Although this cake will steal the show, it's really not that difficult to make. The castle and tombstones are decorated sugar cookies, the cake is a simple layer cake, and the ghosts, tree, bat and cat are made from simple icing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
My sister-in-law dubbed me the "dessert queen" because of treats like this that I take to our family get-togethers. The brownies have a fudge-like texture and a rich cream cheese topping. Cashews and a hot fudge swirl make these pretty bars special.
In just a few quick minutes, you can whip together an old-fashioned treat certain to be enjoyed by all at your Christmas festivities. But don't limit this speedy hot cocoa to that use alone—wrap some up to give as gifts as well. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen