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

Chocolate Oat Bars

2 reviews

These chocolate oat bars are one of my favorite go-to snacks. I love that I usually have all the items...


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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...


Oatmeal Apricot Squares

3 reviews

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


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

89 reviews

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

Caramel Nut Bars

6 reviews

No one can resist these chewy caramel and chocolate bars with a delightful oat crust and topping. They make a...


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...

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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...


Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

2 reviews

In Sagamore Hills, Ohio, Kim Wills stirs up a big panful of these chewy oat squares loaded with nuts and...


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,...


Chewy Chip Bars

3 reviews

"These sweet granola bars are chock-full of butterscotch and chocolate chips," reports Eileen Sears of Eagle, Wisconsin. "The bars freeze...

Butterscotch Bars

I put three recipes together to make these amazing bars that really satisfy the sweet tooth. —Romagene Deuel, Clarkston, Michigan


Blarney Stone Bars

6 reviews

A lip-smacking layer of tinted frosting is the crowning touch to these butterscotch bars laden with crunchy pecans.


Gooey Chocolate Caramel Bars

14 reviews

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


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...


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


Apple-Berry Streusel Bars

1 review

With fruity filling and nutty topping, these attractive bars taste like they cost a pretty penny.—Jane Acree, Holcomb, Illinois


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...


Chewy Spice Bars

I first sampled these bars when a student's mother brought them in for a party at the school where I...


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...


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...

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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.


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

1 review

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


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,"...