Flowers, thoughtful greeting cards, her favorite chocolates - all wonderful gifts to give Mom for Mother’s Day to show her how much she means to you and the family. This year, why not also give Mom a homemade gift that she’ll also love to snack on? Cue in the six Mother’s Day desserts we’ve listed in this blog.
Besides being sweet and absolutely delicious, these treats are also simple to whip up together. That makes them perfect for letting your little ones help with the preparation! From berry desserts and bite-sized delights to frozen treats and more, read through our Mother’s Day dessert ideas and decide which one (or ones) Mom would love most. Then, get what you need from your local Food Lion at low prices, have some fun in the kitchen with your kiddos and watch the smile appear on Mom’s face when she sees the homemade confections you made for her.
No-Bake Mini Lemon Tarts
Sweet, fresh and simple to make, this Mother’s Day dessert is chilled, making it refreshing on warm spring days. And it’s an easy recipe to get the kids involved with in order to make a special treat for Mom. So, if you choose to make these No-Bake Lemon Tarts this year, get your little ones to help form the graham cracker crusts in your mini muffin tin and assist with the mixing and topping of fresh raspberries.
Be sure to plan ahead. These mini tarts need to set in the refrigerator for at least two hours. And while they’re setting, cover them loosely with aluminum foil so the surprise isn’t spoiled and Mom doesn’t accidentally spot them before you’re ready.
Easy Strawberry Pie
Springtime is berry season, so make the most of it with an Easy Strawberry Pie that’s bright, sweet and perfect to serve for Mother’s Day. How easy is it to make this pie? Well, for starters, you’ll only need five ingredients, plus half of a cup of water, so that makes grocery shopping quick and easy. Also, this Mother’s Day dessert only takes 30 minutes total to put together.
Wondering how your kiddos can help make this pie? Depending on their age, they could help mix in the strawberry gelatin; and they can certainly add the fresh strawberries into the baked pie crust as well.
Once the mixed gelatin is poured overtop, this pie will be ready for the refrigerator until it’s time to enjoy. So, just like we recommended above, you may want to cover your pie loosely with foil in the meantime.
Raspberry Lemon Icebox Cake
Not only is this Raspberry Lemon Icebox Cake beautiful to look at, but it’s also absolutely delicious and a cinch to make. You’ll just layer the four items below in a loaf pan, set it in the freezer, top with additional whipped topping and it’s ready to give Mom for Mother’s Day. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Frozen pound cake (thawed)
- Lemon curd
- Whipped topping
- Fresh raspberries
No lemon curd on hand? Not to worry! Lemon pudding works great too. You can also substitute the fresh raspberries for frozen if needed.
Frozen Lemon Delights
Lemon tart meets cheesecake meets dessert bars in this simple Mother’s Day treat. So, if those are some of Mom’s favorite confections, then this recipe may make a fantastic homemade present. To make them, you and your little ones will start by mixing together lemonade concentrate, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk.
Next, spoon the creamy, lemony mixture over the graham cracker crust and spread evenly. Add a layer of whipped topping over the top and shake some sprinkles for a pop of fun color.
This Mother’s Day dessert will also need time to set. So, store it in the freezer for several hours before cutting it into squares and serving these sweet treats to Mom. Now, head on over to our recipe portal to find the full recipe for these Frozen Lemon Delights.
Chocolate Brownies with Raspberries
We’ve now covered four Mother’s Day desserts - all of which are primarily fruit-forward. So, let’s mix things up a bit and take a look at an idea that showcases another sweet favorite, chocolate! Mom is sure to love the flavor combination of rich, fudgy brownies and fresh raspberries in this easy dessert recipe.
Either follow along with our easy recipe to make brownies from scratch or feel free to use a mix to make preparing this treat even easier. Stir in some mini chocolate chips and fresh raspberry halves into your brownie batter and pour into a greased eight-by-eight baking dish.
Next, spoon dollops of raspberry preserves over the top and use a knife to spread them, creating a swirled look. And then it’s time to bake, cool and enjoy with Mom for Mother’s Day!
To make these brownies even more special, have your kids use a tube of red or pink decorating icing and write “Happy Mother’s Day” or “We Love You” and draw little icing hearts and maybe some flowers too.
Flower Pretzel Bites
Planning to give Mom a bouquet for the holiday? What a great idea! And why not also give her some edible flowers to go with them? These Flower Pretzel Bites are the perfect treats. Made with pretzel twists, pastel candy-coated chocolate candies and vanilla frosting, there’s no baking required in this recipe, so it’s easy for your little ones to lend a helping hand. And trust us - they’ll have loads of fun making these Mother’s Day desserts!
You could even choose to make it a family affair and craft these together with Mom, too. After all, what greater gift is there than quality time with the people you love most, right?
Ready to celebrate Mom and show her just how much she means to the whole family? We hope these ideas for Mother’s Day desserts come in handy and have given you the perfect sweet gift inspiration. Want some additional ideas for the holiday? We have several blogs to help make Mother’s Day special for the woman who has done so much for her family, from crafts to gift ideas. Check them out!