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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    Oreo Mousse Cake

    Oreo mousse cake is so simple to put together, but it tastes as decadent as fancy restaurant desserts. Have fun garnishing it as you like using crushed or whole Oreos, additional whipped cream rosettes or chocolate shavings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Minty Avocado Christmas Cookies

    Best known in the Southwest, avocado cookies are becoming more popular now that avocados are available year-round. These minty cookies...


    Champagne Truffles

    Who can resist champagne truffles? Especially when they are so very easy to make! Serve them in gold foil candy...



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    How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Turkeys

    We’ve all seen chocolate-covered strawberries, but what about chocolate-covered strawberry TURKEYS? Elevate your Thanksgiving table with this festive spin...

    Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate

    Pumpkin pie vodka hot chocolate is the ultimate holiday cocktail. Made in a slow cooker and perfect for feeding a...


    Coffee Cheesecake

    Coffee lovers will line up for this rich coffee cheesecake. It's creamy and just mildly sweet, which allows the coffee...

    11 Best Chocolate Advent Calendars of 2022

    A chocolate Advent calendar is a classic way to ring in the season. Find our top picks for every sweet...


    Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

    These cheesecake bars have four delectable layers: a buttery crust, a creamy cheesecake filling, chocolaty morsels and a crumbly topping....


    Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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    I adapted my favorite cheesecake recipe to work in the Instant Pot. The texture was so incredible, I may never...


    5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

    Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential...

    Flourless Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

    The oil in this flourless chocolate olive oil cake creates a rich and savory flavor. Top with ice cream, powdered...


    Air-Fryer Brownies

    These small-batch fudgy air-fryer brownies come together so quickly, and no oven is required. Top with nuts or powdered sugar...


    Chocolate Rugelach

    Many bakeries make chocolate rugelach, but they taste so much better when they are homemade. Traditionally, they are filled with...


    Air-Fryer Mocha Cupcakes

    These luscious air-fryer cupcakes smell wonderful while they cook. If you have the drawer-type air fryer, you'll need to use...


    Lazy Cake

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    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...

    How to Make Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    We're all about chocolate! Follow our simple guide to make decadent chocolate-covered strawberries at home.


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    29 Types of Chocolate Chip Cookies You’re Not Baking (Yet!)

    It's hard to resist a chocolate chip cookie. Whether you like them soft or crisp, here are the different types...


    Buckeye Doughnut Holes

    Ohioans LOVE their buckeyes! They are in just about every candy shop and on every homemade sweets tray. I've taken...


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    Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

    Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor


    20 Best Christmas Chocolate Gifts

    This holiday season, satisfy a loved one's sweet tooth with these amazing Christmas chocolate gifts. We found elegant ideas at...


    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...


    Pumpkin Brownies

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    Chocolate and pumpkin pair up to make a family-favorite fall dessert. These pumpkin brownies are fantastic for parties and picnics....


    Candy Bar Cookies

    These cookies are hard to resist if you love candy because every bite is like finding a hidden treasure. They...


    Pumpkin Cannoli Cake Roll

    My family has been serving this pumpkin roll every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. This last...

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    Armagnac Chocolate Almond Tart

    I am a pecan pie lover...this is my twist on pecan pie. I use almonds instead of pecans and golden...


    Reese’s Pieces Bark

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    Loaded with salted peanuts and loads of peanut candies, this Reese's Pieces bark will send any peanut lover over the...


    Pretzel Strawberry Bark

    This strawberry bark recipe is my candy take on the classic Strawberry Pretzel Dessert. It uses ruby chocolate, which...


    Matcha Bark

    How could you not love the brilliant green color of this matcha bark? The flavor is a little earthy and...


    Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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    Classic dark chocolate peppermint bark gets a new look by swirling dark and white chocolate together. You can also layer...