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Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

4 reviews

Put a stack of these beauties out at a potluck and you'll find only crumbs on your platter when it's time to head home. Everyone will be asking who made those scrumptious blondies, so be sure to bring copies of the recipe! —Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Cinnamon-Spice Brownies

Gail Mehle of Rock Springs, Wyoming submitted the original recipe for these brownies with a secret ingredient: cinnamon. The spicy...


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...


Cranberry Cashew Fudge

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


Chocolate Peanut Treats

14 reviews

When I was in high school, I took these sweet and crunchy squares to bake sales— and they were the...

Grilled Pizza Bread

These fun French bread pizzas are great picnic fare for both kids and adults. Tasty on the grill, they can...


Cookies & Cream Brownies

10 reviews

You won't want to frost these brownies, since the marbled top is too pretty to cover up. Besides, the tasty...

Corny Chocolate Crunch

4 reviews

This sweet treat tastes almost like candy, and it's gone just about as fast! —Delores Ward, Decatur, Indiana


Banana Crunch Bars

1 review

"The distinctive taste of banana tops these easy-to-make no-bake cereal bars," relates Ruth Anderson of Clarion, Iowa.


Chocolate Salted Caramel Bars

3 reviews

I love to experiment with different recipes and combine classic and new flavors. I've been making this shortbread for over...


Black-Bottom Banana Bars

48 reviews

These bars stay very moist, and their rich banana and chocolate flavor is even better the second day. My mother-in-law...

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

23 reviews

This version of Nanaimo bars may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in...


Chicken Fajita Submarine Sandwiches

2 reviews

If you’re a spice lover, my fajita subs get their zip from chili, cumin and pepper jack. The good news...


Homemade Coconut Brownies

5 reviews

My children and grandchildren are the light of my life. I always try to have homemade cookies or brownies on...


Can’t Leave Alone Bars

65 reviews

I take these quick and easy treats to church meetings, potlucks and housewarming parties. I often make a double batch...


Applesauce Brownies

6 reviews

These moist, cinnamon-flavored brownies are quite easy to make. The recipe can also be doubled and baked in a jelly...

Chocolate Wheat Cereal Snacks

3 reviews

This crunchy mix is great for a late night snack, or any gathering. The chocolate-peanut butter combination will satisfy any...


Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

12 reviews

These freeze very well. I like to keep a batch on hand for drop-in guests or for when I'm too...


Double Chocolate Orange Brownies

10 reviews

I have to give my husband credit for this idea—since we love chocolate and orange together, he suggested I come...


Peanut-Filled Devil’s Food Cupcakes

2 reviews

This recipe features a luscious peanut butter filling surrounded by devil's food and then iced with a rich layer of...


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...


Chocolate-Dipped Lemon Cookies

I make these light and tasty cookies every holiday season and everybody finds them irresistible. I love to dip the...


Candy Bar Brownies

10 reviews

The two kinds of candy bars baked into these brownies make them an extra-special treat. —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa


Chocolate Nut Bars

31 reviews

When I ask my husband what he would like me to bake, he often asks for these fudgy, nutty bars....

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Godiva Liqueur Brownies

1 review

Santa’s eyes twinkle when he finds this very adult brownie on the cookie tray. With chocolaty liqueur and other spirits,...


Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

15 reviews

Of all the recipes in my repertoire, I knew my Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies would have the best shot of...


Jazzed-Up French Bread

1 review

Fire up the grill right away for this tasty French bread. It takes seconds to prepare and then cooks away...


Caramel Brownies

48 reviews

I love to cook. My family can't possibly eat all the sweets I whip up, so my co-workers are more...


Blonde Brownies

My family has enjoyed these bars as a potluck dessert, brown-bag treat and anytime snack many times throughout the years....


Chippy Blond Brownies

18 reviews

If you love chocolate and butterscotch, you won't be able to resist these blonde brownies. I often include this recipe...