BBQ season is here and you don’t want to show up empty-handed.
You know that your friends and family love the deliciousness of BBQ, but they also love desserts. The problem is that it can be hard to figure out what dessert to bring for a summertime cookout.
We’ve got you covered with this list of 25 amazing BBQ desserts for your next summer barbecue party! These bbq dessert recipes are easy enough for any home chef but will impress even the most discerning palates. And best of all, these treats are perfect for sharing at potlucks or tailgating parties where there’s no oven in sight!
From s’mores brownies to cobblers, we have all the BBQ dessert ideas you could ever need.
1. S’mores: Classic Version
Recipe From Hersheyland
Who doesn’t love this classic dessert? This is a great recipe to make for kids because it’s easy enough for them to make with your supervision.
To make this treat, start by melting milk chocolate in the microwave. Then, top graham crackers with marshmallows and melted milk chocolate. Top it all off with another graham cracker to form a sandwich.
Then it’s ready for you to dig into! You can also use dark chocolate or white chocolate.
2. Rhubarb Crumble
Recipe From Food Network
These rhubarb crumble is a must-make dessert for your summer BBQ! It’s relatively easy to prepare and it smells absolutely amazing.
The best part about this recipe is that it can be prepared beforehand and then baked at the last minute. So it’s great for those times when you need a dessert that doesn’t require much work.
We’re sure that you will get rave reviews for this dish, so make sure you don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
3. Banana Pudding
This recipe is perfect for the summertime when there are ripe bananas everywhere. The combination of milk, bananas, and vanilla wafers is one that can’t be beaten!
Just grab some vanilla wafers and follow this banana pudding recipe, and you’re really in business!
4. Key Lime Pie
Recipe From Once Upon A Chef
What’s better than a traditional key lime pie that you can share with a bunch of friends? This recipe is perfect for a potluck because it serves a lot of people and tastes amazing.
This pie also requires very few ingredients which makes it an easy dessert to throw together!
I’m sure everyone will ask for the recipe when they taste how delicious it is.
5. Banana Split With Vanilla Ice Cream
Recipe From The Kitchen Magpie
If you haven’t noticed, banana is really popular this summer. You can make a classic banana split or even put your own twist on it.
Why not add some marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and chopped nuts? The best part about this dessert is that it can be shared with a bunch of friends because it’s big enough for everyone.
Either way that you choose to do it, just be sure that there’s plenty of whipped cream involved!
6. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe From Sally’s Baking Addiction
What’s on the dessert table without a chocolate chip cookie? This is one of my favorite summer desserts to make on Memorial Day because it satisfies everyone, plus it only takes about 45 minutes!
To make this delicious treat, you’ll need some margarine, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, salt, and chocolate chips. Then bake to your heart’s content!
7. Easy Graham Cracker Toffee
Recipe From Two Peas & Their Pod
This toffee recipe is so easy, but it tastes amazing. Plus, you can make it using graham crackers or digestive biscuits if you have gluten intolerance!
The ingredients are obviously butter (lots of it!), sugar, graham crackers or digestive biscuits, and chocolate.
You can also add raisins or nuts if you’d like! The best part about this recipe is that it only takes 20 minutes to prepare before baking. Now that’s our kind of dessert!
8. Peanut Butter Pie
Recipe From Cooking Classy
Peanut butter lovers rejoice! This pie is absolutely delicious. It’s a peanut butter lover’s dream.
Just be sure to let it set in the fridge for at least 4 hours before you devour it, or it will be too runny.
9. Pina Colada Cheesecake
Recipe From A Classic Twist
This pina colada cheesecake basically screams summertime. You can add different toppings to make it more festive or just keep it simple — either way, you’ll be the hit of the party!
To make this heavenly dessert, you’ll need crushed shortbread cookies and melted butter. Then add cream cheese and coconut milk or cream and stir before putting them into the fridge overnight.
The next day, it’s time to top off this deliciousness with pineapple chunks and more coconut cream!
10. Brownies With Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe From The Spruce Eats
There’s nothing like brownies and cream cheese frosting to make your mouth water. This recipe is perfect for a potluck because it’s easy to transport and the recipe makes enough for everyone.
The one thing that I love about this recipe is that you use an entire box of brownie mix. That’s the way to my heart!
This doesn’t just have to be a summertime dessert, either. It would taste great at any time of the year.
11. Strawberry Shortcake
Recipe From Sally’s Baking Addiction
The season of fresh strawberries is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a strawberry shortcake? This recipe is easy enough for kids to make on their own, so be sure to pass it down!
The one thing that you have to remember about this recipe is that it does require a little creativity. You’ll need biscuit dough, or angel food cake, juicy strawberries, sugar, and lots of whipped cream.
12. Lemon Bars
Recipe From Preppy Kitchen
Lemon bars are one of the best ways to take advantage of ripe lemons and make a delicious dessert. This recipe is perfect for any cookout, so be sure to bring it along!
The yummy crust is made of butter, sugar, and flour. Then you’ll add a thick layer of lemon filling that’s made with eggs, lemon juice, and lots of sugar.
These perfect Lemon Bars have just the right amount of citrus flavor with a buttery crust!
13. Peach Cobbler
Recipe From Taste Better From Scratch
Nothing screams summer like peaches! This recipe is great for any cookout because it doesn’t require an oven and tastes absolutely delicious.
