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Cinco de Mayo Desserts

These recipes for rice pudding, caramel flans, fruit quesadillas and more will provide a sweet ending to any Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

The flavor of these cookies is wonderful. My family likes to sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies. It makes a special summertime treat.—Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska

Day of the Dead Cookies

Day of the Dead Cookies

Day of the Dead Cookies

I make these almond butter cookies for all occasions. In the spring, I cut them in flower shapes and insert a lollipop stick in them to make a bouquet. Using candies, food coloring and a wild imagination, try your hand at this Halloween-inspired version. —Kristine Fossmeyer, Huntley, Illinois

Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes

Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes

Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes

Cream cheese frosting may seem like an unlikely partner for a jalapeno and cornmeal cupcake, but we guarantee the treats are sure to please! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Molded Margaritas

Molded Margaritas

Molded Margaritas

With refreshing lime flavor and a festive look, these cool margaritas are perfect for parties. To make a no-alcohol version, simply replace the tequila with an equal amount of water.—Barbara Gersitz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sopaipilla Stars

Sopaipilla Stars

Sopaipilla Stars

These deep-fried breads were a hit when I made them for our daughter's birthday party. They're a fun way to round out a Mexican-themed meal. —Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California

Traditional Caramel Flan

Traditional Caramel Flan

Traditional Caramel Flan

This delectable dessert is baked over a layer of caramelized sugar, so when it's inverted, a delicious golden sauce runs down the edges of the flan and forms a pool on the serving platter.—Mary Ann Kosmas, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Finish off a fiesta with a piece of this moist and refreshing cake from Anna Yeatts of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Though it’s been lightened, the sweet flavors of this traditional Mexican dessert aren’t lost, making it the perfect end to any meal.

Mexican Cookies

Mexican Cookies

Mexican Cookies

Add a sweet treat to meal of tacos, enchiladas or fajitas with these easy-to-make dessert.—Kathy Ybarra, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Three Milk Cake

Three Milk Cake

Three Milk Cake

With a large Hispanic population here, I have found the best recipes for Mexican food. This traditional Tres Leches Cake is a cross between cake and pudding.

Pumpkin Flans

Pumpkin Flans

Pumpkin Flans

This silky, smooth dessert captures the essence and elegance of fall. I came up with the recipe myself, aiming to make something both luscious and light.—Charles Insler, Cincinnati, Ohio

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

My extended family shares a meal every Sunday. The aunts and uncles take turns bringing everything from main dishes to desserts like this traditional Mexican cinnamon cookie called Reganadas. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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