Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

1 review

Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch to the holiday spice of gingersnaps. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

19 reviews

Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...


Valentine Cookie Bouquet

3 reviews

"I always try to do something special with my fair entries. This cookie bouquet was a blue-ribbon winner," says Marlene...


Coconut Truffles

2 reviews

These chocolate-covered coconut truffles can be flavored with a variety of extracts with delicious results. Making candy is a favorite...


Chocolate Bavarian with Strawberry Cream

Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This elegant, fancy-looking dessert is...

Striped Icebox Cookies

6 reviews

I've been using this recipe ever since I was a little girl. I like it because it's easier than making...


Black Forest Dessert Cake

10 reviews

“The cake is a traditional German dessert. When my daughter went to Germany on a backpacking trip, she said the...

Cherry Cheesecake Mousse

1 review

“What’s great about this recipe is that it is not only perfect for the Christmas season, but also nice all...


Black Forest Tart

6 reviews

Cherry pie filling and a melted chocolate drizzle top a rich, fudgy cake made from chocolate cookie crumbs. —Taste of...


Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecake Bars

1 review

I’ve had this recipe longer than I can remember. I like to make it for Valentine’s Day and Christmas. The...


Sacher Torte Squares

3 reviews

Sacher torte is a Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares are an easy alternative, but they still feature...

Chocolate Cherry Pie

4 reviews

Assures Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. "This rich and creamy pie is sure to please any dyed-in-the-wool chocoholic!"