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Father's Day Desserts

Here's how to be really sweet for dad— make him one of these favorite brownie, cookie, cake, pie or other dessert recipes this holiday.

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My husband constantly requests this homey, old-fashioned version of carrot cake. The frosting is still tasty even without the pecans. —Adrian Badon, Denham Springs, Louisiana
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Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I've been baking cakes for years and enjoy trying new combinations of flavors and textures. I blended two popular flavors: peanut butter and chocolate. As soon as I took the first bite of these cupcakes, I knew I had created something divine! —Ronda Schabes, Vicksburg, Michigan

No-Bake Chocolate Torte

No-Bake Chocolate Torte

No-Bake Chocolate Torte

Here's a delightful dessert that only looks like you fussed all day. With its attractive appearance and wonderful taste, no one will know that you saved time by spreading an easy-to-prepare frosting on a store-bought pound cake.

Morning Crispies

Morning Crispies

Morning Crispies

These large cinnamon-sugar pastries make quite an impression o the table. Every bite melts in your mouth.—Emily Goad, Franklin, Indiana
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Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

—Norma Oosting, Holland, Michigan Suggest that red and/or green candied cherries could be used. (Original photo had both; current photo only had red).

Caramel Nut Bars

Caramel Nut Bars

Caramel Nut Bars

No one can resist these chewy caramel and chocolate bars with a delightful oat crust and topping. They make a tempting dessert or a special snack anytime. These rich bars are perfect for a potluck since a little goes a long way. -Pat Hills, South Dayton, New York

Best Date Bars

Best Date Bars

Best Date Bars

I grew up in a family with eight children, and I started baking for our big family at age 10. Today, decades later, I still enjoy baking pies, cakes, strudels and bars. These date treats are very easy to bake, and one sheet of them will yield 48 good-sized bars. I sometimes add nuts, coconut or candied fruit. This dessert is great to take to a church bazaar or any group function. In the 1940s, I managed a Pittsburgh school cafeteria that fed 420 students ever day, so I can recall a thing or two

Chocolate Chip Fudgy Brownies

Chocolate Chip Fudgy Brownies

Chocolate Chip Fudgy Brownies

I've made these moist brownies many times and they're always a hit. —June Formanek, Belle Plaine, Iowa

Mocha Walnut Brownies

Mocha Walnut Brownies

Mocha Walnut Brownies

These rich cake-like brownies are generously topped with a scrumptious mocha frosting. They're an excellent dessert to serve to company...or to share when you need a dish to pass. Be sure to hold back a few if you want leftovers! —Jill Bonanno Prineville, Oregon

Butterscotch Torte

Butterscotch Torte

Butterscotch Torte

It's best to make the graham cracker cake for this torte the day before, because the flavor improves as it mellows. The recipe makes plenty of yummy butterscotch sauce, so you can drizzle some over the top and have extra to serve on the side. —Lavonne Hartel Williston. North Dakota

Lime 'n' Spice Peach Cobbler

Lime 'n' Spice Peach Cobbler

Lime 'n' Spice Peach Cobbler

"This was my grandmother's favorite recipe to make when the peaches were in great abundance. Now I bake it very often for my family and friends." -Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Lemon Curd Chiffon Pie

Lemon Curd Chiffon Pie

Lemon Curd Chiffon Pie

This pie is a showstopper. It's very refreshing and tart. I get frequent requests from my gang to make it. Normally I am a chocolate lover, but this pie makes me forget about chocolate.—Callie Palen-Lowrie, Louisville, Colorado
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