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

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

1 review

I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake...


Crunchy Peanut Bars

2 reviews

—Nola Burski, Lakeville, Minnesota


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...


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...

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,...


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...

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...


Crispy Caramel Treats

Kids love these triple-decker treats for the holidays-or any time at all. I always make several batches because my neighbors...


Cream Cheese Cherry Dessert

When I'm anticipating a busy day, I make this pretty dessert the night before. You don't need a very big...


Crunch Bars

This is a delicious treat to serve to family and friends. The marshmallows make a sweet, sticky filling between a...

Butterscotch Bones

Ordinary rice cereal treats get special treatment with the addition of butterscotch flavors.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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...


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...


Crispy Fudge Treats

3 reviews

These chocolaty treats are suggested by Bridgetown, Nova Scotia field editor Joyce Jackson. "They keep well in the fridge, but...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

16 reviews

My twist on rice crispy bars includes crunchy crushed pretzels. Then I top them with a creamy peanut butter coating...

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...


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Salted Peanut Bars

10 reviews

You’ll never look at Rice Krispies Treats the same way again after trying these nutty three-tiered cookie, marshmallow and cereal...


Makeover Peanut Butter Bars

10 reviews

Lighter in calories and fat, these ooey-gooey peanut butter bars are still family favorites. Try them and you'll see why!...


Peanutty Candy Bars

12 reviews

These chewy, gooey bars surely won't last long. Good thing they're quick and easy to make!—Mary Schmittinger, Colgate, Wisconsin


Chocolate Scotcheroos

4 reviews

This scotcheroos recipe was give to me by one of my students at school. It has become one of my...