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.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Layers of cheesecake and raspberry filling combine in an almond crust for these pretty dessert bars.

From Midwest Living

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Nutty Raspberry Crispy Treats

Your favorite sweet cereal bars get an unexpected protein boost, thanks to protein powder and peanut butter. Pack them as dessert in a brown bag lunch or bring a batch to your next bake sale.

From Diabetic Living

Nutty Raspberry Crispy Treats

Blueberry Muffin Bars

A cup of sugar-free blueberry preserves acts as the fruit layer in these nutty bars. Crumble one into your Greek yogurt for breakfast or top with a scoop of frozen yogurt for dessert.

From Diabetic Living

Blueberry Muffin Bars

Oat 'n' Toffee Grahams

Sure to be a kid-favorite recipe, add this yummy graham cracker, rolled oats, and chocolate dessert to lunch boxes or keep a plateful handy for an after school treat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Oat 'n' Toffee Grahams

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Salted Peanut Bars

This treat contains all the yummy goodness of a salted-nut candy bar with the added bonus of a luscious caramel topping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Salted Peanut Bars

Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

The combination of rhubarb and strawberries epitomizes springtime flavor. In this tender dessert, rolled oats add texture, and a ginger glaze finishes it off sweetly.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

Simple Lemon Bars

From Family Circle

Simple Lemon Bars

Hazelnut Blondies

From Family Circle

Hazelnut Blondies

Luscious Lemon Bars

Sweet and tart, these moist, powdered-sugar-topped dessert bars will disappear fast.

From Midwest Living

Luscious Lemon 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!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint Cream Bites

Peanut-Pretzel Bars

Inspired by childhood snacks, these peanut-pretzel bars can be prepped in a half hour. Peanut butter, quick oats, and sweetened condensed milk combine to make a sweet, salty, chewy treat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut-Pretzel Bars

Apple Spice Bars

Spiced apples and dried cherries layer perfectly between crumb crusts in these decadent bars. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream for a crowd-pleasing dessert.

From Diabetic Living

Apple Spice Bars

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.)

From EatingWell

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.

From EatingWell

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.

From EatingWell

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.

From EatingWell

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.

From EatingWell

Dark Fudgy Brownies

Squash Cheesecake Bars

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

From EatingWell

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.

From EatingWell

Raspberry Bars

Cranberry Blondies

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry Blondies

Nutty Eggnog Bars

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Nutty Eggnog Bars

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