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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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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

Salted Pecan Shortbread Squares

Salted Pecan Shortbread Squares

Salted Pecan Shortbread Squares

My shortbread squares are the ultimate go-to for cookie trays and gift-giving. The buttery caramel and toasted nuts make it a tough to eat just one. —Diana Ashcraft, Monmouth, OR

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars

Your whole house will be filled with the aroma of pumpkin spice when you bake these wonderful sweet potato cheesecake bars. They look complicated but are so easy, you can whip up a batch anytime. —Nancy Whitford, Edwards, New York
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Jewel Nut Bars

Jewel Nut Bars

Jewel Nut Bars

These colorful bars, with the eye-catching appeal of candied cherries and the crunchy goodness of mixed nuts, are certain to become a holiday favorite year after year. I get lots of compliments on the rich, chewy crust and the combination of sweet and salty flavors.

Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

I first learned about these quick crowd-pleasers from a next-door neighbor when I sniffed the delightful aroma of a batch baking. Topped with extra peanut butter and chocolate frosting, the chewy bars became a family favorite that day when she brought us a plateful and shared the recipe. -Leah Gallington Corona, California

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."

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

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

It's tradition for my family to get together on Thanksgiving weekend and bake these spice-filled treats. The recipe came from my great-grandmother. —Esther Kempker, Jefferson City, Missouri

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.

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. —Marilyn Swisher, Berrien Ctr, Michigan



Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

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

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."

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.

Cereal Cookie Bars

Cereal Cookie Bars

Cereal Cookie Bars

These chewy crowd-pleasers from Connie Craig of Lakewood, Washington feature all sorts of goodies, including chocolate chips, raisins, coconut and candy-coated baking bits. For a more colorful look, press the baking bits on top of the bars instead of stirring them into the cereal mixture.
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