Mom's 16 Sweet Treat Favorites ~ 'cause she couldn't pick just 10!

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's out there!  In honor of this special day, I decided to ask my very special Mom to pick her top 10 sweet treats from The Kitchen is My Playground to share with all of you.  Well, you see that the title of this post is "Mom's 16 Sweet Treat Favorites," right?  That's because Mom couldn't pick just 10!  

Nope.  She just couldn't narrow it down that far.  See, she's got quite the sweet tooth, just like me.  Hmmmmm ... wonder where I got mine from.  It's quite the mystery, isn't it??

Since my Mom's so sweet, I figured she deserved to share some extra sugar ... and I'm letting her slide with picking 16 treats instead of 10.  I didn't think you'd mind ... and I think you'll thoroughly enjoy my Mom's picks.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!  {and, Mom, refrain from drooling on your computer screen, please}

1. No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Dessert - This easy, delicious, and creamy no-bake eclair dessert just so happens to be a reader favorite, too ... it's the #2 most-viewed post of all-time on The Kitchen is My Playground.  {Oh, and the #1 most-viewed post of all-time is also coming up in Mom's favorites list!}

2. No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie - Mom loves Andes Mints ... and that's exactly what one of the main ingredients in this no-bake pie is ... it's no wonder she loves it.

3. No-Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake - As you can probably tell already, my Mom just adores creamy, comforting desserts ... especially when there's chocolate involved.  With a thin topping of chocolate ganache, this strawberry no-bake cake is right up her alley.

4. Layered Mocha Fudge Pie - Want to know another one of my Mom's favorite dessert characteristics?  Mocha!  Creamy, chocolate, and mocha combine wonderfully in this layered pie.  {And Mom's not the only one in the family who claims this as a favorite!}

5. Mocha Cake Ball Truffles - It's mocha in 2-bite form.  Sweet.

6. Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake - This deliciously creamy cheesecake is one of my contributions to our family Thanksgiving meal each year.  I definitely have to agree with Mom on this one as a favorite.  We both sure make sure to save room in our tummy's for this!

7. Caramel-Walnut Squares - Trust me, the whole family enjoys these ooey-gooey caramel squares.

8. Yuppy {or Puppy} Chow - In 2 versions, traditional or Nutella ... In case you're wondering, Mom loves both.

9. Raspberry Truffle Brownies - Rich, deep dark chocolate and raspberry jam make these Raspberry Truffle Brownies pure chocolate decadence.

10. Rum Balls {with Spiced Rum} - This is another treat that's not just Mom's favorite ... you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in our family who doesn't put these Spiced Rum Balls toward the top for their favorites list.

11. Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies - And here it is! -  the #1 most-viewed post of all-time on The Kitchen is My Playground ... Mom's sure got great taste.

12. Toffee Bars - Heath Bars are another one of Mom's favorite flavors ... and these Toffee Bars are covered with crushed Heaths.  Total yum.

13. Black Bottom Cupcakes - Mom used to make these a lot when I was growing up.  With from-scratch chocolate cake filled with chocolate chip cheesecake ... what's not to love?

14. Cupcakes with the BEST Coffee Buttercream - These are the BEST vanilla cupcakes ... but it's really the coffee buttercream Mom loves!!

15. Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes - With these cupcakes, everyone can have their very own Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.

16. Mini Mocha-Toffee Crunch Cheesecakes - Creamy cheesecake and scrumptious mocha ... all in 2-bite form.  These little babies are just perfect for entertaining.

Enjoy!  And thanks, Mom, for such a yummy list.


  1. I wish I could narrow down my fav desserts to 16, I have more like 160 :/
    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays at Call Me PMc ~Paula

    1. It's sure tough, isn't it Paula? My favorites? ... all of them in my recipe index!

  2. Hint.... hint...I'm waiting for samples, again!!! Love Ya!

  3. This sounds like me, I would have a hard time picking my favorite ten also. They all sound yummy and I want my sample. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I really don't know that how many times I scrolled up and down to see the pictures again and again.

  5. Oh my goodness! Great list, I'll have to Pin this and make my way through them all!

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  7. Oh my... that is a delicious line-up! Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I'd love to have you come and share again today Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie


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