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10 S’mores Recipes That Can’t Be Missed


Summer is the time for s’mores! And whether or not you’ve got a campfire going, you can make a s’mores kind of treat. Take a look at 10 of the best-looking recipes we could find. We can’t wait to try them all!

Chocolate and Peanut Butter S’mores














If you’re a peanut butter fiend, this is the s’mores for you.

S’mores Ice Cream Cake
















S’mores and ice cream. Need we say more?

Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies










Combine chocolate chip cookies with s’mores to create a little piece of baked heaven.

S’mores Brownies










This one’s super easy, but looks (and tastes) really impressive.

5 Minutes Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake










If you’re in a hurry and need s’mores NOW, then try this quick recipe in a mug.

S’mores Pie



















Top your crust with marshmallow creme, Hershey chocolate bars and mini marshmallows.

S’mores Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs



















These little treats are like a summery twist on cake pops.

S’mores Stuffed French Toast





















Who says you can’t have s’mores for breakfast?

S’mores Oatmeal
















More breakfast inspiration.

Grilled Banana S’mores









I mean, wow. And it must be kind of healthy because a banana is involved, right? RIGHT?


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Candy Dessert Recipes For Your Leftover Halloween Candy


Make the most of your leftover Halloween goodies with these chocolate candy dessert recipes.

Candy Dessert Recipes

Don’t let leftover Halloween candy go to waste–use it to make these mouthwatering treats! Dig into your children’s Halloween loot for the ingredients to these delicious recipes.

Candy Dessert Recipes: Candy Cake

Candy Cake

Cost per serving: $1.22
Try Snickers, Almond Joy or Reese’s peanut butter cups in this candy-lovers recipe. And if you’re in a hurry, feel free to skip the icing–the cake is perfectly delicious without it.
See Recipe: Candy Cake

Candy Dessert Recipes: Candy Corn Fudge

Candy Corn Fudge

Cost per serving: 13¢
Make this rich dessert for pennies! If the fudge is too brittle to cut right out of the refrigerator, let it stand at room temperature until it has softened up a bit.
See Recipe: Candy Corn Fudge

Candy Dessert Recipes: Milky Way Pudding

Milky Way Pudding

Cost per serving: 87¢
Milky Way Midnight bars have darker chocolate than traditional Milky Ways, which gives this pudding a richer chocolate flavor.  You can swap in the regular Milky Ways, but the pudding will be much sweeter and not as chocolatey.
See recipe: Milky Way Pudding

Candy Dessert Recipes: Snickers Cheesecake

Snickers Cheesecake

Cost per serving: $1.17
This treat-inspired twist on cheesecake is sure to be a hit this Halloween. You can swap in another kind of candy for the Snickers, if you prefer: peanut butter cups, malted milk balls or chocolate-covered toffee bars all work well. Then drizzle with chocolate syrup for extra decadence.
See recipe: Snickers Cheesecake

Candy Dessert Recipes: Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy Brownies

Cost per serving: 58¢
These decadent Almond Joy Brownies will be a Halloween hit! For a creamy, nut-free take on this recipe, try 12 chopped snack-size 3 Musketeers bars in place of the Almond Joys.
See Recipe: Almond Joy Brownies

Candy Dessert Recipes: Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites

Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites

Cost per serving: 7¢
Use everyone’s favorite chewy candy to make these fun-to-eat Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites! For a different look, drizzle melted white chocolate over chocolate-flavored Twizzlers, then top them with orange and yellow sprinkles or nonparells for a cute Halloween theme.
See Recipe: Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites

Candy Dessert Recipes: Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Cost per serving: $1.26
Chocolate, peanut butter and ice cream? This to-die-for combo will be tasty treat for Halloween guests. If you want to try another flavor, opt for peppermint patties with chocolate ice cream and chocolate cookie crust instead of graham cracker.
See Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup Pie


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Mother’s Day Dessert: Chocolate Raspberry Torte


For an elegant ending to the meal, impress guests with this gorgeous guilt-free torte. “The chocolate cake by itself is truly wonderful, but the light, creamy raspberry filling really makes it special,” says Sharon Kurtz, of Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
16 Servings
Prep: 30 min.
Bake: 25 min. + cooling



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Fresh raspberries, mint sprigs and additional confectioners’ sugar, optional


  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, water, buttermilk, eggs, applesauce,oil and vanilla until well blended.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended.
  • Transfer to two 9-in. round baking pans coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and jam until blended.
  • Split each cake into two horizontal layers.
  • Place a bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with a third of the filling.
  • Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cake layer.
  • Garnish with raspberries, mint and additional confectioners’ sugar if desired.

Yield: 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 slice (calculated without optional garnish) equals 281 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Cake, Mother's Day


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Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

With a cake-like brownie bottom and layers of chocolate and hot fudge, this scrumptious treat is a chocolate lover’s dream. “It’s my most requested recipe,” Bonnie Bowen confirms from Adrian, Michigan.

 Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

20 Servings
Prep: 25 min.
Bake: 20 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 2 packages (1.4 ounces each) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup fat-free hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup fat-free caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pumpkin (mixture will be thick).
  • Spread evenly into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pudding; beat until well blended.
  • Spread over cake. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Just before serving, spread whipped topping over dessert. Drizzle with fudge and caramel toppings; sprinkle with almonds.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 20 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 200 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 376 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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