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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 advice from owners of local bakeries and my baker friends. I make them for every special occasion in my family and sometimes just for fun. If you want the cupcakes to taste more like hot cocoa, double the amount of hot cocoa mix. This recipe works well with multiple frosting flavors: mint, maple syrup, vanilla, marshmallow and buttercream. Decorate them any way you want! —Maia Hubscher, South Orange, New Jersey

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...


Pretzel Bark Candy

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


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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,...


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...

Dark Chocolate Fondue

1 review

Savor all the decadence without a lick of guilt! We kept all the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth texture of fudgy fondue in...


Chocolate Basket

You'll give a few fun new twists to “sweets for my sweet” when you weave this good-enough-to-eat basket. It’s made...

Orange Chocolate Fondue

3 reviews

"Invite you family and friends to dip cubes of cake and pieces of fruit into this rich, luscious fondue for...


Chocolate Cannoli

1 review

Our version of a famous Italian dessert features a creamy filling dotted with chocolate chunks. The chopped pistachios are an...


Caramel Cashew Clusters

7 reviews

Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them....


Chocolate Ganache Tarts

16 reviews

Decadent, chocolate mousse-like filling and a flakey, tender crust make this very special. Be sure to coat hands well with...

Batty Bark

2 reviews

These very cute chocolately treats are especially wonderful because they hold their shape. Be sure to chop the cherries into...


Cherry Kiss Cookies

38 reviews

Topped with a chocolate kiss, these cherry-flavored cookies look super cute on a dessert tray. Share them with family and...


S’mores Cheesecake

16 reviews

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


Neapolitan Fudge

14 reviews

If you like Neapolitan ice cream, you will devour my fudge version of the vanilla, strawberry and chocolate favorite. It...


Rich ‘n’ Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

Whisking up a batch of smooth-as-silk fudgy chocolate icing is a snap using this short recipe and your favorite flavor...

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

10 reviews

If you want to still enjoy one of these soft, chocolate chip peanut butter cup cookies the day after you...