Dessert Bars Recipes

Dessert bars are a great lunch dessert -- easy to make and easy to serve. Dessert bars are also a breeze to bring along to lunch meetings, so whip some up with these great dessert bar recipes.

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Autumn Pumpkin Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

If you've been looking for a spicy, moist and easy-to-make pumpkin bar recipe, look no further, because this is it. When making spice-dependent baked goods, be sure that your spices are fresh. Ground spices have a shelf life of only one year.

Autumn Pumpkin Bars

Squash Cheesecake Bars

From EatingWell

Pureed winter squash gives most of the body to these leaner cheesecake bars.

Squash Cheesecake Bars

Raspberry Bars

From EatingWell

Tart raspberry filling is swirled into a low-fat cream filling in these beautiful bars. They're a festive treat for a summer picnic or party.

Raspberry Bars

Dark Fudgy Brownies

From EatingWell

We like to use chocolate with 60-72% cacao content in these rich, fudgelike brownies, as it imparts a deeper, fuller flavor than less-chocolaty choices.

Dark Fudgy Brownies

Holiday Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Bars

From EatingWell

Bright red cranberries and toasted green pistachios stud these tart-and-tangy bar cookies and make them a colorful addition to any cookie platter. They hold well in both the refrigerator and the freezer so they're an excellent make-ahead option.

Holiday Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Bars

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

From EatingWell

Made with whole-wheat flour, these decadent-tasting brownies have a beautiful marbled cheesecake topping. Cutting them into bite-size pieces helps to keep the calorie count in check.

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Apple Crumb Squares with Apple Cider Sauce

From EatingWell

These squares are dressed up with a sweet and tangy apple cider sauce and a dollop of low-fat ice cream; they also make a satisfying simple dessert or snack on their own. (Adapted from The Complete Vegetarian Handbook by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley; Chronicle Books, 2003.)

Apple Crumb Squares with Apple Cider Sauce

Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

From EatingWell

Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.

Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

Carrot Cake Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Carrot cake is a delicious dessert but it takes time to make. These tender bars start with a cake mix, making short work of the classic favorite.

Carrot Cake Bars

Blueberry Almond Bars

From Midwest Living

A perennial reader fave, these buttery bars earned Lori Van Der Weele of Plymouth, Indiana, the top prize at her county fair.

Blueberry Almond Bars

Ruby Linzer Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

The linzertorte is one of Austria's most famous desserts, and in this easy bar form it still consists of a layer of preserves or jam spread over the top of a ground nut and pastry base.

Ruby Linzer Bars

Orange-Kissed Chocolate Brownies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Create these posh brownies that feature the two uptown flavors of orange juice and chocolate for a dessert recipe so delicious, everyone will be asking for more.

Orange-Kissed Chocolate Brownies

Oatmeal-Caramel Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Get the kids to help unwrap the caramels needed to make the topping. Just be sure some candies make it into the bowl rather than into their mouths.

Oatmeal-Caramel Bars

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

This super easy dessert uses caramel candies and chocolate cake mix. Make it for a work party or as a sweet snack for the kids.

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rolled oats in this cookie recipe give these bars a chewy texture. The blend of coffee, caramel, and oats make these a perfect Christmas treat.

Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars

Peanutty Buckeye Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Combine brownies, condensed milk and peanuts for a quick, easy, and delicious Christmas dessert. Make the recipe ahead and freeze.

Peanutty Buckeye Bars

Peanut Butter and Toffee Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut butter and chocolate fans will love every bite of these dessert bars, from the tender buttery crust to the crunchy toffee topper.

Peanut Butter and Toffee Bars

Coconut Candy Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

This toasty almond and coconut bar imitates a favorite candy bar. A short ingredient list means it's an easy recipe.

Coconut Candy Bars

Cashew Crunch Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Enjoy these caramel, toffee bars mixed with cashews, milk, and vanilla. This easy to make dessert will soon your new favorite recipe.

Cashew Crunch Bars

Butterscotch-Toffee Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

These buttery cashew-studded bars boast a delightful toffee topping. Plus they're quick and easy to make because you can use a purchased cake mix.

Butterscotch-Toffee Bars

Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

This bar tastes just like pecan pie, but an assortment of your favorite snack nuts takes the place of the pecans.

Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

These dazzling bars are a takeoff of the popular pie recipe. This version uses a graham cracker crust and a filling that blends lime-flavored gelatin, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and whipped topping.

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

White Chocolate and Nutmeg Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

If the festive colors in these treats don't put you in the Christmas spirit, the delightful harmony of fruit and chocolate will get you decking the halls in no time.

White Chocolate and Nutmeg Bars

Chocolate-Hazelnut Marshmallow Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

This dark bar cookie recipe--studded with chips, chunks and ethereal bits of sticky goodness--offers an astonishing wealth of tastiness in its toasty depths.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Marshmallow Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Topping

From Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a winner! While they photographed these sweets, the staff couldn't keep their hands off these bars. These bars are a must for any holiday from Halloween through Christmas.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Topping

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