The 24 Top Father's Day Desserts for Dad

Treat Your Favorite Guy to Something Sweet

Mexican Brownies

Leah Maroney

Make dad's day with decadent Father's Day desserts that are sure to make his day more special. From a Krispy Kreme doughnut cheesecake to chocolate-covered bacon (plus some more classic desserts), there's a sweet treat here to delight every kind of dad.

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    Giant Ice Cream Sandwich

    Giant Ice Cream Sandwich
    The Spruce

    For a dessert that will wow fathers and kids alike, make a giant ice cream sandwich. Thin devil's food cake holds a frozen brick of vanilla ice cream to form a cake everyone will remember. All of the components can be made ahead of time and assembled just before serving. Don't forget to add the holes to the cake — it really makes the cake look like the familiar handheld treat!

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    Sweet Potato Doughnuts With Maple Glaze and Candied Bacon

    sweet potato doughnuts with maple glaze and candied bacon
    Diana Rattray

    Does dad like bacon? Then this is the dessert (or decadent breakfast) for him. The cake donuts are made extra moist and tender thanks to mashed, cooked sweet potato, while a maple glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness. Crispy candied bacon puts the whole thing over the top. They're a fun project to make with kids, too.

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    Potato Chip Cookies

    Potato Chip Cookies

     Kristina Vanni

    Sweet and salty, potato chip cookies are the ultimate junk food combo. Crushed potato chips are mixed into the tender, lightly peanut buttery dough before the cookies take a dip in a chocolate-peanut butter sauce. They're a treat that will wow dad (and anyone else who tries them) on his special day.

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    Snickerdoodle Crème Brûlée

    Snickerdoodle Crème Brûlée

    Diana Rattray

    In this outrageously delicious twist on classic crème brûlée, cinnamon is added to both the creamy custard filling and the hard caramelized sugar topping. It's a dad-approved dessert that's perfect for capping a Father's Day dinner of steak or pot roast.

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    Coffee Ice Cream

    coffee ice cream

     Leah Maroney

    Homemade ice cream is the perfect summer treat and coffee is a sophisticated flavor that dad will love. A big bonus of this recipe: it does not require an ice cream maker. Even without special equipment, you can have a decadent, creamy treat at home. Plan ahead—you'll need at least six hours of freezing time before serving.

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    Oreo Rocky Road Bark

    Oreo Rocky Road Bark

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Rock dad's world with this sinfully delicious Oreo-studded bark recipe. Only four ingredients are needed to create the over-the-top confection filled with chewy marshmallows, crunchy nuts, cream-filled cookies, and a thick layer of chocolate holding it all together. You can make ahead and store it in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to keep it fresh until the big day.

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    Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cheesecake

    Krispy Kreme Donut Cheesecake

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    Doughnut-loving dads will flip for this ultra-decadent cheesecake with real Krispy Kreme doughnuts on the inside and a buttery graham cracker crumb crust. You may have to hide this insanely tempting dessert from the rest of the family, so it's not eaten before dad gets a chance to enjoy it.

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    Southern Chocolate Chess Pie

    Southern Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

    The Spruce

    Pie-loving dads will be licking their plate after they try a slice of chocolate chess. If you opt for a frozen pre-made crust, then this pie is especially easy to whip up. There's no peeling, slicing, or pastry-making required. The filling, calling for just a few ingredients, is rich and custardy with a thin crust on top. If dad isn't a chocoholic, try a classic chess pie.

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  • 09 of 24

    Mexican Brownies

    Mexican Brownies

    Leah Maroney

    Fudgey and spicy Mexican brownies make a fabulous dessert idea for dads who like foods that pack heat. Cinnamon and cayenne pepper are the secret ingredients that make these brownies special. Two kinds of chocolate, plus good-quality cocoa powder, ensures richness.

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    Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge

    Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge

    Elizabeth LaBau

    For a dad that's not a big chocolate or fruit lover, whip up him some sweet and salty pretzel butterscotch fudge for Father's Day. Super simple to make, allow a few hours for chilling before slicing. The candy will keep for a week or two in an airtight container in the fridge.

