Bacon, booze and more: Sweet treats for Father's Day

It can be a daunting task to come up with something creative for dear old dad on Father's Day. 

This year, why not make him something special? 

Put your worries to rest and whip up one of these boozy, salty, and undeniably sweet, treats that he won't be able to resist. These bites are sure to be a hit so make enough for the entire family to enjoy on Sunday.

1. Golf Ball Cake Pops

 (1 Fine Cookie)

Jasmin Fine from 1 Fine Cookie shares her recipe for these adorable and delicious cake pops that are sure to wow. They are a work of art, and take a little time to create, but they dessert payoff will be well worth it. 

Recipe: Golf Ball Cake Pops

2. Stout Doughnut Holes

 (Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants)

Hey kids, this sweet and salty donut is really a cinch to make. Dad will love the stout infused flavor in this little snack. 

Recipe: Stout Doughnut Holes

3. Hot Off The Grill Cupcakes

 (Nicole Cleghorn)

Nicole Cleghorn's "hot" cupcakes are sure to please any grill-loving dad on Father's Day. Add more Hot Tamale hot dogs for a spicy cinnamon kick.

Recipe: Hot Off The Grill Cupcakes

4. Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie Footballs

 (Shugary Sweets)

These soft, chewy cookies from Shugary Sweets are the perfect treat for the sports fan in your life. 

Recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie Footballs

5. B-52: Kahlua-soaked Yellow Cupcake with Bailey's Buttercream

 (David Arrick)

This cute little cupcake takes all of the flavor of a popular after dinner drink, Irish coffee, and turns it into a dessert for all. We recommend using Bailey’s Irish Cream in this drink. Soak the cupcake with coffee-flavored Kahlúa, and add more Bailey's to the buttercream frosting for a real boozy treat.

Recipe: B-52: Kahlua-soaked Yellow Cupcake with Bailey's Buttercream

6. Maple Bacon Cupcakes

 (Amanda Parker)

Amanda Parker's pairing of maple syrup and bacon screams indulgence and will definitely have pop reaching for more.

Recipe: Maple Bacon Cupcakes

7. Beer Salted Caramels

 (Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants)

Beer infused caramels take this classic candy to the next level. Use one of dad's favorite brews for a perfect treat that is uniquely his. 

Recipe: Beer Salted Caramels

 

8. Beer and Popcorn Fudge

 (1 Fine Cookie)

Jasmine Fine of 1 Fine Cookie shares her recipe for a soft, beer fudge with a hint of maple-- all topped with salty popcorn for the ultimate tailgating treat. Make this fudge for a Father's Day party treat everyone can enjoy.

Recipe: Beer and Popcorn Fudge

9. Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

 (Love & Olive Oil )

This moist, flavorful, deeply chocolately cake from Love & Olive Oil has a little something extra that makes a big difference. Use Dad's favorite Tennessee whiskey or bourbon for the perfect post-dinner pick-me-up. 

Recipe; Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

10. Salted Beer Soft Pretzel Footballs

 (Hungry Happenings)

These pretzels from Hungry Happenings are a fancy alternative to a classic twist. Using store bought pizza dough makes this recipe surprisingly easy for any family member to make.

Recipe: Salted Beer Soft Pretzel Footballs