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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.

Favorite Fudgy Brownies

Favorite Fudgy Brownies

Favorite Fudgy Brownies

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

Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Peanut Butter Layer Cake

My husband loves peanut butter, so this cake is his favorite. Sometimes I switch frosting recipes and use a chocolate frosting garnished with peanuts.

Frosted Cake Brownies

Frosted Cake Brownies

Frosted Cake Brownies

Mary Fox from Forest City, Iowa dresses up a boxed mix to create these moist brownies with from-scratch taste. "This recipe is good, it has to be shared," she says. "It uses abut half of a can of prepared frosting. Save the rest, because you'll make them again."
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Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars

Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars

Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars

A jazzed-up chocolate cake mix forms the layers that sandwich is a lemony cream cheese center in these bars shared by Renee Schwebach. "I took these treats to the office, and they were a big hit with my co-workers," she writes from Dumont, Minnesota.

Quick Pecan Pie Bars

Quick Pecan Pie Bars

Quick Pecan Pie Bars

For her time-saving take on pecan pie, Shirley Conklin from Salsbury Cove, Maine turns to convenient crescent roll dough. Served with coffee, the thin golden squares are ideal as a sweet breakfast treat or a rich after-dinner dessert.

Warm Apple Topping

Warm Apple Topping

Warm Apple Topping

My husband and I love preparing entire meals on the grill, to the surprise and delight of company. We create this unique dessert for my mother, who can't eat most grain products. She was thrilled with the sweet fruit topping spooned over vanilla ice cream.

Brownie Turtles

Brownie Turtles

Brownie Turtles

Take it from us...you won't have to coax kids out of their shells to help assemble adorable turtles made from muffin-shaped brownies.

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.

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.

Chocolate Macaroon Brownies

Chocolate Macaroon Brownies

Chocolate Macaroon Brownies

The brownie base makes this recipe different from other macaroon bars—in fact, that gives you a nice option if you don't have a lot of time. Just substitute a boxed brownie mix and top it with the filling and frosting.

Root Beer Cookies

Root Beer Cookies

Root Beer Cookies

Since it's too difficult to take along root beer floats on a picnic, take these cookies instead! I've found the flavor is even better the next day. The hard part is convincing my family to wait that long before sampling them. —Violette Bawden, West Valley City, Utah
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