Gallery: 15 Sweets To Pack For Your Next Picnic

  • Blackberry Bars

    Carrie Vasios

    Blackberry jam combined with almond slivers tops these thick shortbread bars. There's no crumb topping so they won't shed all over your blanket.

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    Best Blueberry Cookies

    Carrie Vasios

    How could you not bring something with blueberries to a picnic? These easy-to-make cookies will be an instant hit on the picnic table, especially if you're a fan of blueberry muffins.

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    Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips

    Carrie Vasios

    Have some ripe bananas and are heading to a picnic? Make these cookies and picnic-goers will be reaching for more. Hey, with peanut butter and bananas, maybe even Elvis will show up.

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    Toasted Almond Strawberry Friands

    Anna Markow

    Store these friands in an airtight container and they can last for days. Feel free to mix things up and add whatever fruit is in season.

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    Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

    Yvonne Ruperti

    The childhood snack takes on a slight twist by adding chocolate. But don't worry about it melting on the picnic. These Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats don't get melty, though your fingers may get a little sticky from the gooey marshmallows.

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    Pine Nut Blondies

    Jennifer Davick

    Adding a nutty taste to sweet blondies might just be the perfect touch after a savory picnic meal. Even with a thin graham cracker crust, these blondies aren't very crumbly, so they are great for enjoying while laying in the grass on a beautiful summer day.

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    Salted Caramel Cashew Bars

    Carrie Vasios

    Made with salted roasted cashews, make sure these bars firm up after setting by sticking them in the fridge. Once firm, they can easily be packed for your picnic basket.

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    Strawberry "Long Cake"

    Alexandra Penfold

    If you want to bring cake to a picnic, sheet cake is the way to go. This version is a good choice as it's got an easy to slice, cohesive crumb.

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    Monster Cookies

    Alexandra Penfold

    M&Ms can bring color to your picnic, but who wants to deal with the hassle of them melting in the hot sun? With these childhood favorite cookies, the M&Ms won't melt in your hands, but in a mouthful of oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips.

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    Chewy Trail Mix Bars

    Carrie Vasios

    To go along with the outdoorsy feel of the day, try these granola bars that are packed with dried apricots, peanut butter chips, dried cranberries, raisins, almonds and shredded coconut. Especially good for picnics that are the end game of a long hike.

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    Hello Dolly Bars

    Carrie Vasios

    What could be better than eating a combination of coconut, chocolate chips, pecans, and a graham cracker? Eating them outside with friends while enjoying a picnic could make these bars just that much better.

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    No-Bake Super Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oat Bars

    Yvonne Ruperti

    The secret ingredient to these chewy bars? Marshmallows. Picnic-goers will love munching on these nutty and chocolatey bars all day long.

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    Corn Flake Crumbles

    Carrie Vasios

    Though they may have the word "crumble" in them, these corn flake crumbles won't in fact bring much of a mess to your next picnic. Described as tasting like "adult pop tarts", these are good for adults and kids alike.

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    Chocolate Kix Toffee Bar

    Pam Parrella

    Keep these addictive bars wrapped in wax paper or in your cooler if it's an especially hot day. Though they'll probably get eaten too fast to melt, anyway.

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    Toffee Espresso Drop Cookies

    Carrie Vasios

    Need a boost of espresso during a long day outside? The sweet combination of toffee and espresso makes for a great treat while enjoying the outdoors.

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    Blackberry Bars

    Blackberry Bars

    Essentially an extra thick shortbread cookie topped with toasted almonds and chunky blackberry preserves. Like another fruit spread better? Feel free to sub it in. Get the recipe!