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Sweet desserts inspired by traditional recipes and sweet fellow sugar lovers around the world. Chunky in Kentucky’s recipes include everything from traditional sweet treats to new and exciting recipes. Reader favorites include:

Fudgy Lemon Brownies (with glaze)

Lemon dessert brownies or lemonies are thick and moist with an amazing sweet citrus flavor and topped with a refreshing lemon glaze. An effortless recipe, perfect for summer or any time of year. My family loves the sweet, bold lemon citrusy flavor of these moist lemon brownies. I recommend you give this simple recipe a …

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Easy Cake Mix Donuts

Soft, delicious, bouncy cake mix donuts are baked and cooled then dipped in a sweet, smooth, vanilla glaze and topped with colorful crunchy sprinkles.  There’s nothing better than homemade donuts and this recipe is no exception. These mini donut cakes make perfect individual birthday party treats and feed a large group at kids’ parties. ingredients …

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Strawberry Cheesecake Rice Krispie Treats

Strawberry Cheesecake Rice Krispie Treats filled with pink candy melts, cream cheese, and gooey marshmallow butter. A perfect dessert treat for kids parties, potlucks or on the go. These strawberry cheesecake krispie treats are inspired by the original recipe, but filled with strawberry cream cheese flavors and they’re huge enough to satisfy sweet dessert cravings! …

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Snickers Cheesecake

This Snickers Cheesecake has creamy layers of peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake baked atop a crunchy Oreo crust. Chopped snickers and peanuts are layered on top of the finished cheesecake then drizzled with smooth caramel for the final touch.  the perfect layered cheesecake This is the best Snickers Cheesecake. It’s all about the layers: peanut …

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Baked Berry Custard

Thick, crisp tartlet dough is baked to a golden perfection then filled with a rich, sweet, vanilla custard and topped with handfuls of vibrant, fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. These Berry Custard Tartlets are sure to impress at Springtime or Summer gatherings. beautiful berry custard tartlets These baked berry tartlets are inspired by my berry …

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Peach Pie with Crumble Topping

The ultimate flakey pie crust with an incredible, soft, sweet, cinnamon peach filling covered with a crispy, cinnamon brown sugar, crumble topping. Make this easy peach pie using a pre-made crust and canned or fresh peaches. peach pie with crumble topping My family absolutely loves fruity desserts. This peach crumble pie is so flavorful and …

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Easy Instant Pot Dulce de Leche Caramel

Dulce de leche, or sweet milk in Spanish, is the ultimate in rich, sweet dessert topping. Made with sweetened condensed milk, this dulce de leche caramel is easy to make right at home. what is dulce de leche? Dulce de leche is similar to caramel sauce, but made by boiling sweetened condensed milk. We love …

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Peach Bread with Canned Peaches

Soft, thick, lightly sweet bread packed with soft, chopped, canned peaches that add texture as well as moisture to this amazing loaf. Topped with a thin vanilla glaze, this peach bread is the perfect brunch treat. peach loaf with canned peaches This recipe is inspired by summer brunch in the south. The great thing about …

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Soft, creamy, smooth cheesecake is baked between two layers of crescent roll dough forming a wonderful cheesecake “sandwich”. The top is sprinkled with a sweet, cinnamon sugar mixture that adds a slight crisp texture as well as wonderful flavor.  sopapilla cheesecake bars the easy way Why you’ll love this recipe Crescent roll dough, cream cheese, …

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake (Nutter Butter Crust)

This Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe made with Nutter Butter crust is the most delicious, velvety, dessert of your dreams. If you’re a peanut butter and cheesecake lover, you must try this easy, yet rich dessert. WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE Who doesn’t love peanut butter or cheesecake? This amazing recipe combines a crunchy, thick, sweet …

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Southern-Style Lemon Pound Cake

This Southern-inspired lemon pound cake is flavored with lemon zest and lemon juice, is the ultimate dessert for lemon lovers. Drizzled with a sweet lemon cream cheese frosting and lemon glaze, your guests will devour this summery dessert in no time! why we love this recipe This lemony pound cake is the best dessert for …

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Easy Churro French Toast Rolls

These Churro French Toast Roll-Ups are a delightful, finger-friendly treat for breakfast or brunch that everyone will enjoy. These portable, and simple to prepare French Toast Roll Ups are filled with delectable Churro flavors, rolled in cinnamon sugar sweetness, sautéed till golden brown, and then dunked in dulce de leche. WHAT ARE CHURROS? Churros are …

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Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These perfectly thin and crispy oatmeal raisin cookies have the rich flavor of traditional cookies and they’re a bit chewy on the inside. Made with quick oats, butter, raisins, and sugars, it’s hard to eat just one of these crispy, homemade, and utterly irresistible treats. crisp and soft on the inside What camp are you …

