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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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I call these my “naughty but nice” bars. Packed with dried cherries, white chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, they’re indulgent and oh-so-good! —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
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Butterscotch Peanut Bars

Butterscotch Peanut Bars

Butterscotch Peanut Bars

Easy-to-make bars from Margery Richmond in Fort Collins, Colorado are perfect family reunion fare! They hold up in hot weather, stack well and are easy to pick up and eat. With lots of peanuts and butterscotch flavor plus a rich, buttery crust, “Boy, are they good,“ says Margery.

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.

Cherry Coconut Treats

Cherry Coconut Treats

Cherry Coconut Treats

My great-grandmother created this recipe more than 100 years ago, so it's made many appearances at family parties. Make the treats even more fun for the holidays by using both red and green maraschino cherries. —Anne Mullen, Windsor, Ontario
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Apricot Pecan Bars

Apricot Pecan Bars

Apricot Pecan Bars

"A friend gave me this recipe years ago, and my grandchildren and great-grandchildren really enjoy the moist sweet bars." Verlene Hendricks writes from Roswell, New Mexico. "Instead of apricot, you can substitute you favorite preserves if you wish."

Double Peanut Bars

Double Peanut Bars

Double Peanut Bars

These sweet no-bake snacks are great energy bars. Any dried fruit works well, but I prefer cranberries. Grain cereals, plus honey, peanuts and peanut butter make the bars popular at my house. -Kim Rocker of LaGrange, Georgia

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 Chip Graham Bars

Chocolate Chip Graham Bars

Chocolate Chip Graham Bars

These moist chewy bars are a satisfying snack any time of day. Packed with oats, chocolate chips, crunchy peanuts and graham cereal, they have something for everyone. -Sandi Michalski, Macy, Indiana

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

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."

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

Swiss Chocolate Bars

—Margaret Jelinek, Wrentham, Massachusetts

Zebra Sweets

Zebra Sweets

Zebra Sweets

A horse-shaped cookie cutter is the key to these tasty treats made with marshmallow and crisp rice cereal. Melted vanilla and chocolate chips create the zebra's eye-catching stripes.

Peanut Jelly Bars

Peanut Jelly Bars

Peanut Jelly Bars

A layer of grape jelly between a peanut-oatmeal crust and topping gives these bars a taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! The recipe is from Sonja Blow of Reeds Spring, Missouri.

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

Caramel-Cashew Cake Bars

Caramel-Cashew Cake Bars

Caramel-Cashew Cake Bars

These rich bars are a hit with everyone who tries them. The moist, cake-like crust pairs well with the chewy caramel and salty cashews.
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