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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Homemade Gelt

Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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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...


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Reindeer Cake

Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


Maine Potato Candy

9 reviews

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes every day and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This chocolate...


Chocolate Pomegranate Candies

This recipe pairs white and dark chocolate with whole, natural ingredients for an unbelievably delicious treat! These candies are perfect...

Chai Truffle Tart

1 review

My chai-flavored tart boasts chocolate and caramel layers tucked inside a salty pretzel crust. Truffles on top make it extra...


Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps

2 reviews

Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. And they are always quite popular at fundraisers. If you’d like, you can...

Turkey Mole Tacos

3 reviews

In contrast to traditional tacos, these taste complete as is, without further garnishes or sauces. I’ve also made this using...


Chocolate Lover’s Pizza

16 reviews

I created this after my dad said that my graham cracker crust should be topped with dark chocolate and pecans....


Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

These luscious, satiny truffles are so versatile...omit the pistachos and try all three variations listed below. —Diane Fuqua, Baltimore, Maryland...


Chocolate-Raspberry Polka Dot Cake

2 reviews

You'll have people requesting seconds on this tender cake. Chocolate cake layers are filled with a delightful raspberry whipped cream...

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Balls

1 review

Remember the days at Grandma and Grandpa's house when you made these wonderfully traditional treats? We love these Kentucky Derby...


Fun & Festive Cake Pops

5 reviews

This recipe is so easy to adapt with your favorite flavors. Use it as a starts for your most creative...


Nut Fruit Bark

Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...


Chocolate & Coconut Cream Torte

1 review

My grandmother passed this recipe down to me years ago and now I make it for my own grandchildren. When...


Marshmallow Easter Eggs

6 reviews

I've been making these wonderful marshmallow Easter eggs for years. These candies are a big hit with marshmallow lovers. —Betty...