20 Delicious BBQ Dessert Recipes | Best Summer Cookout Dessert Ideas

When planning a dessert for your BBQ party, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind. First, since guests often mingle and stand, opting for deliciously finger food desserts can be particularly convenient.

Additionally, given that BBQ parties are typically held during the warmer months, choosing desserts that are refreshing and suitable for hot weather is ideal.

To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of 20 perfect dessert ideas that are perfect for any BBQ gathering.

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20. Magic Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

This Magic Skillet Blackberry Cobbler is the epitome of an easy yet delicious southern dessert.

Featuring plump, juicy blackberries topped with a crisp, golden crust, this recipe leverages the even heating of a cast iron skillet to bake up a perfect summer treat effortlessly.

It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the natural sweetness of blackberries, encapsulated in a beautifully simple and rustic dessert that’s sure to impress at any gathering.

Easy Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

19. Jammy and Sweet Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

Indulge in the delightful blend of textures and flavors with this Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie.

The base is a crunchy, buttery graham cracker crust, followed by a mousse-like cheesecake filling that’s lighter and more whipped than traditional pudding-based cream pies.

Topped with a homemade, jammy blueberry layer that perfectly complements the lightness of the filling, this pie can be made with frozen blueberries, making it a splendid dessert option all year round.

The combination of creamy, crunchy, and fruity elements makes this pie a memorable treat for any occasion.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

18. The Best Queen of Fruit (Strawberry) Sauce

Strawberries have always signaled summer for me since childhood, and there’s no better way to enjoy fresh strawberries than in this versatile and delicious sauce. In my home, strawberries reign supreme as the Queen of Fruit, cherished by everyone.

It’s a relief that all my family members adore strawberries, as they’re a personal favorite of mine, too. This sauce can elevate any dessert, adding a burst of bright, summery flavor.

The Best Strawberry Sauce

17. Grilled Peaches with Fresh Whipped Cream for Summertime

I’m thrilled to introduce the “Lil’ Something Sweet” series at Begin with Butter, focusing on simple, quick desserts. Kicking off the series are these grilled peaches topped with fresh whipped cream, a personal summertime favorite.

This dessert is not only easy to prepare but also beautifully captures the essence of summer with its warm, caramelized peaches and cool, creamy topping.

Grilled Peaches with Fresh Whipped Cream

16. Grilled Bananas with Maple Syrup

Thinking about these grilled bananas gets my mouth watering every time. Perfect for a post-barbecue dessert, these bananas take your grill game to a sweet finale.

Slather the bananas in maple syrup, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg, and you’ve got a flavor that’s truly out of this world. Serve them hot off the grill with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate indulgence.

Grilled Bananas

15. No-bake Cheesecake Bites with Graham Cracker Crust – Perfect Finger Food Dessert 

These no-bake cheesecake bites are the ultimate finger food dessert, perfect for sharing with family and friends at any gathering.

They feature a delicious base of graham crackers topped with a creamy mixture of cream cheese and a hint of chocolate.

The best part? No oven required! Just prepare, chill, and serve these delightful treats that offer all the joy of cheesecake in one bite-sized morsel.

No-bake Cheesecake Bites with Graham Cracker Crust 

14. The BEST Texas Sheet Cake for Cookout

Dubbed the BEST Texas Sheet Cake, this recipe promises a cake that is fluffy, moist, and topped with a lusciously smooth, super chocolatey frosting.

Every bite delivers a melt-in-your-mouth sensation that showcases the rich, deep flavors of this iconic dessert. It’s incredibly easy to make, likely with ingredients you already have on hand, making it the perfect addition to any cookout.

The BEST Texas Sheet Cake

13. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are a dream for anyone who loves soft, buttery cookies but might not have the time for rolling out dough.

Simply spread the dough in a pan and bake to achieve that perfect chewy texture with rich chocolate chips throughout.

These bars are not only effortless to prepare but also irresistibly delicious, making them ideal for any occasion where a sweet, satisfying treat is desired.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

12. Vegan Rice Crispy Treats for Kids and Adults

Vegan rice crispy treats are a universal crowd-pleaser, perfect for any gathering where both kids and adults are present. These treats are remarkably easy to make, requiring only three ingredients and a few minutes to prepare.

Additionally, they cater to various dietary preferences as they are both vegan and gluten-free. Enjoy the classic delight of rice crispy treats without any animal products or gluten.

Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

11. Try to Make Roasted S’mores Cupcakes

Imagine your favorite campfire treat transformed into a cupcake—these Roasted S’mores Cupcakes take the classic to a whole new level.

