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...


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...


Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

12 reviews

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


Chocolate Oat Squares

13 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...


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...

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

11 reviews

This chunky, chewy malted milk chocolate bar is a feast for your eyes. Malted milk flavor fills this bar from...


Oatmeal Apricot Squares

4 reviews

Easy to prepare and designed to make a small amount, these squares are a marvelous blend of flavors. It's a...


Peanut Cereal Squares

4 reviews

"When I need to throw together something in a hurry, I turn to these no-bake squares," says Kathy Steffen. "And...

Crunchy Peanut Bars

4 reviews

—Nola Burski, Lakeville, Minnesota


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....


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...


Million Dollar Pecan Bars

8 reviews

Who wants to eat like a millionaire? Invest 15 minutes of your time and enjoy a big payoff when you...


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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...

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

15 reviews

These rich, gooey bars are my most requested treats. They're popular at school functions, family barbecues and picnics. We like...


Blarney Stone Bars

7 reviews

A lip-smacking layer of tinted frosting is the crowning touch to these butterscotch bars laden with crunchy pecans.


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...


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...


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...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Chews

"I'm always searching for good recipes to use in the microwave," relates Sharan Williams of Spanish Fork, Utah. "These thick,...


Peanut Cake Bars

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

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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...


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...


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


Chewy Spice Bars

I first sampled these bars when a student's mother brought them in for a party at the school where I...


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...