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
10282 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
5130 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
2855 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
3607 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
4568 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
2154 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
2696 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
2717 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
4030 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
2071 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
1854 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
7958 views
Magical Bars Made Skinny

Magical Bars Made Skinny

They’re super rich and decadent. And just six ingredients layered right in the pan. Each delectable bar has 133 calories, 6 grams of fat and 4…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Dec 2014
Professional
1 vote
657 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
1280 views
Layered Banana Cream Pie

Layered Banana Cream Pie

This pie is smooth and creamy and, oh so, rich! It makes everyone happy!

Sylvia Waldsmith
May 2012
Advanced
1 vote
1151 views