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Owing to its place in the calendar, Father’s Day has evolved into a major grilling holiday. That means dads all over the country are celebrated with steaks, when maybe some dads really want something a little sweet for their special day. If you have that kind of dad in your life, try one of these…

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10 Sweet Ways to Celebrate Dad

Owing to its place in the calendar, Father’s Day has evolved into a major grilling holiday. That means dads all over the country are celebrated with steaks, when maybe some dads really want something a little sweet for their special day. If you have that kind of dad in your life, try one of these ideas to show him just how sweet he really is! Cherry Cheesecake Handpies These hand pies are for the dad on the go. Whether he loves a long hike, a day at the beach, or a day-trip to his favorite brewery, pack these little handheld treats for when the sweet tooth hits.
Cherry Cheesecake Hand Pies
Churros For the guy who loves riding the ferris wheel at the county fair, these churros are the crisp fried dough treat of his dreams. We like dunking them in chocolate sauce, but depending on his favorites, you could try caramel, lemon curd, or a simple fruit sauce for dipping.
Churros with chocolate
Grilled Peppered Pineapple with Tequila and Orange Sauce This recipe is for the tequila lover in your life. This sweet dessert is fruit-forward, perfect for the dad who doesn’t go for cakes and cookies.
Grilled Peppered Pineapple
Tahini Kiss Cookies Try these cookies for your peanut butter-obsessed dad as a change of pace that’s still on target. Inspired by the classic peanut butter kiss cookie, these are made with sesame tahini, and easy enough for kids to get involved.
Tahini Kiss Cookies
Peanut Brittle Is your dad a candy guy? Then he might like something crunchy he can enjoy all week after his big day. This peanut brittle fits the bill. It’s deceptively easy to prepare, and he can tuck it away and nibble while he’s at work. If peanuts aren’t his thing, you can substitute any nut, seed, or a combo of both. We love sesame seeds, pepitas, and chopped almonds.
Peanut Brittle
Rosemary Polenta Cake with Strawberry and Goat Cheese This one is for the not-too-sweet dad, who likes something a little savory. This simple polenta cake is tender and moist, and perfectly accompanied by simple stewed strawberries and smooth, whipped goat cheese. It's a beautiful presentation for a special guy.
Rosemary Polenta Cake
Tiramisu Tiramisu is a go-to favorite dessert for lots of people, dads included! This version uses prepared ladyfingers and an ultra-rich mascarpone cream. Little ones might love assembling this for or with dad!
Tiramisu
Turtle Bars These chewy bars are full of chocolate and caramel flavor, and they are the perfect make-ahead and bring-along treat for a family celebration. Use any nut Dad likes best, even macadamia nuts for an ultra-decadent treat.
Turtle Bars
Cheesecake with Summer Berries There is no better treat than a rich and creamy cheesecake, and this is our favorite version! This one is piled high with seasonal summer berries, but you can top it with a cooked fruit sauce, warm caramel drizzle, or just keep it simple with a dollop of whipped cream.
Cheesecake with fresh summer berries
Flourless Chocolate Soufflé Cake This one is for the gluten-free guy who still has a sweet tooth! This cake is easy and quick to assemble. It will rise and then fall, cooling to a fudgy, rich texture that is the perfect end to any meal (or, maybe for a mid-day treat later in the week!).
Flourless Chocolate Soufflé Cake

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