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    Joan's Easy Peach Cobbler

    Joan's easy peach cobbler

    The Spruce

    June is prime time for peaches and the number one easy-to-make peach dessert is a cobbler. Combining just a few everyday ingredients with sliced peaches yields a perfectly sweet, delicate batter surrounding fresh, spiced fruit. It's especially good served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

    chocolate chip cookie cake
    Diana Rattray

    Nothing says special occasion like a cookie cake! Luckily a big cookie is much easier to make than a layer cake and is sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Get creative with the decorations, or let the kids write a message to their dad using frosting.

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    Red Velvet Doughnuts

    Red Velvet Doughnuts

    Diana Rattray

    Red velvet doughnuts are special-looking when you want to go all-out for dad. Bonue: they boast a rich, chocolatey flavor and moist texture that he is sure to love. The recipe includes instructions for making two different frostings, so you can coat the doughnuts with a cream cheese icing or a simple vanilla glaze according to dad's tastes.

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    Chocolate Covered Bacon

    Chocolate Covered Bacon

    Elizabeth LaBau

    For the bacon-loving dad who can't get enough of this meaty snack, whip up this clever chocolate bacon recipe. It's easy to make and the combination is surprisingly delicious. The rich, semi-sweet chocolate coating complements the smoky flavor of crispy bacon for a sweet and salty dessert that is tailor-made for Father's Day giving.

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    Nutella Bars

    Nutella Bars

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    Whip up a batch of decadent Nutella bars to celebrate dad. A crispy rice cereal crust is topped with a layer of rich the addictive spread, along with chocolate, hazelnuts, and some orange zest. A glossy chocolate icing completes these gourmet bars.

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    Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake

    Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

    Create an unforgettable dessert for dad this Father's Day with a show-stopping salted caramel popcorn cheesecake that has all the sweet, salty flavors that dads dig. There's caramel corn inside the cake and used as a topping, for a one-two punch of crunch. This cake is best eaten on the day that it is made. (Not that you're in danger of having leftovers!)

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    Easy Bananas Flambé

    Easy Bananas Flambé

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    Go big or go home with a classic bananas flambé that makes an impressive presentation. Rum is flamed to finish this simple banana dessert, which provides some after-dinner entertainment.

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    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    White Chocolate Cheesecake

     Elaine Lemm

    Go all out for Father's Day this year and make a prize-worthy cheesecake. The filling is a creamy mix of cream cheese and white chocolate, making it perfectly sweet and tangy. Fresh raspberries are blended and swirled into the top for a nice fruity touch. For best results, make the day before and chill overnight. Save a few especially pretty berries to place on top before serving.

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    No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake

    No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake

    Samantha Merritt

    Icebox cakes are ideal for summer celebrations since they are served chilled and don't require any baking. Strawberries are at the end of their season in June, so some sweet, ripe berries should still be available. This versatile recipe can be easily tweaked to dad's tastes. If desired, you can swap out the strawberries for blueberries, peaches, or cherries.

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    Sea Salted Chocolate Peanut Brittle

    Sea Salted Chocolate Peanut Brittle

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Salted chocolate peanut brittle is a delicious update on old-fashioned candy for dads with gourmet candy tastes. The nutty treat is coated with a layer of chocolate and a big pinch of flaked sea salt for a fantastic flavor combo.

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    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Diana Rattray

    Sometimes, it's the tried-and-true homey treats that dads enjoy most. Soft, and chewy peanut butter cookies make a great dessert for classic dads, especially served with a tall glass of milk for dunking.

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    Almond Buttercrunch

    Almond Buttercrunch

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Homemade almond buttercrunch candy is simple to prepare and makes a great gift for dad or a dessert to enjoy at the table. It's a rich toffee candy that's made with brown sugar and butter studded with toasted almonds, dipped in chocolate, and rolled in more nuts for a satisfyingly crunchy coating.

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    No-Bake Key Lime Pie

    No bake key lime pie

    The Spruce

    It doesn't get much simpler than this: lime juice, egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and a graham cracker pie crust. This key lime pie doesn't even require baking since the acid in the lime juice causes the egg yolks to set up in the fridge. It's a nice refreshing dessert that still feels special and is especially good served with fresh whipped cream. Assemble it the day before so it has time to set up overnight.

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    Peanut Butter Milkshake

    peanut butter milkshake

    Leah Maroney

    For a summertime dessert that feels like a real treat, but comes together in just minutes, make milkshakes. All you'll need is some ice cream, peanut butter, milk, a blender, and some whipped cream and chopped peanuts for decoration. For a chocolate-peanut butter version, add a swirl of chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of chopped peanut butter cups.