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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    Lazy Cake

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut spread, then it's chilled for a super easy dessert. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

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


    Pumpkin Brownies

    2 reviews

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


    Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

    I love that this sweet potato chocolate mousse is rich and decadent yet is made with simple, healthy, plant-based ingredients!...


    Air-Fryer Mocha Pudding Cakes

    These mouthwatering mini cakes make the perfect treat for two. My mom used to make these when I was a...

    Hot Chocolate Bombs

    These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...


    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...

    Mocha-Walnut Macarons

    1 review

    These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight...


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    Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

    9 reviews

    These festive sugar-coated red velvet cookies are perfect for Christmas. They're just as delicious as they are beautiful. —Colleen Delawder,...


    Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart

    6 reviews

    I love the flavor combination of spiced pumpkin and chocolate, which inspired me to create this chocolate pumpkin tart. Sometimes...


    Stovetop Hot Chocolate

    1 review

    My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...

    Peppermint Cream Sandwich Cookies

    My mother and I made these crisp chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies together. They are a perfect addition to any party....


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    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    7 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...


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    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...


    S’mores Brownies

    4 reviews

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


    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    7 reviews

    Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...

    Beef Taco Chili

    This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was voted best chili at our county's autumn harvest festival....


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    5 reviews

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


    Copycat Berger Cookies

    3 reviews

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


    Holiday Rum Balls

    16 reviews

    I use this recipe for special occasions with my wonderful family and friends. The treats are so easy to make...


    Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    16 reviews

    Of all the recipes in my repertoire, I knew my Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies would have the best shot of...


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    Special-Occasion Chocolate Cake

    15 reviews

    This cake won grand champion at the 2000 Alaska State Fair, and you will see why once you taste it....


    Chocolate-Dipped Spumoni Cookies

    5 reviews

    I combined my favorite cookie and ice cream into one dessert. With so many delicious flavors going on, it's hard...


    Chocolate Eclair Delight

    5 reviews

    It's amazing how the layers of this eclair torte soften overnight into a cakelike texture. Just before serving this dessert,...

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    Chocolate Crepes with Raspberry Sauce

    9 reviews

    Everyone at the table will feel special eating this scrumptious treat. Seemingly rich and decadent, these crepes are just 2...


    No-Bake Chocolate Torte

    1 review

    Here's a delightful dessert that only looks as if you fussed all day. With its attractive appearance and wonderful taste,...


    Red Velvet Marble Cake

    2 reviews

    I watched my grandma prepare her red velvet showstopper many times for family get-togethers. The fluffy butter frosting perfectly complements...


    Mocha Cake

    19 reviews

    Without a doubt, this is the best chocolate cake I've ever made. I share this decadent dessert with everyone I...


    Mocha Pecan Balls

    1 review

    Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls into truffle-like treats. Best of all, there's no baking...


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    Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    56 reviews

    I shred and freeze zucchini from my garden each summer so that I can make this bread all winter long....