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Friday, February 25, 2011

Desserts for Your Picnic Basket

Blueberry squares dessert (image inserted by Dylla)

Lemon coconut bars (pictures inserted by Dylla)

When I have a picnic, I try to fill my picnic basket with a lot of healthy food choices. But sometimes I just need something sweet when I go on picnic or travel with my great niece and nephew and pack my picnic basket.

The first recipe has been in my family for years and I have no idea where it originated from. My mom fixed blueberry squares for us from the time my sister and I were little and today I still fix them once in a while when a special treat is needed. People always rave about them when I do fix them so I want to share this treat with you. These are not something you could eat everyday but they are good.

Blueberry Squares Recipe 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream together 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of oleo or butter
Then add 4 eggs one at a time until blended well
Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla
Gradually add 3 cups of flour until everything is mixed well
Spread batter on a cookie sheet - but save ¼ of batter
Then spread blueberry pie filling over mixture
Drop remaining dough on top of pie filling and I spread gently with a knife to smooth out mixture
Bake for 40-45 minutes in preheated oven of 350 degrees
When cool cut into squares and enjoy

Coconut Citrus Bars is the other dessert that I want to share with you
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream together 3/4 cup softened butter and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, gradually beat in 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour until crumbly. Then stir in ½ cup of crisp rice cereal. Then press mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat 4 eggs, then gradually add the following: 1 ½ cup of sugar, 1 cup of flaked coconut, 1/3 cup of orange juice, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of lime juice,
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour, 3 teaspoons of grated orange peel, 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel and 1 ½ teaspoon of grated lime peel until frothy. Pour over the hot crust. Then bake for an additional 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool pan on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar and cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

So when you are thinking about a dessert for a picnic that will pack in your picnic basket and will be a great ending to your meal. Think of blueberry squares or the coconut citrus bars. You won't be disappointed. Happy picnicking!!!!

Nancy Hughes is the owner and operator of http://www.picnictailgatestore.com/ and has a blog athttp://www.picnictailgatestore.wordpress.com

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