Every outdoor activity is bound to be a whale of a time with this festive bottle opener by Seaside. It’s just asking to be taken to the beach. But it’s right at home wherever you and your friends gather. Just be sure to have plenty of cold beverages on hand!
Another picnic favorite are my no-bake raspberry cheesecake squares. With their crumbly graham cracker crust, you won’t believe just how easy they are to make. You’ll need 3 cups of crushed graham crackers. I suggest doing this yourself as the less uniform the crumbs are, the more crumbly the result. Mix the graham cracker crumbs with 2 tablespoons of sugar and ½ cup of melted butter, until just combined.
Using a stand mixer, combine 16 ounces of softened cream cheese, ⅓ cup sugar, ⅓ cup cream, and whip on low until fluffy. Add in 6 ounces of fresh raspberries and mix until the raspberries have just broken apart. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of gelatin or xanthan gum, and mix until combined.
Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper so that it overhangs on the sides. Add half of the cracker mixture, pressing it down firmly with a spatula to create a firm crust. Add in the cream cheese mixture, doing the same. Then top with the remaining graham cracker mix, and press that down too. Place the pan in the freezer for two hours before cutting into it.
These bars are a great dessert for almost any occasion. I suggest cutting them into 1-inch squares for the perfect bite-sized dessert.