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Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking advice from owners of local bakeries and my baker friends. I make them for every special occasion in my family and sometimes just for fun. If you want the cupcakes to taste more like hot cocoa, double the amount of hot cocoa mix. This recipe works well with multiple frosting flavors: mint, maple syrup, vanilla, marshmallow and buttercream. Decorate them any way you want! —Maia Hubscher, South Orange, New Jersey

Butterscotch Fruit Dip

If you like the sweetness of butterscotch chips, you'll enjoy this warm rum-flavored fruit dip. I serve it with apple...


Cinnamon Pecan Bars

24 reviews

I'm a special education teacher and we bake these bars in my life skills class. It 's an easy recipe...


Apple Pie Tartlets

16 reviews

Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats. Sweet and cinnamony,...


Peanut Caramel Corn

2 reviews

A sweet, crunchy, lighter alternative to traditional caramel corn, this can't-stop-eatin'-it treat won't stick to fingers or teeth! Wonderful for...

Gingerbread Caramel Crunch

12 reviews

If you love gingerbread, you won't be able to resist this crispy, crunchy popcorn. Munch it yourself or share it...


White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

90 reviews

These sweet cookies feature white chocolate and cranberries for a delightful taste. They add a perfect holiday feel to any...

Hot Apple Cider

7 reviews

In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa


Chocolate Maple Bars

3 reviews

My family runs a maple syrup operation, and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate maple syrup into my...


Fudge Nut Brownies

36 reviews

There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it...


Apple Pie Bundles

These cute bundles taste like an apple pie but without all of the work—no fork needed! The ingredients in this...

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

3 reviews

This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The...


Tempting Caramel Apple Pudding with Gingersnap Crust

9 reviews

The crunchy apple topping gives way to a creamy layer of cream cheese and butterscotch-caramel pudding. The gingersnap crust lends...


Sour Cream Cranberry Bars

4 reviews

A filling made with dried cranberries is layered between a buttery crust and a golden crumb topping in these flavorful...


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Hand-Held Apple Pies

25 reviews

When I was in high school, my best friend's mother baked this mini apple pie recipe every year. I was...


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Mom’s Soft Raisin Cookies

30 reviews

With four sons in service during World War II, my mother sent these favorite cookies as a taste from home...

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Triple Fudge Brownies

30 reviews

When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result...


Apple Cinnamon Cake

5 reviews

This apple cinnamon cake is equally good for breakfast or dessert, so be sure to not eat all of it...


Washington State Apple Pie

22 reviews

This pie won Grand Champion in the Apple Pie category at the 1992 Okanogan County Fair. The pie looks traditional,...


Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty

3 reviews

If I had to define the "Betty" of Apple Brown Betty, she'd be a smart and thrifty Southern gal with...