12 Great Backyard Barbecue Desserts Slideshow
Blueberry Nectarine Pie
A delicious fruit pie always has a place at a barbecue. This pie by Mission Food is full of ripe summer blueberries and nectarines, with festive stars decorating the top.
Caramelized Brown Sugar Bourbon Whole Grilled Pineapple
If you are outside grilling for lunch or dinner, keep the grill going for dessert! This recipe from Souffle Bombay takes a whole pineapple and transforms it with bourbon and brown sugar for a delicious dessert that is lighter and healthier than most barbecue fare.
Chocolate Strawberry Icebox Cake
An icebox cake is a great dessert to make ahead for a backyard barbecue. This one from The Hungry Hutch is made using chocolate wafer cookies, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and strawberries — a winning combination.
Dirt Cake Brownie Trifle
This recipe by Foody Schmoody Blog is a fun cake that children will love. Brownies replace cake in this chocolate trifle and gummy worms adorn the crushed Oreo “dirt” for a dessert that is more than appropriate for an outdoor get-together.
Grilled Nutella Banana Boats
Nutella and bananas — what could be more delicious? These banana boats by Cinfully Simple are simple and easy but oh so decadent. A scoop of vanilla ice cream would not be a bad idea either.
Lemon-Cranberry Poppyseed Bundt Cake
Hot summer days and bright, tart, lemons are an excellent combination. After a hearty barbecue, a light Bundt cake with simple and delicious flavors is a good way to do dessert. This cake by Take A Bite Out Of Boca balances tart lemon and cranberries with the right amount out sweetness.
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
Having mini cupcakes at a barbecue is a great way to satisfy a sweet craving without overindulging (as long as you don’t eat too many). These red velvet cupcakes from Tasty Ever After are topped with a gorgeous cream cheese frosting that no one will be able to resist.
Nectarine Honey Lavender Tart
Using bought puff pastry makes this recipe by Diary of a Mad Hausfrau quick and easy. This finished tart looks beautiful and highlights the ripe summer fruit — perfect for a summer party.
Old-Fashioned Skillet Cherry Cobbler
A cobbler is a great dessert to make for a barbecue. You can assemble it ahead of time using whatever fruit you like and just throw it in the oven without having to stay in a hot kitchen. This cobbler by This is How I Cook is filled with sour cherries and goes splendidly with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
S’mores Banana Sandwich Melt
Kick s’mores up a notch this summer by making these sweet sandwiches by Cherry On My Sundae. They are filled with Nutella, mini marshmallows, and bananas and can be made ahead of time for satisfying s’mores that are bananas!
S’mores Crumb Bars
Here is another variation of an iconic barbecue dessert. These s’mores bars by The Redhead Baker are perfect to make ahead of time and don’t require a fire to enjoy, so you can make them whenever you fancy! They take 30 minutes to make and don’t even require a mixer — simple s’mores with big rewards!