Summer Eats, Part II
Last week the Liv Ahwatukee Blog featured five dishes for you to bring to your next summer picnic or party. This week we’ve got five dessert recipes perfect for the summertime. If it’s too hot to get outside for a picnic (and since we’re in Phoenix in August, it might be) get your friends together for a summer party indoors to eat these tasty treats.
This dessert is great for a casual picnic or party with friends. It’s kind of messy — the melted chocolate tends to get everywhere — but the fruity flavors make this the perfect summer treat. If you would like to take these “banana splits” to a party, we’d recommend chilling or freezing them overnight.
Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies are pretty perfect. The blend of chocolate, salted caramel, and the salty, pretzel crust make for a unique (and many-layered) dessert. This treat is gooey, sticky, and crunchy. It’s everything a dessert should be and more.
Usually, when we think of chocolate bark, we think of the wintertime. Frozen chocolate bark is our go-to December treat. Triple Chocolate S’mores Bark gives this classic dessert a summer makeover. If you can’t make it to a fire pit this summer (or if it’s just too hot!) make this dessert.
This cool Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad would taste great with fresh fruit from a local farmer’s market. This dessert tastes just like cheesecake, but it doesn’t take too long to prepare, and you don’t have to worry about it cracking on you.
What is a picnic, really, without a good Strawberry Pretzel Dessert? We’ve included a few pretzel-based desserts in this post, but this classic has to be our favorite. Strawberry Pretzel Dessert is a great finish to any summer picnic, party, and barbecue. You won’t regret ending a meal of sandwiches and burgers with this light dish.
What are your favorite picnic desserts? What desserts do you make every summer? Leave us a comment and let us know!