24 Nostalgic Desserts That Will Make You Feel Home Again


We guarantee these yummy desserts will bring you right back to your childhood.

1. Apple Pie


Does it get more American than this? Mamma's sweet apple pie. The classic of all classics.

2. Oreos


The age old argument - how do you eat your oreos? No matter how you eat and dunk 'em, we can guarantee you that our way is the best way: eat as many as possible.

3. Lemon Bars


Lemon bars - a tangy sweet goey goodness. To whip up some of these for a stroll down memory lane, click here.

4. Birthday Cake


It doesn't matter what kind of cake your mom used to make - your own birthday cake, whether chocolate, ice cream, or marble, was by far the best dessert of every year!

5. Peanut Butter Rice Crispie Bars


Whether you called them Scotcheroos or something else, these are a childhood favorite! Check out this recipe to make some of these easy desserts at home!

6. Apple Crisp


A fun twist on the apple dessert that we all love. Click here to get the recipe!

7. Mini Donuts


These sugary bites of heaven were a fair classic guaranteed to get your mouth watering!

8. Popsicles


Whether you bought them from the store or made them fresh at home, popsicles were the best dessert for a hot summer day. You can visit here to get some amazing homemade popsicle recipes to whip up yourself!

9. S'mores


The definition of childhood snacks. If you haven't had these recently, it's time to grab some marshmallows and graham crackers from the store and take a walk down memory lane. Add a new twist by switching out the chocolate for your favorite candy bar - our suggestion? Reeses!

10. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie


Any kind of pie brings most of us back to our childhood, but this is a favorite. Click here to see a delicious recipe and whip up this amazing pie!

11. Puppy Chow


Puppy chow was by far the easiest and tastiest snack growing up. Don't remember how to make it? No fear - all you need is a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes. Click here to see the recipe!

12. Snow Cones


YUM. These used to be everyone's favorites to snack during hot summer days.

13. Ice Cream Sandwiches


Nothing can compare to the delicious simplicity that is a classic ice cream sandwich.

14. Cookie Cake


These cookie cakes were a birthday party classic throughout childhood. And now you can easily make them at home! Click here to see a recipe!

15. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


There's truly nothing better.

16. Hostess Cupcakes


MAN were we begging Mom and Dad to get these for us at every gas station stop ever. And now there's a healthy home-made recipe here that's just as delicious. Yes please!

17. Banana Pudding


This gooey delicious dessert was always a family favorite. Click here for the recipe!

18. Thin Mints


Or any Girl Scout Cookies for that matter. If you haven't had these recently, find your local neighborhood Girl Scout and make sure you get in on the order for these next time around!

19. Twinkies


Remember when the world freaked out because we thought twinkies were going to be gone for good? Well good news, they didn't disappear. Better news? All sorts of people found healthy alternatives for the delicious creamy dessert. You can see one of those recipes here!

20. Banana Split


These always remind us of that classic Dad joke: "make like a banana and split"! But what's not to love? Some fruit, some whipped cream, and some ice cream? Sounds like heaven to us!

21. Root Beer Floats


Two ingredients that lead to mouth-watering perfection? We're all wondering why we don't make these more often!

22. Chocolate Brownies


Just the classic, chocolatey, sweet, delicious brownie that we all know and love. Click here for the recipe!

23. Childhood Cereal Donuts


Donuts are super in right now - and our favorite twist? Eating your childhood cereals on top of the creamy delight! Whether it's Fruit Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or Trix, these donuts will have your reminiscing about all of your favorite childhood days!

24. Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookies


The classic, the tried and true, the epitome of homemade desserts... chocolate chip cookies. We all have our own family recipes we live by, and these are the guaranteed bring-a-smile-to-your-face dessert of all time.

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Lemon Bars

Birthday Cake

Peanut Butter Rice Crispie Bars

Apple Crisp

Mini Donuts



Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Puppy Chow

Snow Cones

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookie Cake

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Hostess Cupcakes

Banana Pudding

Thin Mints


Banana Split

Root Beer Floats

Chocolate Brownies

Childhood Cereal Donuts

Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookies