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Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Eating gluten-free doesn't mean you're stuck with desserts that taste like cardboard. From chocolate cake to meringue cookies, these gluten-free desserts taste amazing and won't upset your tummy.

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss CookiesTaste of Home

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Guests will stand in line to kiss the cook when these treats are served! For a change of pace, try them with chunky peanut butter, too. —Canada60, Tasteofhome.com Community

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Flourless Chocolate TorteTaste of Home

Flourless Chocolate Torte


Chocoholics—like me!—know that nothing says chocolate like a flourless torte. —Kayla Albrecht, Freeport, Illinois
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Frozen Greek Vanilla YogurtTaste of Home

Frozen Greek Vanilla Yogurt


It's simple and easy to make your own frozen Greek yogurt—you might even want to get the kids in on the fun. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Tangerine Chocolate SemifreddoTaste of Home

Tangerine Chocolate Semifreddo


When I wanted a new frozen treat for my family, I came up with this citrusy, chocolaty version of classic Italian semifreddo. For an elegant presentation on special occasions, top each serving with whipped cream, a tangerine section and baking cocoa. —Claire Cruce, Atlanta, Georgia
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Burnt CustardTaste of Home

Burnt Custard


The recipe for this smooth-as-silk custard came from a local restaurant years ago. With its broiled topping it looks pretty in individual cups. —Heidi Main, Anchorage, Alaska
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Cool Strawberry Cream

Cool Strawberry Cream


This fruity luscious dessert makes a wonderful ending to a special dinner. When fresh strawberries are not available, I substitute frozen unsweetened berries, thawed and drained. —Joyce Cooper, Mount Forest, Ontario
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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip BarsTaste of Home

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars


With two busy boys who would rather move around than sit and eat, I needed a gluten-free, hearty, hand-held treat that could double as a quick breakfast, brunch, lunch or snack. This is a favorite of theirs, and I can change it up to accommodate ingredients I have on hand. —Susan James, Cokato, Minnesota
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Blueberry Ice CreamTaste of Home

Blueberry Ice Cream


The wild blueberries on our property spark recipe ideas. When my daughter and I made this ice cream at a Girl Guide meeting, it was well received. Even today, our 10 children, 19 grandkids and 4 great-grandchildren think it tastes great. —Alma Mosher, Mohannes, New Brunswick
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a 9 by 9 inch square pan of microwave chocolate fudgeTaste of Home

5-Ingredient Fudge


You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. This easy homemade fudge recipe is the best. —Sue Tucker, Edgemoor, South Carolina
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Berry Rhubarb FoolTaste of Home

Berry Rhubarb Fool


A "fool" is a British dessert that's usually made with custard. This is a modified, quicker version I created. My kids love it because it doesn't taste like rhubarb—so I guess it's well named! —Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed FruitTaste of Home

Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed Fruit


One summer my mother-in-law made us grilled peaches basted with a sweet and tangy sauce. These are so good I'm always tempted to eat the whole batch. —Kristin Van Dyken, West Richland, Washington
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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses


Eat these pretty treats as is or crush them into a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. Readers of my blog, utry.it, went nuts when I posted that idea.—Amy Tong, Anaheim, California
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Chunky Banana Cream FreezeTaste of Home

Chunky Banana Cream Freeze


Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn't make a great after-school snack. Until this! With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing banana peanut butter "ice cream" is a crowd-pleaser. People who ask me for the recipe can't believe how easy it is to make. —Kristen Bloom, Okinawa, Japan
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Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings


These apple treats are a staple in my Christmas goody packages. Sometimes I add an 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne to the cinnamon mixture for a little extra kick. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington
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Caramel Creme BruleeTaste of Home

Caramel Creme Brulee


This recipe comes out perfect every time and it's always a crowd-pleaser! A torch works best to get the sugar caramelized while keeping the rest of the custard cool. You may want to use more sugar to create a thicker, more even crust on top. —Jenna Fleming, Lowville, New York
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Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter ToffeeTaste of Home

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee


I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find me at our county fair, entering a different contest. This easy toffee recipe is a family favorite. —Kathy Dorman, Snover, Michigan
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Homemade Strawberry Ice CreamTaste of Home

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream


This creamy, luscious ice cream will remind you of the signature treat served at church ice cream socials. What dessert could be better? —Esther Johnson, Merrill, Wisconsin—Esther Johnson, Merrill, Wisconsin
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Slow-Cooker Baked ApplesTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Baked Apples


Coming home to this irresistible dessert on a dreary day is just wonderful; it’s slow-cooker easy. — Evangeline Bradford, Erlanger, Kentucky
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Chili-Lime Grilled PineappleTaste of Home

