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Simple Desserts

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Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

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Colleen Delawder
Hot chocolate is my go-to winter indulgence. To go with it, I like this moist pumpkin cake dusted with cocoa for an extra chocolate boost. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Present Cake Pops

Present Cake Pops

Present Cake Pops

If only all wrapping paper tasted this sweet. We used cut strips of Fruit Roll-Ups for ribbon, but the pop-sibilities are endless! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Butterscotch Applesauce Cake

Butterscotch Applesauce Cake

Butterscotch Applesauce Cake

"The Butterscotch Applesauce Cake goes into the oven first," Evelyn notes. "Its pretty golden topping is loaded with goodies, including pecans and butterscotch chips."

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham crackers or measuring and mixing the ingredients.—Heather Bazinet, Ingleside, Ontario
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Minty Cocoa Mousse

Minty Cocoa Mousse

Minty Cocoa Mousse

Junior Mints give the refreshing mint taste to this scrumptious smooth-as-silk mousse. It's one of my best desserts because it's a snap to prepare, yet the flavor is beyond compare. -Melissa Tarbox, Allen, Texas

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

I start by preparing dessert first because it needs to chill. This recipe is a favorite since it takes only a few minutes to prepare. It's simple, yet it's so good.—Jerraine Barlow, Colorado City, Arizona

Orange Poached Pears

Orange Poached Pears

Orange Poached Pears

"Drizzling a chocolate sauce over orange-flavored pears brings a formal dinner to an elegant conclusion," writes Jacquie Ogden from Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Add a strip of orange peel to each serving for a finishing touch.

Jewel Nut Bars

Jewel Nut Bars

Jewel Nut Bars

These colorful bars, with the eye-catching appeal of candied cherries and the crunchy goodness of mixed nuts, are certain to become a holiday favorite year after year. I get lots of compliments on the rich, chewy crust and the combination of sweet and salty flavors.

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

This tart and tangy fruit sauce is excellent over pound cake or ice cream. I've served this rosy-colored mixture many times and gotten rave reviews from friends and family. —Judith Wasman, Harkers Island, North Carolina

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast Parfaits

With pineapples, raspberries and bananas, these yogurt treats from Adell Meyer are a bright and cheerful morning side dish. The Madison, Wisconsin reader whips them up in no time for before-or-after-school snacks.

Poppy Seed Citrus Cake

Poppy Seed Citrus Cake

Poppy Seed Citrus Cake

“My youngest daughter loves anything with lemon and this is her favorite cake," writes Charolette Westfall from Houston, Texas. "It's refreshing and a delight for spring! Also perfect for Easter and easy to pack for early picnics.”

Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

After trying these bars, our taste panel asked if they could take the rest home! “This is a sweet and yummy treat for summer picnics. I had to get the recipe from a friend because my husband loves them so much.” —Erin Climenhaga, Cadillac, Saskatchewan
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