12 Indulgent Father's Day Desserts to Celebrate Dear Ol' Dad
Somewhere along the way, we picked up the notion that dads only want big, bold, over-the-top flavors in their foods, including desserts. Whether or not there's any hard evidence to back that up, here are 12 Father's Day desserts that go way above and beyond, just like some of the best dads we know. Father's Day desserts are as special and unique as dad is — a little salty, a touch nutty, but very sweet indeed.
Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
Maple Bacon Milkshake
Maple-glazed bacon elevates this vanilla milkshake to the level of Dad's Day worthiness. You can make the bacon embellishments ahead of time and simply assemble the milkshake when it's time to blow his mind.
Peanutty Ice Cream Pie
Assemble this peanut-packed no-bake pie a day ahead of time and let it chill overnight before serving. To give it a fancy finish, use a vegetable peeler to make easy chocolate curls to sprinkle over the top. So easy! If you like where this is headed, check out more top-rated ice cream pies (well worth the brain freeze).
These multi-layered brownie bars are on the fast-track to dessert heaven, thanks to a clever use of packaged brownie mix turned into outrageous treats.
Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert
Strawberry Pie II
If dad prefers his desserts a bit more fruity and fresh than chocolate and decadent, this strawberry pie is the right pick for your Father's Day dessert.
S'more Ice Cream Pie
Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler
Easier than a pie, peach cobbler still provides all the comforting flavors dad seeks in his favorite desserts: warm spices, decadent pastry, and crisp fruit. Vanilla ice cream isn't required, but dad will surely be disappointed if it's not there.
Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie
Stack the meringue as tall as your love for dad is. (Just don't burn it in the oven when it's time to cook it.) Tart, sweet, and refreshing, this Father's Day dessert is sweet and simple.
Mascarpone custard. Whipped cream. Bold coffee. Buttery ladyfingers. If dad's dessert goals are bold, tiramisu is an obvious choice.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can follow the recipe and cut soft caramel candies into small pieces, or follow the lead of the reviewers who used caramel baking chips. Watch the video to see how to pull these treats together.