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

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

1 review

I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake...


Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

12 reviews

Fried ice cream is such a delicious treat, but it can be a hassle to make individual servings. This recipe...


Oatmeal Apricot Squares

4 reviews

Easy to prepare and designed to make a small amount, these squares are a marvelous blend of flavors. It's a...


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Caramel Apple Bars

9 reviews

These bars make an excellent fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a...

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...


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

97 reviews

My family loves this peanut butter cookie bars recipe—oatmeal, brownie bars, peanuts—it's made from all our favorite things! Oatmeal, peanut...

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Bars

15 reviews

These rich, gooey bars are my most requested treats. They're popular at school functions, family barbecues and picnics. We like...


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...


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....


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Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

24 reviews

Kids will love these colorful, crunchy bars. They’re a fun twist on the traditional marshmallow crispy treats…and because they’re so...

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

5 reviews

A friend shared with me this fresh take on traditional crispy treats. My husband loves them, and I feel so...


Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars

8 reviews

I'm a swim coach for kids, and I started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something...


Snack Mix Squares

12 reviews

A fun snack mix pressed into chewy bars, this treat is popular with kids of all ages. Someone is always...


No-Bake Cereal Bars

40 reviews

With two kinds of cereal and peanut butter, these bars taste almost like candy. —Pauline Christiansen, Columbus, Kansas


Glazed Apple Pie Squares

32 reviews

These apple squares are a good change from apple pie since they are glazed and a little bit sweeter. The...

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Warren’s Oatmeal Jam Squares

30 reviews

At 102, I still love to bake. I make these bars in my toaster oven for my fellow residents at...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

17 reviews

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


Chocolaty S’mores Bars

36 reviews

One night my husband had some friends over to play poker and he requested these s'mores bars. They polished off...


Browned Butter Cereal Bars

1 review

Crispy rice treats were one of the first recipes I ever made as a kid. For this version, I wanted...


Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

5 reviews

In Madison, Wisconsin, Lisa Corroo makes the most of an effortless oat mixture to form the crunchy crust and crumbly...


Snack Bars

1 review

If your family likes granola bars, they're sure to love these tempting treats. Full of hearty ingredients, they're a perfect...


Date Oatmeal Bars

41 reviews

In no time at all, you can treat your family to these bars. They'll never suspect how light the snacks...


Best Date Bars

9 reviews

Date recipes are some of my favorite desserts to cook up. These date treats are very easy to bake, and...

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Not Your Mama’s Seven-Layer Bars

The addition of dulce de leche makes this a decadent new take on traditional seven-layer bars. You can cut this...


Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bars

23 reviews

I made these for a church function once and they turned out to be a big hit. There was barely...


Cranberry Date Bars

14 reviews

Rich and fruity, these bars let you enjoy cranberries year-round. I've made batches for all kinds of church and social...


Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

6 reviews

I first learned about these quick crowd-pleasers from a next-door neighbor when I sniffed the delightful aroma of a batch...