Gallery: 13 Sweets To Pack For Your Next Picnic

Blackberry Bars

It's picnic season, and to go along with your savory dishes, we have a few suggestions for dessert. These sweets are perfect for laying out on that checkered sheet as they pack easily, don't melt in the sun, or make for a messy, hard to cut or portion treat.

  • Blackberry Bars

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    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

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    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

    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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    Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

    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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    Salted Caramel Cashew Bars

    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"

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    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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    Chewy Trail Mix Bars

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    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

    Hello Dolly cookie 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

    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

    Corn Flake and Strawberry Breakfast 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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    Toffee Espresso Drop Cookies

    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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    Jammy Fruit Bars

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    Vicky Wasik

    A crumbly oat crust and a layer of fruit jam make for a simple recipe and a dessert that's just as good for breakfast as it is after a picnic. Seasonal fruit can replace the jam--think ripe, juicy peaches, tart cherries, or scarlet raspberries.

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    Crunchy Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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    Carrie Vasios Mullins

    If you seek out gluten-free oats, this is a gluten-free cookie. There are just enough oats to bind everything together, keeping this cookie light and crisp.

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