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Lemony Coconut Bars

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Nancy Zimmerman
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 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

Chocolate Coconut Dessert Bars

Chocolate Coconut Dessert Bars

Chocolate Coconut Dessert Bars

"It's impossible to resist this scrumptious dessert," says field editor Carolyn Kyzer of Alexander, Arkansas. "With nuts, chocolate and a creamy cheesecake-like layer, these treats taste like homemade candy bars. I keep the ingredients on hand so I can whip up a batch anytime."

Lemony Coconut Bars

Lemony Coconut Bars

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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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.

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Anytime I can take a recipe that has been handed down two generations and lighten it up while keeping the delicious flavor memories intact, I’m a happy girl. —Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida

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.

Sour Cream Raisin Squares

Sour Cream Raisin Squares

Sour Cream Raisin Squares

My aunt shared this recipe with me, and my family has always enjoyed it. I love to make these bars for friends who visit or give them away as gifts.

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

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.

Yummy Cookie Bars

Yummy Cookie Bars

Yummy Cookie Bars

I received this recipe from a special co-worker at school, and it is always a huge success when I make them. It works great to make them a day in advance. It will allow the bars to set and be cut easier.



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

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.

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

Candy Cane Shortbread Bars

Candy Cane Shortbread Bars

Candy Cane Shortbread Bars

I created these bars for my daughter, who loves peppermint. The buttery shortbread texture just melts in your mouth. It’s a hit wherever I take it. —Susan Ciuffreda, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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