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Make Ahead Desserts

Looking for more make ahead desserts? Find many more make ahead desserts, make ahead holiday desserts, and easy make ahead desserts.

Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

“Heavenly” is a good description for this luscious dessert, conveniently made a day ahead. When I don’t have a candy bar on hand, I melt ¾ cup of chocolate chips to use in the frosting. Whipped cream can be used in place of the whipped topping.—Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah

Southern Chocolate Torte

Southern Chocolate Torte

Southern Chocolate Torte

This towering torte takes guests' breath away every time! It's my most-requested cake recipe, has an unforgettable frosting and makes a grand showpiece for any holiday spread.

Cherry Berry Cheesecake

Cherry Berry Cheesecake

Cherry Berry Cheesecake

I found this merry prize winning recipe in a magazine years ago. It's been a yuletide tradition at our house ever since.
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Frozen Raspberry Delight

Frozen Raspberry Delight

Frozen Raspberry Delight

Light and refreshing, here's a dessert created with busy holiday hostesses in mind. It's easy, lovely, serves a crowd and can be made days ahead for convenience.

Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

We whipped up this rich and creamy treat just for your Easter dinner. Five ingredients and 20 minutes are all you need to make this impressive dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

These cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my family since I was a little girl. The big bears are so soft and chewy that we can hardly wait until they come out of the oven!—Elizabeth Manzanares, Gloucester, Virginia

Blueberry Cheese Torte

Blueberry Cheese Torte

Blueberry Cheese Torte

Blueberries are plentiful here in the Northwest. I keep my freezer stocked so I can make this torte any time of year.

Triple-Nut Candy

Triple-Nut Candy

Triple-Nut Candy

I've been making homemade candy for years. Family and friends look forward to this caramel and nut sweet treat each Christmas.

No-Bake Chocolate Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Pie

This chocolaty pie is simple and light enough to accent even the heaviest meal. It’s an Amish recipe that has been in my file for several years.

Chocolate Chip Icebox Cookies

Chocolate Chip Icebox Cookies

Chocolate Chip Icebox Cookies

Putting chocolate chips in these refrigerator cookies make them deliciously different. This treat is always welcome at my house.

Triple-Layer Ice Cream Bombe

Triple-Layer Ice Cream Bombe

Triple-Layer Ice Cream Bombe

Whether you like your holiday desserts fa-la-la festive or ooh-la-la fancy, this one's for you! The creamy frozen concoction is so stunning, it's reserved strictly for Christmas and birthdays at our house. Sometimes we substitute raspberry sorbet and dark chocolate ice cream.
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