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Father's Day Dessert Recipes

Desserts Dad Will Love

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Make Dad's day special by whipping up one of these family-pleasing Father's Day dessert recipes. Some of these recipes are easy enough for the kids to make; others will require a bit of help from an adult. But all are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

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Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Pie
Stephanie Gallagher
This cool and creamy pie makes a refreshing summer dessert for Father's Day or any time. Although I use instant chocolate pudding for this recipe (to save time), feel free to make your own. My super easy chocolate pudding recipe has just three ingredients!

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

Strawberry Milkshake
Stephanie Gallagher
If Dad is an ice cream fan, he will adore these homemade milkshakes. The brown sugar gives this recipe a nice, deep flavor. Check out my 16 milkshake recipes for more ideas, too.

Peach Crisp Recipe

Peach Crisp
Stephanie Gallagher
This crisp is one of my kids' favorite summer desserts. I think they like the combination of textures. Soft, juicy peaches are topped with a sweet streusel, then finished off with vanilla ice cream. I like to serve this crisp warm.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Stephanie Gallagher
This is one of my most-requested desserts, because it tastes great and it is so simple to make. In fact, the kids can make this cake all by themselves. Feel free to decorate with whatever sprinkles you like, such as the colors of Dad's favorite football team.

German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies
Stephanie Gallagher
Is Dad a fan of German chocolate cake? Try making these brownies for him this Father's Day. They have all the flavors of German chocolate cake - coconut, chocolate and nuts in an easy-to-grab brownie form. Important: Watch the brownies carefully after you've put the topping on. The coconut can burn easily if you aren't careful. This is not a dessert I recommend the kids make themselves.

Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Strawberry Icebox Cake
Stephanie Gallagher
Fresh strawberries give this no-bake cake an incredible sweet flavor that goes beautifully with the chocolate cream filling in this recipe. Kids can even make this dessert by themselves. Just be sure to leave enough time for the cake to set in the refrigerator.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
Soft and chewy, these chocolate chip cookies have a wholesome, nutty texture, thanks to the addition of oatmeal. These cookies make a perfect end to a Father's Day cookout or barbecue. Be sure to check out my other chocolate chip cookie recipes, too.

Blueberry Tart Recipe

Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart
Stephanie Gallagher
Depending on where you live, Father's Day can fall right in the middle of blueberry season if you're lucky with the weather. If you have access to good, fresh blueberries, this tart makes a terrific Dad's day dessert. It has a layer of sweetened cream cheese that is topped simply with fresh blueberries. It's sweet and light, and a perfect end to any summer meal.

Ice Cream Cone Cannoli Recipe

Ice Cream Cone Cannoli
Stephanie Gallagher
Love the cannoli at your favorite Italian restaurant, but don't want to go to the trouble of making the shells at home? This recipe solves the problem. Just whip up the cannoli filling and spoon it into sugar cones. The kids can make this dessert all by themselves, and Dad will love it!

Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Peach Pudding Cake
Stephanie Gallagher
If you like peaches and cream, you will like this peach dump cake. And because this recipe starts with a cake mix, it is super easy. You don't even need to worry about whether or not fresh peaches are in season to make this cake, because it uses canned peaches. See? Easy!

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