35 Dessert Bar Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings (2023)

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Dessert is a must at our house, but having something handheld or easy to serve to a crowd is also important. Dessert bars are a perfect choice since they can make larger batches, are easy to cut and serve, plus they don't have to look perfect like a cake or pie. Below you will find some incredible recipes with fruits, chocolate, nuts, and more to give you a wide variety of options for dessert!

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Best Dessert Bar Recipes

Dessert is always fun to make, but when you are short on time or need a large amount, something like a dessert bar is a better choice. Of course, we have other delicious recipes to share with you including some fun ones below! These are other sweet treats your family might enjoy. Make sure to bookmark them!

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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These are sooo good! A super easy recipe that is sweet, a bit chewy, and perfect for sharing. I make these for dessert, but they are great tucked into lunchboxes or backpacks for a quick snack.

Recipe: Scrambled Chefs

The Best Banana Bread Blondies with Dark Chocolate

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These are so good! Almost fudgy and super sweet, the dark chocolate and almonds really balance these out to create the ultimate banana bread bar. A perfect choice for dessert.

Recipe: Scrambled Chefs

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

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This is a great mixture of cookies, cake, and bread all in one! I absolutely love how easy this is to make and how everyone enjoys them. Plus, they are ideal for packing in lunch boxes because they don't crumble apart or break easily.

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S'Mores Bars

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It doesn't get any more classic Americana than a good old-fashioned S'mores! This layered bar makes it easy to serve these any time of year, whether a campfire is involved or not!

Recipe: Little Sweet Baker

Banana Cream Pie Bars

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These bars are a perfect option if you want banana pie but easier to make and serve. I love this recipe for summer barbecue and potluck events. It's a flavor everyone loves, and there are no worries bout baking and getting your kitchen hot in the summer.

Recipe: Like Mother Like Daughter

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars

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Two of my favorite desserts collide in this delicious bar! If you want something super sweet, this is the dish! A little goes a long way which makes this a great choice if you are feeding several people!

Recipe: Shugary Sweets

Chocolate Coconut Bars

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This is similar to the popular 'magic bars" but is a little more simple. I love the combination of chocolate and coconut, and these definitely remind me of my favorite Almond Joy or Mounds bars.

Recipe: The Anthony Kitchen

Easy Toffee Bars

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With a cookie base, chocolate center, and toffee topping, this is a perfect treat that combines all of those tasty flavors together in one simple dessert. This is ideal for the chocolate toffee or Heath bar lover!

Recipe: Celebrating Sweets

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

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Oh my! These are so delicious! If you like the creamy richness of caramel, these butter bars are going to soon be a favorite. They have just the right amount of saltiness to cut the sweet for a perfect bite every time.

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Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

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This is a cross between a butter cookie, oatmeal, and pie. The result is a delicious blueberry bar that has texture, flavor, and is ideal for summer berry season!

Recipe: Simply Homecooked

Mint OREO Cookies Bars

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If you like the cookies and cream flavor, but also happen to like mint, then these are perfect for you! Chocolate and mint go together perfectly, and these chewy bars are just an elevated cookie that everyone loves!

Recipe: Mommy Musings

Pineapple Coconut Bars

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This is one of those amazing bars that just tastes like the tropics! "If you like pina colada's..." this recipe is sure to be a hit with you! A simple cookie crust, delicious filling, and coconut flakes create the perfect bite every time.

Recipe: The View from Great Island

Strawberry Lemon Blondies Bars

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Strawberry and lemon are two refreshing flavors of summer that everyone loves. This recipe is a great combination in cookie bar or blondie form. Light, refreshing, and easy to make, it is sure to become a family favorite.

Recipe: The View from Great Island

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

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I am drooling just thinking about these! It's like an apple pie and cheesecake created a love child! So delicious and the salted caramel just elevates it a bit more to create a decadent treat!

Recipe: Powered By Mom

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Here is the classic for all of the peanut butter cup fans! So easy to make, no-bake, and delicious! This is a favorite for lunch boxes and sharing with others.

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Chewy Caramel Toffee Bars

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This is a different option from the toffee bars above. Instead of crunchy layers, this has a soft cookie, simple sweet topping, and just enough chocolate and nuts to compliment the flavors. A bit messy to eat, but absolutely delicious!

Recipe: Cleverly Simple

Pecan Pie Dessert Bars

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If you love pecan pie, this gives you the same perfect taste in bar form! I love this since it's a bit easier to portion control. I don't feel so tempted to finish off the pie!

Recipe: Midget Momma

Toffee Cracker Bars

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This is a favorite thicker bar option. The layers of toffee, chocolate, and crackers combine to make a super fun little treat that everyone loves. Plus, these are incredibly easy to prepare.

Recipe: I Am Baker

Orange Bars

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These are definitely a personal favorite and what I immediately think of when I think of dessert bars. Simple, citrusy, sweet, and ideal for sharing. You just can't go wrong with this recipe.

