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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Penuche

Penuche

Penuche

My mom used to make this brown sugar fudge every year during the holidays, both for our family and to give as gifts. It has such wonderful old-fashioned flavor. We still savor the tradition.

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

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.

Walnut Chocolate Burritos

Walnut Chocolate Burritos

Walnut Chocolate Burritos

"Inspired by my family's love of Mexican food, I experimented with tortillas, chocolate, crunchy walnuts and cinnamon to come up with this sweet treat," writes Kay Martin of Greenville, South Carolina. "It's fun and different and goes together in just minutes. I like to serve them warm and drizzled with melted chocolate, then dusted with powdered sugar. Wonderful!"

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

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

Triple-Chip Cinnamon Brownies

Triple-Chip Cinnamon Brownies

Triple-Chip Cinnamon Brownies

Being a huge chocolate lover, I'm always coming up with new ways to enjoy it. This is one of my favorite creations.—Carla Knibbs, Okotoks, Alberta

Vanilla Flan

Vanilla Flan

Vanilla Flan

Sweet, creamy and comforting, flan is a universally known Spanish dessert. The rich treat is the perfect finale to a spicy meal, especially when served with a cup of strong coffee.

Warm Mexican Chocolate Cakettes

Warm Mexican Chocolate Cakettes

Warm Mexican Chocolate Cakettes

What could be more comforting than a cup of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows? How about my souffle-inspired Warm Mexican Chocolate Cakettes? Talk about a crowd pleaser! —Matt Warren, Mequon, Wisconsin

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.

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.
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