Comforting Desserts

Whip up decadent desserts like bread pudding, chocolate chip cookies and pie for instant comfort.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Take your chocolate-peanut butter obsession to the next level: Top a chocolate graham cracker crust with whipped peanut butter plus roasted peanuts and mini chocolate chips.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

Why not fry these breakfast favorites at home? To make the most of the glaze, set the holes underneath the doughnuts so they can catch the extra good stuff.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

Alton's Chocolate Pudding

Alton Brown's homemade pudding mix with Dutch-processed cocoa and confectioners' sugar is great to have on hand when a chocolate craving strikes.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pudding

Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding

This rum-topped dessert goes from oven to table in a little over an hour.

Get the Recipe: Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding

Chocolate Rice Pudding

Six ingredients are all it takes to whip up Sandra Lee's easy dessert. Serve it either warm or cool.

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Mini Peanut Butter & Jelly Pies

There's no need to fight over the last bite when you give each guest his or her own individual peanut butter pie.

Get the Recipe: Miniature Peanut Butter and Jelly Pies

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ree Drummond uses malted milk powder to give her chocolate chip cookies a special twist.

Get the Recipe: Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giada's Rice Pudding

This five-star dessert from Giada De Laurentiis elevates rice pudding with dark rum, orange peel and vanilla bean.

Get the Recipe: Rice Pudding with Vanilla Bean, Orange and Rum

Blueberry Muffins

Alton's "muffin method" uses yogurt for body and acidity, plus an oven thermometer to ensure even cooking and moist muffins every time.

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Fried Apple Pies

Bobby Flay's secret dough ingredient: lard. He likes to use Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples because they're tart and remain firm after baking.

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Chocolate Bread Pudding

Alton recommends stale challah bread and bittersweet chocolate for this warm, rich dessert.

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Lizzie's Old-Fashioned Cocoa Cake with Caramel Icing

Trisha Yearwood's tip: Make sure to pour the same amount of batter into each pan so the layers cook at the same rate.

Get the Recipe: Lizzie's Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake with Caramel Icing

Peanut Butter Cupboard Cookie Bars

This salty-sweet treat is a triple threat, topped with pretzel sticks, potato chips and candy-coated peanut butter pieces.

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Jam and Bread Pudding

Bobby uses 1/2-inch-thick brioche to soak up all the melted butter and jam.

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S'more Brownie Bites

These decadent bites have the flavor of s'mores with the texture of brownies.

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Peanut Butter Bars with Salted Chocolate Ganache

For the perfect finishing touch, sprinkle flaky sea salt atop the chocolate layer on Nancy Fuller's peanut butter bars.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

This chewy version of the comforting classic is foolproof — and perfect for dunking into a cold glass of milk.

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Warm Chocolate Cakes with Berries

Giada's decadent chocolate cake with a hint of espresso will warm you up from the inside out.

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Dark Chocolate Mousse

This rich mousse is a surprisingly better-for-you dessert! Ellie Krieger uses silken tofu for a creamy texture and far less fat than regular cream.

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Brownie Batter Cookies

Trisha's crisp-yet-chewy cookies made with cocoa powder and chocolate chips are ready in less than 40 minutes.

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Chocolate Fondue

In less than 20 minutes you'll be dipping biscotti bits, strawberries and pound cake into rich chocolate.

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Triple Chocolate Pudding

Make this eggless custard up to two days in advance and store in the refrigerator.

Get the Recipe: Triple Chocolate Pudding

Amaretto Chocolate Brownies

Tyler Florence's rich brownies are dusted with powdered sugar for an extra sweet finish.

Get the Recipe: Amaretto Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

Vanilla Pudding

Super creamy and easy, this classic pudding is great all on its own or can be dressed up with our suggested stir-ins.

Get the Recipe: Vanilla Pudding

Vanilla-Banana Pudding

Think of this as a quicker, stir-together version of traditional banana pudding — same great flavor, but less fuss.

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Cookies and Cream Pudding

This vanilla pudding is delicious all on its own, but adding in crushed chocolate wafer cookies adds great texture and nostalgic flavor.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Pudding

Fold fresh grapes, roasted peanuts and peanut butter chips into creamy vanilla pudding for a snack or dessert that tastes just like the beloved sandwich.

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Rocky Road Pudding

Turn a favorite ice cream flavor into a pudding that will please kids and adults alike.

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Red Velvet Bread Pudding

Classic red velvet cupcakes get extra moist and flavorful when baked into a creamy bread pudding. You can start with cupcakes and frosting made from scratch or use frosted cupcakes from the bakery.

