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Perfect Picnic Fare


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 :)

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

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

  4. Looks delicious! Banana pudding looks great!

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

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

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

  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?


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  16. those look seriously yummy!

  17. You had me at coconut…

  18. I would like a banana pudding bar please!


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

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

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

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

  23. Banana pudding bars sound so good!

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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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