Popular Lunch Desserts Recipes

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.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Layers of cheesecake and raspberry filling combine in an almond crust for these pretty dessert bars.

From Midwest Living

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars

Sweet and tart, these moist, powdered-sugar-topped dessert bars will disappear fast.

From Midwest Living

Luscious Lemon Bars

Ooey, Gooey, Chewy S'more Bars

These fantastic dessert bars have a crust like an oatmeal cookie, an inside gushing with marshmallow, and delicious chocolate on top.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ooey, Gooey, Chewy S'more Bars

Brownie Pops

Cure a craving for chocolate in one bite! These coconut-coated Brownie Pops pack a ton of flavor in a small package.

From Family Circle

Brownie Pops

Flower Cupcakes

Top cupcakes with sugar-dusted marshmallow "petals" and add a green candy string "stem." This sweet dessert bouquet is the ideal way to brighten up a friend's day!

From Family Circle

Flower Cupcakes

Cookie-Stuffed Brownies

No need to decide between cookies and brownies—these dessert bars let you have both, plus a layer of Oreos!

From Ladies' Home Journal

Cookie-Stuffed Brownies

Surprise Cupcakes

Surprise dining companions with a dessert that's stuffed with sweetness (AKA a fun filling like Nutella, peanut butter, lemon curd or fruit jam).

From Ladies' Home Journal

Surprise Cupcakes

Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

From Midwest Living

Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

Oatmeal and More Cookies

Chocolate and coconut turn oatmeal cookies into an even sweeter dessert.

From Midwest Living

Oatmeal and More Cookies

Toffee Blondies In A Jar

Make the mix for these chocolate and butterscotch bars and present as a gift to friends and family for the holidays.

From Midwest Living

Toffee Blondies In A Jar

Caramel Apple Cookies

Gooey caramel frosting finishes these apple-filled cookies.

From Midwest Living

Caramel Apple Cookies

Chai-Spiced Compote

From Midwest Living

Chai-Spiced Compote

Hudson Bay Bread

From Midwest Living

Hudson Bay Bread

Man-Catcher Brownies

Legend has it that these brownies, packed with caramels, chopped nuts and chocolate chips, are so outrageously delicious that they inspire marriage proposals. They're just that good.

From Ladies' Home Journal

Man-Catcher Brownies

Mini Cupcakes

The key to making a decadent chocolate dessert diet-friendly? Portion size! These low-calorie Mini Cupcakes will satisfy you chocolate craving in just a few bites.

From Family Circle

Mini Cupcakes

Red Velvet Trifle

Serve this red velvet dessert family-style in a trifle dish or as single servings in mason jars or any clear glasses you have handy.

From Family Circle

Red Velvet Trifle

Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Baklava

Hazelnuts and cocoa powder are layered between phyllo dough and sweetened with and orange syrup in this twist on classic baklava.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Baklava

Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars

Chewy Cherry Almond Bars

Sliced almonds, cherry preserves, and rolled oats gives these Christmas bars a chewy, crunchy texture. Use orange preserves to make a Halloween cookie recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chewy Cherry Almond Bars

Cherry Revel Bars

Rolled oats, cherries, and chocolate pack a flavorful punch in this dessert recipe. If fresh cherries aren't available, frozen cherries can be used as a substitute.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cherry Revel Bars

Fresh Strawberry Bars

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh Strawberry Bars

Coffee and Cookie Brownies

Use refrigerated sugar cookie dough to create the crust for this simple coffee-flavored brownie dessert.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coffee and Cookie Brownies

German Chocolate Sundae

Think of this as a frozen version of one of our all-time most popular cake recipes—no oven required! Try chocolate Greek yogurt for a breakfast-friendly version.

From Diabetic Living

German Chocolate Sundae

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

A bit of maple syrup gives these cookies a deeply sweet flavor. Oats and raisins add hearty texture—and add nutritious value to boot.

From Family Circle

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Almond Lace Cookies

Paper-thin but intensely flavorful, these dainty lace cookies are a snap to make. Simply combine five ingredients, mix in sliced almonds, and bake.

From Family Circle

Almond Lace Cookies

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