Lemon Lover’s Cupcakes for Two

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This recipe is perfect for when you want an over-the-top lemoncentric dessert… but just a little bit of it. Bright cupcakes flavored with lemon extract, zest and juice filled with creamy lemon curd, topped with rich cream cheese frosting and tangy candied lemon slices. But only 3 of them. (Ingredients measurements are also included for a full batch of 12 cupcakes.)

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Funfetti Cookies n Cream Fudge

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This rich, colorful fudge will take you only minutes to throw together. Sprinkles, Oreos and white chocolate… what more could you want? Perfect for a unique birthday treat or just for eating on any old day.

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Carrot Cake Muffins with Light Cream Cheese Frosting

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These nutrient-loaded, sweetly-frosted ‘muffins’ are the perfect excuse to have dessert for breakfast. Apple chunks, shredded carrot and whole wheat flour help you start your day off right. The sweetened Greek yogurt and cream cheese frosting tastes like a treat while still offering some low fat protein. Customize your muffins with optional add-ins like pineapple, coconut, nuts or chocolate chips.carrot-cake-muffins-with-light-cream-cheese-frosting-1

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Lucky Charms Cookies

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These cookies incorporate two of my favorite breakfast foods: Lucky Charms and chocolate! A typical chewy, buttery chocolate chip cookie recipe gets a twist with white chocolate and marshmallow-packed cereal. Just after baking, sprinkle with additional cereal for extra color and sugar.

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Christmas Spice Soft Caramels

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These soft, chewy caramels are perfectly spiced for the season with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and a touch of molasses. Show the special people in your life how much you care by investing a little time instead of a lot of money. Don’t be intimidated by DIY candy. This recipe is surprisingly easy to pull off! Just use a reliable candy thermometer and stir often. This large batch recipe can be easily halved by using an 8×8″ pan instead of the 9×12″ mentioned in the recipe below.

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Vegan Raspberry Fudge Cake

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This quick and easy hot fudge cake produces its own rich chocolate sauce as it bakes. Top with a tart homemade raspberry sauce for extra decadence. You won’t believe it’s vegan!

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Reese’s Lovers Cereal Treats

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This Rice Krispies treat riff is perfect for the Reese’s lover in your life. Chocolatey, peanut buttery Reese’s Puffs cereal plus peanut butter and cocoa marshmallows plus chunks of Reese’s Cups.

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