15 Desserts That Are A Sweet Salute to Dad


It is no surprise that Dad’s love desserts! These sweet treats offer something for all kinds of dads. From boozy to sports inspired, these ideas will have you creating a dessert he will love on his special day.

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This is your reminder that this year, June 16th is the day we celebrate dear old dad. We know most dad’s have quite the sweet tooth – so it is time to start thinking about what you can make for them!

From smoky bacon-wrapped delights to decadent chocolate masterpieces, these treats are sure to make Dad’s heart (and belly) swell with joy. So, roll up your sleeves, gather the family, and let’s create sweet memories that will linger long after the last crumb is devoured.

Peanut Butter Whiskey Brownies

peanut butter whiskey brownies
Simple Sweet Life

Not sure we ever met a dad that did not like brownies. But adding whiskey to them just elevates them to a whole new level. These peanut butter whiskey brownies from The Simple Sweet Life are made from scratch and will bring flavors that store bought brownies could never match.

Bourbon Butterscotch Apple Pie

bourbon butterscotch apple pie on a plate
The Simple Sweet Life

An amazing combination of flavors in this recipe from The Simple Sweet Life! This is no regular apple pie, but an elevation of flavors with the addition of a bourbon butterscotch sauce. This will quickly become dear old dad’s favorite!

Chile and Chocolate Beer Ice Cream

Chile and Chocolate Beer Ice Cream
Cupcakes and Cutlery

This boozy dessert from Cupcakes and Cutlery features a touch of Mexican inspired flavors and is unlike any traditional chocolate ice cream. The chocolate ice cream is made with pasilla chile and your choice of Mexican beer to create rich flavors. Mexican chocolate brings a unique element that will make the mouth happy.

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Oreos

smoked bacon oreos
Smoked Meat Sunday

Most dads would agree that bacon makes every meal better and dessert is no different. Smoked Meat Sunday has created this easy recipe featuring Oreos wrapped in a the perfect partner, bacon. This is a perfect last minute option in case you forgot about dear old dad!

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake

layered baileys irish cream cake
Chew Out Loud

Ultra moist and filled with flavor, this cake will become a favorite. The recipe from Chew Out Loud features Bailey’s Irish Cream that is infused into the cake giving it that decadent flavor. Stabilized whipped cream makes for the perfect topping to offset those rich chocolate flavors.

Bananas Foster Ice Cream Sundae

bananas foster ice cream sundae
What A Girl Eats

This recipe from What A Girl Eats takes a traditional favorite and gives it an island inspired twist. The sundae features macadamia nuts, caramelized bananas and shredded coconut all layered to perfection.

S’mores Icebox Cake

smores icebox cake
The Short Order Cook

The Short Order Cook created this amazing no-bake dessert that is not only great for dad, but a perfect summer dessert. Layers of goodness like graham crackers, chocolate pudding, and of course toasted marshmallows create a family favorite dessert. We just hope you save a piece for dad.

Beer Ice Cream with Stout Chocolate Flavor

beer ice cream with stout chocolate pretzel
Champagne Tastes

A handmade take on Häagen-Dazs’® stout chocolate pretzel ice cream that will have Dad asking for seconds. The recipe from ChampagneTastes features a dark robust beer like Guinness and is complemented with an eggless ice cream chocolate and pretzels.

Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

sugar cookies in dad letters
Saving Talents / Sara Welburn Photography

The perfect kid-friendly cookie recipe for dad comes from Saving Talents. These adorable sugar cookies are a family friendly activity that will light up dads face on Father’s day. The cream cheese frosting can be decorating in so many ways to make them truly custom.

Easy Boozy Beer Brownies

easy boozy beer brownies
Cupcake and Cutlery

Maybe time is not your friend. Instead of made from scratch recipes, this brownie recipe from Cupcakes and Cutlery offers a shortcut to making perfect boozy brownies.

Russian Chocolate Salami

russian chocolate salami dessert
Little Nomads Recipes

One of the more unique dad desserts on the list is from Little Nomads Recipe. It may look like real salami, but at first bite you will taste all the sweet flavors of chocolate, tea biscuits, and marmalade candies.

Baseball Rice Krispie Treats

baseball designed rice krispie treats
Two Kids and a Coupon

A childhood favorite with a twist. Two Kids and a Coupon has created an adorable Rice Krispie treat that is perfect for the baseball loving dad. The traditional Rice Krispie treat is given a facelift with a creative baseball design on top. This easy dessert can be ready in no time – and dad will love it!

Soft Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

cinnamon sugar soft pretzels
Gimme from Scratch

Forget the Superpretzel from the frozen food section, these soft homemade pretzels from Gimme from Scratch is what dad deserves. We promise they are easier to make than you might think and dad will be impressed and feel the love when you dish out a warm sweet pretzel made just for him.

Bourbon Balls

bourbon balls
Cuss Kitchen

These adult only dessert balls are the perfect dad’s day treat. Rich bourbon flavors are the star of the ball. This no-bake option from Cuss Kitchen features rich chocolate, hazelnuts, and animal crackers.

Basketball Cookie Cake

basketball cookie cake on a cooling rack
Make with Mara

Got a dad that loves basketball? This cookie cake from Make with Mara is perfect for them. The base is a traditional giant sized chocolate cookie with a creative design which she shows you how to do!

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