It’s time to start planning Labor Day cookouts and I believe in dessert first here on CookingChew.com. Let’s get started with some great Labor Day Desserts!
As the hot months creep to maybe just a few warm days, it’s the perfect time to gather up your nearest and dearest to celebrate and reminisce about what a great summer it’s been!
Nothing says “take a load off” like passing around a plate of your favorite homemade sweets!
Like any cookout, get-together, picnic or party, the host should be able to make quick work of appetizers and finger foods, setting out the goodies and being able to enjoy him or herself with less fuss.
While the red, white and blue motif leans more into the military holidays, let’s lean into this American holiday with a little patriotic spirit.
You’ll see everything from sangria to parfaits following along the American flag colors, as we take a day off to rest our old bones and lean into gratitude.
From one of my favorite Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops to easy Lemon Cookie With Cake Mix to Rocky Road Brownies, down to parfaits, pies, and more!
Want even more Labor Day deliciousness? How about:
Somewhere, sometime, you’ve probably seen a version of this “salad” at potlucks in homes, church functions, and get-togethers.
It’s a combination of fruit cocktail and instant pudding mix, mini marshmallows and shredded coconut, combined into a nice chilled mound of colorful, sweet goodness.
It’s more of a dessert, but you can pile it onto your paper plate with abandon.
Call it a salad all day, but this one is sweet!
Hassle-free dessert recipes for Labor Day?
That must be keto caramel apple pie fat bombs!
These are great finger foods with a top-notch fakery flavor.
Preparing this epic dessert won’t require much effort.
So you can extend that fun and engaging conversation with your friends and family.
Within an hour, you’ll be able to taste this finger-food dessert that will leave you wanting to lick your fingers every time you grab one!
I love sweet dips!
This year was really the first time that I discovered how fun and easy these can be.
This one is delicious and pretty too.
You always see Blueberry Crumb Bars together with other summer desserts but you can have it to end your summer on a decadent note too!
Blueberry crumb bars are tasty, creamy shortbread cookie bars filled with blueberries and crisp crumb toppings.
Every bite is sweet, buttery, and creamy.
Blueberry Crumb Bars are easy and deliciously fit for your Labor Day celebration!
Craving something cold, creamy, and fruit-flavored?
Look no further than these creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles!
This perfect late-summer treat is made with fresh strawberries and lemons that are tangy, sweet, and refreshing!
26 Easy Party Desserts You Can’t Resist!
I love Oreos. So much so that I really can’t keep them in the house. So you can imagine how excited I was to find out we’d be crafting up this beauty.
If you are looking for the best no-bake cheesecake dessert recipe for Labor Day, this easy, tasty no-bake Oreo cheesecake is going to come in handy!
You don’t need to turn on your oven to prepare for this recipe.
You would love to add this recipe in your recipe arsenal as it only requires you few ingredients.
What are you waiting for? Grab those ingredients at your nearest grocery store and start making your own now!
Add a little festive touch to your Labor Day table with this easy red, white, and blue trifles.
This adorable dessert is made with fresh strawberries, blueberries, vanilla, and some heavy whipped cream.
It’s easy and tasty!To add some tweaks, you can garnish some star-shaped strawberries on top!
While Labor Day isn’t necessarily a “patriotic” holiday, it’s easy to add the red, white, and blue motif as a simple way of celebrating in America.
This colorful snack is a classic treat that can add a little sweetness to your holiday celebration!
Candy-coated pretzel rods have become an easy dessert that’s finger friendly and fast to put out!
Raspberry sorbet layer cake is a creamy, fruit-packed dessert that is perfect for your longing for a sweet and delicious treat at the same time.
It is made with fresh blueberries, raspberries, whipping cream, raspberry sorbet, and vanilla.
Start with one of those frozen Sara Lee pound cakes and only a few ingredients past that, and you have a pretty slice of yummy right here!
Not every good dessert starts with an ingredient list a mile long.
This one starts with a good brownie box mix (we like the Ghirardelli brand but any will do).
Besides the oil and eggs you need for the back of the box, there are just four more yummies to roast on top: marshmallows, pecans, coconut and dark chocolate chips.
It’s a simple dessert transformed into gooey and decadent!
Let’s dial down the richness and level up the refreshment with this sangria!
A Labor Day get-together won’t be complete without some good drinks.
Add a little boozy excitement to your party by serving this red, white, and blue sangria to your guests!
It’s a super easy recipe made with white wine, vodka, Triple sec, and fresh fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, pineapple chunks, and raspberries as well.
Red, White, and Blue Sangria is a fruit-packed cocktail that can get your party fired up!
If you have some guests who prefer lemonade over cocktails, then this recipe is best for them!
This thirst-quencher is made in fresh-squeezed lemon juice, spring fresh mint, lemon grass, sugar, and ginger!
This drink is perfect to drink at the poolside or potluck while having a good, memorable conversation with your friends and loved ones.
Looking for a no-bake dessert that’s easy and won’t hurt your pocket?
