Bar cookies are made from a soft dough or ingredients that are spread or layered in a pan. No rolling, no shaping. Our bar cookie recipes include: brownies, blondies, fruit crumble bars, lemon bars, and granola bars.
Chewy Irish-Coffee BlondiesSkip the green food coloring. We've raised the bar for Saint Patty's Day desserts. These blondies are enriched with Irish coffee-inspired flavors -- ground coffee in the batter, whiskey in the sugar glaze. And you don't have to pull out the heavy stand mixer: A bowl and a wooden spoon will do.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Chewy BrowniesWhat's gooey on the inside, crackly on top, and supremely delicious all over? Our fresh take on this crowd-pleasing dessert. Unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar impart a rich, well-rounded flavor, while adding a bit of oil to the batter results in the addictively chewy texture that makes this version an instant classic.
Just For You
Streamline your baking with a pan of bar cookies -- just bake and slice. Choose from lemon bars, chocolate chip bars, oatmeal bars, and more.
DIY Breakfast, Snack, and Dessert BarsFor a simple on the go treat Sarah makes easy DIY Bars, check out a few of her favorites like a fun Honey Nut Cheerio Bar, a tasty Fudgy Rocky Road Bar, and a nutritious Peanut-Butter Granola Bar.
A Bounty of Bar Cookies
Choose from dozens of tempting bar cookie recipes, including coconut-chocolate, pecan, lemon, chocolate-mint, cheesecake bars, and many more.
Gooey Layered Everything BarsLooking for a winning treat that will delight a crowd? Everyday Food editor Sarah Carey makes gooey delicious bar cookies and gives you tips on how to minimize the mess.
Lunchbox Brownie and Bar Cookie Recipes
All of these easy bar cookie and brownie recipes pack perfectly into a lunch bag. Choose from all kinds of brownies, including double-chocolate, rocky road, no-bake, and light, or try chewy oatmeal-raisin bars, chocolate chip blondies, peanut butter and jelly bars, and lots more.
Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsYou can bake these up to ten days ahead and store in the freezer, without cutting into bars; wrap the baking sheet tightly in plastic.
Healthy Breakfast BarsStash a few of these nutritious morsels in your desk, locker, purse, or backpack so you’ll always be able to sink your teeth into a satisfying breakfast no matter your hurry.
Toffee Chocolate BarsThis shortbread-style cookie bakes into golden, chewy squares for a quick dessert.
Apricot Cheesecake BarsFresh apricot compote is swirled with cheesecake filling in this hand-held dessert. It's easy to make pretty decorative patterns. Try shallow back-and-forth motions, figure eights, and loose spirals.Recipe
Date BarsThe underrated dried fruit takes center stage in these chewy, irresistible bars. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 710.Recipe
Martha's Chewy Fig BarsMillet flour gives these grown-up fig bars the perfect crumbly texture. Martha made this recipe on episode 704 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Mazurka with Apricot ToppingThese Polish bar cookies are traditionally made on Christmas Eve.Recipe
On-the-Go BrowniesThis decadent, chocolatey dessert transports exceptionally well.Recipe
Cranberry Lemon SquaresThese tart bars use dried cranberries instead of fresh, so you can make them any time of year.Recipe
Date and Pine Nut BarsThese chewy bars, dense as pecan pie, are a sweet way to end any meal.Recipe
Chocolate BrowniesLee Posey, baker at Portland, Oregon's Pearl Bakery, developed the recipe for these delectable brownies. Serve them with a scoop of Blackberry Ice Cream; its bright, tart flavors complement the brownie.Recipe
Hermit Bars with Brown-Sugar Icing and Candied GingerThese spice-laden cookies originated in colonial New England; the candied ginger is our own addition. As the name seems to imply, the bars are best after being hidden away for a day or two, when the flavors have had a chance to deepen.Recipe
Chocolate Brownie Spoon BreadThis rich chocolate spoon bread has a thin, crisp crust and a soft, moist interior. Serve it with fresh berries and whipped cream.Post
Granola Bars You Can REALLY Feel Good About
Looking for a new snack? Try these bars that help feed children in need.Video
Candy coated chocolates turn these boring blondies into a colorful treat for your next Halloween party!Video
Chocolate-Coconut Cookie Bars
These crowd-pleasing cookie bars and chock full of delicious ingredients; coconut, pecans, chocolate...yum!Video
Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Sheet Pan
This simple twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie makes deliciously chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookie bars. For a variation add nuts or peanut butter chips!Video
Cowboy Coconut Bars
Sarah Carey combines caramel, crisp coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and hearty oats for this fun-filled Cowboy Coconut Bar. It's the perfect after-school snack that your kids will love.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Key-Lime BarsThis recipe is based on the famous Key-lime pie from Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami Beach.Recipe
Fruitcake BarsBake these brandy-spiked bars up to two days ahead, and cut just before serving.Recipe
Chocolate Pecan Pie BarsThis delicious chocolate pecan pie treat (no crust needed) is from Anne Royal of Port Orchard, Washington.