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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.

Recipe Spotlight

Apricot Pastry Bars

Perfect for a casual gathering or fancier event, this recipe from field editor Nancy Foust of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania is a crowd-pleaser. "These special bars were among 40 kinds of cookies and bars I made for my niece's wedding reception," she says.
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Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

Our home economists give traditional lemon bars a tasty twist with the addition of almonds and coconut.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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.

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.

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."

Pear-Apple Pie Bars

Pear-Apple Pie Bars

Pear-Apple Pie Bars

With two kinds of fruit, these bars from our Test Kitchen have mass appeal. The lovely lattice top makes it special for get-togethers.

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.

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Jim Gales from Glendale, Wisconsin borrows a favorite breakfast cereal as a main ingredient for his small batch of fun, tasty bars. These treats are not sticky, cut well and are ideal to pack.

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Every year at Christmas, my mother and I would make dozens of cookies, including this favorite. Now all the women in my family get together for a baking bonanza, rotating houses each year. —Barbara Wilson, Thamesville, Ontario

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.

Best Date Bars

Best Date Bars

Best Date Bars

I grew up in a family with eight children, and I started baking for our big family at age 10. Today, decades later, I still enjoy baking pies, cakes, strudels and bars. These date treats are very easy to bake, and one sheet of them will yield 48 good-sized bars. I sometimes add nuts, coconut or candied fruit. This dessert is great to take to a church bazaar or any group function. In the 1940s, I managed a Pittsburgh school cafeteria that fed 420 students ever day, so I can recall a thing or two about how to feed a crowd! —Dorothy DeLeske, Scottsdale, Arizona

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

Caramel Corn Treats

Caramel Corn Treats

Caramel Corn Treats

A funky-fun twist on traditional Rice Krispie squares, these are a cinch to make and will delight the kiddies.—Cathy Tang, Redmond, Washington

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.

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.
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