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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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 scoop of vanilla ice cream. It quickly became a family favorite; maybe it'll become one of your family's, too. —Carol Stuber, Osawatomie, Kansas

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....


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...


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


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...

Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars

8 reviews

I'm a swim coach for kids, and I started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something...


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...

Date Bars

4 reviews

I used to be the cafeteria manager at a grade school and these bars were always a hit.


Oatmeal Raisin Bars

1 review

These bars are so popular with my family that I have to hide them if they're bound for a buffet!...


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...


Cherry & Almond Crispy Squares

1 review

This grown-up version of a kiddie favorite will please the whole family. Everyone will agree it's delicious! —Taste of Home...

Glazed Apple Pie Squares

32 reviews

These apple squares are a good change from apple pie since they are glazed and a little bit sweeter. The...


Lemon Cheesecake Squares

15 reviews

Whether I'm hosting friends or sending a plate to work with my husband, these creamy elegant cheesecake squares are always...


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...


Rhubarb Oat Bars

22 reviews

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


Coconut Citrus Bars

10 reviews

Sweet oranges are the key to these amazing bars with loads of orange flavor in every bite. The unique crust...

Apple-Almond Bake

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


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,...


No-Bake Raisin Bars Cookie

No-Bake Raisin Bars com from Dawn Fagestrom of Warren, Minnesota. "Hearty bars like these really fight hunger on the road,"...


Apple Streusel Bars

1 review

I made these delicious bars for a friend's birthday once and now he requests them every year! They have a...


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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...


Best Date Bars

9 reviews

Date recipes are some of my favorite desserts to cook up. These date treats are very easy to bake, and...


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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Blueberry Oat Bars

16 reviews

Oats add crunch to the taste crust and crumbly topping of these fruity, blueberry oatmeal bars. I often bake them...


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...


Berry Oat Bars

1 review

“I found this quick dessert in a cookbook for children,” writes Faye Mayberry of St. David, Arizona. “I lightened it...


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...


Blueberry Crumb Bars

10 reviews

Think of this as a blueberry crisp turned into a hand-held treat. Oats and fresh blueberries combine for a sweet,...