I couldn't resist combining my two loves in this recipe—peppermint and chocolate! These are so easy, but if one breaks in the process, just pop it in your mouth. —Sandra Baumgarten, Vancouver, Washington
"I make these anytime I have to take cookies to a potluck supper or other event," writes Elaine Fortner of Princeton, Indiana. "We have plenty to take along...plus enough to fill the cookie jar, too. They're also good using white cake mix, but chocolate is my favorite."
“My daughter shared this chocolaty treat with me, and we both think it’s a hit,” enthuses Debbie Johnson of Centertown, Missouri. “I took it to an office party, and no one could believe this rich dessert was light.”
With one bite of these rich and gooey cookies, friends and family will be surprised to learn that they started from a boxed cookie mix. Patricia Van Wyk of Newton, Iowa created these crisp and crunchy cookies with a chewy interior. TIP: Dip them into hot coffee or tea for an after-lunch pick-me-up.
Creamy, smooth and fudgy, this dessert is a true chocolate indulgence. With just four ingredients, it might be the easiest from-scratch pudding you'll ever make. But it's so delicious and elegant-looking, your guests will think you spent hours stirring it up.
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This quick fix from June Smith of Byron Center, Michigan takes ice cream toppings to new heights. Melted caramels give the rich fudge-like sauce extra appeal, making it hard to resist a second helping.
"The treats are easy for any age to make but pretty enough to share with friends. You can add color sprinkles to customize them for any holiday or occasion," relates Marcia Porch of Winter Park, Florida.
Our Test Kitchen suggests this clever way of dressing up any winter dessert. Make these "pinecones" when you have some time, then use—and reuse—them on a variety of desserts...or even on a pretty plate piled with candies.
Says Ellen Govertsen of Wheaton, Illinois, "This elegant party dessert is tailor-made for Christmas. Making the chocolate cups is a bit time-consuming - but they look so pretty, they're worth the effort."