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
15 votes
7185 views
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

One of my favorites growing up. One of my favorites still. One of my family's favorites. It will soon be one of…

Carolina Create
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
76 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
2844 views
Better Than Sex Brownies

Better Than Sex Brownies

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to BAKE!!! It is almost certainly the primarily favored thing I share from my kitchen. This recipe is fairly easy to make even for…

maribeth carson
Mar 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
1744 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
3058 views
Ruby Red Strawberry Pie

Ruby Red Strawberry Pie

Couldn't be an easier pie to make - and perfect for summer's lighter menu fare. A nice do-ahead gelatin dessert that takes just minutes to prepare.…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2014
Professional
1 vote
455 views
White Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

My son suggested adding white chocolate chips to my peanut butter cookie recipe and let me just say I don't see…

Carolina Create
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
114 views
Rhubarb Pineapple Crumble

Rhubarb Pineapple Crumble

This crumble was absolutely delicious when we had it warm with vanilla ice cream for dessert. It was perhaps even better for breakfast in the…

Robyn Savoie
May 2014
Advanced
1 vote
532 views
Netta Belle's Choice Upside-Down Cake

Netta Belle's Choice Upside-Down Cake

A quick and easy dessert for moist butter cake topped with a seasonal sweeten fruit on top. It is your choice…

Julia Ann Souders
Jun 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
382 views
Granny Smith's Apple Pandowdy

Granny Smith's Apple Pandowdy

Makes your eyes bug out & your stomach say "Howdy!" Fusion can be confusin', so let's get back to an ol' timey American dessert, not found on menus…

Amos Miller
Apr 2011
Professional
2 votes
1912 views
Zuchini Cupcakes

Zuchini Cupcakes

I got this recipe from Garret who is a blogger. He has some really good recipes! Check him out!…

Andrea Faz
Jul 2008
Intermediate
2 votes
7344 views
Calypso Blondies

Calypso Blondies

I so love blondies! Blondies are basically brownies without the cocoa and contain brown sugar instead of white sugar. Brownies seem so “old hat”…

Adam Janowski
Apr 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
2430 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
3490 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
1856 views
Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

This is a great old fashioned cobbler recipe defiantly worth the extra effort. My family enjoys this in their own unique ways. My hubby enjoys his…

maribeth carson
Mar 2011
Intermediate
3 votes
1224 views