Lunch Desserts

Who said lunch couldn't have dessert? We say it should and offer these recipes for the best desserts that have that lunch quality--easy to make, easy to eat, and not too heavy.

Chocolate Chunk Blondies

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These cakelike bars are just like brownies--only blond, hence the name. The added chocolate adds extra decadence.

Cloud Cookies

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Make your feelings known by creating light and airy meringue letters and shapes to spell out any message. Slip some in a kid's lunch for a sweet surprise!

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Blondies

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Toasted Hazelnut Bars

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Toasting the hazelnuts to heightens the nut flavor in this bar cookie recipe.

S'Mores Bars

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Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars

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This bar tastes just like pecan pie, but an assortment of your favorite snack nuts takes the place of the pecans.

Banana Bars with Butter-Rum Frosting

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This is a great recipe to make when you have overripe bananas at your house. Being extra-ripe means that they are sweeter and are easier to mash.

Fresh Strawberry Bars

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The rich peanut butter base for these delicious bars can be made ahead and frozen according to the recipe. Before guests arrive, simply thaw and top with jam and strawberries for a last-minute dessert.

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

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Decorate your choice of cake mix to create flavorful Christmas ornament cupcakes. Tint creamy white frosting with different colors, cut white rolled fondant icing into shapes, and add luster dust for a light sheen.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Vanilla Cupcakes

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Creamy Strawberry Squares

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Strawberries are the sweet stars in this layered gelatin dessert made with a cream cheese layer over a cookie-like base studded with pecans.

Quick Panforte bars

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These rich dessert bars are much easier to make than traditional panforte--an Italian fruitcake-like pastry.

Harvest-Time Pumpkin Bars

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You can make these spice bars ahead and keep them refrigerated until party time.

Almond Snack Cake

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Chocolate-Peanut Blowouts

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Peanuts and chocolate are a most favored special treat. Cookie lovers of all ages will adore these candy- and peanut-studded delights.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

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The simple combination of savory but sweet peanut butter incorporated into a smooth, buttery dough gives this cookie its signature nutty flavor.

Lunch Desserts  Recipes: Take your pick!
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