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Comfort Food Desserts

Give yourself a well-deserved treat with these recipes for comfort food desserts, including candy, cookies, pie, cakes, pudding, fruitcake, granola bars, parfaits and more.

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Ultimate Fudgy Brownies

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Sarah Thompson
In these ultra fudgy brownies, coffee granules bump up the chocolate flavor. Add chocolate chips to the batter and you’ve got irresistible treats. —Sarah Thompson, Greenfield, WI
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Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

This warm and fruity sauce takes only minutes to make. It's a nice way to present frozen waffles or even pancakes and French toast. If you don't have cranberry juice, orange juice can be used.

Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Even though we've lived in Florida for 3 years, I still feel like a "Vermonter". My parents send us a bushel of Vermont apples each fall, and we try to visit in the spring to do some sugaring. People always seem to love this pie.

Surprise Cookie Pops

Surprise Cookie Pops

Surprise Cookie Pops

You will only need two ingredients—and some Popsicle sticks—to make this fun dessert. Store-bought dough and candy bars combine for a dozen sweet treats that will have your kids reaching for more.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Cranberry Ice Cream

Cranberry Ice Cream

Cranberry Ice Cream

"A traditional treat for Christmas and Thanksgiving, this recipe was my great-grandmother's," relates Nona Dumas of Wilmar, Arkansas. "It was serve in a parfait glass along with the meal. We children thought it was really special to be able to eat ice cream before we were through with our vegetables!"

Ghosts to Go

Ghosts to Go

Ghosts to Go

Are these adorable or what? Little kids would love to eat these treats, made colorful with food coloring and decorated with candy treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Frosted Orange Salad

Frosted Orange Salad

Frosted Orange Salad

Pineapple, bananas and marshmallows are folded into orange Jell-O in this refreshing salad. Frosted with a creamy topping, pecans and coconut, this yummy dish is a real crowd-pleaser. I have been making it for years. -Anna Jean Key, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Braided Orange Wreath

Braided Orange Wreath

Braided Orange Wreath

All eyes will turn to this gorgeous braid when it is set on the table. This orange-scented bread will disappear in no time.—Shirley Warren, Thiensville, Wisconsin

Peanut Bars

Peanut Bars

Peanut Bars

With peanut butter in both the bars and frosting, plus nuts sprinkled on top, this recipe has triple the peanutty goodness. —Ren Reed, Tavares, Florida

Chocolate S'mores Tart

Chocolate S'mores Tart

Chocolate S'mores Tart

I created this tart for my kids, who love having s'mores on the fire pit. It’s truly indulgent. We simply can't get enough of the billowy marshmallow topping. —Dina Crowell, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Peanut Jelly Bars

Peanut Jelly Bars

Peanut Jelly Bars

A layer of grape jelly between a peanut-oatmeal crust and topping gives these bars a taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! The recipe is from Sonja Blow of Reeds Spring, Missouri.

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Holiday Ribbon Gelatin

Layers of red and green make this festive salad a favorite during the Christmas season. Kids are sure to find it fun to eat, and adults will enjoy the combination of sweet-tart flavors. —Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska
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