Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Buttermilk Bars

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A sweet, buttery crust is topped with a creamy buttermilk and honey layer for these delectable bar cookies."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h servings 175
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 bars)


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For Crust: Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl at medium speed of mixer until creamy. Add flour and salt; mix on low speed until blended. Spread dough evenly into bottom of a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until crust is golden.
  3. For Filling: Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl at medium speed. Beat in butter, corn syrup, flour, buttermilk, vanilla and lemon peel if desired, until mixture is smooth. Pour filling over baked crust.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until edges just begin to brown and filling is set. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into bars.


  • Note: Recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake time may vary by a few minutes, so watch carefully.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 175 calories; 8.7 22.6 2.3 52 111 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 6
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Absolutely wonderful-- wouldn't change a thing! I was looking to use up some leftover buttermilk and came across this recipe. It seems like a throwback to a time when you created recipes out of...

I occasionally buy buttermilk for pancakes and then wonder what to do with the rest of the bottle. This is a very good use for it. I gave it 4 stars based on its good taste and simplicity. I ...

My family devoured this rich, custard-like dessert. I would give this 5 stars but there is way too much butter in the crust. The prebaked crust did not set up and when I poured the topping on, i...

My recipe kept messing the butter amount up when I was flipping pages, make sure you use 6 T (softened) for crust and 2T (melted) for filling. Almost burnt mine but brown edges have chewy carme...

I made the bars per recipe. I used margarine because there was no butter on hand, but I think this is a recipe that would work better with butter. I used about half the orange zest because I use...