Consider this red, white, and blue Jello Parfaits!
You don’t have to worry about additional expenses during the holiday, as this recipe saves your day!
All you need is a box of red Jello (strawberry flavor), blue Jello (berry blue flavor), some Cool Whip, and you’re all set!
It’s an easy yet tasty treat that you should try serving during your Labor Day celebration!
This dessert delights your sweet cravings in two ways!
These brownies are a visual and sensory feast, with their fudgy texture and luscious cheesecake filling.
Chewy, thick, and rich are the best words to describe this dish!
What a terrific way to jazz up a box of brownie mix!
15. Whoopie Pies
This Whoopie Pie recipe is a cookie sandwich you’ll be swooning over!
The cake is delicate and moist, with just the right amount of sweet, silky vanilla buttercream to balance it out.
Buttermilk adds a subtle tang to the chocolate cookies, which pairs nicely with the thick buttercream filling.
It’s impossible to stop eating these decadent, chocolatey, cake-like treats once you start!
16. Lemon Bars
Picnics on Labor Day are fantastic, and this dessert is a must-have to cap it all off!
My favorite part of these cookies is the combination of soft, smooth lemon filling with a crisp shortbread crust; they’re utterly enticing because of all the lemon taste and aroma from the juice and zest.
On top of the delectable butter shortbread crust lies an extra-thick and smooth lemon curd filling.
It’s the ideal balance of sweet and tangy in these lemon bars, which also have an excellent creamy consistency.
Strawberry season in this dessert is in full swing, and it couldn’t be more delightful!
My favorite part of this dish was the mixture of a salty pretzel crust, soft cream cheese, and strawberry jello on top—it was the ideal combination of flavors and textures!
This is good, and it’s sweet, salty, crisp and cool.
Even though it is not a salad, and I remember thinking I would never like this.
But that pretzel crust and creamy filling bring it all home.
Indulge your sweet tooth and your eyes with this dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delectable!
As these vibrant yellow cookies wave goodbye to summer, you can whip these up on the morning of your picnic.
Just six ingredients, including lemon juice, lemon zest, the box cake mix, and powdered sugar and you are done!
Soft and chewy Heath Bar cookies have an amazing crunch and a sweet-and-salted toffee taste.
They aren’t quite as thick as other cookies, but they’re still wonderful!
The sugariness and deep caramel flavor of toffee lift this cookie recipe to a whole new level of pleasure!
I’ve never had a cookie quite like this one before, and I’m sure you’ll agree!
20. Fantasy Fudge
Fudge dreams can come true with this fantastical confection!
Adding chopped walnuts lends them a nice crunch and variety of textures.
There is a luscious fudginess to each and every bite!
To satisfy your desire for chocolate and marshmallow cream, fantasy fudge is the ideal dessert choice.
When I was in college, I was tasked with bringing a dessert to some off-campus function and someone mentioned a recipe like this one called “Seventh Heaven” because it only had 7 ingredients and was layered in a large rectangular cake pan.
And I happened to have one, purchased for a quarter at the thrift store next to my apartment.
A slice of this was truly a slice of heaven, layered beautifully (and easily, since I was new at cooking back then).
Baked within the cake mixture are chunks of crushed pineapple, which result in luscious cake layers packed with pineapple cream filling.
Sweet and moist with a buttery flavor, this scrumptious pineapple cake is to die for!
The whole family will enjoy these wholesome grilled fruit skewers, and the taste of grilled fruit is unbeatable!
Grilling the fruit releases its natural sugars and caramelizes over the grill, enhancing the fruit’s natural sweetness.
When I’m holding a cookout or a BBQ, I like to serve these skewered fruits on a wooden stick.
The pleasant flavor of grilled fruit is the excellent way to end the meal once everyone has finished grilling the main course.
Aren’t sheet cakes the best?
Scrumptious as a traditional layer cake, but easier to make.
You don’t have to bother about layering or sophisticated techniques for this dessert!
A rich and supple texture, vanilla flavor, and the fluffiest buttercream icing make this sheet cake a must-have for any gathering.
With a light and airy texture and an overpowering vanilla flavor, this cake is just divine!
It’s a dessert that every vanilla lover’s heart desires.
Crispy, toasted crust with ooey, gooey, s’mores toppings— sounds good!
You’ll be delighted that it truly is!
An old favorite Grilled S’mores gets a modern makeover with this grilled s’mores pizza recipe.
Lush chocolate and the melty-grilled marshmallows melt in your mouth as you bite into the flaky crust and are sure to please everyone, young and old alike.
Deliciously decadent and sinful, this Grilled S’mores Pizza is impossible to put down after you’ve had a piece of it!
25. Texas Sheet Cake
Chocolate lovers, jump for joy!
This traditional Texas sheet cake is just what you’ve been craving.
Cake prepared from scratch and topped with sumptuous homemade frosting, this dish is a chocolate lover’s paradise.
A true Texas sheet cake is the baby of brownies and chocolate fudge!
