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
11116 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
382 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
5872 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
351 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
443 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
4168 views
Matcha Dairy-Free Ice Cream (Paleo Friendly)

Matcha Dairy-Free Ice Cream (Paleo Friendly)

This recipe is inexpensive and simple. Seven simple ingredients that are tasty. It is an ice cream powerhouse…

Gray Hayes
Jun 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
71 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
671 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
1464 views
Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle

Chock full of blueberries, the tender and not-too-sweet cake batter produces a mid-morning coffee cake or dessert ‘extraordinaire’! A light…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2013
Professional
1 vote
1364 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
1584 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
3144 views
No bake Reese's peanut butter pie

No bake Reese's peanut butter pie

This is a no-bake pie that is perfect to make any time of the year. It is a rich pie, so slice into smaller…

Deanna Martinez-Bey
Jun 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1037 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
3535 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
8134 views