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Top 10 Summer Potluck Desserts

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Summer is certainly the prime season for potluck. As family and friends gather for barbecues and picnics, everyone is focused on casseroles, slow cooker dishes and salads, but you can't forget about the sweets. We put together what we believe to be the best desserts for a potluck that are not only pleasing to your palate, but they're super easy to make as well! 

Pot of Gold   Lime Margarita Bars

Pot of Gold: It's said that "there's a Pot of Gold at the end of every rainbow." Well, this colorful gelatin dessert is sure to add sunshine and a rainbow of color to your taste buds and your table!


Lime Margarita Bars: Traditional margaritas are made in glasses with salted rims. These cooling Lime Margarita Bars are made with salted pretzels, so you get that salty taste in every bite. 

Zucchini Chip Cookies


Watermelon Cake

Zucchini Chip Cookies: Zucchini Chip Cookies have healthy ingredients, yet chocolate lovers still grab 'em up 'cause they're packed with chocolate chips. Yep, here's a cookie you can feel great about sharing.


Watermelon Cake: If you've driven through the farmlands of the South, you've most likely seen fields of cotton, tobacco, and plump, juicy watermelons. We thought we'd use some fresh watermelon in this southern recipe for Watermelon Cake. 

Chocolate Rainbow Bars


Cherry-Pineapple Crumb Cobbler

Chocolate Rainbow Bars: This is one of our favorite potluck desserts and is sure to bring a ray of sunshine to anyone's face.  Chocolate Rainbow Bars are super tasty, and the rainbow sprinkles add  a fun factor that's sure to keep you smiling!


Cherry-Pineapple Crumb Cobbler: This easy to make dessert for a potluck takes just a few ingredients to throw together, and will make you feel like a star in the kitchen. Imagine the aromas coming from your oven when you bake this one!

Sunny Lemon Squares


Blonde Cookie Bars

Sunny Lemon Squares: Teach your kids a few tasty skills in the kitchen while having fun! Bake up this treat together and enjoy our cheery summer potluck recipe filled with the taste of sunshine.


Blonde Cookie Bars: Looking for a break from regular cookies? Bar cookie recipes are the perfect option because they're cookies meet cake! These Blonde Cookie Bars are sure to satisfy even the biggest choco-holics.

Coconut Cream Pie Trifle


Polka Dot Peach Pie

Coconut Cream Pie Trifle: Need an easy dessert to throw together that'll earn you a load of compliments? You found it with our tropical-tasting Coconut Cream Pie Trifle.


Polka Dot Peach Pie: There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh peaches, and with our diabetic-friendly recipe, you'll be able to indulge every once and a while. 

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