A bbq meal is a classic way to share good times with those who mean the most to you, but who said that the feast is limited to savory dishes only? As reported by Grand Old House, eating a dessert after a big meal (such as a barbecue) can help you digest the food you just ate much faster, as well increasing your serotonin levels.
From fruit-filled tarts and bars to velvety cookies and churros, these creations will not only make you happier, but also satisfy your sweet tooth while showing your loved ones how creative you can be in the kitchen! What’s not to love?
1. Lemon Bars
Our 3 point lemon bars recipe offers a healthy alternative to the classic recipe. The golden oat flour, stevia, and coconut cream crust provides a soft base and its crispiness fully complements the creaminess of the lemony filling. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar or stevia, and indulge in these guilt-free creations that you and your loved ones will absolutely devour following your bbq meal! Tip: Toast the bar’s crust to bring out its full texture!
These muffins are the perfect dessert companion for your BBQ meals, and they are a guilt-free choice that can be enjoyed any time of day! Packed with wholesome ingredients like shredded carrots and chopped walnuts, each muffin is a delicious treat with only 100 calories. Say what? Not only are they healthier than high-sugar carrot cake slices, but they also contain so many tasty flavors. Dig in!
For a casual BBQ, this cake roll boasts flavors of both spring and summer. This delicate white cake is filled with sweet vanilla whipped cream and luscious fresh strawberries, creating a refreshing and visually beautiful treat. What sets this strawberry cake recipe apart is that it can be made for any occasion, offering an affordable way to feed your family and friends with pantry staples like flour, eggs, and sugar.
Can you imagine the sweet aroma of peaches and warm spices filling the air of your back garden? Everyone coming to your bbq gathering will fall head over heels for this peach cobbler recipe. The cobbler mixture combines granulated and brown sugar, cornstarch, and nutmeg, creating a delicious filling that makes the most of your peaches. As for the coating, it includes Bisquick, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter, forming a golden-brown blanket that covers the peach. Yum. Enjoy!
Simple and delightful, these are a must have dessert at your bbq party! Think grilled, cinnamon-spiked pizza dough with luscious Hershey's chocolate squares. You can prepare these calzones ahead of time, surprising your crowd straight after the bbq meal is over. Top them up with marshmallows, crushed graham crackers, powdered sugar, and maybe, just maybe, a scoop of soft vanilla ice cream.
Apple pies are delicious as they are, but what if you could have them in jars? These cute desserts are simply made with store-bought dough, with minimal prep time required. The filling is a tasty blend of Honeycrisp apples, brown sugar, and a medley of spices, creating a burst of flavor in every bite that you take. Try them out for yourself and see how your guests fall in love with them!
Do you love coconut? Do you love cookies? Well, you don’t want to miss these sweet treats that pair perfectly with your bbq feast. Chewy and delicious, these cookies only take 20 minutes to prepare, allowing you to whip up something quick for those coming over to your gathering. Toasted coconut flakes and the softness of the dough combine to create treats that everyone will want to have a bite of!
Finish off your bbq meal with these golden, crispy tortilla chips, dusted with a blend of sugar, cinnamon, whipped cream, fresh raspberries and hot fudge sauce that make for a dessert that the crowd will never forget. Serve immediately, and let the nacho party begin!
Blueberry pie is a classic American dessert, and it can truly turn your bbq gathering into a nostalgic feast. After you’re done with your meal, indulge in this pie where the crunchy lattice crust is joined by the sweetness of the blueberries and a light sugar topping. Serve it at room temperature or warm it up a bit, and enjoy!
If you’re a fruit lover, you’re going to adore this one. Picture juicy berries, stone fruits, and tropical delights like mango and pineapple, all combined to create an explosion of taste in your mouth. It’s a sweet and refreshing note to end your bbq meal!
A classic French dessert, clafoutis is a flan-like pie that features raspberries coated by a batter of eggs, sugar, vanilla, flour, cream, and milk. Baked to a golden crust, your home will start smelling just like a patisserie, providing a tasty ending to your bbq meal.
Crispy on the outside, very soft on the inside, and even boasting a flavor that you can only find in Mexico, these churros will disappear faster than you can fry them. With a hint of cinnamon sugar coating, these churros are a crispy, golden delight that will make you and your loved onces never want settle for store-bought versions again!
These pots are divine French custards, made of heavy cream, chocolate, sugar, and eggs. Think of each spoonful as a rich, deeply chocolatey note with a velvety texture. Bake the pots in a water bath to create a creamy texture with a skin-like coating. You can make them ahead, and once your bbq meal is over, simply top them off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving them to the crowd.
This is an easy, no-bake recipe that takes just 20 minutes to make. You need ingredients such as peanuts, whipped cream, Oreo cookie crumbs to act as the base which will be layered in a glass pan, drizzled with lots of chocolate syrup. It caters to up to 16 guests, and it’s perfect an after-dessert for any bbq gathering throughout the year!
These fluffy cupcakes are infused with the essence of orange juice and orange extract, each bite promising an explosion of citrusy flavor that you won’t forget. Top them with a delicious orange creamsicle buttercream frosting, making your friends or family unable to resist grabbing one!
16. Pina Colada Lush
With a golden Oreo crust as its foundation, this tropical, no bake pina colada lush contains fluffy cream and pineapple chunks, coconut pudding, and roasted coconut at the very top, all layered. in a glass casserole dish. Trust that everyone at the bbq gathering will want a taste of this exotic goodness!
Calling all chocolate lovers! This tart made of a dark chocolate cookie crumb crust features a tasty ganache filling that is sure to satisfy every craving. You want to combine bittersweet and semisweet chocolate, preferably from premium brands like Ghirardelli or Lindt, and top it with Maldon salt flakes. Serve it with lightly sweetened whipped cream made of vanilla bean paste or a dash of your favorite spirit to make this a dessert you’ll want to make over and over again!
Made of a Biscoff creamy cookie spread, this no-bake pie brings together a blend of cream cheese, cookie spread, and confectioners' sugar to creates a delicious filling. Layered with graham cracker crusts, coat the pie with a whipped topping to add in the creaminess. Throw in a sprinkle of caramel sundae syrup and crushed Biscoff to finish off this delightful bbq dessert!
19. Millionaire Bars
These homemade goodies are made of buttery shortbread crust, velvety caramel, and rich chocolate. They’re like Twix bars but even better, featuring a crumbly shortbread foundation and sticky caramel filling coated by a smooth chocolate topping. Share these bite-sized pieces of sweetness at your barbecue gathering and see how you take everyone by surprise!
If you’re craving cookies, this recipe combines sweet and salty flavors that you just can’t resist. Filled with browned butter, honey, white chocolate chips, sea salt and a rich crunch of salted pistachios, each bite you take will make you and the rest of your guests fall in love with them (and create a second batch while you’re at it!)
20 Heavenly BBQ Desserts: Lemon Bars
For the Crust
- 1 120 g. cup oat flour
- ¼ 24 g. cup stevia
- ¼ 60 g. cup coconut cream
For the Filling
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- Zest from 2 lemons
- ½ 48 g. cup stevia
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
- 3 eggs
- Powdered sugar or stevia for dusting
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line an 8x8-inch (20x20 cm) baking pan with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, stevia, and coconut cream. Press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until it turns lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool while you prepare the filling.
- In another bowl, whisk together the fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, stevia, tapioca starch, and eggs until well combined. Pour this mixture over the baked crust.
- Bake the bars for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
- Let the Lemon Bars cool completely in the pan, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Once fully chilled, you can dust the bars with powdered sugar or stevia if desired. Slice into squares and enjoy!