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    Spicy Chocolate Orange Snack Mix

    This munchable treat gets an extra zing from orange zest and a pop from cayenne pepper. Set out a bowl to snack on through the day or during a holiday movie night! —Erica Wilson, Beverly, Massachusetts

    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    2 reviews

    Put these beauties out at a potluck and you’ll find only crumbs on your platter when it’s time to head...


    The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

    3 reviews

    Everyone has a favorite type of chocolate chip cookie—a little crispy, a little chewy—but they all have to begin with...


    Salted Cashew & Caramel Chews

    5 reviews

    Nothing says "welcome home" like warm, gooey, chewy cookies right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk—mmm,...


    Game-Day Bourbon-Glazed Caramel Corn

    Here's a grown-up version of a favorite kid’s treat. The bourbon and ginger combination that is so good in cocktails...

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

    90 reviews

    My family loves this peanut butter cookie bars recipe—oatmeal, brownie bars, peanuts—it's made from all our favorite things! Oatmeal, peanut...


    Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

    1 review

    Nearly anyone who loves coffee will perk up for this java-infused cookie. What hot beverage would you pair these treats...

    Aunt Ione’s Icebox Cookies

    3 reviews

    Whenever we went to visit my Aunt Ione in south Georgia, her icebox cookies were our favorite treat. My mother...


    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...


    Dilly Pretzels

    3 reviews

    This savory snack shapes up in mere minutes and disappears just as quickly. My family agrees that you can't eat...


    Macadamia Nut Cookies

    10 reviews

    These rich cookies are full of Hawaiian macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

    Vanilla Wafer Cookies

    34 reviews

    These buttery cookies bake up chewy and crispy at the same time. Sprinkle these vanilla wafers with colored sugar or...


    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...


    Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

    10 reviews

    When my husband and our three sons sit down to dinner, they ask, "What's for dessert?" I have a happy...


    Courtside Caramel Corn

    31 reviews

    My guests say they can't stop eating my caramel corn! For our basketball party I fix enough to fill a...


    Cookies & Cream Brownies

    10 reviews

    You won't want to frost these brownies, since the marbled top is too pretty to cover up. Besides, the tasty...

    Spicy Pecans N Cranberries

    1 review

    Spice up a holiday party with these well-seasoned nuts or keep a batch in the freezer to give as last-minute...


    Super Chunky Cookies

    25 reviews

    Chocolate lovers will go crazy over these cookies that feature loads of chocolate! When friends ask me to make "those...


    Easy Mexican Brownies

    4 reviews

    I was hosting a fun Mexican-themed cocktail party and needed a quick dessert. Dressing up an ordinary boxed brownie mix...


    Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

    43 reviews

    With the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, it's no surprise these are my family's favorite cookies. Because of...


    Maple-Chestnut Cheesecake

    There are so many delightful flavors that perfectly complement each other in this rich, impressive cheesecake. The hint of cinnamon...


    Candied Cereal Mix

    "This is a favorite treat at our house," says Lisa Elliott of West Plains, Missouri. "It's so easy to make...


    Mocha Almonds

    When looking for nut-mix recipes, I stumbled across this one and altered it a bit. Once you start nibbling, it’s...


    Happy Hot Dog Relish

    3 reviews

    This sweet-tart relish combining cranberry sauce and sauerkraut is so good! It's also a nice complement to hamburgers, baked ham...

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    Chocolate Salted Caramel Bars

    3 reviews

    I love to experiment with different recipes and combine classic and new flavors. I've been making this shortbread for over...


    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...


    Popcorn Cookies

    12 reviews

    It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie...


    Three-in-One Popcorn Crunch

    1 review

    Folks with a sweet tooth will dig into these bite-size snacks. Candy corn is a colorful addition, so this mouthwatering...


    Double Butterscotch Cookies

    19 reviews

    This is a very old recipe that's been in the family for generations. Sometimes I'll omit the toffee bits and...


    Calgary Nanaimo Bars

    23 reviews

    This version of Nanaimo bars may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in...