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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    Andes Mint Cookies

    Transform your favorite candy into a baked treat! These Andes mint cookies are better than any after-dinner mint. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


    Cookie Cake

    This oversized cookie cake recipe is so easy and quick that I just might make it instead of traditional cookies...


    Magic Brownie Bars

    When I was a kid, one of my all-time favorite treats was magic cookie bars. This recipe combines all the...


    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...

    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the...

    Chocolate Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Icing

    Mariann James of Ferguson, Missouri created a sweet and salty favorite with her original recipe for chocolate spice cake with...


    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


    The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

    2 reviews

    Everyone has a favorite type of chocolate chip cookie—a little crispy, a little chewy—but they all have to begin with...


    Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

    48 reviews

    Impressive to look at but easy to make, this cake is a good old-fashioned "Sunday supper" dessert that melts in...

    Cherry Chocolate Layer Cake

    1 review

    Heads will turn when you bring this unforgettable cake to the table. And the attention will only increase when you...


    White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Pie

    I love white chocolate and I love cheesecake...so this is one of my preferred desserts. The combination of my mom's...


    Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Pie

    We've all seen peanut butter pies, so I kick it up a notch with Nutella pie! This silky dessert is...


    Homemade Brownie Sundaes

    I serve this super dessert often at baseball barbecues or whenever I have a large group in. Homemade brownies and...


    Cappuccino Flats

    5 reviews

    These coffee-flavored cookies are so delicious they make my own kitchen seen like a gourmet bakery!

    Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

    Espresso enhances and intensifies the dark chocolate flavor of my truffe tart. I make the crust with toasted walnuts and...


    Frosted Walnut Brownie Cups

    4 reviews

    Have a little taste of heaven with these mini brownie cups. They are always a huge hit and are simple...


    Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce

    2 reviews

    Mom made this chocolate sauce recipe to drizzle on cake, and we like it over ice cream, too. —Janice Miller,...


    Hazelnut Pots de Creme

    White chocolate and toasted ground hazelnuts make a heavenly combination in this rich, silky custard. Guests are sure to rave...


    4-Layer Chocolate Torte

    When I want to serve a really special dessert, I turn to this recipe. The tender, four-layer chocolate cake has...


    Classic Chocolate Frosting

    3 reviews

    This fast fudgelike frosting is so fantastic. It even makes cakes from a box mix taste like homemade! —Karen Ann...


    Rich Chocolate Frosting

    18 reviews

    My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, rich chocolate frosting and accented with...


    Quick Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

    1 review

    My family prefers milk chocolate to dark or semisweet chocolate, so I created this recipe. Baking the pops on a...

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    Gift-Wrapped Brownies

    With bright green and red frosting "ribbon" piped on top, these chocolaty "packages" are a pretty addition to any holiday...


    Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream

    9 reviews

    This luscious chocolate layer cake gets wonderful moistness from sour cream. Its irresistible topping and marvelous from-scratch goodness make it...


    Milk Chocolate Bundt Cake

    7 reviews

    Try this recipe for a moist mild chocolate cake that cuts cleanly and doesn't need frosting. This scrumptious snack cake...


    Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

    6 reviews

    When Mom wanted to treat us to something special, she made this awesome dessert. We could never resist the tender...


    Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

    2 reviews

    This is a chocolate lover's dream! It will definitely satisfy any chocolate craving you may have. I often make this...


    Chocolate Macadamia Cheesecake

    1 review

    When one of my co-workers turned 50, I created this recipe for her birthday. There wasn't a crumb left on...