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Comfort Food Desserts

Give yourself a well-deserved treat with these recipes for comfort food desserts, including candy, cookies, pie, cakes, pudding, fruitcake, granola bars, parfaits and more.

Macadamia Cocoa Cookies

Macadamia Cocoa Cookies

Macadamia Cocoa Cookies

"My mother made these soft and chewy chocolate cookies often," remembers Frances Gassen, a reader from Rotonda West, Florida. "They're quick and easy to assemble, and we gobble them up quickly, too!"

Cereal Cookie Bars

Cereal Cookie Bars

Cereal Cookie Bars

These chewy crowd-pleasers from Connie Craig of Lakewood, Washington feature all sorts of goodies, including chocolate chips, raisins, coconut and candy-coated baking bits. For a more colorful look, press the baking bits on top of the bars instead of stirring them into the cereal mixture.

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries

I love chocolate and I love berries, so I was thrilled to come across this recipe that combines the two. I like to use egg bread when making this dessert. Since it cooks in the slow cooker, I can tend to other things. —Becky Foster, Union, Oregon
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Butterscotch Peanut Fudge

Butterscotch Peanut Fudge

Butterscotch Peanut Fudge

I am a substitute teacher and found this fudge recipe in a very old book in our school library. It was written before microwaves, so I modified it to make a quick treat. The faculty and staff gave it rave reviews. —Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Peggy Murray of Enfield, Maine relies on a cake mix and other pantry staples to make these rich crumb-topped treats.

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Deena McCarter of Coronach, Saskatchewan says kids will gobble up her grab-and-go granola bars.

Brownie Turtles

Brownie Turtles

Brownie Turtles

Take it from us...you won't have to coax kids out of their shells to help assemble adorable turtles made from muffin-shaped brownies.

Tie-Dyed Cheesecake Bars

Tie-Dyed Cheesecake Bars

Tie-Dyed Cheesecake Bars

If they're in a funky mood, let them create the tie-dyed cheesecake bars by swirling colorful fruit sauces.

Frosted Creams

Frosted Creams

Frosted Creams

These tasty bars have wonderful flavor from the molasses, ginger and cinnamon. They remind me of old-fashioned goodness.—Vivian Clark, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chocolate Chip Banana Cream Pie

Chocolate Chip Banana Cream Pie

Chocolate Chip Banana Cream Pie

This rich treat is a hit every time I serve it. The chilled filling, brimming with bananas, is refreshing, and the cookie crust provides a chocolaty crunch. Even a small slice will satisfy the biggest sweet tooth. —Taylor Carroll, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Banana Sundae Sauce

Banana Sundae Sauce

Banana Sundae Sauce

Try this luscious banana-based topping at your next ice-cream social. I guarantee you'll be asked to bring it again. Luckily, it's quick and easy to make and versatile, too. It's the perfect finish to cake and frozen yogurt.
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