Bar Recipes

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Caramel Pecan Bars

This pecan bar recipe won first place at a cookie contest held where I work. These rich bars really capture the flavor of pecan pie. —Emma Manning, Crossett, Arkansas
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Cranberry Date Bars

Cranberry Date Bars

Cranberry Date Bars

I first discovered this recipe at Christmas a couple years ago, but it's a great way to use frozen cranberries throughout the year. I help out at the elementary school our three sons attend and am active at our church. It seems I'm always baking a batch of these moist bars for some event. -Bonnie Nieter, Warsaw, Indiana

Date Nut Torte

Date Nut Torte

Date Nut Torte

Whether I serve my torte with coffee at a luncheon or in the evening when friends visit, I always get compliments. My husband (we've been married 42 years), three children and five grandchildren are all good eaters, and it's a joy to prepare this dessert for them, too! Cooking is something I've always enjoyed. I also like sewing, quilting and gardening. My husband and I travel by trailer as often as we can, and we're members, too, of group called "Laborers for Christ" that helps congregation

Peanutty Caramel Bars

Peanutty Caramel Bars

Peanutty Caramel Bars

Made in the microwave, these sweet and chewy bars can be stirred by very quickly. Loaded with caramel, chocolate, peanuts and peanut butter, they remind some folks of a candy bar. Kids of all ages love them. —Charlene Bennett Clearville, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Maple Bars

Chocolate Maple Bars

Chocolate Maple Bars

My family runs a maple syrup operation, and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate maple syrup into my cooking and baking. These bars are delicious! —Cathy Schumacher, Alto, Michigan

Ginger Bars

Ginger Bars

Ginger Bars

We always had dessert when we visited my grandparents' farm, and this was one of our favorites. During harvesttime, my brothers and sisters and I would take this or another dessert out to the field for the workers.

Peanut Butter Fingers

Peanut Butter Fingers

Peanut Butter Fingers

Always a hit with the teenagers in our house, these rich bars are sure to please the peanut butter lovers in your family. They're great for serving at holiday time.

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.

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

Choco-Peanut Bars Deluxe

Choco-Peanut Bars Deluxe

Choco-Peanut Bars Deluxe

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the classic blend of peanut butter and chocolate. Together, the tender peanutty bar and crunchy chocolate topping are irresistible.—Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, IL

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."

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

Recipe provided by Philadelphia® Cream Cheese

Apricot Date Squares

Apricot Date Squares

Apricot Date Squares

Memories of her mom's fruity date bars inspired Shannon Koene of Blacksburg, Virginia to create this wonderful recipe. “I've had great results replacing the apricot jam with orange marmalade,” notes Shannon.

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

"My daughter won first place in a contest with this candy, which I make at Christmas time. It melts in your mouth!" reports Mary Esther Holloway of Bowerstons, Ohio.
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