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...


Peanut Cereal Squares

3 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

2 reviews

—Nola Burski, Lakeville, Minnesota


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

7 reviews

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


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

14 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

6 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...


Peanut Cake Bars

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


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...


Chocolate Chip Graham Bars

4 reviews

These moist chewy bars are a satisfying snack any time of day. Packed with oats, chocolate chips, crunchy peanuts and...


Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

5 reviews

In Madison, Wisconsin, Lisa Corroo makes the most of an effortless oat mixture to form the crunchy crust and crumbly...


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...


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,...


Date Bars

3 reviews

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


Dreamy Fudge Bar Cookies

1 review

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


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...

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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!...


Double Peanut Bars

4 reviews

These sweet no-bake snacks are great energy bars. Any dried fruit works well, but I prefer cranberries. Grain cereals, plus...


Pineapple Almond Bars

From Cynthiana, Kentucky, Janice Smith shares the recipe for these yummy bar cookies. Oats and almonds are a crunchy complement...


Special Cookie Bars

In Casper, Wyoming, Mary Haass Valstad uses four types of chips to create these yummy treats. "I made these sweet...


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...


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...