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3- Layer Kahlua Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Tender, bouncy, airy chocolate cake layers are soaked in a sweet, Kahlua simple syrup for added moisture as well as additional Kahlua flavor. The cake is frosted with a thick, soft strawberry buttercream that perfectly balances and compliments the chocolate and kahlua flavors.  strawberry chocolate kaluah cake This is my family’s favorite Spring dessert. This …

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Baked Berry Cheesecake (Triple Berry)

To say this Baked Berry Cheesecake is full of berries is not enough. An amazing light-yet-rich creamy cheesecake filling, this decadent cheesecake is topped with a triple blend of berries: raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Don’t get scared away by how many steps you see in the directions, this fruit-filled cheesecake is worth it. You can …

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The BEST Funfetti Sheet Cake Recipe

This light and fluffy vanilla Funfetti Sheet cake is a classic go-to for birthdays and it’s so delicious. It’s topped with a rich, sweet, and velvety handcrafted buttercream frosting and large enough to feed a crowd at birthday parties, holidays, and more. WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE I keep this recipe on hand for dessert …

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Biscoff Fudge Roll (homemade candy)

This Biscoff Cookie-inspired pinwheel fudge is a no-bake, easy pinwheel dessert. Roll up and refrigerate this homemade candy for the ultimate holiday treat!  YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE… This recipe is inspired by my love of peanut butter roll candy (also known as potato candy) and cookie recipes.  While craving fudge for dessert one day, I …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Decadent, sweet, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is loaded with mini chocolate chips with a rich, cream cheese buttercream frosting. Topped with a thin layer of chocolate ganache and swirls of frosting, this cake embodies the classic chocolate chip cookie in a soft, rich and delicious way.  the best triple layer cookie cake This cookie cake …

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Oatmeal Whoopie Pies

These M&M monster oatmeal whoopie pies are a great way to use up any leftover candy. Or, make these for family fun nights and birthday parties! A dollop of smooth icing is sandwiched between each soft-baked oatmeal monster cookie for added delectability! Why you’ll love this recipe:  These monster oatmeal sandwiches have the perfect blend of vanilla, …

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Melted Snowman Cookies (Cute + Easy Recipe)

These delicious snowman holiday dessert cookies are the perfect wintery treat to wow! Simple, homemade ingredients, including marshmallows and colorful m&ms make for a merry season. I always make these delicious melted snowman cookies and Christmas light cookies for my family right around the holidays. Needless to say, kids love this easy dessert cookie. Recommended …

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Christmas Light Cookies (with M&M’s)

Make these delicious Christmas light cookies for the cutest holiday dessert treat. Made with simple, homemade ingredients for sugar cookies and m&m’s. Bet you can’t just have one! Every year I make these scrumptious Christmas light cookies and Oreo Cookie Cheesecake for my family and friends. As a mom and a teacher, let me tell …

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Easy Pumpkin Turnovers (in the Air Fryer!)

On busy mornings, I love making Air Fryer Bagel Boats, air fryer Pumpkin Spice French Toast and these simple turnovers. Who doesn’t love a simple and delicious quick pumpkin breakfast? If you’re not into baking an entire pumpkin pie, this air fryer dessert recipe is definitely for you! When it comes to pumpkin recipes, I …

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler (2-ingredients!)

Cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling combine to make this amazingly simple cinnamon roll apple cobbler. This breakfast-dessert dish has only 2 ingredients and it’s perfect for lazy mornings. Who doesn’t love a good cobbler for dessert? You can enjoy it hot out of the oven or cold from the fridge. It’s perfect for breakfast, …

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Sugar Free Sweet Potato Brownies

These delicious plant-based sweet potato fudge brownies are a real treat any time of the year. Fuel up on healthy, dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free ingredients while indulging in this gooey vegan chocolate dessert. In my family, we love dessert and treats. These days, I’m forever searching for healthy desserts for my family and I love …

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Honey Bun Bread Pudding (Easy + Baked)

Honeybun bread pudding is a family favorite in my household. This easy breakfast-dessert is the perfect combination of sweet and cinnamon. Serve with a tall glass of milk for your next large gathering or brunch! There’s nothing better than baking in bulk- the easy way, and this honey bun bread pudding is the perfect bake-ahead …

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Pumpkin Fritters {cinnamon + sugar}

These light and fluffy pumpkin fritters are great for breakfast, brunch, or a simple dessert! This simple homemade fritter recipe is the best for cozy autumn mornings, served with coffee. If a funnel cake and a pumpkin got married, these fritters would be the result of that union. The texture is light, fluffy and sweet, …

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Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette (easier than pie!)

Looking for a simple, yet fancy recipe? Try this scrumptious apple galette made with pantry staples before your next holiday gathering. Who doesn’t love simple apple dessert? I’m forever making apple cobblers, bread pudding, and more. What is a galette? A galette is easier to make than traditional pie because it’s flat. Galettes have their …

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Pumpkin Cookie Bites (4-ingredients!)

