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.

Berry Flag Tart

Think of this patriotic berry tart as a more showy take on a lattice-topped berry pie.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Berry Flag Tart

Maple-Walnut Banana Bars

One pan, one banana and less than one hour from start to finish—these dessert bars are much simpler than they look to prepare!

From Midwest Living

Maple-Walnut Banana Bars

Fruit Compote

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

From Family Circle

Fruit Compote

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

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

Nut Rings

Create two cookies from one dough! Spread meringue icing on the ring cutouts and bake. Then bake the center rounds and fill with jam for bite-size sandwiches.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Nut Rings

Easy Monster Cookie Bars

Start with refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough to prepare these bar cookies in minutes. Try them for your next bake sale or party!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Monster Cookie Bars

Cran-Crazy Cookies

A touch of fresh lemon zest adds another tart dimension to these whole wheat and cranberry cookies.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cran-Crazy Cookies

Star Mint Meringues

Who needs candy canes when you have these striped melt-in-your-mouth treats? Serve these as a snack or dessert at your next party.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Star Mint Meringues

Almond Spritz

The Germans named these timeless treats after their word for "squirt" or "spray." We love them because their fancy shapes and endless design options betray how quick and easy they are to make.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Almond Spritz

Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

Use a little whole wheat flour in these bars to add fiber and nutrients. A browned butter frosting tops this dessert.

From Midwest Living

Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

Snickerdoodle Croissant Cookies

These cookies, filled with a sugary cinnamon and nut filling, take the shape of miniature croissants.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Snickerdoodle Croissant Cookies

Kringla

These holiday sugar cookies are shaped like pretzels. Kids love them!

From Midwest Living

Kringla

Butterscotch Tassies

A final drizzle of sweet butterscotch sauce makes an eye-catching presentation on these rich, buttery cookies.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Butterscotch Tassies

Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies

Try this delicious recipe for the perfect combination of cream cheese, chocolate, and pecans.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies

Cinnamon Streusel Fresh Apple Bars

Top these lower sugar bars with a couple spoonfuls of Greek yogurt at breakfast or a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.

From Diabetic Living

Cinnamon Streusel Fresh Apple Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

From Family Circle

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chock-Full O' Chocolate Cupcakes

Nothing will please chocolate-lovers more than these chock-full-of-cocoa cupcakes topped with rich and creamy frosting.

From Parents

Chock-Full O' Chocolate Cupcakes

Hazelnut Daisies

Red raspberry jam makes a delicious filling for these rolled hazelnut cookies. These versatile cookies are perfect for holiday baking as well as special occasions year-round.

From Family Circle

Hazelnut Daisies

Strawberry Brownie Stacks

For a cool new take on ice cream sandwiches, stuff brownies with frozen yogurt and fresh berries.

From Parents

Strawberry Brownie Stacks

Shirt and Tie Brownies

Start with a boxed brownie mix or our classic Fudgy Brownies, then go wild with decorations (office-appropriate ones, of course!).

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shirt and Tie Brownies

Peanut Blossoms

Bake a batch of kiss-topped peanut butter cookies for your next bake sale or party and prepare to watch them disappear in a flash!

From Family Circle

Peanut Blossoms

Satin-Top Brownies

Pro presentation tip: A quarter cup of canola oil (in place of the butter) lends a nice sheen to chocolate brownies.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Satin-Top Brownies

Brownie-Raspberry Dessert

When fresh raspberries aren't available, frozen works just as well. This chocolate dessert would also pair perfectly with cherries or strawberries if you prefer those fruits.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Brownie-Raspberry Dessert

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