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.

Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons

Egg whites and sugar do magical things once you mix them! Meringue cookies are one of the most diet-friendly desserts around—this tasty chocolate-coconut dessert is perfect proof.

From Diabetic Living

Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons

Black Forest Cupcakes

Mini desserts are all the rage! Bake our black forest recipe in a cupcake tin for a diet-friendly sweet treat. Feel free to substitute any seasonal fruit in place of the cherries for the sauce.

From Diabetic Living

Black Forest Cupcakes

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

Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

This recipe is a perfect Christmas treat for family and friends! A filling of yummy strawberry preserves crown the top of each of these bite-size cheesecake cookies.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

Oat 'n' Toffee Grahams

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Oat 'n' Toffee Grahams

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Salted Peanut Bars

This treat contains all the yummy goodness of a salted-nut candy bar with the added bonus of a luscious caramel topping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Salted Peanut Bars

Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

The combination of rhubarb and strawberries epitomizes springtime flavor. In this tender dessert, rolled oats add texture, and a ginger glaze finishes it off sweetly.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

Easy Lemon Sugar Snaps

Need to make cookies fast? Try this recipe, which uses a lemon cake mix to save time.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Lemon Sugar Snaps

Simple Lemon Bars

From Family Circle

Simple Lemon Bars

Raspberry Eclairs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Raspberry Eclairs

Ricotta Vanilla Bread Pudding

From Family Circle

Ricotta Vanilla Bread Pudding

Touchdown Cupcakes

From Family Circle

Touchdown Cupcakes

PB Chocolate Chunk Cookies

From Family Circle

PB Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Brownie Stacks

From Family Circle

Chocolate Caramel Brownie Stacks

Kitty Cupcake Cones

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kitty Cupcake Cones

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Nothing beats a warm and gooey chocolate chunk cookie, except perhaps one you make at home. Make an extra batch of dough, portion cookies, and store in the freezer to bake off another day when you need a treat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peppermint Candy Canes

Make these delightful "cookie canes" with either red- or green-tinted dough, or combine the two colors in one cane.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint Candy Canes

Hazelnut Blondies

From Family Circle

Hazelnut Blondies

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

Luscious Lemon Bars

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

From Midwest Living

Luscious Lemon Bars

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

Peppermint Cream Bites

These chocolate and mint layered dessert bars are cut into shapes after they're baked. Choose circles, squares, or even stars!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint Cream Bites

No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Instead of traditional pumpkin pie, try this pretty dessert for your holiday dinner. A narrow, thin-bladed spatula or a table knife works best for swirling the layers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Almond Red Velvet Cupcakes

Almond extract amplifies the sweetness in both the batter and the frosting of these red velvet cupcakes. Cocoa powder lends tons of chocolate flavor for very few calories.

From Diabetic Living

Almond Red Velvet Cupcakes

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