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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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 on hand and can whip them up quickly. —John Kleckner, Muscoda, Wisconsin

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...


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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...


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...


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...

Date Bars

3 reviews

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


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...


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,...


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...


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...


Peanut Cake Bars

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


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...

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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Dreamy Fudge Bar Cookies

1 review

This good-looking, good-tasting bar cookie classic has a hint of almond flavoring.


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...


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...


Apple-Almond Bake

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


Lemon Cheesecake Squares

13 reviews

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


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....