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Summer is all about making fun family memories together wherever you are. And these easy summer picnic desserts are perfect for any gathering. Enjoy them at the park, in your backyard or on a blanket in the living room! All you need are some Hershey staples and your favorite people.

Enjoy summer with these easy picnic desserts.

Whether you’re planning a day in the park or a trip to the backyard, these easy picnic desserts are the perfect way to top off a day with the family. With Hershey staples you have at home, they’re a fun summer activity to make together and even more fun to eat.

1. REESE’S Chewy Chocolate Cookies

REESE’S Chewy Chocolate Cookies

PB&J has had its day in the sun. It’s time for PB&C! This recipe is a fun twist on the ordinary chocolate chip cookie. A cocoa cookie dough meets REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips. The result is a fantastic chocolate peanut butter cookie to bring on your next adventure.


2. S'mores Sandwich Bar Cookies

S'mores Sandwich Bar Cookies

Enjoy s’mores without the mess: This brilliant baking hack gives you the classic taste of s’mores in an easy-to-carry bar. A graham cracker blondie base sandwiches a layer of marshmallows and HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate. Another plus is you can make them without a campfire!


3. HERSHEY’S Best Brownies

HERSHEY’S Best Brownies

Brownies are another great picnic dessert because they’re so easy to pack into a basket or container. They’re also easy to hand out to hungry kids! For a dessert that doesn’t require a fork, spoon or plate, make a pan of HERSHEY’S Best Brownies. Top with our Creamy Brownie Frosting if you please!


4. White Creme Chip Lemon Bars

White Creme Chip Lemon Bars

Refresh your picnic palate with the classic summer flavor of fresh lemon. HERSHEY’S Premier White Creme Chips do the job that chocolate chips usually do in a dessert bar — lending it a delicious “chunk” — but with a lightness to match the bright citrus flavor.


5. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Fresh strawberries are a sure sign that summer is in full swing. What better way to celebrate than by dipping nature’s candy in delicious HERSHEY’S Chocolate? Pack along some pretzels, crackers and your family’s favorite cheeses to make your own DIY cheese board! And be sure to check out our guide on How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries.




Every summer picnic needs a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade. We’ve taken this classic sweet-and-sour summer beverage and added a delicious twist of fruit flavor. Simply melt JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy of your choice into lemonade and chill before serving. Ahhh ...


Get together with Hershey this summer.

Baking is a great way to bond with the family and they’ll be so happy to taste the results! Enjoy these easy summer picnic dessert ideas at home or in the great outdoors. For more ways to celebrate summer, check out our guide on How to Make S’Mores at Home.