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 Lover’s Drop Cookies

Whenever a friend, who is a chocolate lover, is having a difficult time or simply could use a pick me up, I bake these soft, cake-like cookies. I make little surprise package and deliver them. Life really is better with chocolate.—Rachelle White, Wickenburg, Arizona

Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies

6 reviews

Dark chocolate is a favorite around our house, so these frosted brownies are a hit. I came up with this...


Ginger Pound Cake S’mores

1 review

Kids and adults won't be able to resist this fun spin on campfire S'mores. Pound cake replaces the traditional graham...


Gooey Caramel Cashew Brownies

These ooey-gooey brownies are bursting with chocolate chips, gobs of caramel and plenty of cashews. —Marilyn Miller, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania


Blissful Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cheesecake

3 reviews

When I think of this specialty cheesecake, three words come to mind: "decadent," "fun" and "delicious." One bite and I...

Coconut-Pecan Brownies

4 reviews

These moist, bakery-style brownies are made even better with a creamy cheese frosting featuring coconut and pecans. —Lesley Pew, Lynn,...


Chocolate Temptation Brownies

Chocolate lovers will stand in line for these rich, three-layer squares that have a peanut butter filling and decadent glaze....

Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...


Truffle Raspberry Brownies

2 reviews

"This is such a sophisticated dessert!," rhapsodizes Agnes Ward in Stratford, Ontario. "Each rich, fudge-like brownie is bursting with fresh,...


Marvelous Marble Cake

10 reviews

Pound cake and chocolate make the best marble cake. — Ellen Riley, Birmingham, Alabama


Toffee Bar Brownie Torte

1 review

Heads will turn when you serve this showstopping cake. The mild espresso frosting nicely complements the bittersweet brownie layers.—Megan Byers,...

Chocolate S’mores Tart

2 reviews

I created this tart for my kids, who love having s'mores on the fire pit. It’s truly indulgent. We simply...


Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies

5 reviews

My daughters and I love homemade brownies. We experimented with many recipes and finally came up with this family favorite....


Toffee Truffle Cheesecake

3 reviews

I combined two of my favorite cheesecake recipes and added the delicious homemade caramel sauce for a cheesecake that's now...


Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake

46 reviews

This no-bake cheesecake with distinctive layers of chocolate, peanut butter mousse and a silky ganache on top will take some...