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 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 M&M's once the bars are in the pan. Then press them in. —Connie Craig, Lakewood, Washington

Apricot Oat Bars

2 reviews

With an oat-filled crust and golden crumb topping, these apricot-filled bars are sweet and chewy. "Snackers can't resist my fruit...


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


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Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

23 reviews

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


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...

Double Peanut Bars

4 reviews

These sweet no-bake snacks are great energy bars. Any dried fruit works well, but I prefer cranberries. Grain cereals, plus...


Pineapple Almond Bars

From Cynthiana, Kentucky, Janice Smith shares the recipe for these yummy bar cookies. Oats and almonds are a crunchy complement...

Ruby Razz Dessert Squares

Pauline Murray relies on rhubarb and frozen raspberries for these yummy, crimson treats. "I replaced the fresh raspberries that were...


Peanut Butter Snack Bars

6 reviews

Athletes need snacks that are as on-the-go as they are. These portable bars combine protein and whole grains to fuel...


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Apricot Date Squares

3 reviews

Memories of her mom's fruity date bars inspired Shannon Koene of Blacksburg, Virginia to create this wonderful recipe. “I've had...


Honey-Oat Granola Bars

7 reviews

I found this recipe on one of our monthly Brown County REA newsletters. My husband and I eat a few...

Caramel-Chocolate Crunch Bars

“These bars are lower in calories and are just scrumptious,” says Agnes Ward. “The Grape-Nuts and oatmeal gives them a...


Butterscotch Bones

Ordinary rice cereal treats get special treatment with the addition of butterscotch flavors.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Rhubarb Oat Bars

17 reviews

These chewy rhubarb bars provide just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. They are simply unbeatable! —Renette Cressey, Fort...


Berry Granola Bars

3 reviews

"These hearty bars are great for breakfast on the go or to stash in or your desk at work," writes...


Orange-Cranberry Oat Bars

1 review

With the incredible combination of orange and cranberry, these bars are fast sellers at my church's Christmas bazaar.—Agnes Ward, Stratford,...

Makeover Oatmeal Bars

20 reviews

These delicious bars are even more moist and chewier than the original recipe, but with all the old-fashioned oatmeal flavor...


Chocolate Cereal Bars

5 reviews

"A little bit of chocolate and cocoa goes a long way to give Rice Krispies treats a scrumptious new twist,"...


Caramel Cashew Chewies

4 reviews

Caramels, cashews and chocolate chunks make any gray day something special in this recipe from Amber Kieffer of Aurora, Colorado....


Date Oatmeal Bars

24 reviews

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


Cranberry Pecan Bars

2 reviews

I have been making these bars for almost 40 years. I got the recipe from my mother who is 90...


Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

96 reviews

Kids will flip over this deliciously oaty sweet snack! I mean, what's not to love about a batch of peanut...


Raspberry Oat Bars

1 review

These sweet, fruity bars are wonderful with hot coffee or cold milk for a snack or afternoon treat. —Nourse Farms,...


Blueberry Walnut Bars

32 reviews

With power-packing oats, walnuts and blueberries, kids aren't the only ones that are going to love this sweet treat. Health-minded...

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Chocolate Scotcheroos

4 reviews

This scotcheroos recipe was give to me by one of my students at school. It has become one of my...


Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

9 reviews

It took me a long time to develop this quick-and-easy recipe, but I’m so happy with how it turned out....