My favorite type of desserts to make are bars and squares. The main reason is the simplicity of making them. Many bars recipes are no bake, and even the ones that require time in the oven are still easy to put together. They are also “forgiving” in that you can substitute one ingredient for another and still use basically the same recipe.
Another great thing about bars and squares is that they are so darn easy to transport. Taking them to family gatherings, pot lucks and school parties is a breeze. Just slice and stack and you are good to go.
I thought it would be fun to put together a group of my favorite bars and squares recipes in one easy spot. One of these will be tempting your sweet tooth this week, I bet! Which one of these scrumptious looking recipes is your favorite?
My Top 10 List: These Bars Recipes will tempt your sweet tooth, for sure.
If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know how much I like peanut butter and chocolate. I use these ingredients all the time in my dessert recipes, so this scrumptious peanut butter chocolate bars recipe with a crunchy cashew tops the list of my favorite bars recipes.
When Girl Scout cookie time rolls around, you can pretty much guarantee that I’ll purchase some of their Samoas cookies. These copycat Samoas bars are my version when the cookies run out. The yummy butterscotch, coconut and chocolate combination is delicious in a bar recipe.
The taste of snickerdoodle cookies is something we are familiar with during the holidays. But don’t save that taste just for Christmas. These snickerdoodle blondie bars have them same cinnamony taste and texture in a convenient bar. I love the addition of white chocolate to the mix!
My English speaking husband is quite fond of English toffee, thank you very much. These delicious Heath English toffee bars use a health bit and chocolate crumble topping over a rich chocolate base. A match made in Heath Candy bar heaven! Get the recipe here.
No bars recipes round up would be complete in my house without my mother’s date bars with maple syrup being a part of it. I use whole wheat flour and rolled oats for the topping and maple syrup combined with the pitted dates is just scrumptious!
Anyone who has kids knows how popular Rice Krispie treats are and how quickly the disappear! These fun Peppermint Rice Krispie treats are perfect for the holiday table. I use crushed peppermint candy canes to add flavor and texture to the bars. Get the recipe here.
Another favorite of my husband is a slice of these glazed lemon bars. Eggs, and fresh lemons (don’t forget the zest for extra tang) give the lemony taste and confectioner’s sugar makes a delicious glaze. See how to make them here.
Get ready for the holidays with these M & M Christmas Tree Gingerbread bars. The kids will love helping out with these and your guests will love the look of them. See how to make them here.
Get ready for a trip to the tropics with these Pina Colada Ice Cream bars. These are definitely not for the kiddos, since they have Jamaican rum. Party on!
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