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    Chocolate Pecan Fudge

    Even though fudge is a classic at Christmastime, people are excited for this chocolate pecan fudge year-round. Switch out the pecans with nuts that you have on hand. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Snack Mix

    3 reviews

    I love chocolate-covered strawberries, but that's a treat you want to make only on special occasions. With a little experimenting,...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

    8 reviews

    I've tried different variations of these cakes for my family and this chocolate peanut butter mug cake is a winner!...


    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...


    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...

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    4 reviews

    It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...


    Chocolate Almond Pizzelles

    If you love fun baking gadgets, you'll enjoy making these crispy, almond-flavored cookies, which get their unique waffle design from...

    Orange Chocolate Meltaways

    8 reviews

    The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


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    Caramel Truffles

    23 reviews

    These candies disappear as fast as I can make them. The five-ingredient microwave recipe is easy and fun to make....


    Crispy Chocolate Squares

    5 reviews

    Folks will think you slaved away on these fast and fudgy treats. People often request the recipe and are surprised...


    Rocky Road Fudge Pops

    These sweet frozen treats are simple to prepare and guaranteed to bring out the kid in anyone. The creamy pops...

    Microwave Oatmeal Bars

    13 reviews

    My mother shared this speedy recipe with me. There are not a lot of ingredients, so these chewy treats are...


    Marshmallow Pops

    10 reviews

    Making these pops is a fun activity for a children's party because any age can participate. Customize them for holidays...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Chews

    "I'm always searching for good recipes to use in the microwave," relates Sharan Williams of Spanish Fork, Utah. "These thick,...


    Crispy Peanut Butter Treats

    3 reviews

    "I don't make these crispy bars very often because it's hard to stop eating them!" admits Lisa Hornish, Grand Forks...


    Marble Brownies

    6 reviews

    "I like to cook and enjoy trying new recipes," relates Diana Coppernoll of Linden, North Carolina. A cream cheese topping...

    Caramel-Chocolate Oat Squares

    4 reviews

    In the summer, we often have weekend guests who go boating with us. These sweet, chewy bars are the perfect...


    Crunchy Mint Fudge

    Celebrate the season with old-fashioned fudge spiked with the flavors of spearmint and peppermint.


    Rocky Toffee Fudge

    A hint of Kahlua gives grown-up taste to the classic combination of marshmallows and chocolate.


    Frozen Peanut Butter and Chocolate Terrine

    1 review

    This terrine can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. When served, it cuts easily, revealing the...


    Chocolate Marshmallow Grahams

    2 reviews

    While working at a local Grange, I came up with these chocolaty bars to serve with coffee to weary travelers....


    Chocolate-Berry Bars

    I created this recipe by accident when I wanted to make Rice Krispie bars with dried fruit. All I had...


    Minty Chocolate Crackles

    Each December, I whip up big batches of these chewy mint morsels, then watch them disappear in a flash! Everyone...


    Chocolate Cake in a Mug

    8 reviews

    Why is this chocolate cake in a mug the most dangerous recipe in the world? Because you’re now only minutes...

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    Mocha Truffles

    26 reviews

    Nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of these truffles...or to the simplicity of the recipe. Whenever I make them for...


    Caramel Chocolate Sauce

    2 reviews

    Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This quick fix from June Smith of Byron Center, Michigan takes ice cream toppings to new heights....


    Buckeyes

    19 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter balls (no bake!) are always popular at my church's annual Christmas fundraiser. They resemble chestnuts or...


    Three-Chip English Toffee

    9 reviews

    With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and scrumptiously rich flavor, this is the ultimate toffee! Layered on top are three kinds of...


    Cookie Dough Truffles

    162 reviews

    The flavorful filling at the center of these yummy candies tastes like genuine chocolate chip cookie dough…with no worry about...


    Chocolate-Topped Marshmallow Sticks

    I like to use all sorts of different marshmallow shapes and flavors to
    mix things up. These chocolate-dunked pops...