Bar Cookie Recipes

Easy to make and easy to devour - lemon bars, date bars, chocolate chip cookie bars, peanut butter bars, and more.

Staff Picks

Cinnamon Coffee Bars

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Frost while still warm with confectioners' sugar glaze, or let them cool and frost with cream cheese icing.

Lemon Pie Bars

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This is a really easy recipe that my mom made before the lemon bar 'rage' was on! Thick-skinned lemons work the best. I suggest using real butter and eggs, I've tried using eggbeaters--nowhere near as good!

Chewy Coconut Bars

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You can't eat just one of these delicious bar cookies packed with chocolate, coconut, and walnuts.

Sweet Chocolate Caramel Squares

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This is a super sweet treat, but my family loves them.

Date-Nut and Brown Sugar Bars

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A yummy dairy-free treat! You can use egg substitute in place of eggs to make a vegan version.

Granny Mabel's Best Bar Cookies

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Amazing bar cookies with oatmeal, chocolate chips and caramel ice cream topping all layered to create THE BEST Bar cookie around.

Apple Squares

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Apples, nuts and cinnamon make these bars delicious. They hardly last a day at my house!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

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The best granola bars in the world, it makes a great snack in the afternoon.

Cherry Walnut Bars

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Bars with a shortbread-like base and topped with frosting and coconut.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

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Super easy. Great snickerdoodle taste with no fuss!

Kirsten's Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Awesome cookie bars for when you don't feel like standing around to make dozens of cookies.

Blonde Apple Brownies

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Moist, cake-like brownie that is perfect for fall. Everyone asks me for this recipe once they've tasted them. Wonderful served warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Dark chocolate chip cookie bars are a quick and easy dessert to make that is easier than making cookies.

Peanut Butter Bars I

These peanut butter bars taste just like peanut butter cups.

Nanaimo Bars III

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Because it's three layers, this sounds hard but it's worth it. My son is famous for making and taking these in to work. I've heard other names but here in the Northwest everyone knows them as Nanaimo bars. They are sold on British Columbia Ferries and at coffee stands. If you can't find custard powder, I've used instant pudding mix with good results.