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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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Lemony Coconut Bars

These lemony and chewy bars make a refreshing addition to the holiday cookie tray. Try lime juice and zest for a zingy twist. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

THIS elegant bar cookie is loaded with wonderful flavors and very easy to assemble. A nice extra touch is to sprinkle the bars with confectioner’s sugar.

Peanut Chocolate Bars

Peanut Chocolate Bars

Peanut Chocolate Bars

Sue Thomas of Casa Grande, Arizona uses common pantry items to whip up these bars. Peanut butter combines with a cake mix for a tender crust. Then a rich layer of cream cheese is topped with chocolate chips and nuts before baking.

Chocolate Date Squares

Chocolate Date Squares

Chocolate Date Squares

"My mother-in-law used to send these moist bars to my husband when he was in the Army," relates field editor Pat Walter of Pine Island, Minnesota.
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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

Orange-Cranberry Oat Bars

Orange-Cranberry Oat Bars

Orange-Cranberry Oat Bars

With the incredible combination of orange and cranberry, these bars are fast sellers at my church's Christmas bazaar.—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Glazed Orange Date Squares

Glazed Orange Date Squares

Glazed Orange Date Squares

Notes Cincinnati, Ohio field editor Ruth Stoops, "Orange, chocolate and chewy dates make a memorable combination."

Sweet Peanut Treats

Sweet Peanut Treats

Sweet Peanut Treats

We sold tempting bars almost like these at the refreshment stand at the Minnesota state park where I worked in the '70's, and they were a favorite of employees and visitors alike. Now I make this recipe when I want to serve a special treat. —Phyllis Smith, Olympia, Washington

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.

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."

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.

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

A friend gave me this fresh take on traditional crispy treats. My husband loves them. They're so quick to make, you can prepare them during a TV commercial and you won't miss much of your program. —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama

Nutty Cheesecake Squares

Nutty Cheesecake Squares

Nutty Cheesecake Squares

I grew up on a farm and have had a lot of good recipes handed down to me. This is one of my favorite desserts to serve when guests come over or at family gatherings and church suppers. —Ruth Simon, Buffalo, New York

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

Date Nut Bars

Date Nut Bars

Date Nut Bars

I've had this recipe since 1938, when the girls I worked with game me a bridal shower. One of their presents was a recipe box filled with their favorites. Inside, I found this recipe, and I've used it for just about every occasion since. They're always well received.
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