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8 Easy Mother's Day Treats That'll Make Her so Proud of You

Ask mom what she wants for Mother's Day, and she'll probably give you the classic answer and say she'd like something handmade by you. Go on and take her up on that with these incredibly easy Mother's Day treats. They look extra-special but they're actually very simple to pull together. Take a look.

1. Mixed Berry Trifle

Behold the gorgeousness you can create using ready-made pound cake and fresh or frozen berries layered together with homemade whipped cream. Sometimes the simple things are the best.

Mixed Berry Trifle

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

Learn how easy it is to make your own whipped cream.

2. Mini Cheesecakes III

Everything you love about rich and creamy cheesecake with a real graham cracker crust, but scaled down to dainty single servings. Top this easy recipe with berries, chocolate, or whatever else Mom loves on her cheesecake.



Mini Cheesecakes | Photo by Meredith

Get recipes for 5 gorgeous fruit sauces.

3. Fruity Fun Skewers

Use just about any fresh fruit for this eye-catching treat. Whip up a bowl of Unbelievably Good Fruit Dip to serve on the side. Simple, fun, and tasty.



Fruit Skewers | Photo by Meredith

4. Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

Using glazed doughnuts instead of classic shortcake makes this easy to assemble, and makes Mom think you're her little creative genius.


Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

Photo by Lindsey

5. Death By Chocolate III

Four simple ingredients go into making this show-stopping dessert, but Mom's going to think you worked all day on it. I won't tell if you won't.


Death By Chocolate III

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

6. Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants)

Chocolate hazelnut spread and raspberry jam get wrapped up and baked in ready-made puff pastry dough to make a treat that looks like you stopped at a fancy bakery. Mom's going to feel so spoiled.


Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants)

Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants) | Photo by LatinaCook

7. Puff Pastry Waffles

Puff pastry toasted in your waffle iron makes a deceptively easy snack you can top with fruit, syrup, chocolate, ice cream, or anything else that suits her fancy.


Puff Pastry Waffles

Puff Pastry Waffles | Photo by foodelicious

8. Mother's Day Pie

This crustless coconut pie is made with evaporated milk and shredded coconut. Pour the filling into a prepared pie pan and bake until the custard is set and golden. It's so easy! Serve chilled with sliced strawberries, if you like.


Find more ideas for spoiling Mom in our Mother's Day recipe collection.

More Mother's Day Inspiration

• These Mother's Day breakfasts will make you her favorite.
• Try these edible flowers to pretty up your Mom's Day meals.
• Get recipes and ideas for a lovely Mother's Day tea party brunch.


About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).