12 Indulgent Father's Day Desserts to Celebrate Dear Ol' Dad

Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert
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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.

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Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
Jennifer Baker

Let's get this Father's Day desserts party started with cupcakes that bring it all: sweet, salty, and smoky, with a hit of coffee to intensify the chocolate. If you need to brush up on your cupcake-making skills, we've got you covered.

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Maple Bacon Milkshake

Maple Bacon Milkshake
Matt Wencl

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.

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Peanutty Ice Cream Pie

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).

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Brownie-Mallow Bars

brownie mallow bars

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.

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Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so this should get you back into his good graces after any nonsense you've been up to. To make sure your cheesecake comes out just right, check out these tips for baking perfect cheesecakes.

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Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Five ingredients is all it takes to build this stack of deliciousness. The recipe calls for frozen whipped topping, but you can substitute a sturdy homemade whipped cream, if you'd prefer.

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Strawberry Pie II

a fresh strawberry pie with whole berries in a shiny glaze

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.

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S'more Ice Cream Pie

S'more Ice Cream Pie
Chef John

All the flavors of s'mores — toasty marshmallow, buttery graham crackers, and rich chocolate — are all in this cool, refreshing pie, and no fire is required. Make this the day before your meal, and you can focus on the rest of your Father's Day menu.

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Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

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.

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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

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.

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Tiramisu II

side view of a square slice of tiramisu showing the layers of ladyfingers and custard, topped with chocolate shavings
Connie Ding

Mascarpone custard. Whipped cream. Bold coffee. Buttery ladyfingers. If dad's dessert goals are bold, tiramisu is an obvious choice.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies on a turquoise plate

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.

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