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Dessert Bars and Squares

Collection of bar cookie recipesBars, also called "squares" or "bar cookies" are a popular dessert or treat. Denser than cake but softer than cookies and sweeter than bread. Usually baked in a square or rectangular pan. Great for picnics, school parties, or taking to the office. Very versatile as you can see by the thousands of recipes we have!


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Recipe for Fudgie Scotch Squares

Fudgie Scotch Squares

Made with walnuts, butterscotch morsels, graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate morsels

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bar cookie recipes

  • Recipes for cereal bars

    cereal bars

    A great use for breakfast cereal is in a sweet treat! Popular cereals like Frosted Flakes, Cheerios, Special K, and Golden Grahams are used in these recipes.

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  • Recipes for coconut bars

    coconut bars

    Lots of tasty bars with coconut in them. Some call for shredded coconut and others call for coconut flavors like pudding mix or cream of coconut.

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  • Recipes for rice krispie treats

    rice krispie treats

    The marshmallowy treat loved by young and old for decades! Make the classic version or a new twist with our collection of recipes.

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  • Recipes for butterscotch bars

    butterscotch bars

    Rich and delicious bars using butterscotch chips, pudding mix, homemade butterscotch, or ice cream topping.

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Angel Lemon Bars

Made with angel food cake mix, lemon pie filling
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Photo of Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe on CDKitchen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Made with sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips, corn syrup, peanut butter, puffed rice cereal, butterscotch chips
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Photo of Lemon Crumble Squares Recipe on CDKitchen

Lemon Crumble Squares

Made with lemon rind, egg yolks, lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, flour, salt, baking powder, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, butter or margarine
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Photo of Loretta Lynn's Butternut Chewies Recipe on CDKitchen

Loretta Lynn's Butternut Chewies

Made with vanilla extract, nuts, salt, shortening, eggs, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder
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Photo of Better Than Pumpkin Pie Recipe on CDKitchen

Better Than Pumpkin Pie

Made with cinnamon, milk, yellow cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, margarine or butter
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Photo of Banana Split Cheesecake Bars Recipe on CDKitchen

Banana Split Cheesecake Bars

Made with banana, eggs, vanilla extract, cream cheese, sugar, butter or margarine, graham crackers
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Blondie Caramel Heaven

Layers of chocolate and caramel with a cake mix crust.
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