Mom says a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and she couldn’t be more right — especially when it comes to Dad! We matched each dad type, from goofy to sentimental to sports fanatic, with a sure-to-please dessert that’ll win his heart this Father’s Day. Here’s hoping he’ll share his treats with the fam!
The Chill Dad
Nothing fazes this strong and silent type, not even the time the dog destroyed his new shoes. Reward him with a layered ice cream treat that’s as chill as he is.
Get the Recipe: Fudgy Ice Cream Sandwiches
He’s gotten you so many times, you lost count at the age of 8. He’ll definitely appreciate a funny dessert like elephant ears. Cue the camera for fun food-as-props pictures.
Get the Recipe: Baby Elephant Ears
The Surprise Artist
He’s always got some scheme in the works, from a secret party for Mom to lunch box love notes. These sweet treats, with their surprise center of a peanut butter cup, will be right up his alley.
Get the Recipe: Giant Peanut Butter Zebra Cookies
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the age difference between you two, especially after he schooled you in mini golf last weekend. Celebrate your best friend — who just happens to be your dad — with an adult twist on root beer floats.
Get the Recipe: Stout Beer-Ice Cream Mini Floats
The Sugar Junkie
This dad hasn’t met a treat he doesn’t like. Satisfy his hyperactive sweet tooth with an over-the-top treat. A recipe featuring two kinds of cookies layered with brownies and topped with a fudge-bourbon sauce is sure to impress.
Get the Recipe: Triple Decker Brownies with Bourbon Chocolate Sauce
The Workout Maniac
Give him a 100-calorie treat that won’t take him long to work off. In fact, all it takes is a 20-minute dance party. Shake your groove thang, Dad!
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cherry FroYo Sandwiches
The saying “nice guys finish last” doesn’t have to be true. Make an ultra-sharable cookie pizza for the dad who’s always doing something for someone. Just make sure to give him the biggest slice of the pie!
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza
If camping, hiking or fishing is his thing, he’s sure to dig a granola-crusted tart topped with cream cheese and fresh fruit.
Get the Recipe: Mixed-Berry Cream Tart
Give the dad who’s fueled by coffee a treat inspired by a caffeinated cafe fave: cappuccino. One bite and he’ll be ready for any task you throw his way. Where’s that honey-do list?
Get the Recipe: Cappuccino Toppers