Sweet treats for picnics have to be portable, which rules out some of my favourite desserts such as pavlova, wobbly lemon tarts, and cakes covered in lots of buttercream icing. Ice cream is also off the cards unless you have a really good cooler and won’t be out for too long before it’s time to eat.
These 15 sweet treats are perfect for packing into a picnic hamper or coolbox.
Banana Cake is one of my favourite portable cakes, especially this gooey-style version which is squidgy like a brownie!
Caramel Stuffed Nutella Blondies are sweet, indulgent, and sure to appeal to those with a sweet tooth.
Carob Molasses & Tahini Chocolate Brownies are inspired by a classic Lebanese combination, and are a delicious alternative to a classic brownie.
Cherry, Almond & White Chocolate Flapjacks are not only tasty but will also give energetic little ones long-lasting energy.
Cherry Hand Pies are adorable individual pies stuffed with tinned cherry pie filling, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
Isabella’s Ginger & Oat Cookies are a simple, timeless classic and a real crowd-pleaser.
Lemon Posset is not only ridiculously easy to make, you can make it in sturdy paper cups so that it’s easily portable – just top each cup with clingfilm to transport.
Little Orange & Lime Cakes are based on a Brazilian recipe, and pack a delicious citrus punch into muffin-sized cakes.
Orange and Vanilla Portuguese Custard Tarts are delicious for any occasion, picnics included.
Pimm’s Roulade has all the joy of our favourite summer cocktail in the form of a rolled up cake.
Raspberry Rose Friands are rich, delicious, summery little cakes, and gluten-free too.
Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Muffins bring together a wonderful modern combo of strawberries and balsamic vinegar in a baked treat.
Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats are a decadent version of the childhood classic.
Spiced Apple Muffins are a perfect snack, and made for picnics and packed lunches.
Traditional Dorset Apple Cake is a moist and delicious cake, simple to make.
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