A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

  • (52)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 150
A loaf of chocolate babka on a sheet of parchment with one slice cut off.

Chocolate Babka

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

  • (9)
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 34
A loaf of stollen cut in half, with one slice cut off to show the fruit and marzipan filling.

Stollen

Few things would be lovelier to receive at the holidays than a loaf of this traditional sweet yeast bread studded with fruit and nuts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 4
A slather of chocolate topped with chopped roasted peanuts on parchment

Classic English Toffee

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

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Four pieces of cashew caramel cracker bars on a round wooden board with a knife resting beside them.

Cashew Caramel Cracker Bars

This cashew caramel cracker bars recipe is made with saltines, sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and chocolate. An easy crowd-pleaser.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 14
A wire basket on a wood cutting board containing several types of cheese, including smoked cheddar cheese

Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Remember those wee rounds of shrink-wrapped smoked Cheddar from holidays past? This rendition is unspeakably better.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 4 H
  • 20
Two white ramekins with a pile of sugar-coated bourbon balls

Bourbon Balls

Chocolatey, boozy goodness in a charming and irresistible and seemingly innocent presentation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A rimmed sheet pan filled with truffles coated in confectioners' sugar

Champagne Truffles

Got leftover Champange? Or simply seeking an excuse to open a bottle of bubbly? Good. We’ve got the most splurge-worthy use for it ever thanks to these creamy, fudgy, boozy, ganache-gilded little orbs.

  • (1)
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8 H, 15 M
  • 4
A square white platter with fruitcake brownies--filled with dried fruit, chocolate, and rum

Fruitcake Brownies

Fruitcake brownies? Yup. But not those lurid dried fruits of your childhood. Think dried figs, cranberries, cherries made tipsy with rum or brandy and baked into a brownie pan. Ridiculously inventive.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 10
Candied pecans scattered on a dark surface.

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26