Guilt-free picnic desserts

A picnic wouldn’t be complete without something sweet. Gather your blanket and pack your picnic basket with these delicious summer desserts

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Drops

Forget the oven. Make a yummy dessert minus the hot kitchen with this yummy combo of cocoa and peanut butter from Taste of Home Canada.

Get the recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Drops

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Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Brownies

These healthier brownies from Taste of Home Canada are sweetened with organic cane juice and apple sauce instead of white sugar.

Get the recipe: Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Brownies

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

Cutting out dairy doesn’t have to mean cutting out delicious, decadent desserts. Use the highest-quality dark chocolate for the best flavour in this tofu-based chocolate mousse.

Get the recipe: Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

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Caramelized Pineapple, Balsamic Strawberries & Orange Ice

Very simple to prepare and easily elevated to suit any meal. The caramelized pineapple, strawberries and balsamic vinegar provide natural sweetness. The addition of the orange ice lends an interesting contrast of flavour and texture.

Get the recipe: Caramelized Pineapple, Balsamic Strawberries & Orange Ice

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raw pecan pie

Raw Pecan Pie

Skip the refined sugars and flours in favour of nuts, coconut, dates and raisins in this raw version of classic pecan pie.

Get the recipe: Raw Pecan Pie

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Vegan and Dairy-Free Fig and Raspberry Rice Pudding

A warm and luscious fig and raspberry compote tops this cinnamon and lemon infused rice pudding for the perfect dairy-free and vegan picnic treat.

Get the recipe: Vegan and Dairy-Free Fig and Raspberry Rice Pudding

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Summer-Fruit Slump

A slump-which is also called a grunt-is sort of like a cobbler, except you make it all on top of the stove, eliminating the need to heat up your oven on a warm day. To this one, we’ve added blueberries to the stone-fruit base, and bumped up the nutritional benefits of the dumpling topping with oats and whole-wheat flour.

Get the recipe: Summer-Fruit Slump

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Velvety Beet Brownies

Velvety Beet Brownies

Beet purée enriches the flavour and moisture of these dense, dark chocolate brownies. Loaded with antioxidants (and free of nuts), they’re perfect to pack in your kids’ school lunches.

Get the recipe: Velvety Beet Brownies

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Blueberry-Strawberry Mousse

Take advantage of all the fresh berries available at your local grocery stores. This light dessert will satisfy even the biggest critics and takes just minutes to prepare.

Get the recipe: Blueberry-Strawberry Mousse

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Peach and Berry Cobbler

Want to put big smiles on their faces? Bring this luscious dessert straight to the picnic table. Dripping with fruit and topped with pecan dumplings, this peach and berry cobbler is sure to please. And don’t worry if they ask for seconds-it’s a low-fat treat.

Get the recipe: Peach and Berry Cobbler

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