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Nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of these truffles...or to the simplicity of the recipe. Whenever I make them for my family or friends, they're quickly devoured. No one has to know how easy they are to prepare! -Stacy Abell, Olathe, Kansas
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Drizzled with melted chocolate, this frosty family favorite from Carol Marnach in Sioux Falls, South Dakota couldn’t be much easier to prepare. "My husband and three sons love it so much that we even use our grill to make it on camping trips—or during the hot summer months when I don’t like turning on the oven," she says.

Praline Chocolate Dessert

Praline Chocolate Dessert

Praline Chocolate Dessert

A cookie crumb crust, lusciouslayers of praline and cream cheese, and a chocolate glaze make this rich dessert a showstopper. It's worth the extra effort and freezes well, too. —Korrie Bastian, Clearfield, Utah

Angel Berry Trifle

Angel Berry Trifle

Angel Berry Trifle

I usually serve this in summer when fresh berries are bountiful, but I recently prepared it with frozen cherries and light cherry pie filling instead. It was a delicious glimpse of summer-to-come! —Brenda Paine of North Syracuse, New York
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Cream Cheese Rhubarb Pie

Cream Cheese Rhubarb Pie

Cream Cheese Rhubarb Pie

Whenever my mom and I have a "rhubarb attack", we make this pie! Although we haven't farmed much of late, my husband and I call the old family homestead home. Our grown son's the fifth generation to live here.

German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies

Even as a young girl, I was always going through recipe books in search of something new to make. That's how I came across these brownies, a favorite for our family reunions and other get-togethers. They capture the rich flavor of a favorite cake with a few easy steps. Broiling the sweet coconut topping makes it goey and good. —Karen Grimes, Stephens City, Virginia

Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

To give these fresh, fruity bars even more crunch, add a sprinkling of nuts to the yummy crumb topping. Everyone will want to indulge. —Leanna M. Thorne, Lakewood, Colorado

Caramel Crunch Cake

Caramel Crunch Cake

Caramel Crunch Cake

I received this recipe from my sister-in-law, and I love how the cake comes together with a convenient mix, water and egg whites. Crushed candy bars make a fun addition to the moist treat. —Heather Dollins of Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

This is a delicious cake-it's so moist! It's great for taking to picnics in summertime, since it travels well. It also keeps for several days in the refrigerator.

Black 'n' Blue Berry Crumb Pie

Black 'n' Blue Berry Crumb Pie

Black 'n' Blue Berry Crumb Pie

Here’s a very simple recipe for a mouthwatering, fresh pie that features two kinds of berries and is simply delicious! The brown-sugar crumb topping adds buttery old-time crunchiness and flavor to this summery dessert classic. Thanks to Linda Palmer in Greenville, Ohio for the recipe.

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Topped with walnuts and caramelized tart apple slices, this cake is both easy and dazzling. It never fails to make tasters say, “wow!”—Linda Wetsch, Mandan, North Dakota

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, somewhat bittersweet and very chocolaty. I usually make them to share at get-togethers. Otherwise, I'd eat them all myself! I'm always asked for the recipe. —Delaine Fortenberry, McComb, Mississippi
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