10 Simple and Yummy Desserts to Serve at Your Next Barbecue

10 Simple and Yummy Desserts to Serve at Your Next Barbecue

Summer’s here! And you know what that means–it’s barbecuing season!

Even though the kids are home for the summer, life still doesn’t seem to slow down. It only gets busier. Then you throw in all the summer holiday excitement, vacations, and picnics. Just when you think you’re ready to sit back and relax for the summer, you’re assigned to bring the dessert for the next upcoming neighborhood barbecue.

No need to panic! We’ve compiled a list of ten of the easiest, and tastiest desserts to bring to your next party. Before the night’s over, you’ll have every guest thinking you’re a renowned chef, and they’ll all be begging for your recipe.

1. FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwich

Everyone loves a good sandwich in the heat of the summer–especially when it’s a cool, creamy, refreshing ice cream sandwich. FatBoy offers eight flavors to choose from, so you’re sure to please everyone. Choose from Vanilla, Cookies ‘n Cream, S’mores, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, Chocolate, or Key Lime. Each sandwich is packed full of delicious, rich ice cream in the center, while the outside cookie provides a firm, soft crunch. This timeless treat  is loved by people of all ages–young and old. It’s also affordable, has no preparation time, and provides easy cleanup. It just doesn’t get much easier, and tastier, than that. There’s no better way to savor those late summer nights than with a quality FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwich in hand. Get your FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwiches at grocery store near you!

2. S’mores Dip

This dessert is a great twist on the classic campfire s’mores. Forget the roasting sticks and burnt marshmallows, and instead throw a cast iron skillet with three simple on-hand ingredients (chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers) in your oven. In just 20 minutes, you and your friends will be delving into this warm, rich, sticky, chocolaty treat. This alternative is perfect for feeding large groups, and is sure to make everyone happy.

3. Layered Strawberry Trifle

Those who prefer a lighter, fruitier dessert will love this layered trifle. It’s moist, light, fresh, and juicy. It’s also versatile, so you can choose what type of berries you want to throw in it. Choose from raspberries, blackberries, or even blueberries. It looks almost as good as it tastes.

4. Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

If you have canned peaches and a yellow cake mix on hand, you’ll want to whip this cobbler up. Just top it with butter and cinnamon before you throw it in the oven to give it a nice salty/sweet crunch. The peach juice and butter combine to caramelize the top layer, while the warm peaches hit home. This dish is best served warm with a refreshing scoop of vanilla ice cream, or even a FatBoy Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream Sundae.

5. Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This dish might sound complicated, but we promise it’s not. Just choose your favorite flavor of FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwich, arrange them in a pan, then layer with whipped topping, hot fudge, and caramel. Repeat the layer once more before sprinkling some crunchy pecans on top, then chill for one hour. This cake is cool, creamy, rich in flavor, and full of lip-smacking goodness. It’s a delectable dessert that is sure to please every crowd.

6. Sherbet Punch

While this may not seem like a dessert to some, we assure you it’s refreshing and a great way to end your barbecue. The punch is light and tart, yet bursting with citrusy and tangy flavors. Its fizzy taste will leave you feeling revived and fresh. For more variety, try using FatBoy’s Freeze Pops in place of the sherbet.

7. Fruit Pizza

Don’t plan on any leftovers with this finger-licking fruit pizza. It’s crust is made of sugar cookie dough, and is soft, yet firm. The icing is the perfect creamy texture to top the fresh fruit on. All the ingredients blend together nicely for a divine and flavorful taste.

8. Picnic Banana Pudding

It’s not officially summer until you make this banana pudding. With less than 30 minutes to make, this rich, soft, scrumptious pudding hits the spot every time. It’s a great way to help you cool off and relish in the warm nights.

9. Peanut Butter Scotcheroos

Where are all the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there? You’ll fall in love with this chewy, soft, yet crunchy, cereal bar. Each bite into the bar is soft and gooey, while the blend of butterscotch and chocolate chips adds the sweet and rich taste you’re craving. You’ll and will have you grabbing seconds. It’s gooey and sweet

10. Best Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

These giant cookies are a timeless classic and will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. With only 15 minutes in the oven, your taste buds will really come to life as you bite into the firm exterior, and then reach the warm, chocolatey, mushy center. It’s melt-in-your-mouth perfect goodness.

Suddenly the daunting task of making a dessert has turned into excitement. Which treat do you plan to share at your next barbecue?

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