Top left cupcake topped with bacon, top right cookies decorated as barbecues, bottom left baseball rice krispie treats, bottom right oreo cake.

15 Father’s Day Desserts to Show Dad He’s Number One

These Father’s Day desserts are the perfect way to celebrate Dad.

From s’mores bars and BBQ grill cookies to maple bacon cupcakes and ice cream cake, there’s a wide variety of desserts your dad will enjoy.

These desserts are guaranteed to be a big hit at any Father’s Day celebration. There are also some easy dessert ideas the kids can help make too.

Football Whoopie Pies

Football whoopie pies on a white background.
Photo Credit: Barley & Sage

These chocolate football whoopie pies will score a touchdown with your dad on Father’s Day. The marshmallow fluff buttercream filling is so good.

Get the Recipe: Football Whoopie Pies

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Maple bacon cupcakes on a white background.
Photo Credit: Barley & Sage

These homemade maple cupcakes have a tasty bourbon brown butter frosting and are topped with candied bacon. 

The bourbon in the frosting is optional if you want to make the cupcakes alcohol-free.

Get the Recipe: Maple Bacon Cupcakes

BBQ Grill Cookies

Cookies that look like a bbq grill on a white background.
Photo Credit: The Decorated Cookie

If your dad is a BBQ master, he’ll love these cookies that look like little grills. The candy hot dogs and kebabs are so fun. 

You’ll never guess what the “wood” skewers are made of, it’s so clever.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Grill Cookies

Ice Cream Cake

Slice of ice cream cake with colorful sprinkles on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This easy ice cream cake is a Dairy Queen copycat recipe made with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, a cookie crunch layer, hot fudge, and whipped cream frosting.

You can also customize the sprinkles to your dad’s favorite colors or sports team colors.

Get the Recipe: Ice Cream Cake

Baseball Rice Krispie Treats

Baseball rice krispie treats on a colorful background.
Photo Credit: Two Kids and a Coupon

These baseball Rice Krispie treats will hit a home run with everyone. They’re so easy to make that even the kids can help.  

Get the Recipe: Baseball Rice Krispie Treats

Strawberry Crisp

Strawberry crisp in a white bowl.
Photo Credit: Vintage Kitchen Notes

Take advantage of berry season with this fresh strawberry crisp recipe. Serve it by itself or with vanilla ice cream, yum.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Crisp

Going Fishing Cupcakes

Cupcakes with fishes and fishing poles.
Photo Credit: The Decorated Cookie

If Dad’s favorite hobby is fishing, this is a must-try recipe. These adorable cupcakes will be a massive hit with dads, kids, and just about everyone.

Get the Recipe: Going Fishing Cupcakes

S’mores Bars

Smores bars on a white background.
Photo Credit: Barley & Sage

Dad will get his s’mores fix with these gooey brown butter blondie bars loaded with marshmallow fluff, chocolate, and graham crackers.

Get the Recipe: S’mores Bars

Comic Book Pop Cookies

Cookies decorated with the word pop.
Photo Credit: The Decorated Cookie

These comic book speech bubble cookies are perfect for any dad who loves comic books or goes by pop or pops.

Get the Recipe: Comic Book Pop Cookies

Oreo Poke Cake

Oreo poke cake on a white pate.
Photo Credit: To Simply Inspire


Everyone at your Father’s Day celebration will want seconds of this poke cake packed with cookies and cream flavor in every bite.

Get the Recipe: Oreo Poke Cake

Lawn Mower Cupcakes

Cupcakes decorated to look like a lawn and a lawnmower.
Photo Credit: Gagen Girls

Dad will be super impressed with these cupcakes decorated to look like lawn mowers.

While these look difficult, they’re quite easy thanks to the detailed step-by-step directions.

Get the Recipe: Lawn Mower Cupcakes

Chocolate Whiskey Brownies (With Alcohol-Free Option)

Chocolate whiskey brownies on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: Scarlati Family Kitchen

If your dad’s go-to drink is whiskey, this will be his new favorite dessert. These boozy brownies are finished off with caramel and sea salt. 

There are also directions to make them alcohol-free.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Whiskey Brownies

Father’s Day Sweet Snack Mix

Trail mix with neckties and moustaches.
Photo Credit: The Decorated Cookie

This sweet snack mix makes the perfect light treat or a fun addition to the dessert table. The candy mustaches and ties are so creative.

Get the Recipe: Father’s Day Sweet Snack Mix

Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

Chocolate chip cookie icebox cake on a white plate and. in a baking dish.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

This easy no-bake icebox cake tastes like dipping cookies into a cold glass of milk. Dad will for sure want seconds of this delicious cake.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

Basketball Rice Krispie Treats

Basket ball rice krispie treats on a blue background.
Photo Credit: Two Kids and a Coupon

With basketball finals in full swing, what better dessert to celebrate Dad than yummy basketball-shaped Rice Krispie treats?

Get the Recipe: Basketball Rice Krispie Treats

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