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    37 Dessert Recipes Even Grandma Would Approve Of

    Grandma knows best.

    1. Banana Snickerdoodles

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    Cinnamon + banana = heaven. Recipe here.

    2. Pumpkin Pie With Sugar Cookie Crust

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    Literally screams g-ma's house. Learn how here.

    3. Maple Browned Butter Bacon Cupcakes

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    Hell yes. Here's how.

    4. Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Paper thin and melt in your mouth? Sign me up. Learn how here.

    5. Banana Cream Pie

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    She definitely would approve. Here's how.

    6. Three-Ingredient Pretzel Shortbread Cookies

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    Dayum. Recipe here.

    7. Lemon Cupcakes With Blackberry Frosting

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    Sugar? Yes, please. Recipe here.

    8. Apple Pie Parfait Cups

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    Grandma's recipe with a new take. Here's how.

    9. Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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    Decadent AF. Learn how here.

    10. Strawberry Banana Jello

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    Literally Grandma approved. Recipe here.

    11. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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    Ohmagah. Recipe here.

    12. Apple Pie in an Apple

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    Who needs crust? Recipe here.

    13. Rugelach

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    Just like in the old country. Here's how.

    14. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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    AND it's vegan. Whoa. Learn how here.

    15. Cinnamon Brown Sugar Bread Pudding

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    Look at that drippage. Recipe here.

    16. Girl Scout Cookie Donuts

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    Samoas for all. More recipes here.

    17. Almond Joy Scones

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    Grandma's favorite candy now in scone form. Recipe here.

    18. Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

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    Creamyyyyyy. Learn how here.

    19. Caramelized Nectarines With Bacon and Ice Cream

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    How could she NOT approve? Recipe here.

    20. Chocolate Chip Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

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    Ooey gooey goodness. Recipe here.

    21. Mini Caramel Apple Pies

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    S'cute. Recipe here.

    22. Salted Caramel Chocolate Bread Pudding

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    And guess what, it's made from leftover bread. Learn how here.

    23. Brownie Parfait

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    Gimme. Recipe here.

    24. Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark

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    The name just sounds like grandma's house. Learn how here.

    25. Lemon Bars

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    Bars of heaven. Recipe here.

    26. Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

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    Look at that FLUFF. Learn how here.

    27. Lemon Meringue Pie

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    So good, it might make you cry. Recipe here.

    28. White Chocolate–Dipped Molasses Cookies

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    Nom. Recipe here.

    29. Great Grandma's Banana Bread

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    Recipe here.

    30. Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

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    Nothin' like homemade. Make 'em like this.

    31. Lemon Olive Oil Cake

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    Fancyyy. Recipe here.

    32. Lemon and Fresh Cranberry Scones

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    Talk about gourmet. Recipe here.

    33. Flourless Fudge Brownies

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    A la mode is the only way to do it. Make it like this.

    34. Toasted Coconut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Grandmas love coconut. Recipe here.

    35. Austrian Linzer Tarts

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    Grandmas freakin' LOVE linzer tarts. Learn how to make 'em here.

    36. Monkey Bread

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    The best invention since sliced bread. Here's how.

    37. Classic Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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    Sometimes you just need a classic. Recipe here.

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