Dense and chewy, these spiced pumpkin and pecan bars taste even better the day after they’re baked.
Bar cookies are halfway between a cake, and a cookie. In general, they are baked in a pan (although there are many no-bake varieties) and, when cooled, sliced into squares or rectangles. They differ from cakes because the dough is much stiffer than that of a cake, and once baked, you have a denser product that is usually easy to eat with your fingers (like a cookie). On the other end of the spectrum, the walls of a cake pan allow you to bake a more liquid ingredient such as custard or cheesecake filling that will then solidify during baking. This allows the baking of the bar cookies in several distinct layers that give them an attractive and sophisticated look. Baking up a batch of bars is often a quick way to make cookies for a crowd, because unlike other forms of cookies, you don’t have to shape each cookie individually…you bake it all at once. Is something missing? Submit your favorite bar cookie recipe here!
Rhubarb Dream Bars
Shortbread crust with a custardy rhubarb filling.
Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Bars
The classic Rice Krispies treat enhanced with added peanut butter.
Sand Art Brownies
A brownie mix in a jar with dark and white chocolate chips and nuts.
An easy and buttery shortbread recipe.
A truly traditional Scottish shortbread – simple, and tasty.
Spicy Pumpkin Bars
A pumpkin bar redolent of cinnamon and ginger, frosted with a rich and creamy spice frosting.
Toffee Pecan Blondies
Blondies with toffee bits, chocolate chips and pecans.
Tropical Crunch Bars
A nutty bar with crunchy toffee and tropical nuts.
Viennese Marzipan Bars
A layered bar with apricot and marzipan filling and chocolate topping.