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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.

Banana Nut Bars

Banana Nut Bars

Banana Nut Bars

My sister gave me this recipe, which is always in demand with family, friends and co-workers. It's amazing how fast these tempting bars vanish when I serve them! The cream cheese frosting is heavenly.

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

If there's anything I like better than bananas, it's bananas paired with peanut butter. That's how I came up with this pudding. Graham cracker crumbs add a pleasant crunch. It's a satisfying finale to any meal.

Hawaiian Cream Pie

Hawaiian Cream Pie

Hawaiian Cream Pie

When it comes to pie, coconut cream is by favorite, while my husband is a banana cream fan. I decided to make us both happy and combine them in this dessert. Pineapple naturally accents the tropical flavor. —Jane Wilsdorf, Holliday, Missouri
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Rocky Road Treat

Rocky Road Treat

Rocky Road Treat

On a hot day, these sweet frozen pops are simple to prepare and guaranteed to bring out the kid in anyone. And who can resist that chocolate and peanut topping?

Fudgy Walnut Brownies

Fudgy Walnut Brownies

Fudgy Walnut Brownies

We have lots of great cooks in our clan, so adding to our collection of family recipes is a tradition. I came up with these moist nut-covered brownies while doing my Christmas baking. Now everyone requests them.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

When the family wanted to do a little celebrating over the years, I would make this fondue. It's fun to gather around the table to get a taste of it.—Beverly Olthaus, Cinncinati, Ohio

Broiled Banana Crisp

Broiled Banana Crisp

Broiled Banana Crisp

For a quick dessert, try this wonderful banana recipe. The oats and brown sugar add a wonderful sweetness and crunch to this crisp.—Dorothy Sander, Fairfax, Minnesota

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

I prefer this recipe for pancakes to plain ones any day! The blueberry sauce is the perfect topper.—Helen Dresen, Cross Plains, Wisconsin

Easy Rhubarb Pie

Easy Rhubarb Pie

Easy Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb adds a slightly tart flavor and a fruity touch of spring to this homemade custard pie. Our Test Kitchen staff cooked up this lighter variation on that classic favorite.

Apple Pie Tartlets

Apple Pie Tartlets

Apple Pie Tartlets

Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats shared by Mary Kelley, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sweet and cinnamony, these mouthwatering morsels are a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. For convenience, you can prebake the shells a day or two ahead of serving.

Quick Crisp Snack Bars

Quick Crisp Snack Bars

Quick Crisp Snack Bars

My daughters have loved these nutritious snacks since they were in grade school. Now, both are adults and still make these bars when they want a quick treat. —Ursula Maurer of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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