15 Amazing Brownies for Summer Picnics

Summer is here! Bring on the beach picnics, bring on the hikes in the woods! When it comes to picnic food one of my favorite portable desserts is brownies. They are solid enough to stay in tact when they are rumbled around in a basket or tote bag. They are also so rich that they deliver the biggest bang for the bite. You don’t need to bring a lot with you in order to please everyone in the bunch. When it comes to planning for what brownies to make you are in luck too – they are easy to make ahead. In fact, they taste even better when they are made ahead. Here are some of my favorite brownies recipes for summer picnics!

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    15 Brownies for Summer
  • Double Chocolate Malt Brownies 2 of 16
    Double Chocolate Malt Brownies

    If you want to recreate the soda shop feel try adding malted milk powder to your favorite brownies. Everyone will love these chunky chocolate bites!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Better Than BEEP Brownies (Chocolate with Peanut Butter Frosting) 3 of 16
    Better Than Crack Brownies

    These amazing brownies are like peanut butter cups only better. Make them up for the peanut butter lovers in your life!

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies 4 of 16
    Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

    Katharine Hepburn made her mark on the silver screen, but she also left a lasting legacy in the kitchen. These rich chocolatey brownies have been published the world over and with good reason. They are amazingly smooth and perfect for any occasion.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownies 5 of 16
    Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownies

    Just because you eat gluten-free doesn't mean you have to skip brownies. These delicious chunks of chocolate are made with quinoa flour and decadent to boot. In fact, if you don't eat gluten-free you will still want to eat these anyway.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Nutella Swirl Brownies 6 of 16
    Nutella Swirl Brownies

    How do you improve upon brownies? Easy, you add in Nutella! These over the top nutella swirl brownies are simply to die for. Take them on your next beach outing and you'll be the hit of the picnic.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Easy Guinness Brownies 7 of 16
    Easy Guinness Brownies

    Guinness brownies are rich and smooth and great for a barbecue. Dress them up a little bit with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar and you have got the perfect summer dessert!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Mississippi Mud Brownies 8 of 16
    Mississippi Mud Brownies

    These brownies are almost like a S'mores bar. Covered with marshmallows and chocolate sauce they are very rich and perfect for any outdoor soiree.

    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies 9 of 16
    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

    With all the summer produce around it makes sense to add some shredded zucchini to your favorite brownies. It adds moisture and a little fiber and thickens them up to being almost cake size!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Black Bean Brownies 10 of 16
    Black Bean Brownies

    These black bean brownies have become a recent favorite of my daughter's since one of the moms in school always brought them to class. They are rich and chewy and perfect for a lightened up chocolate snack this summer.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Mint Oreo Brownies 11 of 16
    Mint Oreo Brownies

    These incredible brownies are perfect for kids parties. They are stuffed with mint Oreo cookies. What child wouldn't love that? Serve these up this summer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side!

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Browned Butter Brownies 12 of 16
    Browned Butter Brownies

    These amazingly rich brownies are made with the best secret ingredient in recent years - browned butter. It gives the brownies a toasted flavor that is amazing. They are just the right amount of sophisticated for a summer gathering!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Guilt Free Turtle Brownies 13 of 16
    guilt free turtle brownies

    Of course, if you are watching your figure this summer then you can still enjoy these guilt free brownies. They are rich and flavorful without a load of unwanted calories.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Twix Caramel Brownies 14 of 16
    Twix Caramel Brownies

    If you are looking for a little fun in your brownies try making these chewy bars filled with Twix! Everyone will love the cool chocolate flavor and sweet crunchy bits of candy bars.

    Photo: Maria of Two Peas in Their Pod

  • Slutty Brownies 15 of 16
    Slutty Brownies

    I am pretty sure these brownies have the last word in being over the top. They are guaranteed to go like wild fire at any summer gathering. Better yet, send them to your kids in camp!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Pecan Bourbon & Bacon Brownies 16 of 16

    If you are looking for something truly unique then you will love these spicy, salty, sweet brownies. They are sophisticated enough for an adult party, though the kids might like them too.

    Photo: Amber Bracegirdle

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