(Closed) Recipe suggestions wanted – dessert to take to Labor Day cookout

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m making my peanut butter brownies for a cookout tomorrow. Buy a box of brownie mix. (I usually use the Ghiradelli dark chocolate stuff.) Buy 12-14 Reese’s peanut butter cups. (In the aisle with the big bags of candy, I buy one bag, so however many that has in it.) Prepare the brownie mix as directed and pour half of it into the brownie pan. Place the peanut butter cups on top. Pour the rest of the mix over the PB cups. Bake per the box’s instructions. Let cool. Cut into 12-16 pieces, and pretend like you spent hours slaving away.

I’ve made this a number of times, and absolutely *no one* has realized that it’s brownie instant mix with Reese’s PB cups in the middle. They always get devoured right away. Oh, and they’re especially good if you manage to time the slicing just perfectly and serve them when they’re still a little warm.

Post # 4
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

How about lemon squares! So easy and sooooo good!

Post # 6
342 posts
Helper bee

Strawberry Shortcake Triffle!!!  I make this all the time to bring to summer type cookouts.  It looks so impressive but it’s a breeze to make and everyone always loves it.

Mix strawberries and sugar like you would for regular strawberry shortcake

Put a layer of angel-food cake pieces on the bottom of the dish, followed by the strawberry mix, then cool-whip.  Continue layering until full and garnish the top!


Post # 8
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was going to say lemon squares, but MaripanMrs. beat me to it 🙂 


Post # 9
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@JeniRae: I could definitely see trying that recipe with Andes mints. Actually, I’m really curious now! I might end up making both for tomorrow’s BBQ and see which one disappears faster 🙂

Post # 10
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m making a key lime pie for our cookout. It’s my hubby’s favorite!

Post # 11
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I would go with something light and summery, like lemon bars or a trifle. It is the last weekend of summer after all (well, technically it isn’t but it is the last weekend people celebrate as summer :p)

Post # 12
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ohhh if its only 12 people…. my cousin makes these cute little desserts… they are in those buckets (like you get at some restuarants for kids food and whatnot) and it is oreos, chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, (all layered 2 times) and then more oreos crumbled on top and she puts a little flower (fake) in it and its like a potted plant! soooo cute!

Post # 14
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fiance loves Chocolate Chip Brownies. Just buy the boxed brownie mix and mix as directed, buy chocolate chip cookie mix and mix as directed. Place the brownie mix in the pan first and put random drop of cookie mix throughout.

I make them in a cake pan so I call it my chocolate chip brownie cake!

Post # 15
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Strawberry pie!

Post # 16
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It may be soo 80’s, but I still love Fruit Pizza.

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