Chili-Lime Grilled Pineapple


I love grilled pineapple. This recipe combines the fruit's natural sweetness with the tart and spicy flavors of lime and chili powder. It's great for dessert and even as a side dish with ham or pork chops. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Grapefruit, Lime & Mint Yogurt ParfaitTaste of Home

Grapefruit, Lime & Mint Yogurt Parfait


Tart grapefruit and lime are balanced with a bit of honey in this cool and easy parfait. —Lois Enger, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Chocolate-Covered Pomegranate SeedsTaste of Home

Chocolate-Covered Pomegranate Seeds


I dunk pomegranate seeds in chocolate to get these easy little treats friends and family love. —Jim Javorsky, Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Berry White Ice Pops

Berry White Ice Pops


Nothing says summer like an ice pop. Kids and adults alike love this fruit-filled version. —Sharon Guinta, Stamford, Connecticut
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Potato Chip ClustersTaste of Home

Potato Chip Clusters


Just three offbeat ingredients add up to one unique, delectable, no-bake treat. These super-easy, sweet-and-salty candy clusters make for merry munching during holiday trips or parties. They travel well in containers without melting or getting soft. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
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Mom's Fried ApplesTaste of Home

Mom's Fried Apples


Mom often made these fried apples for me while I was growing up. The recipe is very dear to me. —Margie Tappe, Prague, Oklahoma
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Peanut Butter FudgeTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Fudge


This peanut butter fudge is a favorite "never fail" quickie recipe. —Eleanore Peterson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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Lemon GelatoTaste of Home

Lemon Gelato


On a recent trip to Italy, I became addicted to gelato. My favorite choice was lemon because Italian lemons have an intense flavor. This recipe brings back memories of our vacation. —Gail Wang, Troy, Michigan
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Blueberry Gelatin SaladTaste of Home

Blueberry Gelatin Salad


I find myself making this blueberry jello salad often. People request this layered treat for potlucks all the time. This dish can be served as either a salad or a dessert. And preparing it a day ahead makes it taste even better! —Mildred Livingston, Phoenix, Arizona
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Martha Washington CandyTaste of Home

Martha Washington Candy


Passed down by my grandmother and mother, this Martha Washington candy recipe is a cherished family tradition. We've even had each grandchild and great-grandchild take a turn stirring the candy mixture! —Cindi Boger, Ardmore, Alabama
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Creamy Cantaloupe PopsTaste of Home

Creamy Cantaloupe Pops


I make these delicious pops when the melons are ripening quickly in our cantaloupe patch.—Deanna Richter, Elmore, Minnesota
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Homemade chocolate peppermint patties.Taste of Home

Creamy Peppermint Patties


These smooth chocolate candies fill the bill for folks who like a little sweetness after a meal but don't want a full serving of rich dessert. —Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio
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Heavenly Filled Strawberries


These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-sized dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia
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Fudge PopsTaste of Home

Fudge Pops


This chocolate frozen dessert is the perfect summer treat! Invite your kids into the kitchen to help you stir the pudding. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
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Raspberry Sorbet


With an abundant crop of fresh raspberries from the backyard, it's no wonder why I rely on this dessert for a tasty, no-fuss frozen dessert. —Karen Bailey, Golden, Colorado
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Cinnamon Spiced ApplesTaste of Home

Cinnamon Spiced Apples


If you’re feeling festive, scoop some vanilla ice cream over a bowl of my cinnamon spiced apples. They’re homey, aromatic and just plain heavenly. —Amie Powell, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Sonoran Sunset Watermelon IceTaste of Home

Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice


If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant surprise! Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and a sprig of cilantro on top for extra flair. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Trail Mix ClustersTaste of Home

Trail Mix Clusters


These delicious snacks make wonderful gifts, and although they look and taste like they came from an expensive chocolate shop, they couldn't be more guilt-free. The dried fruit and nuts are heart-healthy and full of fiber. Bet you can't eat just one! —Alina Niemi, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Surprise Meringues


These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal. —Gloria Grant, Sterling, Illinois
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Gluten-Free SugarplumsTaste of Home

Gluten-Free Sugarplums


Lots of moist, fruity flavor and nutty crunch give these sweet/spicy bites a kind of gumdrop richness. They make a delicious addition to cookie trays. Sneak one early—they’ll be gone before you can lick the sugar off your fingers! —Corleen Heidgerken, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Raspberry-Banana Soft ServeTaste of Home

Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve


When I make this ice cream, I mix and match bananas for their ripeness. Very ripe ones add more banana flavor. Less ripe ones have a fluffier texture. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Bacon-Pecan Chocolate TrufflesTaste of Home

Bacon-Pecan Chocolate Truffles


I love eating these truffles the day after I make them, after the full flavor of the bacon comes through. —Sylvia Shankle, Munhall, Pennsylvania

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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