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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 indulgent. —Chantal Bourbon, Montreal, Quebec

Lemon Bark

I wasn't a fan of white chocolate until I made this candy. It's tangy, sweet and creamy all at the...


Raspberry Truffles

6 reviews

As everyone in my neighborhood knows, Christmas is my very favorite time of year. I make many cookies, cakes and...


Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

8 reviews

Whenever the family wanted to do a little celebrating over the years, I would make
this fondue. It’s fun...


Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

2 reviews

Baking a fun treat is a must when my four grandchildren come to stay for "grandma camp." Sometimes the grandkids...

Chocolate Ganache Tarts

16 reviews

Decadent, chocolate mousse-like filling and a flakey, tender crust make this very special. Be sure to coat hands well with...


Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

1 review

My favorite hockey team the Boston Bruins inspired these cupcakes. Add a love note on top using a little white...

Decadent Nanaimo Bars

1 review

There are few things as Canadian or as addictive as no-bake Nanaimo bars (named for the town in British Columbia...


Chocolaty Nanaimo Bars

8 reviews

If a pastry could be a friend, the Nanaimo bar would be my BFF. This version won Cookie of the...


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Surprise Meringues

5 reviews

These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy...


White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

24 reviews

Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white...

Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

4 reviews

When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need....


Cran-Marnier Truffles

Silky smooth chocolate is studded with bits of dried cranberries in these luscious truffles. It is the perfect dessert for...


Cappuccino Muffins

78 reviews

These are my favorite muffins to serve with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. Not...


White Chocolate-Raspberry Mousse Cheesecake

2 reviews

Befitting Christmas Day dessert, a New Year's celebration or even a holiday tea party, one thing's for sure: These flavors...


Truffle Cherries

4 reviews

Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...

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Malted Chocolate & Stout Layer Cake

7 reviews

If you want a dessert that will take the cake at a St. Patrick's Day celebration, look no further! The...


Kahlua Dream Bars

3 reviews

I always double this recipe so everyone gets a piece. For a glaze with deeper flavor, use 1 ounce unsweetened...


Napoleon Cremes

2 reviews

For the annual Christmas open house we host, I set out a buffet with lots of food and candies like...


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with...


Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

3 reviews

Guests won’t be able to resist this silky chocolate fondue made extra-special with butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme and coconut. “Bananas...


Orange Chocolate Meltaways

8 reviews

The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


Homemade Candy Bars

5 reviews

Reports Karen Grant of Tulare, California, "I enter these treats, which are similar to Kit Kat bars, at the fair...


Chocolate Truffles

17 reviews

You may be tempted to save these chocolate truffles for a special occasion since these smooth, creamy chocolates are divine....

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Creme de Menthe Cream Puff Tree

A tower of creme de menthe-flavored puffs makes a spectacular centerpiece for your dessert table. Guests will have this sumptuous...


Lemon Fudge

28 reviews

It’s hard to believe something this melt-in-your-mouth smooth and delicious can be made with so few ingredients in such little...