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Our Test Kitchen came up with this creamy, lactose-free dessert that could also be used in a parfait, as a filling or as a dip for fruit or pound cake. You'll love the rich chocolaty-mint flavor. TIP: If you don't care for mint, leave out the extract. For a more mousse-like dessert, stir in some non-dairy topping.
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Asti & Strawberries Dessert

Asti & Strawberries Dessert

Asti & Strawberries Dessert

Remember this luscious dessert next time you’re hosting a special supper. The combination of sweetened strawberries and dark chocolate mousse is simply outstanding. —Sherry Thompson, Seneca, South Carolina

S'more Pudgy Pie

S'more Pudgy Pie

S'more Pudgy Pie

"Simply sinful" is how testers described this fresh take on s'mores. —Joanne Surfus, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Strawberry Banana Dessert

Strawberry Banana Dessert

Strawberry Banana Dessert

"Like springtime on a plate, this eye-catching dessert has a bright cheery color and plenty of fruity flavor," remarks Margaret Kuntz from Bismarck, North Dakota.
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Five-Minute Trifle

Five-Minute Trifle

Five-Minute Trifle

Frozen pound cake, pudding mix and whipped topping make this trifle easy to assemble…and true to its name. Any type of cake can be used. Then add your favorite berries or fruit and any flavor of pudding. Chocolate cake, canned cherry filling and chocolate pudding make it a Black Forest variation that’s delicious.—Julia Trachsel, Victoria, British Columbia

Cinnamon Peach Enchiladas

Cinnamon Peach Enchiladas

Cinnamon Peach Enchiladas

These sweet enchiladas from Irene Glembotskaya of Brooklyn, New York are a pleasant change from traditional peach pie--and a whole lot easier. Simply fill warmed tortillas with a cinnamon-peach mixture, then wait for the compliments.

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding

Make instant pudding special in no time with this rapid recipe from Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. Creamy servings get a little zip from almond or rum extract, richness from sour cream and a pleasant crunch from pecans.

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

This smooth, fluffy frosting is a real treat for cake lovers. You can also use it as a dip for fresh fruit.—Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

This effortless, three-ingredient candy will please any chocolate-and-peanut butter lover. “A good friend gave me this recipe, and I cut it in half to make just enough for me,” shares Roberta Taylor of Sharpsville, Indiana.

Cranberry Nut Fudge

Cranberry Nut Fudge

Cranberry Nut Fudge

This fast and delicious fudge recipe is Bobby Langley's favorite. "The dried cranberries give it holiday flair," says the Rocky Mount, North Carolina cook.

Orange Chiffon Pie

Orange Chiffon Pie

Orange Chiffon Pie

My children always tell me I'm the only mom who bakes every day. The other kids at school always want to know what's in my kids' lunch.

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Viola Geyer, Uhrichsville, Ohio, dresses up brunches with a decadent dressing that she makes in a dash. She dollops the heavenly four-ingredient sauce over refreshing red and green grapes.
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