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Cakes

Chocolate Back-to-School Cake

Our son started Kindergarten this year, and I was excited to adopt a tradition of Joanna Goddard’s – celebrating the beginning of the school year with a cake.

This single-layer 8-inch square cake serves a small family a treat the night before school starts with enough leftover for the next night as well. It’s an easy recipe to make on a weeknight and is absolutely delicious. Rainbow sprinkles add a sweet touch of celebration.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Breakfasts

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

We didn’t host Thanksgiving this year, and we were only traveling locally, so we had time in the morning to try a special dessert. These pumpkin pancakes laced with chocolate were easy and delicious. I admit to using more chocolate chips than the recipe called for.

Yield: 6 pancakes Total time: 20 minutes
Nibbles

Double Chocolate Quick Bread

This quick bread is moistened with apple sauce and either sour cream or Greek yogurt, and has both cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

The perfect cookie dough is layered with caramel, sprinkled with fleur de sel, and baked until golden.

Yield: 16 bars Total time: 45 minutes
Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries & Pecans

Chocolate, dried cherries, pecans, and oats make for a perfect cookie.

Yield: 24 cookies Total time: 1 hour
Cookies

Cat’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our friend Cat has a rule – have the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies in the house at all times. This is the recipe she’s always ready to bake.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies Total time: 2 hours
Nibbles

Doctored Brownies

Add coffee liqueur, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans to a boxed brownie mix to make a convenient treat a little more special.

Yield: 16 brownies Total time: 45 minutes
Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

These warm and decadent cookies contain cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and chocolate chunks, as well as crushed dried chipotle peppers.

Yield: 3 dozen Total time: 2 hours
Cakes

Chocolate Lava Muffins

Serve warm, gooey chocolate muffins with a sauce of melted ice cream.

Yield: 12 muffins Total time: 30 minutes
Cookies

Heather’s Chocolate Chip Pastry Cookies

Heather made these pinwheels of puff pastry, softened cream cheese, and chocolate chips when my parents visited her and my brother for Christmas. Mom said they were heavenly straight out of the oven.

Yield: 2 dozen Total time: 2 hours