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22+ Dessert Bar Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings

Dessert Bar Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings

Love cakes and cookies? Why choose when you can have both? These recipes transform ordinary ingredients into indulgent treats, that are half cakes, half cookies. They’re hand-held sweets that are great for feeding a crowd and come together quickly and easily!

1. S’more Cookie Bars

These layered bars have a delicious graham cracker base filled with delicious s’mores flavors such as marshmallow creme and chocolate chips. For that perfect s’mores taste in a brownie-like texture, this is the perfect recipe!

2. Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Almost everything you need to know is in the title. These Reese’s-filled bars feature a cookie-like base made with basic kitchen staples and a creamy peanut butter flavor throughout. If you’re a fan of Reese’s, this is a must-try!

3. Lemon Bars

Prepare a tart lemon glaze over a classic shortbread crust for these easy bars. With only a few ingredients you can fix your craving for a lemon-flavored dessert, and it can be done in mere minutes. You can even top them with whipped cream if you’re looking to add a little something to this effortless recipe.

4. Key Lime Pie Bars

If you’re in the mood for something key lime, these bars are the perfect twist on the classic pie. Featuring a traditional whipped cream topping and a filling made with lime juice, zest, egg yolks, and condensed milk, this tart dessert is certain to impress.

5. Peach Crumble Bars

Just like a peach cobbler, these bars are taking your favorite peach dessert to the next level. Rolled oats, sugar, butter, and cinnamon make for the perfect crust, and the peach filling is simple and sweetened with almond extract and sugar.

6. Healthy Lemon Bars

These lemon bars are gluten and dairy-free. If you’re in the mood for something sweet but are cutting back on carbs, these bars are perfect and contain ingredients such as maple syrup, eggs, almond flour, and almond extract. Try these out for a healthier option!

7. Paleo Magic Cookie Bars

Magic bars are a classic American dessert but this recipe features a much healthier ingredient list. With almond flour, coconut, dark chocolate chips, honey, and coconut flour, you can still count on that traditional taste with a more nutritious twist.

8. Lavender Lemon Bars

This unique take on lemon bars features one bold ingredient- lavender sugar. The hint of lavender is divine and can be made with granulated sugar and dried lavender. While this one may take a little extra time, it is well worth it for that new and uncommon taste.

9. Chocolate Chip Blondies

Another classic bar is the blondie. While that may simply be a blonde brownie, this one is packed with toasted walnuts and traditional chocolate chips. The secret? Brown your butter before adding it to this simple, timeless recipe!

10. Strawberry Pretzel Salad Bar

This simple recipe requires just a few ingredients to achieve this sweet but salty treat. Featuring a salty pretzel crust and a delicious, sweet strawberry filling with cream cheese, this unique take on a bar is one to experiment with!

11. Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

This noteworthy dessert is simple and delicious. Though it may sound involved, you can gather a few kitchen staples plus your favorite ice cream and cornflakes for a deliciously crisp bar. If you’re looking to wow an audience, this is the perfect recipe to do so.

12. Banana Blondies

Using simple, easy-to-find ingredients, you can achieve a banana dessert that is simply to die for! These frosted blondies are packed with that traditional banana flavor but topped with an irresistible and simple buttercream.

13. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

These sweet strawberry bars make the perfect snack or breakfast in a pinch. Featuring oats, cinnamon, and strawberries, this sugary but balanced bar is an ideal treat if you’re craving something fruity.

14. Broadway Brownie Bars

These bars are taking dessert to an extraordinary level. Featuring a cream cheese filling and frosted with buttercream, these brownie bars are packed with chocolate, walnuts, and everything delicious.

15. Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Grab four simple ingredients including yellow cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and chocolate chips for this blondie copycat. For an easy go-to that mimics the delicious taste of blondies, this is a fantastic recipe.

Bars are a fabulous twist on classic dessert recipes. With a collection like this one featuring low-carb options, chocolatey ones, and sweet but tart recipes, there’s only one question. Which one do you start with?