Can your summer parties handle all this cuteness? (I’ll bet the answer is YES!) Here are 10 eye-catching summer party desserts to treat your family and friends to when you get them together for fun in or out of the sun.
Sherbet melts quickly, so be sure to follow directions and freeze it between steps. larkspur says, “It worked really well, and everyone loved it! The watermelon really looked realistic, and it tasted really yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!”
Juicy ripe pineapple and mango chunks get even sweeter when they hit the grill, but it’s the dairy-free coconut-honey dip that takes these easy fruit skewers to a whole new level of bliss.
Try these helpful tips: “I used the user-recommended egg crate for the filling step. Sprinkled graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of a mini cupcake liner. Cut the bottom tip off each berry, dipped in chocolate and filled with cream cheese filling. Big hit! Smaller berries actually work better for a bite size treat.” — Mary McFarland
This bright and colorful take on chocolate-covered strawberries can be customized for just about any summer party. This version uses white chocolate and blue sugar for a red, white, and blue 4th of July theme, but you can also do something like white chocolate and pink sprinkles for a shower party. What cute combo will you come up with?
You can make a whole party tray of these bite-size sweeties and set them on ice to keep them nicely chilled even in the heat of the day.
Rave review: “I followed the cheesecake portion exactly, but used blackberries, blueberries, and golden kiwis. I added some strawberry sauce that I had made for another recipe and topped with more whipped cream. The cheesecake was so light and fluffy. It was surprisingly easy to make and everyone thought they were beautiful.” — hello angie
These will be a big wow for a summer birthday party. Top tips for success: Don’t overfill the cones with batter, bake them the same day you’re going to eat them so the cones don’t get soggy overnight, and top with a swirl of frosting instead of the chocolate chips.
These adorable mini waffles on popsicle sticks are so easy to make and can be decorated any way you want. Put a bouquet of them in a jar and watch them disappear.
Rave review: “These were very cute and a big hit with the friends I made them for. I did not have the sticks for making them into pops, so I made them into mini pies. The directions are simple to follow. Do pay attention to not overfilling them.” — GoodCookin’
Definitely not your everyday s’mores. Rave review: “I added sprinkles at the end for a celebration feeling since I made them for my little cousins graduation party and they were a hit! I already have family asking for more at the next party event” — Myra Ramos. Watch the video to see how to toast the marshmallows so they turn into hot tubs.
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