Summer Desserts for a Party

Looking for dessert recipes for your next get together? These Summer desserts for a party are easy to make, refreshing to eat, and can be easily adapted for a large group.

I don’t know about you, but I find the hardest part of preparing for a Summer picnic, potluck, or party is figuring out what to take!

As I went through my recipes the other day, I came across some dessert recipes that would be absolutely perfect. These are all simple to make and delicious to eat.

Strawberry Pie

What says Summer more than strawberry pie? This recipe can be made in a traditional pie pan, or multiplied and put into a 9 x 13 rectangle pan. The crust is a no roll crust and can be simply pressed into the pan before baking. The yummy filling uses strawberry jello and is poured over fresh strawberries. Once chilled and set, it’s all ready to go.

Photo Credit: harbourbreezehome

Texas Sheet Cake Brownies

Ooey gooey moist chocolate brownies with a fudgy frosting, chocolatey flavour, this Texas sheet cake (the size of Texas!) is my absolute favourite and a definite crowd pleaser…

This recipe is made in a large sized jelly roll pan. The beauty and simplicity of this recipe is that the icing is poured over the hot brownies as soon as they come out of the oven!

Photo Credit: Harbour Breeze Home

Grasshopper Pie

I used to call this Chocolate Mint Dessert and I multiplied it by many and made it for large groups at the camp I worked at for a time. It was always a hit. It, too, can be made in a traditional pie pan, or multiplied and layered in 9 x 13 (or larger) pans for larger numbers of people.

Also a chilled dessert, it’s perfect for a hot Summer day – and bonus! – it can be made ahead of time.

Photo Credit: Harbour Breeze Home

Delicious Dessert

This dessert has other clever names, but the one in my mom’s recipe file says “Delicious Dessert” – and it lives up to its name!

A 3 layered dessert with a baked crust, cream cheese filling, and pudding top is a cool, refreshing treat to end a meal.

My favorite pudding flavor to use is chocolate, but you can substitute it for whatever flavor sounds good to you!

Photo Credit: Harbour Breeze Home

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

This oreo ice cream cake recipe has a delicious oreo crust and oreo crumb topping and can be customized with whatever add-ins you’d like!

It’s the perfect treat for a hot Summer day – and bonus! – it can be made and frozen ahead in preparation for guests.

Photo Credit: Harbour Breeze Home

Other Ideas for Summer Picnics/ Potlucks

If you’re looking for recipes that can be easily adapted to feed a larger group of people, here are some of my favorites:

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