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Chocolate Monster Cookies

2 reviews

My four grandsons started attending "Grandma's Cooking School" when they were as young as 4. These easy monster cookies are a favorite of the youngest, Brandon. He has fun making them and is always delighted with the results, as is the rest of the family. —Helen Hilbert, Liverpool, New York

Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark

1 review

As kids, my friends and I sandwiched Almond Joys between cookies. For our high school reunion, I re-created the idea...


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...


German Chocolate Tassies

My son and I love chocolate, so I made this brownie-like recipe to satisfy any chocolate lover. The pecans add...


Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...

Lamington Roulade

1 review

I am a teacher born in Australia who came to the United States seven years ago via a teacher exchange...


Decadent Nanaimo Bars

1 review

There are few things as Canadian or as addictive as no-bake Nanaimo bars (named for the town in British Columbia...

Holiday Truffles

1 review

I like to lavish the chocolate lovers on my list with these sumptuous truffles. They always bring me rave reviews.


Coconut Almond Bark

My chocolate bark featuring coconut and almonds is a great time-saver when I’m busy but need a treat to share....


Meringue Coconut Bars

8 reviews

Looking for an ooey-gooey bar that's delicious and different? This luscious recipe combines a cookie crust, rich chocolate layer and...


Chocolate Cherry Candies

I make these only at Christmastime for family and a few close friends; my family really looks forward to this...

German Chocolate Pecan Truffles

My sister-in-law, Jennifer, loves German chocolate. With her in mind, I experimented in the kitchen and came up with nutty...


Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter Brickle

1 review

I love a soft brittle because the texture is wonderful and different. The flavors in this one remind me of...


Calgary Nanaimo Bars

23 reviews

This version of Nanaimo bars may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in...


Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

32 reviews

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all...


Coconut Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

My husband adores coconut but not so much cake. When I take this beauty to family potlucks, he gets his...

Toffee Chip Thins

4 reviews

In an attempt to create the "ultimate" cookie, I took the best features from my favorite recipes to create this...


Bourbon-Kissed Pecan Pie

8 reviews

This rich pie is always on our Thanksgiving dessert table. Find more of my recipes on my blog, A Southern...


Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Almond Cheesecake

17 reviews

My idea was to make a cheesecake taste like my favorite candy bar, which has chocolate, coconut and almonds. This...


Chocolate Coconut Candies

41 reviews

These coconut candy balls disappear just as fast as I put them out. They're a snap to whip up and...


Chocolate Macadamia Macaroons

1 review

This perfect macaroon has dark chocolate, chewy coconut and macadamia nuts and is dipped in chocolate—sinful and delicious! —Darlene Brenden,...


Chocolate Coconut Pie with Coconut Crust

1 review

Chewy coconut in both the fudgy filling and the homemade pastry crust make this pie a real standout. I mix...


Chocolaty Nanaimo Bars

8 reviews

If a pastry could be a friend, the Nanaimo bar would be my BFF. This version won Cookie of the...


Chocolate & Cardamom Coconut Tart

1 review

This holiday-worthy tart with a cardamom-scented crust is my nod to our family’s Scandinavian heritage. The filling is rich in...

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Martha Washington Candy

28 reviews

Passed down by my grandmother and mother, this Martha Washington candy recipe is a cherished family tradition. We've even had...


Chocolate & Coconut Cream Torte

1 review

My grandmother passed this recipe down to me years ago and now I make it for my own grandchildren. When...


Chocolate-Coconut Layer Bars

1 review

I’m a huge fan of Nanaimo bars, the no-bake layered dessert named for the city in British Columbia. For fun,...