Picnic Favorites

HERSHEY'S Picnic Favorites

Move over, potato salad. Nothing tops these easy-to-make, easy-to-pack summer picnic recipes.

When those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer come upon us, you need to be picnic ready. So, bring down the cooler and pull out the checkered table cloth, because we have a basket full of sweet ideas for your next outing. Let someone else bring the chicken and hot dogs. With these picnic favorites, you’ll have the dessert covered.

Chocolate Chip Candy Cookie Bars

These crunchy treats taste like a candy bar you baked yourself. Bring a tray of these to your next picnic and watch them disappear.

Candy Cookie Bars on Plate

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Chocolate Bar Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes need no frosting. Their creamy goodness is housed neatly inside chocolate cake, for a summer dessert that’s easy to pack and hard to pass up.

Chocolate Topped Cupcake

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Double Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies

Everything’s better with peanut butter. And picnics are no exception. Now combine peanut butter and peanut butter chips, and your picnic treat is doubly delicious.


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Chippy Chewy Bars

Today’s picnic forecast: warm and pleasant, with a chance of drizzle.

Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars

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HERSHEY’S S’mores Nacho Dip

Poolside, countryside, fireside—any place is the perfect place to dip into this sweet blend of HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. Plus, you can whip it up in just six minutes!

S'mores Nacho Dip

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Our Gal Sundae Pie

This luscious pairing of chocolate mousse and maraschino cherries, hugged by a macaroon nut crust, is picnic-perfect any day of the week.

Pie with a cherry on top

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S’mores Cookie Bars

Enjoy s’mores outdoors without the mess. These S’mores Cookie Bars sandwich rich HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bars and gooey marshmallow between two layers of graham cracker cookies. Fingers stay clean and picnickers stay satisfied.

Cookie Bar Squares

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Berry-Berry Brownie Torte

Fresh-picked berries taste even sweeter when they’re sprinkled atop this rich brownie torte. Dark chocolate lovers can use HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa and HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Baking Chips for a grown-up twist.

Brownie Tort Topped with Berries

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Shortcake

Nothing says picnic quite like a delicious shortcake filled with HERSHEY’S Kitchens Chocolate Chips and topped with strawberries and cream.

strawberry and chocolate chip shortcake

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There you have it. Easy-to-make, easier-to-enjoy recipes for making your next family picnic one for the memory books. From picnic cookies and cupcakes, to brownies and s’mores, these recipes will delight everyone under the summer sun.

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