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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars

    2 reviews

    Who doesn't like this dessert duo? Add your favorite combination of candies to garnish the tops of these chocolate peanut butter dream bars. —Cindi DeClue, Anchorage, Alaska

    Chocolate Chess Pie

    2 reviews

    This is one of my mother's go-to recipes. It's a yummy spin on classic chocolate chess pie. — Ann Dickens,...


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    Chocolate Babka

    10 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    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...


    Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes

    1 review

    Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made comes to me because they...

    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    42 reviews

    As a dairy farmer’s wife, I have experience making cheesecake. In fact, most anything containing milk products is tasty in...


    Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

    1 review

    My New York-style cheesecake has tart cranberries, white chocolate chunks and a smidge of yuletide red. It's an impressive addition...

    Makeover Irish Cream Cheesecake

    1 review

    If you have a 4-in springform pan, this will be your new favorite dessert. The taste of Baileys Irish Cream...


    Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

    32 reviews

    Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all...


    Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan Pie

    8 reviews

    Serious dessert lovers go nuts over this one that combines the best of two classics: pecan pie and chocolate pie....


    Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

    11 reviews

    Our kids’ most-requested cookies are peanut butter and chocolate chip, so
    I created this combination. The two doughs swirled...

    Chocolate Pudding Pizza

    4 reviews

    My sister Brenda and I made up this recipe while talking on the phone! My family loved the classic pairing...


    Special Chocolate Treats

    2 reviews

    I serve these lovely cookies to guests. They freeze well. —Walter Max, Wabasha, Minnesota


    Swirled Raspberry & Chocolate Cheesecake

    10 reviews

    One secret to a lighter, fluffier cheesecake? Use the foaming power of eggs. When you beat egg whites to stiff...


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    Red Velvet Cheesecake

    36 reviews

    Festive and oh, so good, this cheesecake will become a fixture on your Christmas dessert menu. The red velvet filling...


    Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

    2 reviews

    Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday spread with these chocolaty treats. They're perfect for getting little ones involved....

    Double Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

    15 reviews

    This cheesecake is easy to make—but it's definitely not easy to wait till the next day to eat it! The...


    S’mores Cheesecake

    16 reviews

    This sweet and decadent cheesecake features graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Enjoy! —Kurt Anderson, Willmar, Minnesota


    Chocolate-Cherry Ice Cream Cake

    O say can you see this amazing dessert at your next gathering? I make it ahead of time and keep...


    Toffee Truffle Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    I combined two of my favorite cheesecake recipes and added the delicious homemade caramel sauce for a cheesecake that's now...


    Peppermint Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    People are thrilled when they see me coming with this rich, smooth cheesecake—it's always a crowd pleaser. Not only does...


    Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

    29 reviews

    If you delight in the taste of chocolate, then this is the cheesecake for you. Every creamy bite melts in...


    Graveyard Cake

    3 reviews

    Underneath tasty tombstones, ghosts, pumpkins, worms and soil that make this dessert a conversation piece, you'll find a delectable chocolate...


    Chocolate Caramels

    5 reviews

    When I was growing up, my mom made these delicious candies every Christmas. They were my favorite then and still...

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    Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    I'm a great-grandmother, and my whole family enjoys this dessert. I received this recipe from my niece. It's very chocolaty....


    Gingerbread Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    This is my twist on Christmas gingerbread...cheesecake-style! I like to garnish it with small gingerbread men all the way around...


    Italian Spumoni Cookies

    3 reviews

    These festive cookies look and taste like they're made from scratch. But refrigerated cookie dough makes them a cinch to...


    Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

    If you’re tight on time, you can use store-bought cookies, but I highly recommend making these oatmeal chocolate cookies from...


    Chocolate-Tipped Butter Cookies

    4 reviews

    These wonderfully moist morsels are too tempting to resist. They melt right in your mouth. Rather than sprinkling the chocolate...


    Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

    23 reviews

    My mom makes this cheesecake a lot because it's so good and really pretty. She calls it a "go-to" recipe....