I make these easy chocolate chip pumpkin cookie bites for treat bags and Thanksgiving snacks. Made with just a few simple ingredients (cookie mix + butter + frosting). I make these simple treats for Halloween parties and friendly autumn gatherings with leftover pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Just like our pumpkin fritters, they’re simple to make …

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Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (3-ingredients!)

These simple chocolate chip cookies are so easy with only 3 ingredients: Chocolate chip cookie mix, pumpkin purée, and butter. No time for holiday baking? No problem. Easy holiday treats, like my pumpkin bread pudding and Oreo pumpkin blondies, had me thinking about other ways to use pumpkin purée. Turns out, it’s easy to add …

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Golden Oreo Pumpkin Blondies (Easy!)

These scrumptious golden Oreo pumpkin blondies can be served after dinner or as a holiday treat. We like to take them to Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Nothing says autumn like a nice, rich pumpkin dessert. I often make Oreo cheesecake, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin cookies for holiday gatherings. Ingredients for pumpkin Oreo blondies To …

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Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding (fail-proof!)

I make this Instant Pot apple bread pudding for special occasions and holidays. It’s an easy, yet decadent dessert inspired by the NOLA favorite and Thanksgiving. Simple apple desserts are one of my favorite things for autumn holidays. Plus, it doesn’t get much easier than Instant Pot desserts. Bread pudding in the instant pot? Yes, …

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Easy Halloween Party Fudge {3- ingredients}

This easy 20- minute Halloween fudge is made with a few ingredients and tastes like a vanilla fudge. This spooky dessert is perfect for treat bags, parties, and more! I love making simple recipes, like orange poke cake or no bake cheesecake for the Fall holidays and it’s even better around Halloween. With these gorgeous …

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread Pudding (EASY!)

Bread pudding is so easy to make in the instant pot. Simple set the timer and go about your holiday cooking. The most effortless holiday dessert with decadent toppings! Bread pudding in the instant pot? Absolutely, and I can’t believe I didn’t try this recipe sooner. It’s the easiest and my favorite effortless holiday dessert …

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Sweet Potato Muffins {Cinnamon + Brown Sugar}

These dairy-free sweet potato muffins are the perfect make-ahead treat for autumn. Try for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or as a yummy dessert. When I think of cold, autumn mornings, my mind wanders to these sweet potato muffins for a healthy breakfast with morning coffee. And, if I’m in a rush to …

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Chamango (Chamoy+Mango Smoothie)

A Mexican-inspired tropical treat; enjoy a Mangonada smoothie right at home in your kitchen with a few easy ingredients. What’s a mangonada? A chamango mangonada (mango-nada) is a sweet/ spicy Mexican dish that became popular in the US after 2010. It is traditionally served with fresh or frozen mangoes, chamoy, mango puree/sorbet, and chili lime …

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (20 min. prep!)

I make these no bake pumpkin cheesecake bars for every Thanksgiving party I attend and they’re quite a hit! A simple, no-fail recipe with creamy fall flavors. This recipe was inspired by my love of all things pumpkin bread, silky smooth dessert, and cheesecakes, I wanted to find a way to make an easy pumpkin …

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Easy Dunkaroo Dip (Adult “Drunkaroos”)

Our favorite old school sprinkled snack Dunkaroo dip is back with this new boozy homemade version. Add in some vodka for adult drunkaroos and you’ve got the best party dip with that 90’s nostalgic charm. I just love an easy desert recipe, everything from Oreo cheesecakes to chocolate dump cake– if it’s easy to make, …

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Oreo Cheesecake (Instant Pot)

This decadent Instant Pot Oreo cheesecake is fail-proof! An Oreo drip cheesecake, pressure cooked in under 30 minutes! It’s the perfect recipe anyone can make and looks amazing. This easy recipe was inspired by my Snickers cheesecake, creamy peanut butter cheesecake and Instant Pot favorites, such as my chocolate cherry dump cake. what you’ll need …

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White Chocolate Blueberry Cookies

White Chocolate blueberry cookies are a deliciously red, white and blue dessert cookies made with oats, white chocolate chips, cranberries, and dried blueberries. These oatmeal cookies are inspired by my favorite old-fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe and can be made in less than 30 minutes. The perfect red, white and blue cookie! I often take cookies …

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Sweet and Salty Brownies {pretzels + potato chips}

The perfect blend of sweet and salty, these brownies will melt in your mouth. Gooey deliciousness perfect on the go or for a fun party treat!  Recommended Ingredients:  This recipe is easily made with only a few ingredients. I suggest using the following ingredients to get the best brownies out of this recipe. Which potato …

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Easy Instant Pot Cherry Chocolate (Dump Cake)

It’s so easy to make this Instant Pot chocolate dump cake with cherry pie filling right in your pressure cooker. Follow along to make this effortlessly sinful dessert. What’s a dump cake?  A dump cake is traditionally made in the crock pot or slow cooker, but this recipe calls for the cake to be cooked …

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