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...


Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

11 reviews

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


Crunchy Peanut Bars

2 reviews

—Nola Burski, Lakeville, Minnesota


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...

Peanut Jelly Bars

1 review

A layer of grape jelly between a peanut-oatmeal crust and topping gives these bars a taste of a peanut butter...


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...

Chocolate Oat Squares

12 reviews

When you bring these treats to a gathering, guests will be tempted to start at the dessert table. Chock-full of...


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...


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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...

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

62 reviews

I've been asked to share this marshmallow chocolate bar recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime...


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...


Peanut Butter Oat Bars

4 reviews

With their yummy chocolate and butterscotch topping, these chewy bars are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth! Since the recipe...


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...


Butterscotch Bars

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

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...


Peanut Cake Bars

The librarian at my son's high school brought these bars in as a treat for here helpers one day. He...


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...


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...


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


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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...


Cardamom Cheesecake Bars

Fans of cheesecake will love these bite-sized desserts. Crunchy and smooth, they're perfect for the holidays—or any other time.—Judi Oudekerk,...

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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...


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...


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...


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

32 reviews

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


Makeover Oatmeal Brownie Bars

2 reviews

Our pros cut over 100 calories and half the fat from each original bar! We think that Lynette Rens of...