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    Homemade Gelt

    Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    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...

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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...

    Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Paprika & Agave

    Pair this rich and creamy ice cream with a cup of hot or iced coffee. It's mildly sweet with a...

    Frozen Pecan Mocha Dessert

    For frosty refreshment after a rich dinner, give this recipe a try. The fancy garnishes of semisweet chocolate are easy...

    Cherry-Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

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    You can make these marvelous ice cream treats days ahead. Just wrap and freeze! My...

    Chocolate Mousse with Cranberry Sauce

    A pretty, tart cranberry sauce complements the sweet, fudgy mousse in this outstanding dessert from Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonowanda,...

    Dark Chocolate Pudding

    2 reviews

    Life is too short to pass on dessert. This old-fashioned treat is so creamy and comforting! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

    Must-Have Tiramisu

    4 reviews

    This is the perfect guilt-free version of a classic dessert. My friends even say that they prefer my lighter recipe...

    Marshmallow Fudge

    25 reviews

    You'll find it nearly impossible to resist this rich chocolate delight. It's chock-full of marshmallows and graham crackers—and no one...

    Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

    5 reviews

    I've given these delectable candies with a nutty surprise inside to teachers and friends. —Debra Pedrazzi, Ayer, Massachusetts

    Chocolate Cream Pie

    16 reviews

    Our teenage son, John, has done lots of 4-H baking. His favorite is this old-fashioned chocolate cream pie recipe with...

    Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee

    11 reviews

    I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find...

    Kahlua Fudge

    16 reviews

    This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania

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    Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

    105 reviews

    This German chocolate pecan pie combines the ingredients everyone loves in its classic cake cousin. It's so silky and smooth,...

    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...

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    Orange Chocolate Mousse Mirror Cake

    1 review

    A shiny, mirrorlike orange glaze covers a chocolate mousse cake to create a delicious showstopping dessert your guests will be...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    Coconut Almond Candy

    The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...

    Easy Mocha Cream Pie

    This chocolate crust is excellent with a cool no-bake mocha filling. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    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....

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    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...

    White Chocolate Lime Mousse Cake

    3 reviews

    The line at the dessert table convinced me this cake was a winner when I served it at a party....

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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...