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Here are 40 plus Mother’s Day recipes that you can make for that special woman in your life. Choose from simple cookies, cakes, desserts, and more.

A collage of recipes for Mother\'s Day.
40 Plus Mothers Day Treats and Recipes

A very happy Mother’s Day weekend to all mothers everywhere. These are strange times we live in and while it would be very easy to just buy your mom something. Perhaps this year, you can even make her something special.

Making something for mom doesn’t have to be a time-consuming project. Try somethings as simple as making her a simple breakfast parfait, which takes as little as five minutes.

Whatever you decide, I highly recommend doing something to make your mom feel good. She will remember it forever. It’s true. Moms have good memories of little things their kids do for them.

My blog is loaded with things you can do for mom. So, following are a few things that I handpicked for you.

Breakfast parfait

Start mom’s day with a healthy and hearty breakfast (in bed if possible). Below, I have used homemade granola (which is so easy to make) and homemade yogurt (with needs only two ingredients). But, you can certainly use store-bought cereals, yogurt, honey, and a few fresh fruits. See how to make a breakfast yogurt parfait here.

A bowl of yogurt parfait with granola.How to make a Yogurt Parfait
An image optimized for social share for this pecan pie granola made, nothing beat homemade granola.Maple Pecan Granola Recipe aka Pecan Pie Granola

Chocolate coated strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are a simple, easy, and refreshing treat. The best part is, you don’t have too much to do. Gets done in no time at all. See more strawberry recipes here.

A person holding a Chocolate coated Strawberry and a bowl full of chocolate coated strawberries.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dessert

Panna cotta

The next easiest dessert on my list is Panna cotta. Not many people know, but this dessert actually takes only 15 minutes to make and 3 hours to chill. The list of ingredients is very small, just 5 to 6 ingredients (milk, cream, sugar, gelatin, fruit). See all panna cotta recipes.

A glass with Strawberry Panna Cotta.Strawberry Panna Cotta Recipe11
Two glasses with mango Panna cotta on a table.Mango Panna Cotta Recipe23
A blackberry Panna Cotta tart on a cake stand.Blackberry Panna Cotta Tart Recipe25


Almost every one of us has memories making brownies with mom. It’s what we did with mom when we were kids. Bring back those memories.
These are one of the easiest bakes. The batter takes just 10 minutes, and you only need a pan or two. See all brownie recipes.

a stack of chocolate brownies.Pecan Pie Brownies34
A stack of chocolate strawberry brownies on a table.Chocolate Strawberry Brownies (3)
Chocolate fudge brownies on a tray.Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies (11)
A social media optimized image for dark chocolate brownies, this chocolate brownies is to die for with a light crisp top and soft melt in the mouth fudge center. A chocolate brownie which is a chocolate lover's ultimate dessert.Super Moist Dark Chocolate Brownie Recipe (15)

Flourless chocolate cake

This rich, dark, and delicious flourless chocolate cake is naturally gluten-free. All you need is one bowl to mix and a baking pan. Probably one of my easiest chocolate cakes to make.

A close up of a chocolate cake with a strawberry on top.
Best Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake,


These mini treats are always welcome for all holidays and special occasions. You will be surprised how simple and easy these truffles are to make. Featured below are Coconut balls, coconut chocolate truffles, homemade chocolate marzipan truffles, Pecan marzipan truffles. See all truffle recipes.

A stack of coconut chocolate balls in a small plate.Coconut Chocolate Truffles, Vegan and Gluten Free
Ultimate Christmas Truffles in 5 minutes -Chocolate Marzipan Truffles made with Homemade Chocolate Marzipan from scratchChocolate Marzipan Truffles,
Coconut Balls aka White Chocolate Cookie Coconut Truffles make perfect Christmas Gifts for the holidays to family and friendsWhite Chocolate Coconut Balls, White Chocolate Cookie Coconut Tr
Homemade pecan marzipan truffles make perfect gifts to family and friends this holiday season with this step by step video tutorial.Pecan Marzipan TrufflesIMG_2414

Bars and blondies

These are always a great way to brighten up an afternoon tea. Whether you choose these pecan pie blondies or apricot crumble bars. Most of these take less than an hour to prep and bake. See all bars, squares, and blondies here.

A stack of pecan pie blondies.Pecan Pie Blondies16
A stack of cherry crumble squares on a wooden board.Cherry Pie Crumble Bars9
display of the apricots bars with the center closeupApricot Crumble Squares, Apricot Crumble Bars, Apricot Crumble Slice
How to make Bars or Squares with Coconut and Chocolate ChipsChocolate Chip Coconut Bars or Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

Coffee cakes

Simple, easy, and delicious cakes at their best. A great way to enjoy cake with afternoon tea, but without all the frosting. See all coffee cakes here. Featured below are my popular blueberry cream cake, sour cream coffee cake, chocolate chip banana cake, moist coconut cake.

