Baking bars means taking great desserts and turning them into handheld, bite-size delights.
Since we love treats that come in small packages, bars are some of our favorite baked goods. Sometimes the tried-and-true tastes are the best: for us that means a batch of Chocolate-Peanut Bars, or maybe some Pecan Pie Bars. At other times, we want to try something unique and unexpected. Then, it may be a tray of Tequila-Lime-Coconut Macaroon Bars that are getting ready to come out of the oven.
Bars are wonderful because they also make great seasonal gifts and treats: they are simple to pack with the perfect flavors. Think Chocolate-Peppermint Bars, Glazed Fruitcake Bars, and Mrs. Claus's Dream Bars. For the sensational tastes of summer, maybe it would be better to bake a batch of Blackberry-Limeade Bars, or Luscious Lemon Bars. Then, when you need a bold, dark, rich dessert, grab some Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Oatmeal Cereal Bars, or some German Chocolate-Pecan Pie Bars. To lighten up a little—if you can call it that—a tray of Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars brings the fruit of the season to the fore. So chew into these bite-size treats and enjoy the best that bars can offer.