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    Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Craving a childhood classic? These sugar-free chocolate chip cookies will bring you all the comfort and joy you remember. Savor the crisp, lightly browned edges or dunk in a tall glass of cold milk. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Chili-Orange Drinking Chocolate

    1 review

    Featuring flavors like cayenne and chili powder, this chili chocolate drink is a fun twist on the traditional. —James Schend,...


    Salted Caramel and Banana Hot Chocolate

    Sip on this salted caramel and banana drinking chocolate when the temperatures start to drop. It's the perfect cool-weather drink....


    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    1 review

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...


    Dutch Oven Chocolate Dump Cake

    Looking for a quick dessert that will make people think you spent all day in the kitchen? This Dutch oven...


    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    9 reviews

    I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious!...

    Cherry Fudge Truffle Coconut Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    Cherries and chocolate come together in this dazzling coconut cheesecake. It's a holiday showstopper! —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota


    10-Cup Cookies

    31 reviews

    My mother used to make this easy 10-cup cookie recipe for my sisters and me. You could find one of...


    Kumquat and Chocolate Cheesecake

    1 review

    We have a variety of fruit trees in our yard, including an orange and a kumquat tree. When I was...


    Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa Mole

    1 review

    The combination of pork and cherries has long been a favorite of mine. The hint of spice and chocolate in...

    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


    Sundae Funday Bark

    Any occasion is the right time to serve this easy-to-make bark. The fruits—packed with flavor but not overly sweet—go so...


    How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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


    Brownie Batter Oatmeal

    We all grew up eating bowls of lumpy oatmeal for breakfast, and everyone has favorite toppings to make porridge more...


    Roasted Banana Bread Pudding

    Old-fashioned banana bread pudding gets a decadent upgrade with the addition of eggnog. The velvety smooth sauce and golden brown...

    Coconut Mango Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

    1 review

    All of the fun flavors of Puerto Rico come together in a dessert that's both exotic and familiar. Topped with...


    Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies

    13 reviews

    Chock-full of cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts, these cookies are fun to eat. They offer a change of pace from...


    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

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


    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,...


    Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark

    1 review

    As kids, my friends and I sandwiched Almond Joys between cookies. For our high school reunion, I re-created the idea...


    Slow-Cooker Key Lime Fondue

    2 reviews

    Love fondue but want something other than milk chocolate? Dip into my white chocolate Key lime fondue with graham crackers,...


    Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

    19 reviews

    These banana muffins are my kids' favorite. I adapt it for adults by adding chopped nuts or dried apricots.


    Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pudding Cake

    3 reviews

    Growing up, I remember my grandfather cherishing the chocolate-covered cherries we’d bring him for Christmas. He passed away this past...

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    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


    Marshmallow Monkey Business

    Just like kids, I love fun treats, and these really fit the bill. Plus, they are so easy to make...


    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

    What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


    Nut Fruit Bark

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


    Creamy Chocolate-Banana Pie

    2 reviews

    You can make almost any dessert more awesome with chocolate. In this cream pie, fresh banana and chocolate make a...


    Lamington Roulade

    1 review

    I am a teacher born in Australia who came to the United States seven years ago via a teacher exchange...