Sweet and Citrusy Summer Treats

Emma Herder and Maddie Pfeifer

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With summer around the corner, many are looking for sweet and refreshing treats to combat summer heat and boredom. These treats are sure to do the trick as their recipes are easy to follow and fun to make with friends, family, or even by yourself. Try these out and celebrate the start to summer!

1. Watermelon Lemonade
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Everyone knows that lemonade and summer go hand in hand. Watermelon lemonade, on the other hand, is a great alternative that will make this treat even more enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing!

Recipe: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/watermelon-lemonade/2d36a3f3-d7a5-487f-902f-1b124a209335

2. Popsicles
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Popsicles are an essential treat for the summer! Even though they are fairly cheap to buy, why not have a great, exciting, fun time making them with some friends? These are delicious treats that are great to take to hot places like the beach or the river!

Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/214949/pina-colada-ice-pops/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringId=16178&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

3. S’mores Bites
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S’mores are a classic summer treat and something that most people really enjoy. These s’mores bites are a great way to satisfy your s’mores needs without having to leave the house!

Recipe: http://thefirstyearblog.com/smores-bites/

4. Creamsicle Cupcakes
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Everyone loves cupcakes and these creamsicle cupcakes are sure to make your summer sweet! These cupcakes are a twist on the classic creamsicle ice cream that is so symbolic of summer and will definitely provide you with a sweet and citrusy flavor.

Recipe: http://thecakeblog.com/2013/05/recipe-creamsicle-cupcakes.html

5. Key Lime Pie
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Citrus is always great for the summer and this key lime pie is no different. This recipe is simple and easy to follow and is sure to be a refreshing treat for the hot, sunny months ahead.

Recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/356005/key-lime-pie

6. Mini Donuts
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Some consider VooDoo donuts to be their favorite donuts ever. However, some do not like these donuts, and the locations are may also not be convenient. So, you can make your own donuts with this delicious and easy recipe. This snack is good for anytime of the day, and for any occasion!

Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/242308/baked-mini-doughnuts/

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We hope you enjoy your summer and these recipes!