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

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Cloud Cookies


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


Better Homes and Gardens

Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Toasted Hazelnut Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

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

S'Mores Bars

Family Circle

Banana Bars with Butter-Rum Frosting

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Candied Ginger and Orange Icebox Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

These refreshing bite-size cookies are the perfect snack with an afternoon coffee or tea. Ginger and orange combine for a zesty treat sure to lift your spirits/and your energy level.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Trail Mix Brownies

Midwest Living

From pretzels to peanuts to dried fruit and chocolate candies, toss any of your favorite trail mix fixings into these decadent chocolate brownies.

Cinnamon-Almond Slices

Better Homes and Gardens

These cinnamon-almond slices are the perfect mate for your afternoon cup of coffee. Combine toasted almonds, ground cinnamon, and almond paste for a nutty, flavorful bite.

Oat 'n' Toffee Grahams

Better Homes and Gardens

Sure to be a kid-favorite recipe, add this yummy graham cracker, rolled oats, and chocolate dessert to lunch boxes or keep a plateful handy for an after school treat.

Fruit Compote

Family Circle

While this slow cooker crumble tastes incredible with its oat topping, the compote would also be lovely mixed into oatmeal or yogurt.

Orange-Almond Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

These buttery orange-flavored bars topped with almonds are a treat any time of year.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Biggies

Better Homes and Gardens

Praline Cheesecake Squares

Better Homes and Gardens

This dessert is very rich, so cut it into small servings. Make it ahead because cheesecakes are best when served the next day.

Lunch Desserts  Recipes: Take your pick!
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