Unlike traditional s’mores that might be overly sweet, these cupcakes are crafted with a light, airy cinnamon cake, filled with a rich chocolate fudge, and topped with a fluffy marshmallow frosting.

They offer a balanced and sophisticated twist on the beloved s’more, making them a unique and delightful dessert option.

Roasted S'mores Cupcakes

10. Banana Pudding – Fast Dessert to Bring on BBQ

This banana pudding is a quick and delightful dessert perfect for any BBQ. Inspired by a recipe I discovered on Pinterest, this version is a slight modification of Paula Deen’s famous “Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding.”

The result is an irresistibly creamy and flavorful pudding layered with bananas and soft vanilla wafers. It’s a comforting classic that’s sure to be a hit at your next outdoor gathering.

Banana Pudding

9. Easy No Bake Kool Aid Pie

Get ready for a uniquely fun dessert with this easy no bake Kool Aid Pie. That’s right—Kool Aid Pie! This surprisingly simple recipe requires minimal ingredients and almost no time to prepare.

Perfect for a quirky and colorful addition to any party, this pie is sure to be a conversation starter and a hit with guests of all ages.

Kool Aid Pie

8. Almond Flour Blondies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) – Amazing Dessert Recipe

These Almond Flour Blondies are a dream for anyone looking for a delicious dessert that’s also mindful of dietary restrictions. Soft, chewy, and rich in butterscotch flavor, these blondies are packed with dark chocolate chips.

They’re made gluten-free and dairy-free, without any grains or butter, making them a healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste.

Almond Flour Blondies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

7. Healthy Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

For a truly indulgent treat that you can feel good about, try these Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Featuring dairy-free peanut butter banana ice cream sandwiched between chewy peanut butter brownies, these homemade ice cream sandwiches are a perfect blend of rich flavors and textures.

Keep a stash in your freezer to enjoy a delightful treat any time of the year.

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

6. Easy to Make Apple Turnover Recipe with Puff Pastry

Enjoy the delight of homemade apple turnovers with this straightforward recipe using puff pastry. It’s surprisingly simple, allowing you to indulge in warm, freshly-baked turnovers with minimal effort.

Filled with sweet, spiced apples and encased in flaky pastry, these turnovers are perfect for any occasion where you crave a quick and comforting dessert.

Apple Turnover Recipe (with Puff Pastry)

5. Decadent Chocolate S’mores Quick Bread

Indulge in this decadent chocolate quick bread, enriched with chunks of graham crackers and dotted with mini marshmallows. It’s a delightful twist on the classic s’mores, transformed into a bread that’s perfect for slicing and sharing.

Enjoy it as a sweet treat at your next gathering or as a special snack.

S’mores Quick Bread

4. The Best Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza – Best BBQ Dessert!

This Fruit Pizza starts with a soft sugar cookie base, topped with creamy cream cheese frosting and the fresh fruit of your choice. It’s not only a visually stunning centerpiece for any BBQ but also a refreshing way to enjoy a variety of fruits in a sweet, delicious format.

Customize it with seasonal fruits for a personal touch.

See also Delicious Dessert Pizza Recipes.

The Best Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

3. Caramel Turtle Rice Krispie Treats Recipe for BBQ Cookout

Take your Rice Krispie treats to the next level with these Caramel Turtle Rice Krispie Treats.

Loaded with rich caramel, melted chocolate, and crunchy pecans, these gooey treats are a decadent upgrade from the classic version and are sure to be a hit at any cookout.

Caramel Turtle Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

2. Fluffernutter Bars – Delicious Cookout Dessert

As summer approaches, bringing with it picnics and BBQs, consider adding Fluffernutter Bars to your dessert repertoire.

These bars, a creamy blend of marshmallow fluff and peanut butter nestled on a delicious base, are a perfect sweet treat for outdoor gatherings and are as delightful as they are easy to make.

Fluffernutter Bars

1. Brownie Batter Hummus – Best Summer Dessert

Brownie Batter Hummus is an innovative and healthy twist on traditional hummus, offering a sweet, chocolatey experience that’s both delicious and nutritious.

This creamy dessert dip, which is vegan and gluten-free, can be whipped up in just 10 minutes. It’s perfect as a dip for fruits and crackers or simply enjoyed by the spoonful.

Brownie Batter Hummus


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20 Best BBQ Desserts

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End your summer cookout on a sweet note with 20 delicious dessert recipes, perfect for BBQ.


  • The BEST Texas Sheet Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • Vegan Rice Crispy Treats
  • Roasted S’mores Cupcakes


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