Sure, you can buy chocolate graham crackers at the store, but making them at home is super easy. As a bonus, when you make your own graham cracker dough you can cut out your crackers into whatever shape you please! The eggless, easy-to-roll-out dough makes baking time fun with even the littlest kitchen helper.
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It's Valentine's Day! Still looking for sweets for your sweet? These super easy frosted brownies are fun to make and more fun to eat.
There's no reason cereal treats need to be confined to Rice Krispies or their crisp rice generic counterparts. Cereal + butter + marshmallows = delicious. Add chocolate to that mix and hello, easy treatland!
I've recently had a brainstorm that's caused me to rethink monkey bread completely: Challah. After some hours in the test kitchen, I'm forsaking all other monkey breads for this one.
These bars are super easy to prepare and the ratio of graham cracker crust to cheesecake filling is much more favorable than in regular cheesecake.
Because this easy Red Velvet Cake is baked and served in the same pan, it's easy to transport and ideal for bringing along to a picnic or barbecue.
There's something special about crunchy chocolate coating + ice cream that equals pure summertime magic. By making these easy chocolate-dipped ice cream balls at home, you can use your favorite top quality chocolate with your very favorite ice cream.
Back when my hometown pharmacy had a soda fountain, my favorite thing to order was the vanilla ice cream soda: fizzy soda water straight from the fountain, vanilla syrup, a splash of milk, and a couple generous scoops of ice cream. Luckily with very little effort you can make an awesome ice cream soda in your own kitchen.
No fork, no knife, no problem! These hand held cherry pies make for perfect picnic or barbecue fare.
This decadent sandwich cookie takes its inspiration from the New England lunchtime classic, the Fluffernutter (aka a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich).
This recipe turns out a wonderfully moist and buttery cake loaded with juicy baked strawberries. Best of all, it's easy to put together and only takes only about an hour from start to finish.
Every Arrested Development fan knows that there's always money in the banana stand...but what kind of bananas are there? Check out the slideshow to see some make-at-home versions of the Bluth creations, pop some bananas in the freezer and get ready for the final countdown.
When strawberries are in season I support strawberry shortcake in all forms and this recipe is quite possibly the easiest strawberry shortcake ever.
This kuchen combines a rich yeast cake with a spring-inspired fresh strawberry rhubarb puree and yes, plenty of spiced crumbs on top.
A workhorse pudding that's packed with dark chocolate flavor but doesn't require much fuss in the kitchen.
For years I've looked longingly in the direction of pecan pie, but with a tree nut allergy, I figured my love would remain unrequited. Then I learned of a Peanut Pie that hails from Virginia and the Carolinas. It sounded just like the nuts + sweet goo that I crave, and turns out, it's all that and more.
The vintage ad promises this pie is "almost as easy as peeling a Dole banana." And guess what, it is.
I've written about Chocolate Covered Potato Chips for this column, but my first introduction to chocolate + potato chips came in the form of Potato Chip cookies. When Dad bought our family 101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies by Gwen W. Steege, my younger brother commandeered the book and insisted on making the potato chip cookies. This was sometime in the mid-to-late 90s. Sweet and salty desserts weren't nearly as mainstream as they are today. I thought 1) my brother was crazy and 2) potato chip cookies were some sort of nouveau cookie addition. I couldn't have been more wrong on both counts.
There are few childhood treats that were as special to me as Persian Buns, a deep-fried, chocolate frosted cinnamon bun, that I've only ever encountered in a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, the Camden Home bakery has long since shut its doors and it's been years since I've had one of these addictive treats, but I think I've cracked the code on how to make them at home.
Growing up, Easter always meant tons of chocolate and pastel shaded candies. Anything egg or bunny shaped was fair game for the table, too. So naturally when I saw a vintage 1950s back-of-the box recipe for a decorated Easter Egg Cake on Pinterest, I had to give it a shot.