It’s not necessary to wait for the cake to cool down before frosting it, unlike most other cakes.
This sticky, sweet walnut-flecked icing spreads into a glossy coating that will keep your cake moist and lovely for days.
26. Lemon Icebox Pie
Non-bakers will appreciate these icebox recipes, a gift from the culinary world.
Icebox cakes and pies can compete with baked delicacies, but they don’t require a lot of time and effort.
You get all the flavor of a real lemon pie in a convenient icebox dessert form.
In addition to the buttery crust, you’ll get the filling’s marriage of sugary and citrusy tastes.
So simple, waiting for the pie to chill is the most difficult part!
27. Angel Food Cake
Clouds in cake form? That’s what angel food cake is like!
Due to a complex mixture of ingredients including egg whites, flour, and sugar, angel food cake is able to achieve its famed height and texture.
The main distinction between an angel food cake and a typical cake is that angel food cakes don’t contain any fat.
There is no butter, oil, egg yolk, or buttermilk in this dish.
We have 28 topping ideas for you too!
Here are my best tips for storing delicate Angel Food Cake
It’s time to turn on the grill if you’re a fan of oozing melted chocolate, marshmallow, bananas, and peanut butter.
It’s made with a creamy and enticing mix of cream cheese, peanut butter, and honey for the cheese component.
Sliced bananas and small marshmallows go on top of the brioche after the spread has been generously smeared on one side.
Wait, there’s more!
Spread as much Nutella as you can on the second piece of brioche for a much more taste sensation!
So these aren’t necessarily completely easy…you need to have tiny ice cream cones.
But I add this adorable cake pop recipe to my lists whenever I can.
They are so cute, so edible, so squee-worthy…I just literally can’t even.
Two-bite desserts that make a dessert table the cutest ever.
Using brown sugar and brown butter will provide you with extremely tasty blondies!
A caramel-y, butterscotch-y flavor is already present in blondies thanks to the abundance of brown sugar and a bit of vanilla.
This is the ultimate brown butter treat because it is fudgy, nutty, and buttery!
Personalize them with whichever mix-ins you love.
We’ve got more brown sugar recipes for you, too.
The mere mention of this dessert has already sent my heart racing.
You have no idea how thrilling this cupcake is!
This cupcake version of a tropical island paradise is the best BBQ dessert!
For the finishing touch, this coconut buttercream-frosted treat features coconut shreds and the umbrella of your favorite tropical drink.
Pina colada bliss in every way!
You want a moist, tender cake with lots of caramel, pineapple, and cherries on top?
You got what you want with this cake!
This pineapple upside-down cake is an amazing cool-down dessert for a hot summer day.
And did I mention it’s ideal for outdoor cookouts?
It makes a nice centerpiece and serves up easily on paper plates.
This one is one of Renee’s favorite cakes EVAR.
It doesn’t get any better than red velvet cake with a velvety cream cheese icing, and it’s as popular as ever!
What distinguishes this dish from others?
Butter and oil are used to ensure that it is rich and flavorful, yet still melt in your mouth.
In addition to using whipped egg whites, this recipe ensures a light and airy batter!
Delicate, buttery, and toasty around the edges, these chocolate icebox cookies are the winning mixture.
It’s also the best way to satisfy a cookie hunger in a split second.
Once the dough is made, it may be frozen and baked whenever you want!
This cookie is a superb catch thanks to the chocolatey richness of cocoa powder and the hint and aroma of vanilla.
The bottom line
There you have it!
I hope that these roundups of our favorite dessert recipes for Labor Day will be a great help to make your get-together engaging and your holiday an extra special.
If you need more ideas for easy desserts, here are a few more:
- 12 No-Fuss Chocolate Dump Cakes
- 33 Ice Cream Maker Recipes
- 30 Graham Cracker Crust Dessert Recipes
- 30 Condensed Milk Desserts
Happy Labor Day, everyone!
- Ambrosia Salad With Cool Whip
- Keto Caramel Apple Pie Fat Bombs
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flag Dip
- Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Bars
- Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
- Easy Red, White, and Blue Trifles
- Patriotic Pretzel Rods
- Raspberry Sorbet Layer Cake
- Rocky Road Brownies
- Red, White, and Blue Sangria
- Lemonade with Lemongrass and Ginger
- Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits
- Cheesecake Brownies
- Whoopie Pies
- Lemon Bars
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- Lemon Cookies Made With Boxed Cake Mix
- Heath Bar Cookies
- Fantasy Fudge
- Pineapple Dream Dessert
- Grilled Fruit Kabobs
- Vanilla Sheet Cake
- Grilled S'mores Pizza
- Texas Sheet Cake
- Lemon Icebox Pie
- Angel Food Cake
- Funky Monkey Grilled Cheese
- Blueberry Pie
- Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
- Pina Colada Cupcakes
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Chocolate Icebox Cookies
- Labor Day or any day, these easy Labor Day Desserts are great!
- Choose a couple to make for your picnic!
- Get cookin’ and chewin’ and share with your friends!