Popular 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.

Nutty-Caramel Pumpkin Bars

For a simpler and more seasonal alternative to a cinnamon roll, bake up a pan of these pecan-studded pumpkin bars. The browned butter frosting used in this recipe would be equally delicious on cookies.

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Nutty-Caramel Pumpkin Bars

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Brighten up a dreary winter day with these zesty coconut cream pie bars. Top with whipped cream and toasted fresh coconut curls for added flavor.

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Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Peppermint Cream Bites

These chocolate and mint layered dessert bars are cut into shapes after they're baked. Choose circles, squares, or even stars!

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Peppermint Cream Bites

Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Bites

These Christmas bars are easy to make when you use refrigerated cookie dough. The favorite combination of fudge and peppermint make these bars a holiday favorite.

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Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Bites

Apple Crumb Squares with Apple Cider Sauce

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.)

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Apple Crumb Squares with Apple Cider Sauce

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

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.

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Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

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.

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Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

Holiday Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Bars

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.

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Holiday Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Bars

Dark Fudgy Brownies

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.

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Dark Fudgy Brownies

Squash Cheesecake Bars

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

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Squash Cheesecake Bars

Raspberry Bars

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.

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Raspberry Bars

Cranberry Blondies

Whipped cream adds extra sweetness to these scrumptious bars that combine white chocolate, cranberries, and cinnamon.

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Cranberry Blondies

Nutty Eggnog Bars

This irresistible holiday dessert recipe has a rich blend of nutmeg, macadamia nuts, and eggnog.

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Nutty Eggnog Bars

Graham Cracker Bars

For an irresistible dessert that is quick and easy to make, try this delicious bar recipe.

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Graham Cracker Bars

Cashew Crunch Bars

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

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Cashew Crunch Bars

Autumn Pumpkin Bars

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.

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Autumn Pumpkin Bars

Carrot Cake Bars

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.

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Carrot Cake Bars

Blueberry Almond Bars

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

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Blueberry Almond Bars

Ruby Linzer Bars

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.

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Ruby Linzer Bars

Orange-Kissed Chocolate Brownies

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.

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Orange-Kissed Chocolate Brownies

Oatmeal-Caramel Bars

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.

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Oatmeal-Caramel Bars

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

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.

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Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars

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.

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Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars

Peanutty Buckeye Bars

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

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Peanutty Buckeye Bars

Peanut Butter and Toffee Bars

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

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Peanut Butter and Toffee Bars

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