Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck recipes? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that range from easy appetizers and sides to elegant dinners and desserts.

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    Lemony Layer Bars

    One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This version of a seven-layer bar combines all those flavors into an easy-to-eat treat. Using soda cracker crumbs makes the bars a little different. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

    Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

    These easy chocolate pecan pie bars are made extra special with caramel sauce and chocolate whipped cream. For a decadent...


    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


    Cake Mix Brownies

    These cake mix brownies are a mashup of two of my favorite desserts. A woman I worked with gave me...


    Chocolate Oat Bars

    These chocolate oat bars are one of my favorite go-to snacks. I love that I usually have all the items...

    Magic Brownie Bars

    When I was a kid, one of my all-time favorite treats was magic cookie bars. This recipe combines all the...


    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...

    Banana-Split Blondies

    These banana blondies combine all the beloved flavors of your favorite sundae with a warm, gooey bar. —James Schend, Taste...


    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...


    No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake...


    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

    Everyone loves these peanut butter chocolate chip brownies. It's hard to eat just one! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...

    Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

    I won a baking contest at Purdue University with this recipe for lemon bars with cream cheese frosting. I think...


    Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    What could be better than a brownie crust layered with chocolate cheesecake and topped with chocolate ganache? These cheesecake bars...


    Date-Nut Honey Bars

    The flavor combination here reminds me of baklava—without the hours of work! These bars are perfect for holiday gifts, party...


    Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

    Fried ice cream is such a delicious treat, but it can be a hassle to make individual servings. This recipe...


    Banana Split Cake Bars

    Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect...

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

    These cheesecake bars layer a buttery pecan shortbread crust with a rich and creamy filling and sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb jam....


    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    Put these beauties out at a potluck and you’ll find only crumbs on your platter when it’s time to head...


    Double-Layer Cheesecake Bars

    Can't choose between chocolate and vanilla cheesecake? Have both when you make this bar recipe with two distinct layers. —Andrea...


    Peach Crumble Bars

    My favorite way to enjoy these bars is to eat one while sitting on the porch with an iced tea...


    Apricot Almond Bars

    I often bring these treats to Christmas potlucks and parties. A tin of these yummy bars makes a great gift,...


    Date-Pecan Pie Bars

    I found this recipe many years ago in a magazine. The original called for walnuts, but I tweaked it to...


    Soft Almond Biscotti Bars

    These bars are a variation on the fabulous cinnamon almond biscotti that my mom and grandmother always made for the...


    Pistachio-Cherry S’more Bars

    Here’s a fun spin on campfire treats. The graham cracker crust and golden-toasted marshmallow topping surround a rich filling of...

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    Quick Apricot Almond Bars

    This is a bar that my mom used to make and was known as one of her specialties. These bars...


    Layered Gingerbread Bars

    For a truly special dessert that celebrates the season, bake a batch of these bars. The bottom layer tastes like...


    Sweet & Salty Cranberry Bars

    Studded with cranberries, cashews, chocolate and butterscotch, these dreamy morsels make an irresistible pop-in-your-mouth treat perfect for a holiday dessert...


    Raspberry Crumb Bars

    I take advantage of fruit that is in season when I make desserts. These bars are so delectable that it's...


    Creamy Lemon Cake Bars

    These refreshing delicacies caused a stir in the test kitchen. Are they cakes or bars? You’ll just have to try...


    Swedish Raspberry Almond Bars

    When I was a single mom with a young daughter and little money, my Swedish neighbor brought me a batch...