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Sacher Bars

Is your mouth watering yet? This rich take on a Viennese classic using apricot preserves and chocolate left the Taste of Home tasters speechless. Unless you count "mmm." —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Contest-Winning Pecan Caramel Bars

Contest-Winning Pecan Caramel Bars

Contest-Winning Pecan Caramel Bars

My co-workers request these sweet bars all the time, so I make sure to take some for our group lunches and at Christmastime. The butterscotch chips make them different from most pecan bars. They’re a great way to feature our Georgia pecans, and we call them irresistible!

Candied Orange Date Bars

Candied Orange Date Bars

Candied Orange Date Bars

A good friend of mine gave me the recipe for these yummy, rich date bars. Chopped candied orange slices really make them special. I dip my kitchen shears in hot water to make cutting the orange slices a little easier.

Rhubarb Angel Dessert

Rhubarb Angel Dessert

Rhubarb Angel Dessert

A delightful tangy rhubarb filling tops the shortbread crust in this recipe from field editor Patricia Staudt of Marble Rock, Iowa. The tender meringue will melt in your mouth!"
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Date Bar Dessert

Date Bar Dessert

Date Bar Dessert

MY MOTHER copied this recipe from a Quaker Oats box in the 1950s, and it remains one of our favorite treats today. I serve these date-filled squares as a snack or for dessert topped with a dollop of whipped cream. -Jill McCon, Montrose, Michigan

Fruit-and-Cheese Bars

Fruit-and-Cheese Bars

Fruit-and-Cheese Bars

One pan of these sweet, rich bars goes a long way. Colorful candied fruit makes it especially festive.

Lattice Blackberry Bars

Lattice Blackberry Bars

Lattice Blackberry Bars

"I pick blackberries--my son's favorite fruit--to make this dessert for family gatherings," says Donna Miklavic of Butler, Pennsylvania. "Blueberries are a great substitute."

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.

Coconut Chip Nut Bars

Coconut Chip Nut Bars

Coconut Chip Nut Bars

There's something for everyone in these delectable bars, from coconut and chocolate chips to walnuts and toffee. They're popular with kids and adults alike, so make a big batch. You'll be amazed at how fast they vanish! —Judith Strohmeyer, Albrightsville, Pennsylvania

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.

Coconut Macadamia Bars

Coconut Macadamia Bars

Coconut Macadamia Bars

Since the meat loaves cook so quickly, your microwave will be free to fix sweet Coconut Macadamia Bars shared by Annette Lamle of Columbia City, Indiana. "We found this recipe when working on our son Cody's 4-H microwave cooking project," she notes. "We made different versions of this treat 'til Cody decided which one he and his dad liked best. He ended up receiving Reserve Grand Champion for his efforts."

Lemon Shortbread Squares

Lemon Shortbread Squares

Lemon Shortbread Squares

During the Christmas season, I keep homemade cookies available in my office to share with co-workers. These easy-to-prepare squares always get rave reviews.

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.

Winning Apricot Bars

Winning Apricot Bars

Winning Apricot Bars

This recipe is "down-home" baking at its best, and it really represents all regions of the country! It's won blue ribbons at county fairs and cookie contests in several states! This treat is easy to make, and it's perfect for potluck suppers, bake sales, lunch boxes, or just plain snacking.

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

A friend gave me this speedy recipe that's a different take on traditional crisp rice treats.—Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama
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