Loaf CakesLoaf Cakes
Homemade Coffee Cakes with Cinnamon Butter and Sour CreamSour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe 5
A sliced chocolate chips banana bread on a cutting board.Chocolate Chip Banana Cake15
A slice of coconut cake.Quick Coconut Cake Recipe One bowl Baking from scratch series (5)

Creme brulee

Most people don’t realize that creme brulee is an easy dessert with just a few ingredients and no special skills required. It’s a great way to impress mom on this special day. Don’t you think? Featured below is the classic creme brulee and apricot creme brulee.

Creme brûlée.Classic Creme Brulee Recipe13
A torch used to burn the sugar on top of a creme brûlée.Apricot Creme Brulee (45)


Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Whether you choose to make a baked or unbaked cheesecake this is a sure winning dessert. Mom will be so proud of you. Tip – use her favorite fruit to decide which cheesecake to make. Then, decide if you want to make it a baked or unbaked. Try baked strawberry, blueberry, mango, raspberry or chocolate, or try unbaked vanilla, mango or strawberry. See all cheesecake recipes.

Mini blueberry cheesecakes.Blueberry Cheesecake – Mini Blueberry Cheesecake4-2
Mini blackberry cheesecakes on a table.Mini Blackeberry Cheesecake Recipe
Blueberry cheesecake is the ultimate classic and most loved of all cheesecakes but now you can make them anytime of the year thanks to frozen blueberries.cheesecakes-1
Chocolate cheesecake on a cake stand.chocolate Cherry Cheesecake


A mousse is one of those versatile desserts that can make anyone feel good. Even mom. It’s comfort food.
Try my simple 3 ingredient chocolate mousse or the classic chocolate mousse. For something different try chestnut mousse or mango my coconut mango mousse, which is also vegan.
Here a few varieties for you to try. See all mousse recipes.

A prism shaped glass of strawberry mousse.Classic Strawberry Mousse Recipe – Mousse au Strawberry (15)
How to Make Homemade Mousse with Mangoes in SummerClassic Mango Mousse (7)
Blackberry mousse in a glass.Blackberry Mousse without gelatin, Eggless Blackberry Mousse, Blackberry Mousse with agar-agar

Mini Tarts

No no, you don’t have to make the tart shells, buy them ready-made. In fact, you can even buy the filling. While you can certainly make your own tart shells, you can also buy prebaked tart shells. Fill them with chocolate ganache, lemon curd, fruit fillings. The options are endless. See all mini tarts.

A mini Chocolate tart.Mini Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts-8
Mini lemon tart on a table.Mini Cream Cheese Lemon Tarts26
These blueberry cream cheese tarts are ready in 20 minutes and are perfect when you need to make a quick fancy dessert. This simple, easy and effortless recipe takes advantage of ready to use tart shells that cut preparation time by half and make entertaining a breeze with cream cheese and blueberry filling that just melts in the mouth.Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart – Blueberry Creamcheese Tart. Mini Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart
Mini chocolate mousse tarts on a table.Cream Cheese Chocolate Mousse Tarts, Chocolate Mousse Tarts, Cre

Cinnamon rolls

These are not your classic cinnamon rolls. They are topped with condensed milk. Rich, moist, and sweet, these are simple and easy to make.

A baking tray with cinnamon rolls.
Homemade Sweet Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch


Mini cakes and cupcakes will always have a special place for moms. Remember all those cupcakes she baked for you when you were small. Surprise her with one of these. Featured below chocolate fudge cupcakes, Chocolate cherry cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes, white chocolate cupcakes. See all my cupcake recipes here.

A cupcake with chocolate frosting.Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes (29)
Chocolate cherry cupcakes on a table.Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes23
Cupcake with strawberry buttercream frosting.Strawberry Buttercream Recipe5
These moist white chocolate cupcakes are infused with the of sweet white chocolate goodness. Light and fluffy with a soft, tender but flaky crumb. Dressed with a rich soft white chocolate buttercream and sprinkled with more white chocolate chips for that added luxury. These are bound to be your new favorite.White Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream


Whether you make the classic chocolate chip or mom’s favorite lemon crinkle cookies. See all cookie recipes.

A stack of cookies on a wooden tray.Cardamom Coffee Cookies9
Homemade Cookies made perfect with Chocolate Chips, Soft and ChewySoft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
A stack of fudge chocolate cookies on a wooden tray.Fudgy Chocolate Cookies8

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40 Plus Mothers Day Treats and Recipes

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