Enjoy these 20 dessert bar recipes

1. Pecan Bars With Shortbread Crust

Pecan Bars are a wonderful alternative to Pecan Pie this Thanksgiving. You’ll find they are easier to make and just as delicious! They also make a great food gift idea for the holidays as well!

2. Strawberry Crumble Bars

You can make these crunchy and soft strawberry crumble bars with only 5 ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, cornstarch and strawberries!

3. Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars

I know apples don’t last long in our home…in fact here is one of our favourite Fall dessert recipes which use apples!

4. No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Now, we won’t claim that these bars are some sort of health treat, but you can feel better about eating them than you did all those cookies and trifles from Christmas. The oats give them a delicious crunch, and the chocolate drizzle gives them the perfect amount of sweetness. Even better? All you need to do is mix them up, stick them in the fridge, and enjoy. Let us demonstrate this simple sweet, then read on for the full recipe so you can try them yourself.

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Bars-you only need 5 ingredients to make these no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars. They are easy to make at home and taste better than any store bought candy bar!

6. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are such an easy delicious recipe!  Chewy, full of chocolate chips, and buttery soft, these chocolate chip cookie bars are the best dessert!  Like thick and chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies but so much easier!

7. Butterscotch Maple Bars

Butterscotch Bars . . . these bars are thick and chewy and full of crunchy pecans.  The maple flavoring adds a wonderful depth of flavor.

8. M&Ms Christmas Cookie Bars

I’m super excited to share these delicious M&M’S Christmas Cookie Bars! The recipe is really, really good and perfect for holiday baking. These are easy to make and packed with chocolate, yum!

9. Cherry Crumb Bars

Oh my gosh, Cherry Crumb Bars are awesome. These lovely fruit-filled bar-type cookies are the ultimate in cherry desserts. These bars start with a crumb crust and topping. They’re filled with fresh cherries and almond and vanilla flavorings for maximum flavor. Then the topping is sprinkled with sugar before baking. Yum, yum, and triple yum.

10. Homemade Twix Bars

Homemade Twix Bars with layers of shortbread, homemade caramel, and melted chocolate.  An irresistible copy-cat recipe of my favorite candy bar!

11. Chocolate Toffee Bars

Make these chocolate toffee bars for your next party and you’ll be invited back! The sweetened condensed milk and chocolate toffee bits flavor combination makes this the perfect sweet treat.

12. S’mores Cookies Bars

Soft, chewy, and slightly crunchy graham cracker cookie bars with a marshmallow swirl and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars! This delicious cookie recipe comes together in 10 minutes & is gluten-free & vegan-friendly!

14. Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars


15. Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Salted Caramel Bar recipe made with a sweet shortbread crust & topped with smooth caramel and sea salt. Perfectly indulgent caramel butter bar dessert!

16. Coconut Almond Bars

No-Bake Coconut Almond Bars Recipe! Packed full of nutritious ingredients, this healthy dessert is super easy to make and it’s Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free!

17. Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I brought these chocolate chip cookie bars to one last month. This is actually a recipe I’ve made a handful of times in the past 3 years and I’m kind of embarrassed that I’ve never shared it with you before.

18. Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

These blueberry oatmeal crumble bars are bursting with juicy blueberries, and filled with crunchy oatmeal crumble. They can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries, and the oatmeal mixture doubles as the base and crumble topping.  Delicious for breakfast or dessert – you’ll love this easy recipe!

19. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Apple pie is my favorite dessert, but baking this classic dessert as bars is so much easier!

20. Blackberry Crumb Bars

These cheery, blackberry crumb bars are a summertime favorite and make a perfect afternoon snack or simple dessert.


  1. Thanks so much for including my butterscotch bars on this tasty list. I want to try several of the other recipes, starting with the cherry bars. They would be perfect for Christmas!

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