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

    Red Velvet Jar Cake

    I love to make these red velvet jar cakes for friends, family and teachers. Red velvet is my favorite during...


    Chocolate Oat Bars

    2 reviews

    These chocolate oat bars are one of my favorite go-to snacks. I love that I usually have all the items...


    Air-Fryer Bread Pudding

    This air-fryer bread pudding is a fun dish because the chocolate makes it different from traditional recipes. It's a rich,...


    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    6 reviews

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...


    Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I love using zucchini in the summertime. This recipe reminds me of a zucchini bread my aunt makes, but I...

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

    4 reviews

    Everyone loves these peanut butter chocolate chip brownies. It's hard to eat just one! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

    I didn't start off as a big fan of bread puddings, but one time I found myself with a large...


    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...


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    Chocolate Babka

    9 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...

    Toffee-Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

    Classic oatmeal cookies get a fun flavor twist when studded with toffee, chocolate mini morsels and pecans. They’re outstanding for...


    S’mores Brownies

    2 reviews

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...


    10-Cup Cookies

    31 reviews

    My mother used to make this easy 10-cup cookie recipe for my sisters and me. You could find one of...


    Double Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

    2 reviews

    Two of my biggest loves in life—chocolate and coffee—come together in this velvety pound cake. Grate some extra chocolate on...


    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...

    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 Croissant Pudding

    2 reviews

    This new twist on traditional bread pudding is a decadent and delicious family favorite! —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California


    Kumquat and Chocolate Cheesecake

    1 review

    We have a variety of fruit trees in our yard, including an orange and a kumquat tree. When I was...


    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


    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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    Football Cake Pops

    My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a...


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    4 reviews

    It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...


    Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Paprika & Agave

    Pair this rich and creamy ice cream with a cup of hot or iced coffee. It's mildly sweet with a...

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    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dump Cake

    6 reviews

    I am a huge fan of the chocolate-peanut butter combination. I'm also a fan of easy recipes, including dump cakes....


    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    2 reviews

    Put these beauties out at a potluck and you’ll find only crumbs on your platter when it’s time to head...


    Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    4 reviews

    Put a stack of these beauties out at a potluck and you'll find only crumbs on your platter when it's...


    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...


    Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

    1 review

    This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...


    Candy Cane Chocolate Mini Loaves

    1 review

    Having a bunch of leftover candy canes after the holidays inspired me to use them up by adding them to...