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-Hazelnut Magic Bars

This hazelnut bar recipe puts a Nutella spin on the classic magic bar! Drizzle melted Nutella spread on top for extra flair. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Vegan Tropical Magic Bars

These vegan magic bars are one of the easiest treats you can make. By using plant-based butter and condensed coconut...


Maple and Bacon Bars

This bacon maple bar recipe is the perfect treat when you're craving both salty and sweet. The aroma will tantalize...


Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

These easy chocolate pecan pie bars are made extra special with caramel sauce and chocolate whipped cream. For a decadent...


Chocolate Oat Bars

3 reviews

These chocolate oat bars are one of my favorite go-to snacks. I love that I usually have all the items...

Magic Brownie Bars

When I was a kid, one of my all-time favorite treats was magic cookie bars. This recipe combines all the...


Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

2 reviews

These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...

Banana-Split Blondies

These banana blondies combine all the beloved flavors of your favorite sundae with a warm, gooey bar. —James Schend, Taste...


Date-Nut Honey Bars

The flavor combination here reminds me of baklava—without the hours of work! These bars are perfect for holiday gifts, party...


Quick Apricot Almond Bars

This is a bar that my mom used to make and was known as one of her specialties. These bars...


Chocolaty Nanaimo Bars

8 reviews

If a pastry could be a friend, the Nanaimo bar would be my BFF. This version won Cookie of the...

Macadamia Sunshine Bars

7 reviews

Your guests will be delighted with my bars. They are packed with nuts and dried fruit. I think that when...


Orange Cashew Bars

1 review

Two of my favorite ingredients, oranges and cashews, make a fantastic combination for a holiday bar—especially when you use fresh-squeezed...


Holiday Almond Bars

10 reviews

This fast, delicious dessert always makes an appearance during our Christmas celebrations.—Cheryl Newendorp, Pella, Iowa


Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

60 reviews

I've been asked to share this marshmallow chocolate bar recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime...


Chocolate Maple Bars

4 reviews

My family runs a maple syrup operation, and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate maple syrup into my...

Picnic Bars

11 reviews

You'll score points with a crowd when you stir together these delicious fudge-like treats. They're very moist and rich. The...


Pumpkin Pie Bars

27 reviews

These bars taste like a cross between pumpkin pie and pecan pie—yum! If you can't find butter cake mix, yellow...


Almond Espresso Bars

If you like coffee, you'll love these mocha morsels dressed up with toasted almonds. Save a few bars for afternoon...


Chewy Cranberry Pecan Bars

7 reviews

I've been making these for several years as I really enjoy the combination of flavors and the relative ease of...


Oatmeal Pecan Bars

1 review

These chewy bars took first place in the bar cookie division at our country fair in 2001. Topping them with...


Sweet & Salty Cranberry Bars

1 review

Studded with cranberries, cashews, chocolate and butterscotch, these dreamy morsels make an irresistible pop-in-your-mouth treat perfect for a holiday dessert...


More The Merrier Orange, Fig & Walnut Bars

8 reviews

Orange, fig and walnuts make a bar that’s uniquely different and delicious. Think you can eat just one? —Judy Dalton,...


Mincemeat Cookie Bars

1 review

My daughter won the grand champion title at the Alaska State Fair with these bars when she was 10. The...

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Raspberry Pecan Squares

The combination of the shortbread and raspberry is one of my favorites. And, this pair is topped with a pecan...


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Quick and Easy Baklava Squares

1 review

I love baklava but rarely indulge because it takes so much time to make. Then a friend of mine gave...


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Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

49 reviews

This pecan bar recipe is the perfect little gift this winter. Send your favorite holiday travelers on their way with...


Apple-Peanut Blondies

4 reviews

My family and I love apples any time of year, but in the fall, they are always crisp, juicy and...


Caramel-Pecan Dream Bars

15 reviews

These ooey-gooey cake bars that pull ever so gently from the pan and hold a firm cut are a baker’s...


Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

14 reviews

This soft, chewy oatmeal breakfast bar recipe features a hint of orange marmalade for a fun change of pace from...