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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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. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

Million Dollar Pecan Bars

8 reviews

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


No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

For dessert or snacking, these crunchy, peanut butter bars from Mrs. W. Franklin of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta are sure to...


Crispy Date Bars

2 reviews

I make these chewy bars around the holidays because they make a nice-size batch for my family. Plus, they keep...


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....

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...


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...

Lemon-Oat Cheesecake Bars

Because it's prepared in a jelly-roll pan, this dessert is easier than a traditional cheesecake. But it still has the...


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...


German Chocolate Caramel Bars

3 reviews

I get at least one recipe request every time I take these cookies to a church potluck. The caramel and...


Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

5 reviews

My family loves everything cheesecake. These bars combine tart cranberries and rich cream cheese, and taste even better when chilled...

Peppermint Oat Bars

2 reviews

Peppermint, oatmeal and chocolate chips are a terrific combination in this recipe shared by Connie Major Williams from Dexter, Michigan....


Winter Wonderland Cereal Treats

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


Cognac Date Squares

Cider, cognac and pistachios provide new flavor to a classic. Cut into squares and place in a plastic sandwich bag,...


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,...


Butterscotch Bones

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

Chewy Maple Bars

3 reviews

I've been making maple syrup for over 50 years and have collected many recipes. These bars, which my wife, Sue,...


Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

3 reviews

I enjoy giving gifts that are simple and homemade. I cut these bars into squares and serve them on holiday...


Chocolate-Drizzled Cherry Bars

4 reviews

I've been making bars since I was in third grade, but these are special. I bake them for the church...


Cream Cheese Cherry Dessert

When I'm anticipating a busy day, I make this pretty dessert the night before. You don't need a very big...


Ribbon Crispies

1 review

"These dressed-up rice crispies are a great-tasting twist on a longtime favorite," writes Nancy Baker of Boonville, Missouri. "They’re perfect...


Holiday Peanut Bars

1 review

Oats, peanut butter and M&M's give this bar mass appeal. When I have free time, I often bake a pan...


Snowflake Bar Cookies

2 reviews

The vanilla chips Barbara Neuschwanger of Olympia, Washington uses giver her chocolaty cookie its name. "They look pretty," she describes....


Cranberry Bars

4 reviews

"I keep cranberries in my freezer all year so I can make these bars whenever I get a craving for...

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Winning Cranberry Date Bars

8 reviews

I enjoy making these when the cranberry season arrives. The recipe is very easy to put together, which is perfect...


Festive Cranberry Dessert Squares

2 reviews

From Thanksgiving through Christmas, you'll find these tart and tasty treats at our house. Although the recipe uses a convenient...


Coconut Cranberry Oat Bars

These festive, chock-full bars are sweet, tart and salty — a truly
tongue-tingling combo. It’s a good thing the...


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....


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,...


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...