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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.

Cocoa Cake Brownies

Cocoa Cake Brownies

Cocoa Cake Brownies

These fudgy brownies are delicious. People say that the moist treats have a texture somewhere between chewy and cake-like brownies. We like to break them into pieces and create a trifle with chocolate pudding, toffee chips and whipped topping.—Helen Turner, Upland, Indiana

Basic Brownie Mix

Basic Brownie Mix

Basic Brownie Mix

For variety, add extra goodies to this simple brownie mix. It's a quick answer to dessert for a busy family or when unexpected company stops by. —Kathryn Roach, Edgemont, Arkansas

Pineapple Rhubarb Pie

Pineapple Rhubarb Pie

Pineapple Rhubarb Pie

From Dickinson, North Dakota, Lila McNamara relates, "Fresh or frozen rhubarb works equally well in this pie. It's delicious served with ice cream. And it's quick and easy if you use ready-made crusts."
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Chippy Blond Brownies

Chippy Blond Brownies

Chippy Blond Brownies

If you love chocolate and butterscotch, you won't be able to resist these chewy brownies. I often include this recipe inside a baking dish as a wedding present. Everyone, young and old, enjoys these delectable treats. —Anna Allen, Owings Mills, Maryland

Triple Peanut Pizza

Triple Peanut Pizza

Triple Peanut Pizza

The tasty combination of chocolate and peanut butter has been a longtime favorite of mine, and now our son, Blake, enjoys it too. Since most 4-year-olds love pizza, I created this fun fuss-free dessert for his birthday.

Marshmallow Fruit Kabobs

Marshmallow Fruit Kabobs

Marshmallow Fruit Kabobs

Claudia Ruis knows a way to slip more fruit into your family's diet. "Both kids and adults love these fun grilled fruit kabobs. I like the fact that the sauce and be made ahead of time," she writes from Massapequa, New York. "Kids will have a great time helping to assemble the kabobs, too."

Apricot Walnut Bars

Apricot Walnut Bars

Apricot Walnut Bars

These moist bars have a great flavor. Everyone in my family loves them, and I get lots of requests for the recipe. —Kim Gilliland, Simi Valley, California

Banana-Berry Brownie Pizza

Banana-Berry Brownie Pizza

Banana-Berry Brownie Pizza

"I like to make this dessert in June and early July so I can use fresh local strawberries," writes Tina Jacobs from Wantage, New Jersey. "The fruit lightens up the rich chocolate taste and pleases everyone."

Apple Skewers

Apple Skewers

Apple Skewers

We enjoy these flavorful grilled apples with a lightly spiced coating all year. Best of all, they’re a cinch to grill or broil and cleanup’s a breeze. –Doris Sowers of Hutchinson, Kansas

Raspberry Mousse Brownies

Raspberry Mousse Brownies

Raspberry Mousse Brownies

“These rich and fudgy brownies with fresh berries are my husband’s all-time favorites,” shares Susan Robinson from Novi, Michigan.

No-Bake Brownies

No-Bake Brownies

No-Bake Brownies

These rich, fudge-like squares are packed with nuts and marshmallows. The easy recipe makes eight brownies, but you’ll want the extras to enjoy another time, assures Hermine Muellerleile writes from Hyde Park, New York.
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