13 Best-Ever Bar Cookies and Brownies
Leave these chewy bar cookies and brownies unattended and they'll disappear faster than you can say "But those were for the bake sale!"
Our Best Bar Cookies and Brownies will be the hot item on your bake sale table. Trust us, you'll definitely want to make an extra batch or two to keep for yourself.
First up, Tequila-Lime-Coconut Macaroon Bars. A tropical trio makes this a summery dessert. Garnish with powdered sugar and lime rind curls for an impressive finish.
It's hard to beat the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Mix in some peanuts and oatmeal and you'll have a more nutritious treat.
Shortbread, strawberry preserves, and cheesecake make up the three layers in this delicious bar recipe. You can easily refrigerate the leftovers, but don't expect to have any!
- Recipe: Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars
Ginger and lemon give these bars a little unexpected zip. Try this easy recipe for a weekday dessert or a summer party.
Layered with a graham cracker crust, pecans, chocolate chips, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk, this Hello Dolly Bars recipe will surely have people begging for more.
- Recipe: Hello Dolly Bars
Create marbled brownies by swirling in a cream cheese mixture to your simple brownie batter. Not only do they look impressive, but they're extra delicious, too.
- Recipe: Marbled Brownies
This easy recipe puts peach melba into a bar form with a winning combination of shortbread and raspberry and peach preserves. Garnish with sliced almonds and powdered sugar.
- Recipe: Peach Melba Shortbread Bars
Next time you make simple brownies, try topping with caramel and toasted pecans. This recipe is easier than you might think.
- Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Brownies
Baker Robin Wilson says, "You can also use yellow and pink food coloring gel to make peach. Practice on a piece of wax paper, adding a little at a time to achieve your perfect shade. I serve these to family and friends, and there's never a square left."
- Recipe: Orange Dreamsicle Crispy Treats
Transform simple brownies into Mississippi Mud Brownies by adding toasted pecans and miniature marshmallows.
- Recipe: Mississippi Mud Brownies
Everyone loves the chocolate, coconut, and pecan layers of Hello Dolly Bars. But throw in a layer of chopped Granny Smiths and people will rave!
- Recipe: Apple Hello Dolly Bars
This thin brownie makes killer ice-cream sandwiches. They also freeze well in a zip-top freezer bag and will slip into a small space in your cooler.
Recipe: Chewy Brownies