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
17 votes
11415 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
4759 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
6117 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
2477 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
545 views
Summertime Fresh Peach Pie Topped Cheesecake Made Skinny

Summertime Fresh Peach Pie Topped Cheesecake Made Skinny

Peaches…Sweet, juicy and at their best this time of year. They’re especially wonderful at your local Farmer’s…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jul 2011
Professional
2 votes
1623 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
3249 views
Chocolate Dream Cookies

Chocolate Dream Cookies

These easily made cookies are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Robyn Savoie
Jun 2015
Advanced
2 votes
504 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
8221 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
4882 views
Potluck Apricot Cobbler

Potluck Apricot Cobbler

An old-fashioned cobbler makes a hit with crowds and one of my favorite cobbler fruits is apricots. These perky golden first fruits of summer have…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2015
Professional
1 vote
457 views
Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy, delicious peanut butter cookies. The kids love them and can make them on their own, they're so easy.

Carolina Create
Apr 2013
Advanced
2 votes
1655 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
789 views
Homemade Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Homemade Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Let me tell y'all, it's not easy taking a picture of ice cream in Texas in July. It's a good thing I got this…

Beth Roan
Jul 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
1535 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
4406 views