Recipe: I Am Baker

Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

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You had me at cheesecake, but when it comes to fruit, blackberries are in my top 5 and that makes this doubly good. A simple creamy cheesecake bar is topped with the perfect blueberry compote for a delightful treat.

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The Easiest Strawberry Crumb Dessert Bars

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Our own recipe here is a personal favorite. It's just so easy to whip up that even the kids can make it for you! Two layers of delicious crumb with a sweet strawberry compote inside make it ideal for sharing.

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Maple Pecan Squares

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These are closer to a brownie but are still a bar. A delicious choice that is easy to make and sure to be a hit. Top with a bit of glaze for a little different spin on these!

Recipe: Simply Stacie

Butter Tart Squares

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Oh my goodness! If you want something sweet, easy to make, and buttery, then these little bars are going to be a hit. I had never heard of or seen this recipe before and I am officially in LOVE.

Recipe: Simply Stacie

Raspberry Crumb Bars

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These are absolutely delightful! A great combination of crust, raspberry compote, and a nice crumb topping. They hold together beautifully and slice up well to wrap and share with others.

Recipe: Cooking Classy

Binge Bars

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Soft cookie, caramel, chocolate, and perfection all in one bar! These are perfect for my fellow caramel lovers. So easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Recipe: Life in the Lofthouse

Canadian Nanaimo Bars

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Having never seen these before, the description of layered graham crackers, vanilla custard, walnuts, coconut, and a chocolate ganache appeals to my rich dessert love. Definitely a great choice that is decadent.

Recipe: Globally Flavored

Honey Walnut Shortbread Bars

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Oh my! These look delicious! A sweet cookie with walnuts and a simple honey filling creates a perfect combination of salty and sweet to satisfy your cravings.

Recipe: The Toasty Kitchen

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

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If you are short on time and want a little something extra sweet, the cake mix is the ultimate hack. These cake mix cookie bars are the perfect choice for a fast and easy treat. Plus they are super easy to customize!

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Coffee Cookie Crack Bars

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Oh my goodness! This is speaking my language for sure! Sweet cookie, a bit of chocolate and coffee, and that toffee or caramel addition that pulls it together. Yes, please!

Recipe: Krolls Korner

Carrot Cake Bars

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My husband LOVES carrot cake, and this recipe is going to be a sweet treat for him on Father's Day this year! These bars have everything you expect in carrot cake but in a denser form that is easy to carry around and eat without a fork or spoon. They are decadent and delicious!

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Cherry Pie Bars

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Oh my goodness! Can she bake a cherry pie? This recipe makes it super easy to whip up a cherry pie that is easy to serve and has all of your favorite classic flavor!

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Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

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If you love the classic sandwich then you will definitely enjoy these bars! A simple crumble base with peanut butter and your favorite jelly flavor throughout!

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Chewy Butter Pecan Bars

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I admit that butter pecan is my favorite ice cream flavor, so when I saw these bars I knew I had to have them. I was NOT disappointed. They are absolutely delicious with that perfect chewy bar texture, crunchy pecans, and buttery flavor.

Recipe: Craft Create Cook

Almond Bars

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The perfect soft shortbread bar with a little extra flavor from the almond extract is topped with a sweet glaze and sliced almonds making it a perfect dessert bar. These are elegant and delicious so perfect for sharing at parties.

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Rhubarb Bars with Easy Shortbread

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Soft sweet shortbread is the perfect buttery pairing with somewhat tart rhubarb! This delicious bar is a great way to try or see up this different vegetable that can also pair with fruits or sweet ingredients to become dessert.

Recipe: The Food Charlatan

Yield: 8

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FInd a new delicious dessert bar recipe on this list to share with your friends and family! Fruit bars, sweet and savory bars, crunchy, chewy, and tons of chocolate options to choose from!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bars
  • S'Mores Bars
  • Banana Cream Pie Bars
  • Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars
  • Chocolate Coconut Bars
  • Easy Toffee Bars
  • Salted Caramel Butter Bars
  • Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
  • Mint OREO Cookie Bars
  • Pineapple Coconut Bars
  • Strawberry Lemon Blondies Bars
  • Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
  • No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
  • Chewy Caramel Toffee Bars
  • Pecan Pie Dessert Bars
  • Toffee Cracker Bars
  • Orange Bars
  • Blackberry Cheesecake Bars
  • The Easiest Strawberry Crumb Dessert Bars
  • No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
  • The Best Banana Bread Blondies with Dark Chocolate
  • Maple Pecan Squares
  • Butter Tart Squares
  • Raspberry Crumb Bars
  • Binge Bars
  • Canadian Nanaimo Bars
  • Honey Walnut Shortbread Bars
  • Cake Mix Cookie Bars
  • Coffee Cookie Crack Bars
  • Carrot Cake Bars
  • Cherry Pie Bars
  • Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
  • Chewy Butter Pecan Bars
  • Almond Bars
  • Rhubarb Bars with Easy Shortbread

Instructions

  1. Make and share these dessert bars with friends and family at your next barbecue or potluck event!

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