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Peppermint Pretzel Dippers

"A friend fixed these treats and gave them away in pretty canning jars," recalls Michelle Krzmarzick of Torrance, California. "The combination of sweet, salty and peppermint is just right," she adds. Try dipping them in white candy coating and rolling them in crushed candy canes for variety.
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Peanut Chocolate Squares

Peanut Chocolate Squares

Peanut Chocolate Squares

I received this recipe from a friend at our local fire hall’s annual quilting bee, where ladies bring in treats to serve at break time. It was a big hit with our family.

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters

"My husband, Greg, likes to mix up these treats with the kids," says field editor Deb Darr of Falls City, Oregon.

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Jim Gales from Glendale, Wisconsin borrows a favorite breakfast cereal as a main ingredient for his small batch of fun, tasty bars. These treats are not sticky, cut well and are ideal to pack.
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Chocolate Pudding For One

Chocolate Pudding For One

Chocolate Pudding For One

"Anytime I get a craving for a chocolaty treat, I whip up a dish of this rich pudding in the microwave," explains field editor Anne Boesiger of Meridian, Idaho. "Using milk chocolate chips is another delicious option."

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania uses leftover angel food cake to create a refreshing cranberry dessert perfect for holiday gatherings. It's convenient, too, because it can be assembled ahead and kept in the freezer.

Fancy Mousse Towers

Fancy Mousse Towers

Fancy Mousse Towers

You simply will not believe how easy it is to make Christine Dohlmar’s elegant mouthwatering chocolate dessert! “This recipe is so quick and easy, but looks and tastes like you really fussed.“—Christine Dohlmar, Valrico, Florida

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie a la Mode

Here is a family favorite that combines apple pie filling and butter pecan ice cream with caramel topping and chopped nuts. I created it when trying to think up a rich dessert to complete a dinner party menu.

Chocolate Hazelnut Parfaits

Chocolate Hazelnut Parfaits

Chocolate Hazelnut Parfaits

Hazelnut nondairy creamer adds a great flavor to chocolate pudding and makes a special dessert parfait.

Festive Ice Ring

Festive Ice Ring

Festive Ice Ring

Use this colorful, fruit-filled ice ring from our Test Kitchen to keep your favorite punch cold during a holiday party.

No-Fail Fudge

No-Fail Fudge

No-Fail Fudge

Our family is very active in our county fair. This fudge was the only fair entry not to melt in the 100°-plus weather we had that year.—Jeannie De Vries, Martinton, Illinois

Cherry Cream Parfaits

Cherry Cream Parfaits

Cherry Cream Parfaits

"Cherry Cream Parfaits are lovely and special desserts that look fussy but are really easy to fix," assures Jeanette Mack of Rushville, New York. "I've also made them using other pie fillings like strawberry, raspberry and blueberry."
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