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
18252 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
6487 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
2759 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
11561 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
4290 views
Best Almond Butter Brownies Recipe

Best Almond Butter Brownies Recipe

If gooey brownie are your thing then this is a delicious gluten-free decadent brownie recipe that you will…

Don Crouse
Oct 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
596 views
Choco banana ice cream

Choco banana ice cream

A guilt free dessert that can be made easily.

Jayashree.T.Rao
Aug 2016
Advanced
1 vote
798 views
Double Butter Bundt Cake

Double Butter Bundt Cake

Moist and rich, this unfrosted Bundt cake is versatile as a stand-alone snack with tea or coffee, or as a pastry base for ice cream or strawberry…

Salad Foodie
Jul 2017
Professional
1 vote
428 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
3059 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
6313 views
Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

If there's a most-requested recipe for my year this would be it. Mini-chocolate chips and chopped pecans serve as the "frosting" for this cake. I…

Salad Foodie
Sep 2011
Professional
3 votes
2587 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
10123 views
Death by Chocolate Trifle

Death by Chocolate Trifle

This dessert should be called Suicide is Painless! I amde this in a trifle bowl as shown, but I think I would use a glass 9x11 dish nest time.…

Marilyn Lesniak
Dec 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
3645 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
5818 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
5953 views