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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    Double Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

    This double chocolate pumpkin bread is a favorite. It's nice and moist, and it actually gets better as it sits! It freezes well, too. —Tami Malan, Draper, Utah

    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...


    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...


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    Chocolate Comfort Cake

    27 reviews

    This moist and delicious chocolate cake is usually the first dessert to go. People even eat the crumbs. It’s always...


    Mexican Crinkle Cookies with a Kick

    3 reviews

    For a new twist on an old favorite, we added the spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar blend to this tried-and-true...

    Copycat Berger Cookies

    2 reviews

    After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They...


    Apricot Almond Bars

    I often bring these treats to Christmas potlucks and parties. A tin of these yummy bars makes a great gift,...

    Triple Layer Brownie Cake

    34 reviews

    A little of this tall, rich brownie cake goes a long way, so you'll have plenty of pieces left to...


    Chocolate Almond Silk Pie

    7 reviews

    This pie recipe is one I clipped years ago that became a big hit with my husband and three daughters....


    Chocolate Cake Roll with Praline Filling

    6 reviews

    This show-stopping cake roll was one of the first “complicated” recipes I ever attempted to prepare. I discovered it was...


    Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

    6 reviews

    These pretzel-shaped buttery chocolate cookies are covered in a rich mocha glaze and drizzled with white chocolate. My family goes...

    Fudge-Topped Brownies

    6 reviews

    If you love brownies and fudge, why not combine the two? Mix up a pan of these exquisite brownies for...


    Chewy Chocolate Logs

    When I made these for our church Christmas bazaar, folks would snap them up within minutes. They're nice and soft...


    Hazelnut-Mocha Bonbon Cookies

    I adapted a cookie recipe from a cookbook I received at my bridal shower. The little glazed balls have been...


    Sachertorte Bites

    Elegant and simple, these rich confection-like bars are a bite-sized take on the famous Viennese Sachertorte. It's traditionally made with...


    Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie

    1 review

    Preparing this old-fashioned pie brings back memories. When I was a girl, we cranked homemade ice cream to serve with...

    Chocolate Nut Fudge

    2 reviews

    This old-fashioned silky smooth fudge that's dotted with just the right amount of nuts is sure to appeal to sweet...


    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...


    Layered Chocolate-Raspberry Triangles

    1 review

    My chocolaty triangles layered with raspberry jam are a must during the holiday season. The cakelike bars look festive, and...


    Chocolate Mint Creams

    2 reviews

    This recipe came from an old family friend and is always high on everyone's cookie request list. I make at...


    Creme de Menthe Cream Puff Tree

    A tower of creme de menthe-flavored puffs makes a spectacular centerpiece for your dessert table. Guests will have this sumptuous...


    Caramel Fudge Cheesecake

    20 reviews

    It's hard to resist this chocolaty cheesecake with its fudgy crust, crunchy pecans and gooey layer of caramel. I combined...


    Glazed Italian Fruitcake Cookies

    I grew up in Italy eating these every Christmas. I have such fond memories that I make them every year...


    Chocolate-Filled Meringue

    Joan Totton's favorite dessert for the Christmas season has a nutty, chewy crust and dark chocolate filling that's not too...

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    Swiss Chocolate Bars

    —Margaret Jelinek, Wrentham, Massachusetts


    Chocolate Tea Bread

    When people sample this chocolaty moist bread, they're surprised that biscuit mix is an ingredient.—Geri Davis, Prescott, Arizona


    Soft Chocolate Mint Cookies

    5 reviews

    If you don't care for crisp cookies that crumble when you take a bite, give this soft variety a try....


    Chocolate Caramel Fondue

    3 reviews

    It's easy to keep the ingredients for this rich fondue on hand in case company drops by. I serve it...


    Holiday Wreath Brownies

    My son, Jeremy, acts as if he's 5 when he sees these brownies—I've been making them for more than 30...


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    Chocolate Truffle Dessert

    3 reviews

    Chocolate lovers will savor this impressive dessert, featuring a brownie base and chocolate mousse filling. —Lisa Otis, New Paltz, New...