Looking for picnic dessert ideas? Bake bountiful berries into a summery traybake, cut chunks of sticky flapjacks or serve up squares of a simple chocolaty fridge cake. Our crowd-pleasing picnic dessert ideas are portable and perfect for sharing.


Craving even more seasonal sweets? Try our easy summer desserts for alfresco puds that make the most of fresh ingredients and big flavours. Make a stunning pavlova, a simple cheesecake or a rich homemade ice cream. Find more light bites and sharing spreads with our easy picnic food ideas.

Easy picnic desserts

Rocky road

This easy rocky road recipe is an irresistible combination of Crunchie bars, marshmallows, raisins, biscuit chunks and chocolate. Bash up your goodies, melt together and chill, it's as easy as that. Cut up into squares and box up for a crunchy treat.

A slab of rocky road cut into squares

Lemon and blueberry bars

These simple lemon and blueberry bars are seriously moreish, gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside, the ideal summertime picnic treat.

Lemon and Blueberry Tray Bake Recipe

White chocolate and raspberry blondies

Cooking the butter until nutty and golden gives these blondies the edge before they’ve even made it to the oven. Scatter in plump, juicy raspberries for a tart flavour to cut through the sweet white chocolate.

Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies Recipe

Raspberry and cardamom Swedish buns

Feel like getting stuck into an eye-catching weekend project? Try these delicious filled buns inspired by classic Scandinavian baking. Made with a brioche-style dough and filled with raspberries, the whole family will love them.

Cardamom and raspberry Swedish buns

Lemon cupcakes

A batch of these cute little lemon cupcakes will disappear as soon as you open the box. If you are short on time make the sponges ahead and store in an airtight box then ice on the day of your picnic. The delicate lemon flavour is the perfect way to round off an indulgent feast.

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Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Blueberry muffins

These simple muffin bites bring a touch of sweetness without being too heavy. A few little tweaks, such as using flaxseed and yogurt, bring these in under 200 calories. They also make great on-the-go snacks.

Blueberry muffins

Peanut butter flapjacks

An inventive new flapjack recipe that combines the wonder of PBJ (peanut butter and jam) with rolled oats, raspberry coulis and golden syrup.

Peanut Butter Flapjacks Recipe

Bakewell traybake

Check out our bakewell slices with juicy cherries and crunchy desiccated coconut. This take on the classic bakewell tart is easy to make and perfect for picnic season.

Cherry Bakewell Recipe with Coconut

Poppy seed and lemon curd sandwich biscuits

If you’re a Jammie Dodgers fan you’ll love these lemon cookie sandwiches with crunchy poppy seeds and their creamy, zesty filling. A tin full of these will make you the most popular person at the picnic, guaranteed.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies Recipe

Vanilla yogurt cheesecake pots

Try packing these cheesecake pots into jam jars or reusable cups and let everyone grab one and dive in. The toasted golden oats add some crunch to contrast the smooth cheesecake filling.

Vanilla Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe with Flapjack Crumble and Raspberries

Raspberry custard cake

Squares of this easy cake are packed with fresh raspberries and smooth (readymade) custard, making it the perfect family picnic bite. Wobbly blobs of sweet custard, sharp berries and a vanilla sponge is an instant winning combo.

Raspberry Custard Cake Recipe


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