Best Desserts to Bring to a Memorial Day Barbecue

Best Desserts to Bring to a Memorial Day Barbecue

If the three-day Memorial Day weekend has inspired you to fire up the barbecue grill and invite friends and family over to sample your culinary genius, we’ve got a little advice: don’t skimp on dessert.

Being bakers of sweet, delectable treats made with wholesome ingredients, we at Mother Rucker’s Sweets are firm believers in the notion that a spectacular dessert makes a grand finale to any meal. Your reputation as the President or First Lady of the backyard bash is almost guaranteed when you follow an amazing barbecue with one of the sweet indulgences we’ve picked for our list of the top Memorial Day barbecue desserts.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

Making a pie usually conjures up notions of spending a weekend in the kitchen, but not with this recipe. It takes just 20 minutes to whip up this mostly sweet but slightly tart treat that will have your guests asking for more.

BBQ Cupcakes with Grilled Hot Dogs

At its core, it’s still a cupcake — but these BBQ Cupcakes with Grilled Hot Dogs wow with sheer presentation. This recipe will show you how to decorate ordinary cupcakes and turn them into miniature barbecue grills that are as adorable as they are delicious.

Brownie and Fruit Kebabs

If you’re grilling up kebabs for the main course, then you should definitely follow up with this recipe. These dessert kebabs are the perfect complement to their savory counterparts, and they combine just a little indulgence with sweet and nutritious fruit to keep things nicely balanced.

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats

Patriotic and tasty, theseFirecracker Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and produce a huge bang for your buck. And as a bonus, they transport easily.

Patriotic Berry Trifle

Sweet strawberries and and tart blueberries give this Old Glory-themed recipe its appealing nod to our national colors. Angel food cake and sweet cream bring the two berries together into one cool sweet treat.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

With the heat of summer already on the rise, we’re all for anything that features no-bake in its name. But this recipe for No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake deserves a try for its mouthwatering flavor alone. Only three ingredients make up the filling, and alternating the topping with blueberries makes for a red, white and blue spread that will look great on your outdoor dessert table.

Firecracker Cake

If you could take the “ooh”s and “ah”s of a fireworks display and turn them into a dessert, it would look like this bundt cake. Patriotic stars and stripes cover the outside, and inside you’ll find a sweet red, white and blue swirl. It all makes for a treat that pleases the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Red White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake

This recipe‘s patriotic twist on this strawberry classic takes the cake for easy prep. Combining the food coloring with the whipped cream is the only mixing required. The result is a beautiful — and exquisitely appetizing — homage to the American flag and all it represents.