Bar Recipes

There’s nothing easier or more satisfying than a good par recipe. Try our takes on the classic lemon bar, pumpkin bar, cookie bar and more.

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Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall treat. But my family likes them so much, they ask me to make them all year long! —Brenda Keller, Andalusia, Alabama

We Made a Creamy Pineapple Squares Recipe from 1968—and It’s Ready for a Comeback

This recipe for Creamy Pineapple Squares might be retro, but tropical flavors never go out of style.


Strawberry and Peach Lime Custard Bars

After I baked, my dad would always find his way to the kitchen and ask if he could try what...


How to Make Lemon-Frosted Fruit Bars from the 1940s

I found this vintage recipe in a Betty Crocker recipe book from 1943. I adapted it slightly to make these...


Cake Mix Brownies

These cake mix brownies are a mashup of two of my favorite desserts. A woman I worked with gave me...

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Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

What did I do when I couldn’t decide between two of my favorite desserts? I combined them! This snickerdoodle-blondie hybrid...


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Bake-Sale Lemon Bars

The recipe for these tangy lemon bars comes from my cousin, who is famous for cooking up farm feasts. —Mildred...

We Made The Pioneer Woman’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars and Discovered a Dreamy Fal...

The Pioneer Woman's pumpkin cream cheese bars are made with a graham cracker crust and rich, creamy pumpkin filling. Grab...