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Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

Need sweet ideas for Mother's Day? Treat her to one of these delicious recipes for cakes, parfaits, cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes and more.

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Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Not only do the flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and peanuts taste great together, the easy recipe reminds me of being up north at the cabin with my family. Makes a fast batch of treats to sell at your school bake sale. —Jamie McMahon, Cologne, Minnesota

Caramel Toffee Brownies

Caramel Toffee Brownies

Caramel Toffee Brownies

I love to make up recipes for foods that I am craving, such as chocolate, toffee and caramel. They came together in this brownie for one sensational treat. I frequently make these to add to care packages for family and friends.—Brenda Caughell, Durham, North Carolina

Chocolate Dessert Waffles with Raspberries

Chocolate Dessert Waffles with Raspberries

Chocolate Dessert Waffles with Raspberries

When I was a little girl, growing up in Kansas City, Mo., my mother made these waffles for the family, especially if we were expecting company. For a little girl, the best part of this was the waffle iron Mother used. It was called a "Mazie Lee". All the waffles came out with a sun, moon and stars on them. The iron was used on the stovetop, so you cooked one side at a time. The iron is in my possession, and I enjoy making this treat for my family.
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Chocolate Rum Fondue

Chocolate Rum Fondue

Chocolate Rum Fondue

Who needs a fancy fondue restaurant when you can whip up a chocolate sensation like this in just 10 minutes? You'll love the hint of rum flavor. —Angie Samples, Maysville, Georgia

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

Eat these kid-friendly 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

Coconut Cheesecake & Rhubarb Compote

Coconut Cheesecake & Rhubarb Compote

Coconut Cheesecake & Rhubarb Compote

I took my daughter’s love of cheesecake plus my mom’s love of coconut and rhubarb and ran with it. Try it with a smidge of chocolate sauce, too. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

Daffodil Cake

Daffodil Cake

Daffodil Cake

I've made this cake for my children(see photo below), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It is their favorite birthday cake...it's light and tasty, and lends itself beautifully to decorating. I often place a small arrangement of fresh flowers in the center.

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Guests won’t be able to resist this silky chocolate fondue made extra-special with butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme and coconut. “Bananas are my favorite fruit for dipping, but apple wedges, pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries work, too.”—Sarita Naegeli, Edmond, Oklahoma

Lemon Breakfast Parfaits

Lemon Breakfast Parfaits

Lemon Breakfast Parfaits

I serve these lively, layered parfaits as a refreshing start to a busy day. You can make the couscous mixture ahead, cover and chill. —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Anytime I can take a recipe that has been handed down two generations and lighten it up while keeping the delicious flavor memories intact, I’m a happy girl. —Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida

Maple Peanut Butter Pie

Maple Peanut Butter Pie

Maple Peanut Butter Pie

Maple nut goodies have been a favorite candy of mine since I was a child, and I think the flavors taste just as great in a pie! This pie freezes well, too—just take it out to thaw 30 minutes before serving. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
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