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    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 is exactly what this cookie is. All you need is a box of cake mix, a few common pantry ingredients, and voila—you have a tasty dessert ready for family and friends in under an hour. You can customize it, too, by substituting other mix-ins for the chocolate chips. We serve it warm with ice cream or whipped cream. —Arianna Harding, Cincinnati, Ohio

    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...


    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...

    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...


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    Reindeer Cake

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...

    Santa Claus Cookies

    13 reviews

    Store-bought peanut butter sandwich cookies become jolly Santas with white chocolate, colored sugar, mini chips and red-hot candies. —Mary Kaufenberg,...


    Chocolate Peppermint Snaps

    2 reviews

    This is one of my family's favorite cookies. My brother baked them for a Boy Scout fundraiser, and they were...


    Salted Cashew & Caramel Chews

    5 reviews

    Nothing says "welcome home" like warm, gooey, chewy cookies right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk—mmm,...


    Chocolate Banana Bundles

    10 reviews

    Banana and chocolate is such an irresistible combo that I make this quick dessert often. You can also top these...

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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...


    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    11 reviews

    When I baked this moist, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookie recipe for the first time, my three preschool children went wild...


    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...


    Mexican Chocolate Walnut-Cherry Biscotti

    2 reviews

    I love to combine flavors and spices from different cultures. These cookies have ground cinnamon in them, which is a...


    Buckeyes

    19 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter balls (no bake!) are always popular at my church's annual Christmas fundraiser. They resemble chestnuts or...

    Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

    10 reviews

    You’ll love to give tins of these chocolate-coated cookies to your lucky friends. The shortcut holiday recipe is almost too...


    Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

    17 reviews

    Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through...


    Creme de Menthe Truffles

    2 reviews

    I found this in a box of recipe clippings and decided to give them a whirl. I'm so glad I...


    Italian Rainbow Cookies

    5 reviews

    My family has made these classic Italian cookies for generations, and this homemade version is so much better than the...


    Maple Cream Bonbons

    3 reviews

    "My family always smiles when I fix these chocolates," writes Ginny Truwe of Mankato, Minnesota. "They recall the winter when...


    Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes

    1 review

    Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made comes to me because they...


    Peppermint Cheesecake on a Stick

    Surprise guests with a fun holiday treat—dipped cheesecake wedges you can eat without a fork. Whenever my son has one,...


    Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

    3 reviews

    I'm borderline diabetic, but this sugar-free fudge made with sugar substitute appeases my sweet tooth. —Kaye Hartley, Jacksonville, Florida

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    Double Chocolate Walnut Fudge

    4 reviews

    Anyone who's fond of chocolate will like this smooth, nutty fudge twice as much. I enjoy making several batches when...


    5-Ingredient Fudge

    20 reviews

    You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. This easy homemade fudge recipe is...


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    Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    9 reviews

    This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and...


    Chocolate Pecan Skillet Cookie

    2 reviews

    Bake up the ultimate shareable cookie. For variety, replace the chocolate chips with an equal quantity of M&M's or chocolate...


    Kahlua Fudge

    16 reviews

    This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania


    Gingerbread Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    This is my twist on Christmas gingerbread...cheesecake-style! I like to garnish it with small gingerbread men all the way around...