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
8235 views
Skinny Celebration Party Cupcakes

Skinny Celebration Party Cupcakes

Here is a festive cupcake that's so easy to put together. I'm using a cake mix for this recipe. When you add…

Skinnysweetsdaily.com
Apr 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1022 views
Top of the Line Banana Nut Bread

Top of the Line Banana Nut Bread

This bread is light and tender yet firm,, and has a mixture of flavors appealing to the taste buds. I began…

J. Gino Genovesi
Apr 2013
Professional
1 vote
1611 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
3433 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
2173 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
854 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
2002 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
3854 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
2424 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
1134 views
Decadent Cherry Chocolate Dirtcake

Decadent Cherry Chocolate Dirtcake

Spring and summer is busy season for a favorite southern dessert, dirtcake. It contains no dirt and isn't even…

Smokinhotchef
Jun 2012
Advanced
1 vote
678 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
2181 views
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

A nice breakfast bar or snack, these granola bars start with ready-made granola to save time. Make them chewy…

Salad Foodie
Jul 2013
Professional
1 vote
1601 views
Applesauce Honey Cookies

Applesauce Honey Cookies

These sweet, moist, spice-scented cookies are a cinch to make.

Robyn Savoie
Oct 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1385 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
2668 views