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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Glazed Apple Pie Squares

22 reviews

These apple squares are a good change from apple pie since they are glazed and a little bit sweeter. The dough is firm enough that you can eat them with your hands and are best when apples are in season. —Diane Turner, Brunswick, Ohio

Red Apple Butter Bars

5 reviews

Fall means apple-picking time, and we love using the fresh fruit to bake up these bars. The streusel on top...


Apple-Almond Bake

When my children were young, they loved this apple dessert—and they still do 45 years later! I like it served...


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

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...

Cranberry Date Bars

13 reviews

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


Caramel Cranberry Bars

3 reviews

“My mom created this wonderful dessert after tasting something similar,” writes Debbie Kersh in Springtown, Texas. The sweet bars boast...


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...


Chewy Peanut Butter Chip Bars

1 review

"These yummy bars are great for lunches and bake sales, yet use only ordinary kitchen staples," remarks Beverly Swihart of...

Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

7 reviews

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


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....


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...


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....