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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

    Pecan French Silk Tarts

    Individual-sized tarts keeps me from over indulging in my favorite dessert—French silk pie. The crunchy pecan base adds an extra...


    Pistachio Thumbprints

    10 reviews

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


    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...


    Rocky Road Freezer Pie

    4 reviews

    Whip up this simple chocolaty pie the day before and you’ll feel just like the champ when you serve it...

    English Toffee

    29 reviews

    Each Christmas I make several pounds of candy and cookies for friends, neighbors and business associates. This tasty toffee is...


    Easy Bourbon Chocolate-Pecan Pie

    2 reviews

    This is my version of my great-grandmother's original pecan pie recipe. You can easily make this pie without the bourbon...

    Chocolate Pecan Caramels

    7 reviews

    I haven't missed a year making this candy for the holidays since a friend gave me the recipe in 1964!...


    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...


    Frozen Pecan Mocha Dessert

    For frosty refreshment after a rich dinner, give this recipe a try. The fancy garnishes of semisweet chocolate are easy...


    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...

    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...


    Candy-Licious Fudge

    3 reviews

    A no-fuss fudge prepared in the microwave that tastes like a candy bar? It sounds too good to be true,...


    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...


    German Chocolate Tassies

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


    White Chocolate Terrine with Caramel Sauce

    Here’s a rich chilled dessert I like to bring to ladies’ luncheons and other get-togethers. I prepare the creamy gelatin...

    Warm Rocky Road Cake

    4 reviews

    When it's warm, this reminds me of super moist lava cake. And until I made this, I didn't think a...


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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...


    Turtle Brownie Bites

    1 review

    A sweet friend of mine was having a party and loved chocolate, so I whipped these brownie bites up for...


    Crazy Halloween Blondies

    3 reviews

    I have a real sweet tooth, so Halloween is my favorite holiday. I came up with these bars for my...


    Turtle Cookie Cups

    20 reviews

    The gooey caramel pairs wonderfully with crunchy pecans. For a twist, use white chocolate chips in the cups and drizzle...


    Salt & Pepper Caramel Cups

    With sea salt and pink peppercorns, these sophisticated treats will wow your guests. The festive little cups look and taste...


    Caramel Nut-Chocolate Popcorn Cones

    These adorable treats were inspired by the chocolate-covered ice cream cones I used when I was little. These cone are...


    Bacon-Pecan Chocolate Truffles

    1 review

    I love eating these truffles the day after I make them, after the full flavor of the bacon comes through....

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    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...


    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...


    Almond Crunch Toffee

    1 review

    This recipe has been my claim to fame since I was 14 years old. One bite and you won't be...


    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...


    Pecan Candy Clusters

    8 reviews

    Grandchildren and kids in her Gage, Oklahoma neighborhood love helping Flo Burtnett make (and eat) these yummy, four-ingredient treats! “They're...


    Chocolate Pecan Fondue

    When our kids have friends sleep over, I like to surprise them with this chocolate treat. Our favorite dippers include...