To dress up ordinary bar cookies or pastries to serve to guests, I place individual servings in muffin cup liners for a quick, attractive presentation on a pretty serving plate. —Renee Z., Tacoma, Washington
You'll keep a cake mix on hand just to make these deliciously rich bars from Ann Horst of Boonsboro, Maryland. "They're fancy enough to stir up for a bake sale," she says. "And they always disappear quickly."