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Red Velvet Icebox Cake

This easy-yet-impressive cake layers red velvet cookies, sweetened cream cheese and shaved milk chocolate. The cookies soften up nicely as the cake sits overnight.

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Red Velvet Pancakes

These fluffy red pancakes are great on their own and even better decked out with sweetened cream cheese, a drizzle of maple syrup and toasted pecans.

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Get all the flavors of fluffy red velvet cake in a snappy sugar cookie, then make cookie sandwiches with cream cheese filling.

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Loaded Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

We use walnuts and raisins in these cookies, but feel free to try your own favorite mix of nuts and dried fruit, like pecans and cranberries or roasted peanuts and chopped apricots.

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Snickerdoodles

What could be better than cinnamon, sugar and butter? Warm and comforting, these iconic cookies are best served fresh from the oven — with a glass of milk, of course.

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Banana Pudding Tiramisu

Layers of creamy mascarpone pudding, bananas and coffee-soaked vanilla wafers bring together the best parts of these two classic comfort desserts. Make it the night before you plan to serve — the flavor and texture only get better.

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Birthday Cake Doughnuts

These crispy, cakey doughnuts were meant to be frosted. Make the doughnuts a day in advance of your celebration and store in an airtight container. When needed, just frost, decorate and serve — no cake cutting required!

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Carrot Cheesecake

Most people would agree that the cream cheese frosting is the best part of any carrot cake, so it makes perfect sense to replace it with a thick layer of creamy cheesecake. These two classic cakes make one showstopping mash-up dessert.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake-Cheesecake

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This easy recipe ensures a crispy chocolate chip cookie with just 20 minutes of prep time.

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Double-Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream

The chocolate in this decadent bread pudding comes twofold: chocolate chips and chocolate syrup. And, as if that weren't special enough, Sunny Anderson uses a delicious combination of buttery croissants and cinnamon raisin bread to soak up the chocolatey custard.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Toffee Blondies

Gina Neely's peanut-buttery toffee blondies are perfect for dessert after dinner or as a midafternoon pick-me-up with coffee.

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Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Bourbon Ice Cream Sauce

Michael Chiarello keeps his bread pudding extra moist and flavorful by using buttery croissants and then pairing it with an ice cream-flavored sauce spiked with bourbon whiskey.

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Devil's Food Cupcakes

Got a craving for chocolate? The Neelys' decadent cupcakes will hit the spot. The single raspberry on top not only serves as a pretty garnish, but also plays a key part as a fruity balance to the bittersweet devil's food cake underneath.

Get the Recipe: Devil's Food Cupcakes

Bourbon Bread Pudding

The Neelys' bread pudding has flavor, crunch and Bourbon Street flair. Bourbon-soaked brioche bread makes for a hearty Creole-style dessert, straight out of New Orleans.

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Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

As if oatmeal cookies weren't comforting enough, Gina sandwiches ice cream between them and rolls these powerhouse desserts in chopped pecans for extra crunch.

Get the Recipe: Gina's Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookies and Cream Cake

The Neelys take the familiar ice cream flavor and turn it into a cake. The star of this dessert? The cookies-and-cream cheese icing.

Get the Recipe: Neely's Cookies and Cream Cake

Baked Fudge

Ree's chocolatey baked fudge is like a cross between pudding and brownies.

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Bananas Foster

Ree's banana aversion doesn't keep her from making a mean bananas Foster, fire and all. Spoon these boozy, buttery bananas over ice cream, French toast or crepes.

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Monster Cookies

Ree's Monster Cookies, also known as her "everything cookies," are chock-full of fun ingredients like oats, pecans, rice cereal, chocolate chips and chocolate candies.

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Spiced Bread Pudding

Alton's aromatic bread pudding is perfect for the holidays, or just for a cold night in. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger, this dessert will warm the hearth and the heart.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Coconut Layer Cake

This trio of ingredients makes the perfect showstopper of a cake. To create the frosting, reserve half of the cake filling and whip it with heavy cream.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Crumb Cake

You can use your favorite jelly, jam or fruit preserves for this easy crumb cake. If you can't find honey-roasted peanuts, roasted and salted ones are a good substitution.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Crumb Cake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bundt Cake

This cake will satisfy any PB&J lover's sweet tooth. For a garnish upgrade, sprinkle honey-roasted peanuts on the top, or decorate the cake with halved raspberries.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bundt Cake

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