To make this mouthwatering treat, you’ll need brown sugar, peaches, margarine, all-purpose flour, and vanilla extract. The ingredients are simple enough for kids to use.
Make sure you make enough to share, though; everyone will be asking for seconds!
14. Classic Tiramisu
Recipe From NY Times
Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts to make in the summertime because I can get away with not turning on an oven. Plus, it looks absolutely stunning! Make sure you put this recipe on your list for next week.
You’ll need eggs, espresso coffee, mascarpone cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and ladyfingers. We promise that you won’t be sorry.
15. Fresh Berries With Homemade Whipped Cream
Recipe From Whisking Mama
Berries are the perfect way to end a cookout because they’re refreshing and delicious. Make sure you make enough to share because your guests will be asking for more.
To make this refreshing summer dessert, all you have to do is rinse a few berries and layer them with whipped cream.
This recipe is simple enough for kids to make, so pass it down!
16. S’mores Brownies
Recipe From Confessions of a Baking Queen
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that balances out all those savory flavors, then these bars will do the trick.
The blondie component of this bar tastes like a buttery honey-kissed graham cracker with an added hit from creaminess in dark chocolate, but it’s nothing compared to how good things get when combined together – into one delicious bite!
As if having two layers weren’t enough already (they are chewy after all), there’s also fluffy marshmallow meringue on top making everything so much more enjoyable than s’mores would typically be!
17. Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love vanilla ice cream sandwiches? These ice cream sandwiches are perfect for any cookout because they’re simple to make and you probably already have the ingredients!
Just buy some chocolate chip cookies or another type of cookie that you like, pick your favorite flavor of ice cream (we recommend Cookies N’ Cream), and assemble. The best part is you don’t even need an expensive ice cream maker to make these homemade ice cream sandwiches.
18. Raspberry Cheesecake
Recipe From Driscolls
This raspberry cheesecake looks absolutely delicious. All you need is an Oreo crust, cream cheese filling, fresh raspberries, and raspberry jam.
You can substitute fresh blueberries for raspberries if you’d like. But, either way, we promise that this recipe is easy enough for kids to make and will be a nice treat after the cookout!
The cake is fluffy and moist and the frosting is super creamy with a smooth and luscious texture. So, be sure to bring it to your next cookout so you can impress all of your friends with how delicious this recipe is!
19. Melted Chocolate Fondue
Recipe From Mels Kitchen Cafe
Who doesn’t love melted chocolate fondue? This recipe is perfect for any type of cookout because you can add fruit, graham crackers, and more to make everyone happy!
To make this recipe, you’ll need chocolate chips, heavy cream, fruit (like fresh strawberries), marshmallows, and cookies. Just melt the ingredients together in a double boiler and serve with whatever else you want!
20. Peanut Butter Balls
Recipe From Tasty
Peanut butter balls are great to give to friends and family, but they’re also delicious for any cookout. Just pack them in a container and you’re good to go!
To make these peanut butter balls, you’ll need peanut butter, powdered sugar, oats, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. It’s that simple!
21. Cookies And Cream Pizza
Recipe From 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
This cookies and cream pizza looks like the perfect way to end a cookout with something sweet. Plus, it doesn’t require an oven! Just make sure that everything is ready to go before you serve it; we don’t want anyone waiting for their dessert.
22. Frozen Yogurt Pie With Grahm Cracker Crust
Recipe From Snack Works
Frozen yogurt pie with graham cracker crust is perfect for any cookout because it’s simple and you probably already have all of the ingredients. What’s not to love?
In order to make this delicious dessert, you’ll need vanilla yogurt, homemade graham cracker crust, dark chocolate chips, strawberries, and blueberries. You can add whatever toppings you’d like!
23. Fudge Pops
Recipe From The Kitchn
Fudge pops are another great way to end a cookout because they’re delicious and easy to transport. Plus, you can customize them how you want!
To make this delicious treat, you’ll need chocolate fudge (make sure it’s cooled), chocolate ice cream (or any type of ice cream that you like), lollipop sticks, and whatever other toppings you’d like. We bet sprinkles look especially tasty!
24. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Recipe From Sugar Spun Run
Pineapple upside-down cake is one of the best desserts, so be sure to bring it along to your next cookout! You can take our recipe or you can find another one that you think looks delicious.
To make this delicious treat, you’ll need vanilla cake mix, butter, brown sugar, pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, and pecans. It’s so easy to make! And it shouldn’t take an hour of prep work either – just simple ingredients that anyone can find at your local grocery store.
25. Watermelon Pizza
Recipe From This Mama Cooks
This watermelon pizza is the easiest, most impressive dish you can bring to a BBQ. It’s so simple and versatile – just adjust the proportions of ingredients based on what fruit you have available! You’ll need watermelon, cream cheese, lemon juice, green grapes, fresh blueberries, and strawberries. You can also add sprinkles or chocolate chunks if you’d like!
Wrapping Up Your Delicious BBQ Desserts
It’s time to get your charcoal, and Blackstone grills fired up and make some delicious BBQ desserts. These 25 dessert recipes are sure to please any guest, no matter their taste preference. Who doesn’t love delicious dessert?
Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, or even a no-bake dessert, our list has got you covered! We also have more tailgate food ideas that are sure to spice up your party!
If it’s not on the list, let us know so we can add it to next year’s post! Enjoy these delicious recipes that will have everyone coming back again and again for more.