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Desserts: Our best recipes

Dessert is the way to a child's heart! Knock your family's socks off with one of these delicious treats.

By Eshun Mott
Desserts: Our best recipes

Desserts: Our best recipes

Decadent desserts

You don't have to save dessert for extra special days. Sometimes it's nice to indulge your sweet tooth just 'cause.

Treat your family by making one of these recipes for delicious treats!

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Old-fashioned cake donut rings and holes

Take advantage of the simplicity of donuts by arranging this crowdpleaser into any design or pattern you'd like on a party platter.

Get the recipe here

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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Chocolate-zucchini cupcakes with icing

The unexpected addition of grated zucchini makes this dessert effortlessly moist and rich. Plus, you can make the icing any colour you'd like to match the occasion, if there is one.

Get the recipe here

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Ultimate chocolate chocolate chunk cookie

Everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie. Think of this as the classic with an extra infusion of yumminess. Mix it up even further by adding some nuts or chopped candy.

Get the recipe here

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: John Cullen

Banana mouse pops

These quinoa pops can be made with marshmallow ears and chocolate chip eyes, or apricot ears and currant eyes for a healthier version. Easily multiply the ingredients to make as many pops as you please.

Get the recipe here

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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Strawberry rhubarb crostata

A crostata is an Italian baked dessert tart somewhere between pizza and pie. This fruity treat is crunchy, sweet and will never be forgotten. The addition of the rhubarb makes it extra special.

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Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Peanut butter and jam squares

Classic PB&J gets the dessert treatment with this recipe. These squares, jam-packed with yumminess, make a great dessert, a perfect snack and even a quick breakfast, if you're in a bind.

Get the recipe here

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Brownie ice cream sandwiches

Kids loves brownies. Kids love ice cream. Combine the two to make the best ice cream sandwich ever, and you'll never want to return to store-bought ones again. 

Get the recipe here

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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Best-ever applesauce cake

Get back to basics with these traditional applesauce cake squares. Delicious and easy to serve!

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Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Apple and almond crumble

Take the kids apple picking, them make this scrumptious dessert with the spoils. Try serving it with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or even Greek yogurt, just to be different.

Get the recipe here

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

Try this cherry sauce in other dishes, as well — it's perfect on pancakes, waffles and ice cream.

Get the recipe here: Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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More delicious treats

Desserts: Our best recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge
This article was originally published on Aug 16, 2012

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