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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

    English Toffee

    29 reviews

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


    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...


    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...

    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...


    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...

    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...


    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,...


    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!...

    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...


    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...


    Frozen Pecan Mocha Dessert

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


    Coconut Chocolate Creams

    1 review

    My mom gave me the recipe for these tempting truffle-like candies. They make any occasion special for my family. I...


    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...

    Salt & Pepper Caramel Cups

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


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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...


    Candy Cane Snowballs

    13 reviews

    I bake dozens of kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I came up with this recipe...


    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...


    German Chocolate Tassies

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


    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....


    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...


    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...

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    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...


    Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches with White Chocolate

    When I decided to host a family barbecue, I was determined to create an original dessert I could take straight...


    Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

    21 reviews

    When my fiance first made this chocolate bourbon pecan pie for me, I declared it to be the best pie...


    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...


    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...


    Chocolate Pecan Fondue

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