Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar mixture just to a boil and then cooking for only one minute. If it boils too long, they tend to be firmer and can become crumbly. —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Peanut Cereal Squares

3 reviews

"When I need to throw together something in a hurry, I turn to these no-bake squares," says Kathy Steffen. "And...


No-Bake Cereal Cookie Bars

1 review

We pull out all the goodies for these chewy bars, like raisins and coconut. For more color, sprinkle on the...


Chocolate Malt Crispy Bars

5 reviews

This chunky, chewy malted milk chocolate bar is a feast for your eyes. Malted milk flavor fills this bar from...


Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats

Instead of the typical melted marshmallows, this clever recipe calls for melted vanilla chips. With crisp rice cereal, peanut butter...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chews

"I'm always searching for good recipes to use in the microwave," relates Sharan Williams of Spanish Fork, Utah. "These thick,...


Caramel-Chocolate Oat Squares

4 reviews

In the summer, we often have weekend guests who go boating with us. These sweet, chewy bars are the perfect...

Sour Cream and Cranberry Bars

4 reviews

I turned sour cream raisin pie into a cookie bar with a crunchy oatmeal crust, custard-style filling and crisp topping....


Coconut-Pineapple Rhubarb Bars

1 review

I make this crunchy, buttery dessert bar with homegrown rhubarb. For an added attraction, serve it warm with frozen yogurt...


Fruity Cereal Bars

2 reviews

With dried apples and cranberries, these crispy cereal bars are perfect for snacks or brown-bag lunches. —Giovanna Kranenberg, Cambridge, Minnesota


Festive Popcorn Bars

For a popcorn ball taste but with less fuss, try these bars. Adding peanut butter and M&M's makes them fun....

Million Dollar Pecan Bars

7 reviews

Who wants to eat like a millionaire? Invest 15 minutes of your time and enjoy a big payoff when you...


Witch Hat Treats

This clever twist on ordinary marshmallow cereal treats add to the festive feeling around Halloween. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania


Clover Rice Crispy Bars

7 reviews

These sweet snacks are like the pot of gold at the end of your family's feast. With their yummy peppermint...


Banana Crunch Bars

1 review

"The distinctive taste of banana tops these easy-to-make no-bake cereal bars," relates Ruth Anderson of Clarion, Iowa.


Date Oat Bars

2 reviews

My mother found this recipe many years ago. I love the citrusy taste of these treats just as much today...

Peppermint Cereal Squares

1 review

Our 15 grandchildren expect me to make several batches of these minty treats each Christmas. The quick-and-easy preparation is appreciated...


Oatmeal Raisin Bars

1 review

These bars are so popular with my family that I have to hide them if they're bound for a buffet!...


Crunchy Peanut Bars

2 reviews

—Nola Burski, Lakeville, Minnesota


Black & White Cereal Treats

11 reviews

When my daughter was just 7 years old, she had the brilliant idea of adding Oreo cookies to cereal treats....


Choco Owls

You'll have a blast making Choco Owls to add to a Halloween treat platter. —Taste of Home Food Styling Team


Apple-Almond Bake

When my children were young, they loved this apple dessert—and they still do 45 years later! I like it served...


S’mores Crispy Bars

8 reviews

My aunt always brought s’mores-style bars to our family's summer cottage. Plain or frosted, they’re perfect for eating on the...


Ghostly Graveyard

6 reviews

I came up with this idea for my youngest daughter's October birthday. Then my son requested it for a school...

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Chewy Energy Bars

27 reviews

This energy bar recipe is quick to make and easy to store. My husband and I put these homemade granola...


Neapolitan Crispy Bars

10 reviews

Talk about a conversation piece! These fun, yummy bars will get people talking. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Cherry & Almond Crispy Squares

1 review

This grown-up version of a kiddie favorite will please the whole family. Everyone will agree it's delicious! —Taste of Home...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

16 reviews

My twist on rice crispy bars includes crunchy crushed pretzels. Then I top them with a creamy peanut butter coating...


Winter Wonderland Cereal Treats

This is a fun recipe to make with kids. They can help by decorating with gumdrops, pretzels and candies. Airheads...


Gumdrop Cereal Bars

3 reviews

I was planning to make traditional marshmallow treats but didn't have enough Rice Krispies on hand, so I used Corn...