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    Cast-Iron White Chocolate Tart

    This decadent dessert is worth every calorie. If you aren't a fan of citrus, leave out the orange flavoring and the white chocolate will shine through. —Phoebe Saad, Framingham, Massachusetts

    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    7 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...


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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...


    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...


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    Chocolate Comfort Cake

    28 reviews

    This moist and delicious chocolate cake is usually the first dessert to go. People even eat the crumbs. It’s always...

    Decadent Fudge Cake

    7 reviews

    Everyone loves the rich flavor in this decadent cake made with four types of chocolate. —Anna Hogge, Yorktown, Virginia


    Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

    14 reviews

    What fun! These double-chocolaty delights have a surprise inside! Atop the chocolate cookie base, marshmallow peeks out under chocolate icing....

    Colorful Ham Strata

    3 reviews

    Marilou's make-ahead breakfast bake is a cinch, particularly when leftover ham is used. Chock-full of peppers, onions and cheese, the...


    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

    Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...


    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...


    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...

    Maine Potato Candy

    8 reviews

    Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...


    Cranberry Chip Monkey Bread

    Monkey bread is no stranger at our house, but I wanted a holiday version. This one with cranberries and eggnog...


    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

    What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


    Nut Fruit Bark

    Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...

    Kahlua Dream Bars

    3 reviews

    I always double this recipe so everyone gets a piece. For a glaze with deeper flavor, use 1 ounce unsweetened...


    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    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...


    Double-Drizzled Biscotti

    1 review

    Semisweet and white chocolate drizzles give these biscotti a pretty look. The baking time is shorter than for some biscotti,...


    Marbled Orange Fudge

    22 reviews

    This decadent treat doesn't last long at our house. The Creamsicle flavor of this soft fudge brings on the smiles....


    Pretzel Bark Candy

    I usually make this pretzel candy as a gift, but it's also fun to share at office parties. The recipe...


    Chocolate Cake Roll with Praline Filling

    6 reviews

    This show-stopping cake roll was one of the first “complicated” recipes I ever attempted to prepare. I discovered it was...


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    Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies

    73 reviews

    As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love...

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    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...


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    Mini S’mores

    8 reviews

    Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth,...


    Chocolate Party Cake

    This no-bake refrigerated cake, featuring angel food cake and chocolate, was my grandma's recipe. It has been on our Christmas...


    Coconut Creme Chocolates

    4 reviews

    I'm a proud wife, mom of three and grandma of many. I've cooked many things over the years, including these...


    Chocolate-Dipped Spoons

    Coffee goes down in the most delightful way when stirred with these sugar-coated spoons created by our Test Kitchen. They...


    Contest-Winning Chocolate Angel Food Cake

    9 reviews

    When I take this different kind of angel food cake to church bake sales, it goes before I can get...