08/29/2013 08:46 am ET Updated Sep 09, 2013

Easy Dessert Recipes For Backyard Entertaining (PHOTOS)

Always With Butter

We hope everyone is planning on clocking some hours outside this Labor Day weekend. It might be one of the last times in a long time that we'll get to bask in summer's long days of sunlight. This weekend should be full of barbecues, picnics and backyard shindigs. And of course there should be dessert (because no outdoor gathering is complete without something sweet).

With backyard entertaining in mind, we've put together 18 perfect outdoor dessert recipes. Not just cookies and dessert bars, but cakes and pies too. These recipes are all easy to make -- and even easier to eat.

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Backyard Desserts