Avocado Chocolate Pudding

This recipe is easy, elegant, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, kid-approved, and vegan. You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2

Rum Balls

Who could possibly say no when offered one of these homemade and inebriating edibles? Certainly not us.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Butterscotch Sauce

Perhaps the easiest DIY gift ever, this 10-minute dessert sauce brings sugar, cream, and whiskey beyond the point of lusciousness.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Southern melding of pie and pudding is obscenely, ridiculously rich. Oh, Lord, just take us now.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 6

English Toffee

Almonds and dark chocolate or peanuts and milk chocolate? Eh. Can’t go wrong either way with this classic Christmas candy.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2

Easy Eggnog

We can’t go through a holiday season without eggnog. Not just any eggnog. This eggnog. All the richness. None of the heaviness.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe—minus the monumental price tag.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 34

Spiced Caramels

OGM. No, we don’t mean OMG. We mean OGM. As in, “Oh, garam masala.” That’s how incredible this sweet and earthy loveliness is.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4

Gingerbread Cookies

Dark, hearty molasses gingerbread cookies or pale, sweet honey gingerbread cookies? Your choice. (Hint: You can’t go wrong.)

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0

Maple Parsnip Cake

Though not quite as sweet as everyone’s beloved carrot cake, this unpretentious parsnip version never fails to wow.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie

This riff on the marshmallow-topped classic from your childhood plunks the sweet staple squarely where it belongs—dessert.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 3

Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

One of our trusty tactics for ridding the house of leftover Halloween candy—and yes, there is such a thing as leftover candy.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 0

Bacon Peanut Brittle

An unexpected yet inspired concoction of sweet, salt, and smoke that’ll put your childhood recollections of brittle to shame.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 10

Day of the Dead Cookies

This spooky cookie recipe is swell for any celebration of the dead—Halloween, Day of the Dead, even The Walking Dead.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 10
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