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Creamy Fudge Frosting

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Linda Schend
For every occasion that calls for chocolate frosting, keep this fudgy recipe close by. With just five ingredients from the pantry, you’ve got magic in minutes. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Peanut Chocolate Pie

Peanut Chocolate Pie

Peanut Chocolate Pie

This pie is always a treat at our house. I haven't met anyone who doesn't like it.

Zesty Lemon Granita

Zesty Lemon Granita

Zesty Lemon Granita

A light dessert with a refreshing, icy texture, one taste tester dubbed this “the most lemony thing I’ve ever eaten”! Sonya Labbe - Santa Monica, California

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

This fun and refreshing frozen treat requires only four ingredients. “It’s very easy to make and attractive, too,” notes Virginia Sacchetta of Leesburg, Florida. “I enjoy it as a dessert or a salad.”
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Caramel Corn Treats

Caramel Corn Treats

Caramel Corn Treats

A funky-fun twist on traditional Rice Krispie squares, these are a cinch to make and will delight the kiddies.—Cathy Tang, Redmond, Washington

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

Chocolate Mint Pudding

Chocolate Mint Pudding

Chocolate Mint Pudding

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.

Mandarin Trifles

Mandarin Trifles

Mandarin Trifles

Making a flavorful tropical dessert is very easy. You will be proud to serve this to guests and they will be sure to ask you for the recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Holiday Cornflake Cookies

Holiday Cornflake Cookies

Holiday Cornflake Cookies

I cant seem to make enough of these cornflake wreaths around the holidays. The cookies firm up quickly, so you'll need to place the Red Hots right away.—Kathleen Hedger, Fairview Heights, IL

Strawberries 'n' Cream Tarts

Strawberries 'n' Cream Tarts

Strawberries 'n' Cream Tarts

These pretty tartlets are a yummy treat when fresh berries are in season. I always receive rave reviews whenever I make them, " enthuses Karen Tysdal of Duluth, Minnesota.

Strawberry Italian Ice

Strawberry Italian Ice

Strawberry Italian Ice

"We discovered Italian ice about a year ago, and it has become a family favorite," reports Jay Hansen of Winter Haven, Florida. "The recipes I found, however, required quite a bit of sugar, so I developed my own version using fresh strawberries, fruit juice concentrate and a hint of lemon."
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