14 Memorial Day Desserts That Taste as Good as They Look

What do your Memorial Day plans consist of? We'll venture to guess you'll have your friends and family over, everyone spraying on a light layer of sunblock, ready to have some fun in the sun. We're sure you'll dust off the 'ole barbecue and grill up some juicy BBQ ribs, chicken or grilled veggies. Maybe you'll have your guests bring the sides, with plenty of potato salad, macaroni salad — hell, even actual leafy-green salad — to be had. And, we're sure you'll have plenty of paper plates, plastic cutlery and adult beverages chilling in the cooler. But wait; you're missing something…

Dessert.

Because the best part of Memorial Day is finishing up the last bit of smoked meat on your plate and diving headfirst into the sweet, tasty cherry on the top of your Memorial Day cookout that is dessert.

These sweets, from pie to pops, totally hit the spot. Here are a few of our favorite desserts, totally appropriate for the long Memorial Day weekend.

A version of this article was originally published in May 2017.

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