15 Desserts to Take Your BBQ to the Next Level

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Today’s topic is all about after-meal treats to take your BBQ up a notch.  Here are some of our favorite BBQ Dessert recipes from around the HLB community to make for your next outdoor party:

Mango No Bake Cheesecake Squares from Healthy Aperture // “Don’t heat up the oven or your house. The only thing that will be setting off sparks are these no-bake mango cheesecake bars!”

Orange You Juicy Pie from Apple Crumbles // A twist on a Lemonade Pie, this Orange Juice version is sure to perk you up.  We imagine this is just as dreamy as an orange and vanilla swirl cone!

PB&J Bars from Eating Bird Food // “These PB&J Bars are a take on the classic sandwich we all know and love. Made with protein-packed peanut powder, oat flour, organic jam and coconut oil, you can feel good about enjoying these bars whenever you please.”

Ambrosia Whipped Yogurt Fruit Parfaits from How Sweet Eats // Jessica turns this BBQ salad staple into an individually packaged delight with a parfait spin.

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Parfait from ShugarySweets // “Delicious, no bake dessert recipe, these Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Parfaits are the perfect creation for serving a group!”

Mandarin Pie from The Pajama Chef // “A creamy, dreamy mandarin orange pie made with an Oreo crust and topped off with mini chocolate chips… this cool treat is perfect for hot nights.”

Lemony Fruit Dip from Mother Rimmy // Light and lemony, this dip will pair perfectly with finger-food friendly strawberries, grapes and slices or other fruits to add some #FreggiePower to the BBQ spread. 

Key Lime Coconut Dream Bars from The Glowing Fridge // “Tart, light and tasting just like coconut key lime pie but in square form, they’re made without dairy and refined sweeteners. No food coloring either. These lime squares are colored naturally with a blend of spirulina powder and ground turmeric.”

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Squares from The Healthy Family and Home // The perfect spring or summer dessert, this cheesecake is made with only seven ingredients.

Mini Vegan Chocolate Hibiscus Cake from The Almond Eater // “This Mini Vegan Chocolate Hibiscus Cake combines classic, dairy free chocolate cake with a mildly sweet hibiscus icing. Give it a try—you’re going to love it!” 

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes with Coconut Oil Buttercream Frosting from Gettin My Healthy On // “Make strawberry shortcake a little bit healthier with the help of Greek yogurt and coconut oil for a slightly more nutritious, yet still delicious, cupcake recipe.”


Grain-Free Strawberry Shortcake Donuts from The Wheatless Kitchen // “You can whip up these grain-free donuts in only a few minutes, and the best part is that you only need a few ingredients!”

Raspberry Date Squares from Lynda Layng // “These little bites are the perfect something at the end of a meal to make you smile… The chunky nut oatmeal base topped with sweet date filling and fresh berries, it’s sure to be please any guest.”

The Best Old Fashioned Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies from Kim’s Cravings // “The BEST old fashioned chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies that your family and friends won’t be able to stop eating. Consider this a warning, folks… you can’t have just one of these chocolatey, peanut buttery mounds of deliciousness!” 

Rocky Road Brownies from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie // “These rocky road brownies are topped with chocolate ganache, handfuls of mini marshmallows and some chopped nuts – then drizzled with more ganache.”

Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog you’d recommend for a BBQ dessert and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of the best recipes we’ve found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #BBQDesserts

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!

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