American summer desserts recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
16 votes
10735 views
Tangerine Butter Cookies

Tangerine Butter Cookies

These are light and crispy cookies packed full of citrus flavor. Great served with your morning coffee or tea. Also great dipped in milk.

Robyn Savoie
May 2015
Advanced
1 vote
212 views
Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe saying it is as the name says, truly “Good Stuff.” Layers start with a…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
5 votes
5563 views
Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans

A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2012
Professional
3 votes
2929 views
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate chiffon cake is a light and spongy cake. Goes well with a heavy chocolate ganaché coating.

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
3864 views
Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
5 votes
3027 views
Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all know there are many recipes for chocolate chip cookies, with many things added to them. But for a soft,…

J. Gino Genovesi
Aug 2013
Professional
2 votes
2262 views
Lemon Coconut Pixies

Lemon Coconut Pixies

I shape ( using an ice cream scoop #40) my cookies right after dough is made and then refrigerate.

BearNakedBaker
Feb 2011
Professional
1 vote
1464 views
Peanut Butter TandyKake (Girl Scout Tagalong cookie cake)

Peanut Butter TandyKake (Girl Scout Tagalong cookie cake)

If you like TastyKake Peanut Butter tandykakes or Girl Scout Tagalongs this cake is for you. It's so good! And…

Denise Sherin
Apr 2015
Advanced
1 vote
526 views
Old Fashion Hot and Juicy Cinnamon Rolls

Old Fashion Hot and Juicy Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon dates back to about 2800 BC in Chinese writings. It is believed to have medical value, and equal in…

J. Gino Genovesi
May 2014
Professional
1 vote
1652 views
Lemon Limoncello Bars

Lemon Limoncello Bars

Buttery shortbread crust with a smooth and tart lemon and limoncello filling.

SquirrelBakes
Jun 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
4186 views
Delightful Chocolate Pudding Cake

Delightful Chocolate Pudding Cake

I have seen many recipes for "dump cakes" , but I experimented and come up with this pudding cake. It is moist…

J. Gino Genovesi
Mar 2014
Professional
1 vote
1264 views
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

This recipe has become my go to dish when I am asked to bring something for a crowd. It’s easy and everybody likes strawberries, cake, pudding and…

Adam Janowski
Mar 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
2268 views
Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection)

Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection)

An easy confection ~ not a cookie, not a candy, but a cross somewhere between. No cooking, no baking. Easy to…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2012
Professional
2 votes
4697 views
Death by Chocolate Trifle

Death by Chocolate Trifle

This dessert should be called Suicide is Painless! I amde this in a trifle bowl as shown, but I think I would use a glass 9x11 dish nest time.…

Marilyn Lesniak
Dec 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
1943 views