This Father’s Day, celebrate the beloved patriarch in your family by indulging their sweet tooth with a variety of classic delights and unusual sweets.
Chocolate Shells and Sea Horses
After the trend gained momentum, many chocolatiers began making chocolates in the shape of seashells but Guylian ™ was the first in the world to create nautilus inspired chocolates. It all started with an epic love story of the ages. Guy Foubert fell in love with Liliane; they married in 1958, and then established the famous Chocolaterie Guylian ™, which joins together their first names. Using Guy’s signature in-house roasted hazelnut praline filling, Liliane designed the glossy marbled exterior and detailed sculptures of their famous Guylian ™ Sea Shell Chocolates. Besides the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth swirl of dark and white chocolate, your dad will also appreciate the finest ingredients, like West African cocoa beans and fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts.
Ne-Mo’s Cake Squares
When Ed Smith, the founder of Ne-Mo’s Bakery, baked his first batch of carrot cake squares in 1975, it was an instant hit thanks to fresh, wholesome ingredients and a made-from-scratch recipe that was moist and flavorful. Individually portioned and packaged, Ne-Mo’s Cake Squares are the best option for giving your dad a handmade treat but without the mess in the kitchen after making it yourself. Instead, let the expert bakers do the work while you make the difficult decision of which flavor to choose—Lemon, Peppermint Mocha, Carrot, Chocolate, Banana, Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet, Vanilla Birthday Cake, and Black & White.
Retro Candy Gift Set
Take your dad on a trip down memory lane with an assortment of nostalgic candy he loved as a kid. Each gift box is carefully curated to include rare, hard-to-find treats that reflect the particular decade. Depending on the era, some of these candies haven’t been manufactured in years, which makes this gift a unique and unexpected gift for Dad. The Father’s Day gift set from Candy Crate is ready for gifting with a decorative box featuring the decade and adorned with a bow. With over 55 different varieties of vintage candy, your dad will be truly delighted with sweets ranging from Boston Baked Beans and POP ROCKS® to Atomic Fireballs® and a Candy Necklace.
Banana Split Lasagna
Everybody loves a delicious banana split, and for those that don’t, that just means more for you and daddy dearest. In a family-friend twist on a classic dessert, banana split lasagna makes a great homemade gift, especially since it can be shared with the whole family. Although it requires more thought and effort that store-bought gifts, there is no substitute for the fresh and flavorful taste of homemade desserts. This decadent sugar bomb starts with a crunchy graham cracker crust, then topped with a layer of whipped cream cheese, sugar, and heavy cream. To give it a distinctive fruit flavor, a layer of banana, pineapple, and strawberries is added, followed by a final topping of whipped cream and chopped walnuts. After setting in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight, the dish is served with chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries, and sprinkles.
An inventive update on a classic dessert, this candy bar cheesecake is smooth and creamy but with the added crunch of decadent and gooey Twix candy bars. With the classic flavor and texture of cheesecake, this fun dessert is a real crowd pleaser, especially with a top layer of drizzled caramel, chopped Twix, and melted chocolate sauce.
Guinness ® Float
With only three ingredients and simple preparation, the Guinness ® Float makes a fun 2-in-1 dessert drink that will help reconnect Dad to his Irish roots. A roasted barley stout, the Guinness ® and its smooth flavor is complemented by a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which adds just the right amount of sweet creaminess to the dark and fizzy liquid. Make it a truly special gift when you serve it in a personalized pint glass that commemorates Father’s Day with a fun saying such as “World’s Greatest Dad” or “Cheers to Dad.”
Raspberry Sorbet Bellini
Another easy-to-make dessert drink, the classic Bellini gets a refreshing and frothy lift with Prosecco and two scoops of raspberry sorbet. Garnish with mint and fresh raspberries for an upscale cocktail in an instant. Like roses in the glass, the bright pink sorbet also adds a touch of sweetness to the bubbly white wine. Light and refreshing, these delicious Bellinis are perfect for serving at brunch, on a picnic, or as an after-dinner dessert.
After treating dear old dad to dinner, put a smile on his face with a sweet finish to a special day.