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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

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...


Air-Fryer Peppermint Lava Cakes

3 reviews

It never ceases to amaze to see warm chocolate pudding ooze out of the center of this tender chocolate cake....


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 Crinkle Cookies

11 reviews

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

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


Napoleon Cremes

2 reviews

For the annual Christmas open house we host, I set out a buffet with lots of food and candies like...


Crispy Chocolate Log

3 reviews

"Our teacher challenged our class to use the microwave for more than defrosting and reheating leftovers," write Michael Saunders and...


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Ultimate Chocolate Cake

31 reviews

Semisweet chocolate chips add rich flavor to this moist chocolaty cake that's lower in fat. Slices of it are excellent...


Behr Track Cookie Bars

1 review

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...


Mini Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

I love baking cookies to give as gifts to my family and friends. I created this recipe for my annual...


Slow-Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

53 reviews

A cake baked in a slow cooker may seem unusual, but after-dinner smiles prove how tasty it is. Sometimes, for...


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

2 reviews

I first started making this cake when my husband was stationed with the military in California. Now, 20 years later,...

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No-Bake Cookie Balls

28 reviews

I go for these quick bites when I'm short on time or don't want to turn on the oven. I...


Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

1 review

I've been using this rich pecan pie recipe for 30 years, changing it up when the mood strikes. We love...


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,...


Cream-Filled Cupcakes

24 reviews

These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They...


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with...


Mom’s Hazelnut & Chocolate Bread Pudding

1 review

Mom combined her love of hazelnut spread and bread pudding into one delicious recipe. I adapted it for my slow...