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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 makes it great for taking to potlucks and other events, too, as there's no frosting involved. —Julie Danler, Bel Aire, Kansas

German Chocolate Lazy Daisy Cake

Traditional German chocolate cake gets a whole new spin with this inventive version that's finished off under the high heat...


Cherry Pecan Dreams

4 reviews

Packed with fruit, nuts and vanilla chips, these are always a treat. To vary the flavor,
swap in dried...


Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

26 reviews

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...


Chocolate Chip & Pecan Meringue Bars

3 reviews

I've had recipes for chocolate chip cookies and pecan meringues in my collection for a number of years—and I combined...

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

2 reviews

This pie is a treat we've been serving for many years. We have customers who never vary their dessert order...


Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

19 reviews

I received this recipe from a co-worker who made these heavenly bars for a potluck. Since they combine two favorite...

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

1 review

These yummy pecan bars start with a homemade pastry crust and pile on lots of semisweet chocolate. They’re perfect for...


White Chocolate Cran-Pecan Cookies

10 reviews

Want to put a seasonal twist on classic chocolate chip cookies? These irresistible treats are loaded with white baking chips,...


Chocolate-Praline Layer Cake

2 reviews

For the chocolate-lover in all of us, this dessert is the one. Packed with pecans, the luscious layers are topped...


Turtle Praline Tart

17 reviews

This rich dessert is my own creation, and I'm very proud of it. It's easy enough to make for everyday...

Contest-Winning Brown Sugar Angel Food Cake

Brown sugar makes this moist, tender angel food cake delicious and different. Chunks of chopped toffee give its fluffy frosting...


Chocolate-Drizzled Baklava

This baklava makes a special gift and is also fun to put on a party planner. — Jesse Zipursky, San...


Candy Cane Snowballs

13 reviews

I bake dozens of kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I came up with this recipe...


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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Monkey Bread

5 reviews

Time to give rum cake a little competition! If this boozy take on monkey bread is too strong for your...


Million Dollar Pecan Bars

7 reviews

Who wants to eat like a millionaire? Invest 15 minutes of your time and enjoy a big payoff when you...

Turtle Cookie Cups

20 reviews

For a twist, use white chocolate chips in the cups and drizzle with white chocolate. — Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland


Chocolate Toffee Crunchies

5 reviews

From the buttery crust to the golden toffee, melted chocolate and chopped pecans, these bars are filled with Noel flavor....


Toffee Turtle Squares

8 reviews

Here's an easy way to make turtle candies for a big group. These bars are very rich, so a little...


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Pistachio Thumbprints

10 reviews

These mild pistachio-flavored cookies disappear in a wink. —Liz Probelski, Port Washington, Wisconsin.