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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 well with the white candy base. A dark chocolate drizzle adds a lot of fun. —Kim Banick, Turner, OR

Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

1 review

This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...


Tiramisu Snack Mix

2 reviews

This was inspired by one of my favorite desserts. It has the same great flavor combination of tiramisu but in...


Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

2 reviews

I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch,...


Crispy Chocolate Mounds

2 reviews

Make these bite-size treats while the Turkey Rice Soup is simmering and then chill. The recipe is so simple that...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

81 reviews

My sisters, brothers and I started cooking and baking when we were young. Mom was a very good teacher—she told...


Easy Chocolate Sauce

Dress up your favorite ice cream with a simple-to-make chocolaty topping that’s sure to bring back sweet memories. —Taste of...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondies

6 reviews

This recipe has been used in my family as long as I can remember. My mom would make these for...


Raspberry-Mocha Chocolate Bark

Give classic candy bark a bit of coffee-shop sophistication with crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans. Swirls of raspberry preserves and white...


Rum Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue with fresh fruit or cubed angel food cake will satisfy any sweet tooth. It makes a tasty appetizer...


White Chocolate Cereal Clusters

Just three ingredients and 3 minutes in the microwave are all it takes to make the season bright with this...

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Wreath

2 reviews

Give chocolate and pretzels the holiday treatment they deserve when you shape them as a wreath. Make one for the...


Blonde Brownies

My family has enjoyed these bars as a potluck dessert, brown-bag treat and anytime snack many times throughout the years....


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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...


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Magic Wands

2 reviews

These fun and colorful wands don't need to be made by a magician to be magical. You can change the...


Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

1 review

"This treat combines two favorites -- fruit and chocolate," notes field editor Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas.

Chocolate-Covered Pomegranate Seeds

1 review

I dunk pomegranate seeds in chocolate to get these easy little treats friends and family love. —Jim Javorsky, Havre de...


Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

17 reviews

These chewy peanut butter chocolate bars are the perfect no-fuss contribution to a potluck or bake sale. I've discovered the...


Mint Chocolate Wafers

4 reviews

My grandmother gave me a cookbook stuffed with recipes. This is a slight twist on one of the first—and best—recipes...


Quick Double Chocolate Biscotti

Refrigerated cookie dough gives you a head start on making biscotti from scratch. For true chocolate lovers, substitute chocolate chips...


Chocolate-Dipped Waffles

1 review

It's so simple to dip the waffle wedges in chocolate and to garnish with sprinkles that kids of all ages...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

37 reviews

With only three ingredients, these chocolate-swirl treats take just moments to whip up! If you have little ones visiting for...


Congo Squares

2 reviews

This recipe was given to me nearly 50 years ago, at a company picnic, and it's our family's favorite dessert....


Easy Chocolate Clusters

2 reviews

You can use this simple recipe to make a big batch of chocolate candy without a lot of fuss. I've...

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Chocolate Peanut Drops

6 reviews

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three...


Birch Pretzel Logs

1 review

At the root of this treat is plenty of penny-wise practicality. "I first started making the 'logs' after I saw...


Pumpkin Chip Cake with Walnuts

My grandmother gave me this family recipe. After a few changes, I made the treat even healthier and tastier. Holidays...


Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

4 reviews

Eat these pretty treats as is or crush them into a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. Readers of my...


Chocolate Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

10 reviews

If these bars have been refrigerated for more than 1 hour, let them stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting. Freeze.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Meltaways

1 review

People are amazed how easy it is to make these impressive-looking chocolate peanut butter cup candies. The recipe makes a...