BitterSweet

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Perfect Picnic Fare

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Have you checked out the July/August issue of VegNews yet? This is one must-read, packed with so many fun summer ideas and recipes, I’m still working my way through it myself! Of course, there’s also my article about picnic treats that I hinted about before, and you’ve got to trust me when I say that you don’t want to miss these sweets. Think of creamy, cool, and refreshing banana pudding… But as a more portable, mess-free cookie bar.

Yes, banana pudding bars! Every bit as delectable as the original, built for the demands of a picnic, requiring much less fuss, and no bowls or utensils.

And then there are the coconut drops. Essentially big, soft, and chewy macaroons, one bite will transport you to a tropical paradise, even if you’re really just sitting out in your backyard.

Haven’t yet subscribed? Don’t worry, you can now get a tree-free version of VegNews delivered right to your inbox, no paper, no mailing delays. Now start preheating your oven, a sweet picnic is just waiting to happen!

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

29 thoughts on “Perfect Picnic Fare

  1. Yum! The banana pudding bar looks awesome! Great idea for a picnic :)

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  2. Mmmmm, banana pudding and coconut cookies. Waiting for my copy of VegNews with baited breath!

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  3. ohhhhh, I can’t wait for my vegnews to arrive now!!

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  4. Looks delicious! Banana pudding looks great!

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  5. i got my issue yesterday and have been eyeing those banana pudding bars. they are definitely on my must-make list!

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  6. What a cool site for VegNews – I’m not even vegan and those recipes sound fantastic! Too cool.

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  7. I just got it the other day and trust me, the coconut drops have been saved for sometime soon!

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  8. I was so excited to see some of your recipes in the summer issue!
    I’m even more excited to try both of them!

    I am just wondering, are you writing another book?

    LOVE.
    Sydney

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  9. those coconut drops just made me want to play hookie get the recipe and go home and make them!!

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  10. That banana pudding looks absolutely awesome although I would not mind getting some of the coconut drops as well!

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  11. Wow, Hannah – I’m trying not to purchase magazines but this post just made me subscribe! Both of those look beautiful and delicious!!

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  12. Wow, these both look like amazing treats! Perfect for picnics. A email version of the mag is a great idea. I seriously have too many magazine on the bookshelf already.

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  13. I just got this issue! The treats look fantastic; I’m really excited about those pudding bars. My summer is seriously lacking in the picnic department – I’ve got to step up the pace.

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  14. Yes! I’ve seen it. Those cookies and bars sound outrageously delicious.

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  15. I must go pick up a copy! The portable banana pudding looks to-die-for!

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  16. those look seriously yummy!

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  17. You had me at coconut…

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  18. I would like a banana pudding bar please!

    :)

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  19. What?! I want to make those! My issue hasn’t arrived yet.. seems odd, right?

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  20. Oh Hannah these both look delectable and amazing!!

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  21. My mouth is watering~easy to pack up and take with! thanks for sharing!

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  22. Both look so delicious, but my husband is crazy about bananas.

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  23. Banana pudding bars sound so good!

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  24. If I made these banana pudding bars my family would treat me as Queen! hee hee. I’ll let you know what happens.

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  25. I saw these in the magazine and I can promise I’ll be baking both of these recipes!

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  26. Words cannot express how badly I want to try those banana pudding bars.

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  27. I’m months behind in reading my magazines, but I’m definitely looking forward to the banana pudding bars. I just made banana pudding a few weeks ago, soooo good!

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  28. I just made these today and they didn’t set at all. Where did I go wrong. I followed the recipe. Any ideas?

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  29. These bars were really delicious, but I could never serve them to guests because the color was hideously unappetizing. The pudding was a dull gray-and gray is never a good color for food. Maybe adding some turmeric would help?

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