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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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Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Those who enjoy Mexican hot chocolate will also like the subtle sweetness and slight heat found in every bite of this perked-up biscotti. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas

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

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Infused with a sweet silky mixture using a trio of milks, these little cakes are three times as good. Because they soak overnight, they're an ideal make-ahead dessert for an upcoming fiesta. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Apple Cheese Wraps

Apple Cheese Wraps

Apple Cheese Wraps

These tortilla-wrapped apple and cheese treats are a light alternative to apple pie, notes Grace Malone from Lafayette, Colorado. "They're also a fun brunch item," she says.

Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

These sweet candies are similar to those served at Mexican restaurants in our area. The recipe comes from a cookbook put together by the staff of the school where I teach. —Barbara Windham, Houston, Texas

Chipotle Peach Pie

Chipotle Peach Pie

Chipotle Peach Pie

This daring recipe takes peach pie to a new level. You might be surprised at the combination of ingredients, but don't judge it until you taste it.

Dark Chocolate Dessert Fondue

Dark Chocolate Dessert Fondue

Dark Chocolate Dessert Fondue

This wonderful dessert is a favorite of my daughter's. She loves to choose the different 'dippers' and it is so easy for me to make.—Shannon Abdollmohammadi, Woodinville, Washington

Flan de Vanilla

Flan de Vanilla

Flan de Vanilla

Flan is a traditional Mexican dessert with many variations. My version is sweet with a pleasant vanilla flavor and luscious caramel sauce.—Shelisa Terry, Henderson, Nevada

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Cookies

I need to avoid gluten and have tried transforming my favorite recipes to fit my diet. I came up with these cakelike cookies, and no one ever guesses that they’re gluten-free.

Hot Lips Cookies

Hot Lips Cookies

Hot Lips Cookies

I love recipes with contrasting flavors—like these sweet refrigerator cookies with a subtle "kick" from Cayenne. —Gena Stout, Ravenden, AR
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