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    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 made a batch when she knew company was coming. —Jacquie McTaggart, Independence, Iowa

    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...


    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    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...

    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....


    Gingerbread Caramels

    I created this recipe for two simple reasons: I love caramel, and I love molasses! Combining those ingredients resulted in...

    Apple Butter Doughnuts

    In my family, it's a tradition to make these lovely spiced doughnuts after sledding. The whole family gathers in the...


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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,...


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    Honey-Squash Dinner Rolls

    5 reviews

    These puffy dinner rolls take on rich color when you add squash to the dough. Any squash variety works. I've...


    Carrot Cake Doughnuts

    2 reviews

    For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...

    Honey Caramels

    1 review

    I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts...


    Salted Soft Caramels

    1 review

    Velvety smooth homemade caramels have a sprinkling of kosher salt to create a sweet-salty sensation. Best of all, these caramels...


    Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

    Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


    Pear-Stuffed French Toast with Brie, Cranberries & Pecans

    2 reviews

    This French toast is stuffed with fresh pears, dried cranberries, pecans, Brie and cream cheese. It's an easy overnight recipe...


    Hot Mushroom Spread

    I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

    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...


    Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

    22 reviews

    What makes these cookies the best ever? A delicious cream cheese dough flavored with vanilla, almond and a hint of...


    Haunted Potpie

    3 reviews

    Convenience items such as frozen hash browns, vegetables and puff pastry make this potpie quick and easy to make. They...


    Frightfully Good Cakes

    If there is one word to describe these one- or two-bite cakes, it is EASY! Use different Halloween candies to...


    Brownie Batter Dip

    10 reviews

    I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie-batter variety fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes...


    Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze

    This versatile glaze is shared by our Test Kitchen. You can make the basic powdered sugar glaze and tint it...


    Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

    28 reviews

    Salty pretzels pair nicely with the sweet fruit in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that is a...


    Batty Bark

    2 reviews

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

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    Brie with Apricot Topping

    10 reviews

    Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a...


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    Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

    23 reviews

    What did I do when I couldn’t decide between two of my favorite desserts? I combined them! This snickerdoodle-blondie hybrid...


    Butterscotch Bones

    Ordinary rice cereal treats get special treatment with the addition of butterscotch flavors.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Date-Pecan Coconut Candy

    This fuss-free recipe has been in our family for years. A batch of these chocolate-covered balls always brings back wonderful...


    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...


    Warm Spiced Nuts

    3 reviews

    I like to set out bowls of spiced nuts when hosting holiday parties. Sometimes I stir in M&M's to make...