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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.

Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars

Sioux Falls, South Dakota cook Helen Cluts shares her recipe for these beautiful rich-tasting bars. She explains, "My family likes snacking on them. This recipe's one I've used and shared for over 30 years."

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Chocolate Chip Brownies

People love these very rich brownies so much that I never take them anywhere without bringing along several copies of the recipe to hand out. These treats are wonderful to take on a picnic because you don't have to worry about frosting melting. -Brenda Kelly, Ashburn, Virginia

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Field editor Joanie Ward of Brownsville, Indiana says her sweet treat satisfies both chocolate and coconut lovers.
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Chocolate Date Squares

Chocolate Date Squares

Chocolate Date Squares

"My mother-in-law used to send these moist bars to my husband when he was in the Army," relates field editor Pat Walter of Pine Island, Minnesota.

Creamy Pineapple Pie

Creamy Pineapple Pie

Creamy Pineapple Pie

Creamy Pineapple Pie is a light and refreshing dessert that's quick to make and impressive to serve, promises Sharon Bickett of Chester, South Carolina. "This is one of our favorite ways to complete a summer meal."

Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Chocolate Brownies

"These rich fudgy brownies can't be beat for a quick dessert," says Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake

This simple, old-fashioned cake tastes so good it will surprise you! As I remember my mom's delicious meals, this dessert was always the perfect ending. Mom always used "a dash of this and dab of that" to come up with what we thought was "the best"! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Years ago, I drove 4-1/2 hours to a cake contest, holding my entry on my lap the whole way. But it paid off. One bite and you'll see why this velvety beauty won first prize. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania

Banana Squares

Banana Squares

Banana Squares

When we were first married, my husband was in the Navy. Stationed in Puerto Rico, we had banana trees growing in our yard, so I found ways to use dozens of ripe bananas at a time. I made these banana squares often. They freeze well and make a great snack to have on hand when friends drop in for coffee. —Susan Miller, Raleigh, North Carolina

Black-Bottom Banana Bars

Black-Bottom Banana Bars

Black-Bottom Banana Bars

These bars stay very moist, and their rich banana and chocolate flavor is even better the second day. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe, and it's a big favorite with both my husband and two sons.—Rene Wright, Ferryville, Wisconsin

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

True to their name, these rich frosted bars from Inez Orsburn are BIG on chocolate flavor! "My family has enjoyed this special treat for years," relates this avid baker and cake decorator from DeMotte, Indiana.
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