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Have Dessert, Will Travel: 7 Carry-Along Sweets

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Raisin-Pistachio Biscotti are boxed and beautiful.

Need a dessert that goes the distance? Whether you’re planning a picnic or hitting the road, we’ve packed up some recipes for portable sweets. Check out these make-ahead treats that won’t get ruined after a few hours in your backpack or beach bag.

Coconut Pecan Cereal Bars:  Grab these gooey and crunchy cereal bars topped with wonderful roasted pecans in the morning hours. No need for a spoon, bowl, and milk!
Peanut Butter Granola Bars: These chewy bars filled with fruit, nuts and natural peanut butter are a great protein-filled snack for a hike or bike ride. Pack individual so you can easily freeze leftovers.
Outrageous Chocolate Cookies:  The name says it all. These rich cookies are the perfect combination of crisp-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside. Just make them -- you won't regret it.
Pistachio-Raisin Biscotti:  Hosting an afternoon tea? Serve these surprisingly light biscotti to add a touch of international elegance. These could also make for a lovely take-home treat for any visiting guests (your home will feel like a 5-Star hotel!).
Crunchy Chocolate Treats:  Who wouldn’t want bite-sized chocolaty and marshmallowy treats? Surprise your guests with these but don’t tell the big secret -- they take just 30 minutes to make!
Blackberry Crumb Bars: Please your picnic guests with this fruity portable snack. Buttery and tart, this recipe satisfies every so don’t be surprised when passersby ask to grab a square.
Cranberry Oat Cereal Bars:  Make these bars with cereal, dried fruit, and marshmallow ahead of time and enjoy after a morning exercise session.

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