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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 summer dessert recipes for a potluck that are not only pleasing to your palate, but they're super easy to make as well! 


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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! This is no-bake summer dessert is a potluck favorite!

Lemon Glacier Bars

Every time we make these Lemon Glacier Bars in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen, they seem to disappear in seconds! If your crew loves them as much as we do, and we know they will, they won't stick around very long... give them a try and see for yourself!

Easy Ice Cream Cake

Really, who doesn't love a good ice cream cake in the summer? Now you don't have to get one from the store because our Easy Ice Cream Cake is just that -- easy! And we can bet no one will ever want the store bought kind again!

Poolside Party Fluff

Okay, you've got your towel, your sunscreen, and your flip flops, but did you remember to bring along a sweet treat? Our Poolside Party Fluff is just the summer dessert you need when you're laying by the pool and dreaming of a tropical paradise!

Mixed Berry Bars

The strawberry ice cream syrup that gets drizzled over our creamy, crunchy, and fruity Mixed Berry Bars adds another flavor of berry-perfection to this potluck-perfect dessert bar. Or, you can always bake up a batch and have dessert ready for every day of the week!

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. (And you don't sip these, so you don't need straws!)

Zucchini Chip Cookies

Zucchini Chip Cookies have healthy ingredients, yet chocolate lovers still grab 'em up 'cause they're packed with chocolate chips. These cookies are great to make in the summer, when fresh zucchini can be found almost anywhere! 

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 summer dessert recipe for Watermelon Cake. 

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 chocoholics.

Peachy Keen Cream Pie

This easy pie recipe is a slice of Southern heaven and best served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Everyone at your summer potluck will be dreamy-eyed with full bellies when you serve our Peachy Keen Cream Pie.

If you liked these potluck recipes, be sure to check out our free eCookbook, Must-Have Potluck Recipes: 37 Recipes for Parties, Potlucks, Dinners, and More!

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