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Bar Recipes

Looking for bar recipes? Find great tasting dessert bar recipes including brownie bars, apricot bars, and more dessert bar recipes.

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I turned sour cream raisin pie into a cookie bar with a crunchy oatmeal crust, custard-style filling and crisp topping. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, OR
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Cranberry-Orange Bars

Cranberry-Orange Bars

Cranberry-Orange Bars

My mother has had this recipe for years. I love it! These bars make great snacks, but can also be served for dessert. —Margaret Adelman, Bellingham, Minnesota

Zebra Sweets

Zebra Sweets

Zebra Sweets

A horse-shaped cookie cutter is the key to these tasty treats made with marshmallow and crisp rice cereal. Melted vanilla and chocolate chips create the zebra's eye-catching stripes.

Peanut Chocolate Squares

Peanut Chocolate Squares

Peanut Chocolate Squares

I received this recipe from a friend at our local fire hall’s annual quilting bee, where ladies bring in treats to serve at break time. It was a big hit with our family.
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Almond Raspberry Diamonds

Almond Raspberry Diamonds

Almond Raspberry Diamonds

In case there was any doubt, here's proof that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Yum!

Gumdrop Cereal Bars

Gumdrop Cereal Bars

Gumdrop Cereal Bars

"I was planning to make traditional marshmallow treats but didn't have enough Rice Krispies on hand, so I used Corn Pops instead," recalls Laura Tryssenaar of Listowel, Ontario. "I added gumdrops for color, and the result was spectacular."

Chocolate Oat Squares

Chocolate Oat Squares

Chocolate Oat Squares

When you bring these treats to a gathering, guests will be tempted to start at the dessert table. Chock-full of chocolate and walnuts, they will satisfy any sweet tooth. I often make a second batch just for my family. -Jennifer Eilts, Central City, Nebraska

Sweet & Salty Cranberry Bars

Sweet & Salty Cranberry Bars

Sweet & Salty Cranberry Bars

Studded with cranberries, cashews, chocolate and butterscotch, these dreamy morsels make an irresistible pop-in-your-mouth treat perfect for a holiday dessert platter. But be warned—they’re so addictive you may want to serve them all year long.

Cheesecake Diamonds

Cheesecake Diamonds

Cheesecake Diamonds

Here's a simple recipe that's good to have when guests are coming over. I found it in an old cookbook.

Buttery Coconut Bars

Buttery Coconut Bars

Buttery Coconut Bars

My coconut bars are an American version of a Filipino coconut cake called bibingka. These are a crispier, sweeter take on the Christmas tradition I grew up with. —Denise Nyland, Panama City, FL

Raspberry-Filled Walnut Shortbread Bars

Raspberry-Filled Walnut Shortbread Bars

Raspberry-Filled Walnut Shortbread Bars

A sweet raspberry filling is sandwiched between a crispy crust and a crunchy brown sugar topping in these satisfying snack bars, submitted by field editor Pat Habiger of Spearville, Kansas.



Congo Squares

Congo Squares

Congo Squares

This recipe was given to me nearly 50 years ago, at a company picnic, and it's our family's favorite dessert. Now my grandchildren bake it for their families. When each of our three sons got serious about a girl, sure enough, I'd get a call from a young lady requesting "his favorite dish". I always gave the girls this recipe.

Caramel Nut Bars

Caramel Nut Bars

Caramel Nut Bars

No one can resist these chewy caramel and chocolate bars with a delightful oat crust and topping. They make a tempting dessert or a special snack anytime. These rich bars are perfect for a potluck since a little goes a long way. -Pat Hills, South Dayton, New York

Fruit 'n' Nut Spice Bars

Fruit 'n' Nut Spice Bars

Fruit 'n' Nut Spice Bars

I'm always looking for new dessert recipes, and this one combines several of my favorite flavors.

Napoleon Cremes

Napoleon Cremes

Napoleon Cremes

For the annual Christmas open house we host, I set out a buffet with lots of food and candies like these lovely layered treats. They're so creamy...and with a green pistachio layer of pudding peeking out, they're very merry.
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