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.

Pumpkin Bars with Marcona Almonds

If pumpkin bread had a slightly saltier and crunchier cousin, it would look like this warmly-spiced dessert.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin Bars with Marcona Almonds

Almond Chocoroons

From Family Circle

Almond Chocoroons

Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

From Midwest Living

Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Peanut Cracker-Stack Bars

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

Puff Pastry Tarts

These star-shaped tarts will brighten up your holiday dessert tray.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Puff Pastry Tarts

Polka-Dot Cheesecake Sandwich Bars

Dollops of jam give this silky cheesecake batter its playful polka dots.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Polka-Dot Cheesecake Sandwich Bars

Dipped Chocolate Cookie Sticks

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sticks are ideal for dunking in coffee or scooping up ice cream.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Dipped Chocolate Cookie Sticks

Coconut Spritz Cookies

These rich and crisp coconut cookies look stunning stacked into a Christmas tree shape and dusted with powdered sugar!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Spritz Cookies

Reindeer Palmiers

These ultra-crispy puff pastry cookies are coated in raw sugar and warm, seasonal spices including cinnamon and nutmeg.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Reindeer Palmiers

Sunshine Cupcakes

Adorned with frosting flowers, these exquisite lemon and orange cupcakes are perfect for any spring celebration--Easter, Mother's Day, showers, and graduations. The cupcakes are just as tasty with a simple orange or lemon buttercream frosting.

From Family Circle

Sunshine Cupcakes

"You're a Star!" Cupcakes

Discover the star baker in yourself with easy-mix cupcakes and simply made decorations.

From Betty Crocker

"You're a Star!" Cupcakes

Swirlberry Sammies

A ribbon of fresh berries and jam makes creamy vanilla ice cream taste like even more of a treat! While you can sandwich a scoop between two lemon cookies, the frozen fruit dessert is almost as good solo.

From Parents

Swirlberry Sammies

Banana-Nut Sammie

It's practically dessert magic: Frozen bananas transform into ice cream after a whiz in the food processor!

From Parents

Banana-Nut Sammie

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese and blueberry pie filling turn yellow cake mix into a whimsical twist on a favorite dessert.

From Midwest Living

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Fudge Brownies

A perfectly dark, rich homemade brownie needs no embellishmentóbut when did "need" have anything to do with dessert?

From Midwest Living

Fudge Brownies

Sports Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes become the most winning dessert option around when you customize with doughnut hole balls that match the celebrant's favorite sport.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sports Cupcakes

Golf Cupcake

These sporty chocolate cupcakes are great for Father's Day, but you can change the message to suit any golf-lover.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Golf Cupcake

Mini Blueberry Pie Pops

Popsicles, you've met your match. These perfectly portioned berry pies mean that no one needs to fight over the largest slice!

From Family Circle

Mini Blueberry Pie Pops

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Layers of cheesecake, raspberry filling, almonds and coconut form dessert bars perfect for the Fourth of July.

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

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies

These two-layer chocolate dessert bars are pretty to serve for parties. And they're surprisingly easy to make!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

These cookies travel well. Pack them in lunch boxes or tote to a picnic or potluck.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Classic Cup Cafe's Christmas Cookies

Orange peel, dried cherries, and pistachios pack these holiday cookies.

From Midwest Living

Classic Cup Cafe's Christmas Cookies

Peanut-Apple Crunch Balls

Lightly wetting your hands helps make the cereal, apple, and peanut mixture easier to shape into balls.

From Diabetic Living

Peanut-Apple Crunch Balls

Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake

Using a light coffee drizzle in place of frosting adds flavor and moistness to this carb-trimmed cake recipe yet keeps the fat and calories in check.

From Diabetic Living

Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake

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