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Zucchini Brownies

"A fast-to-fix peanut butter and chocolate frosting tops these moist brownies that are a sweet way to use up your green garden squash. We really like the cake-like texture of the zucchini brownies." —Allyson Wilkins, Amherst, New Hampshire

Cincinnati Chili Dogs

"My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this...


Chocolate Chip-Cherry Chunk Cookies

"My grandmas and mom created this recipe with chocolate chips, cherries and spices, a combo of their favourite parts of...


Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn how...


Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

"Instead of using coffee and rum, I let cinnamon shine in this tiramisu. It's best if eaten within two days—if...

Silky Chocolate Pie

"Chocolate makes the world go round! We have a family that loves chocolate pies, and this version with a splash...


Creamy Tiramisu Cheesecake

"The Italian word 'tiramisu' means "pick-me-up" and refers to a dessert of ladyfinger sponge cake dipped in coffee, embracing mascarpone...

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

"Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for...


Brownie Batter Dip

"I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie-batter variety fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes...


Pretzel Puppy Chow

This variation on regular puppy chow replaces peanut butter with Nutella and chipotle for a delicious spicy-sweet combination.


Mocha Truffle Cheesecake

"I went through a phase when I couldn't get enough cheesecake or coffee, so I created this rich dessert. Its...

Devil’s Food Whoopie Pies

"These mini cookie cakes were one of my favourite treats while I was growing up in Pennsylvania. We called them...


Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix

"I gave this away at our neighbourhood Christmas party in cutie-patootie gift bags and was thrilled that I was able...


Mexican Hot Chocolate

"This delicious, not-too-sweet Mexican hot chocolate is richly flavoured with cocoa and delicately seasoned with spices. The whole-stick cinnamon stirrers...


Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

"Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond...


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

"Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? If not, this special cocoa will do the trick. It’s like drinking a...

Favourite Hot Chocolate

"You need just a few basic ingredients to stir up this spirit-warming sipper. It's smooth and not too sweet, making...


Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

"We make batches of this minty, malted milk-flavoured hot chocolate to give as gifts. Be prepared—friends will return the jars...


Fluffy Hot Chocolate

"This is our daughter's favourite hot chocolate recipe. It may look like ordinary cocoa, but a touch of vanilla sets...


Cozy Hot Chocolate

"Steaming mugs of these smooth beverages are a nice anytime treat with my husband, Ken." —Marie Hattrup, Sonoma, California


Skillet Stout Brownies

"These stout brownies are so rich and fudgy. I also love that it comes together quickly, so it's perfect for...


Slow-Cooker Lava Cake

"I love chocolate. Perhaps that's why this decadent slow-cooker cake has long been a family favourite. Sometimes I serve it...


Fudgy Peanut Butter Cake

"I clipped this easy peanut butter cake recipe from a newspaper years ago. The house smells fantastic while it's slow...


Molten Mocha Cake

"When I first made my decadent slow-cooker chocolate cake, my husband's and daughter's expressions said it all. She says it's...

Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

"You’ll fall in love with this sweet treat. Each silky slice is topped with juicy raspberries. Yes, you can have...


Must-Have Tiramisu

"This is the perfect guilt-free version of a classic dessert. My friends even say that they prefer my lighter recipe...


Chocolate Quick Bread

"My husband and I both enjoy cooking, but the baking is left to me. Our sons loved this chocolatey quick...


Classic Chocolate Cake

"If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...


Cocoa Cake

"This cake is so moist it doesn't need frosting. I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. It's my favourite...


Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

"You don't have to spend a lot of time to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. Just mix up the...