lattice Pie

Is there anything more summery or Instagrammable than a lattice pie? This cherry pie is gorgeous with jewel-colored fruit peeking behind golden strips of crust.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Roll Cake

A crowd pleaser for adults and kids alike, this refreshing summertime treat needs to chill overnight but it so simple to create.

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Grilled Peach Cake

A sophisticated summer dessert, this rustic cake reveals layers of flavors and textures perfect for the season.

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Horchata Cupcakes

Inspired by the decadent Mexican rice milk beverage, these creamy cupcakes are made of sugar and spice and everything nice.

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Watermelon Ice Pops

These sugar free ice pops bring a little heat with the tiniest pinch of cayenne pepper and lime juice.

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S’mores Bites

All you need is a microwave to create these delicious s’mores inspired truffles — perfect when it’s too hot to heat up your oven!

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Strawberry Champagne Thumbprint Cookies

A strawberry jam cookie is perfect for any outdoor party, but the addition of the Champagne flavor makes this dessert celebration worthy.

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Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies

A sprinkle of salt brings out the toasted caramel notes in this grown-up-friendly whoopie pie.

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What’s your signature summer dessert? Show us on Instagram and tag us @wiltoncakes!

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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