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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 home. Everyone will ask who made those scrumptious blondies, so be sure to bring copies of the recipe! —Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

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Popcorn Snacks

We always had popcorn balls at Christmastime when I was growing up. A couple years ago, my mother gave me...


Chewy Caramel Bars

From Harbor Beach, Michigan, Debra Davidson-Cregeur shares one of her favorite recipes. She writes, “There are always requests for this...


Can’t Leave Alone Bars

I take these quick and easy treats to church meetings, potlucks and housewarming parties. I often make a double batch...


Yummy Cookie Bars

I received this recipe from a special co-worker at school, and it is always a huge success when I make...

Blueberry Bars

Our three sons like these bars so much that after they were married, each of my daughters-in-law asked for the...


Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Bars

We’re all so busy and pressed for time. I find myself creating recipes that are fast to prepare and deliver...


Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

My secret to these rich no-bake bites? Pretzels in the crust. They add a salty crunch to the classic peanut...

Cereal Cookie Bars

These chewy crowd-pleasers from Connie Craig of Lakewood, Washington feature all sorts of goodies, including chocolate chips, raisins, coconut and...


Behr Track Cookie Bars

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...


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Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

What did I do when I couldn’t decide between two of my favorite desserts? I combined them! This snickerdoodle-blondie hybrid...


Gooey Chocolate-Peanut Bars

These are so easy to make and take no time at all. They’re great to package up for those college...

Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

I first learned about these quick crowd-pleasers from a next-door neighbor when I sniffed the delightful aroma of a batch...


Popcorn Bars

Forget the hassle of homemade popcorn balls; these bars taste just fabulous without all the fuss! As added bonus, they’re...


Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Lower in fat and calories than you might ever guess, these sweet bars couldn't be easier to whip up, boast...


Cinnamon Pecan Bars

I'm a special education teacher and we bake these bars in my life skills class. It 's an easy recipe...


Chewy Peanut Butter Pan Squares

With seven of us in our family, including two teenage boys, these peanut butter squares never last long! It's hard...


S’mores Bars

Glowing campfire coals are not needed to enjoy the traditional taste of s'mores with this recipe from Kristine Brown of...


Chocolaty S’mores Bars

One night my husband had some friends over to play poker and he requested these s'mores bars. They polished off...


Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

"Whenever I need a quick dessert for a bake sale or get-together, I rely on this recipe," informs Tammy Haugen...


Snack Mix Squares

A fun snack mix pressed into chewy bars, this treat is popular with kids of all ages. Someone is always...

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Chewy Pecan Pie Bars

This treat is one of my husband's favorites. I've been making these bars for many years, and we still can't...


Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

Memories of lunchtime at school and my Aunt Shelly's kitchen come to mind when I bite into these sweet, chewy...


Glazed Apple Pie Bars

This is only one of many wonderful recipes that my mother handed down to me. With their flaky crust and...


Sour Cream Cranberry Bars

A filling made with dried cranberries is layered between a buttery crust and a golden crumb topping in these flavorful...


Black-Bottom Banana Bars

These bars stay very moist, and their rich banana and chocolate flavor is even better the second day. My mother-in-law...


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Caramel Apple Bars

These bars make an excellent fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a...