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No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

1 review

I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars with certified gluten-free oats. Everyone loves these bars when we go to picnics or potlucks, and I know there will be a dessert for my daughter! —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

2 reviews

My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

6 reviews

I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...


Joe Froggers

1 review

Large, soft and chewy, these cookies are made to munch. This classic recipe has a warm blend of spices that...


Easy Espresso

4 reviews

Capture the classic taste of espresso without the hassle of expensive brewing equipment! For best flavor, serve espresso immediately. Pour...

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Cocoa Cake

27 reviews

THIS CAKE is so moist it doesn't need frosting. I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. It's my favorite...


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Biscuit Apple Cobbler

1 review

This sweet treat requires only four ingredients but will give the impression tht you really fussed.—Claudine Moffatt, Manchester, Missouri

Light & Creamy Chocolate Pudding

2 reviews

This pudding is exactly what its name promises—light and creamy. Because it uses soy milk, it’s a smart choice if...


Clear Toy Candy

Clear toy candy is best made when the weather is cold, as any humidity in the air may cloud the...


Pastry for Double Pie-Crust

10 reviews

Use this recipe from our Test Kitchen when you need pastry for a double-crust or lattice-topped pie.


Grandma’s Christmas Spice Cutouts

2 reviews

My great-grandmother made these, and the tradition was passed down in the family—without a written recipe! My mother would always...

Easy Peanut Butter Balls

3 reviews

"These simple saucepan cookies are a snap to make," assures Marg Mitro of Grafton, Ontario. "In fact, I can whip...


Hard Candy

5 reviews

Every evening for a week in December, my husband and I mix up several batches of this soothing candy. When...


Pastry for Extra-Large Double-Crust Pie

1 review

Our Test Kitchen home economists adapted one of their 9-inch, double-crust recipes for an 11-1/2- to 12-inch pie plate. Bake...


Raisin Applesauce Cake

7 reviews

This cake is one of my grandfather's favorites. And it seems like he always knows when you're making it—he must...