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    Andes Mint Cookies

    Transform your favorite candy into a baked treat! These Andes mint cookies are better than any after-dinner mint. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    6 reviews

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...


    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

    4 reviews

    Everyone loves these peanut butter chocolate chip brownies. It's hard to eat just one! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


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    Chocolate Babka

    9 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...

    S’mores Brownies

    2 reviews

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...


    10-Cup Cookies

    31 reviews

    My mother used to make this easy 10-cup cookie recipe for my sisters and me. You could find one of...

    Double Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

    2 reviews

    Two of my biggest loves in life—chocolate and coffee—come together in this velvety pound cake. Grate some extra chocolate on...


    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...


    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the...


    Chocolate Croissant Pudding

    2 reviews

    This new twist on traditional bread pudding is a decadent and delicious family favorite! —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...


    Kumquat and Chocolate Cheesecake

    1 review

    We have a variety of fruit trees in our yard, including an orange and a kumquat tree. When I was...


    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...


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    4 reviews

    It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...


    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dump Cake

    6 reviews

    I am a huge fan of the chocolate-peanut butter combination. I'm also a fan of easy recipes, including dump cakes....

    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    2 reviews

    Put these beauties out at a potluck and you’ll find only crumbs on your platter when it’s time to head...


    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...


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    Chocolate Comfort Cake

    27 reviews

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


    Candy Cane Chocolate Mini Loaves

    1 review

    Having a bunch of leftover candy canes after the holidays inspired me to use them up by adding them to...


    Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme

    1 review

    I made these for an office party cookie contest—and not a crumb was left on the platter! Sweet potatoes are...


    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


    Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

    1 review

    This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...


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    Chicken Mole Casserole with Olives

    1 review

    Mole sauces have layers of rich flavor with mild to moderate heat. The chocolate in the sauce helps offset the...

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    Cinnamon-Spice Brownies

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


    Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

    If you love Thai flavors and love fudge, you'll adore this creamy coconut fudge sprinkled with a hint of sweet...


    Vermont Maple Cookies

    15 reviews

    I created this recipe after tasting maple cookies with a maple glaze at a bakery in Stowe, Vermont, some years...


    Copycat Berger Cookies

    2 reviews

    After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They...


    Apricot Almond Bars

    I often bring these treats to Christmas potlucks and parties. A tin of these yummy bars makes a great gift,...


    Pressure-Cooker Chicken Mole

    Chocolate with chicken? If you’re not familiar with mole, don’t be afraid of this versatile Mexican sauce. I love sharing...