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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 is a big pan of very rich, fudgy brownies. Friends who ask me for the recipe are amazed that it's so easy. —Denise Nebel, Wayland, Iowa

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,...


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,...

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

2 reviews

This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved...


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,...

Cherry Chocolate Bark

2 reviews

This recipe from my daughter caught my eye because it reminded me of a favorite candy bar of mine as...


Very Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Cream

3 reviews

Here's a way to take a simple cake mix and make it look spectacular! The filling and frosting are really...


Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup

1 review

These feather-light pancakes dotted with chocolate chips are one of my family's favorite breakfasts. For even more chocolate flavor, I...


Kahlua Truffles

1 review

I discovered this recipe tucked away in a box of my mother's things. It's such a sweet way to remember...

Chocolate-Apricot Coffee Cake

My big sister shared this sensational coffee cake recipe with me. The unique combination of flavors in the center swirl...


Rich Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

14 reviews

When I was a teacher, this recipe was recommended by one of my student's parents. I've made it so many...


Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

3 reviews

I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that...


Chocolate Bavarian with Strawberry Cream

Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This elegant, fancy-looking dessert is...


Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

3 reviews

This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...

Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

At our friends’ 25th anniversary celebration, several couples had fun concocting this chocolate fondue. With fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels and...


Simple Turtle Cheesecake

3 reviews

For an almost instant dessert, I spread homemade ganache and caramel sauce over pre-made cheesecake. It makes the holidays feel...


Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Almond Cheesecake

17 reviews

My idea was to make a cheesecake taste like my favorite candy bar, which has chocolate, coconut and almonds. This...


Mudslide Cheesecake

7 reviews

Change up cheesecakes with different liqueur flavorings. This “mudslide” version with coffee and Irish cream is my husband's favorite. —Sue...


Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

12 reviews

How do you make already delicious chocolate cake even more decadent? By adding a heavenly raspberry filling and a lovely...


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...


Tofu Chocolate Pie

7 reviews

No one will guess the secret ingredient in this amazingly rich and creamy pie. In fact, you don’t even have...


Pancakes with Mini Chocolate Chips

2 reviews

This recipe is a favorite of mine to make for special occasions like birthday or holidays. If you want to...

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Chocolate Chip Scones

9 reviews

These chocolate chip scones are delicious warm, served with butter, when the chips are melted and gooey. —Diane LaFurno, College...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

37 reviews

With only three ingredients, these chocolate-swirl treats take just moments to whip up! If you have little ones visiting for...


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...


Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

53 reviews

These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can easily be altered to make several different varieties—I've added everything from mints to...


Chocolaty Nanaimo Bars

8 reviews

If a pastry could be a friend, the Nanaimo bar would be my BFF. This version won Cookie of the...


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...