Dessert Bar Recipes: 30+ Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Next Party

Looking for a new favorite party recipe? You will definitely find what you are looking for in this list of over 30 dessert bar recipes.

30+ Crowd-Pleasing Dessert Bar Recipes

When bringing a dessert to a party or get together, dessert bars are definitely the best way to go. Somewhere between a cookie and a cake, dessert bars can be made in large batches and cut up into squares (or bars) for people with a sweet tooth to enjoy.

No need for silverware, just pick it up and take a bite! This is also why they are a favorite for afternoon snacks for the kids or bake sales at schools and churches.

I’ve collected a list of 30+ dessert bars you’d be proud to take to any get together or sell in your kid’s bake sale. These are going to be your favorite desserts – that I can promise you.

They range from uber-healthy, like the quinoa bars (#38), to decadent, like the Oreo cookies & cream bars (#9). Scroll down and let me know which one you want to try first in the comments!

Dessert Bar Recipes

Are you looking for a new favorite party recipe? Or maybe you want an easy dessert for the family? Either way, you will definitely find what you are looking for in this list of over 30 dessert bars.


Lemon Bars

This deliciously easy lemon squares recipe is the most perfect combination of chewy cookie and creamy citrus - they will melt in your mouth!


7 Layer or Magic Bars

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A classic magic bar recipe that many make during the holidays. A thick, buttery graham cracker crust is topped with a combination of baking chips, walnuts, and coconut flakes.


Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

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Sopapilla cheesecake bars are one of the most popular Mexican pastry desserts! They combine crescent rolls, cream cheese, vanilla, egg, and sugar. Then they are topped with cinnamon sugar topping to create one of the most delicious desserts you will ever eat.


No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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You will go wild for these no-bake peanut butter bars! They only take 5 ingredients and 10 minutes (plus chilling time) to make, and they take just seconds to disappear.


Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

These oatmeal bars feature strawberries spread over a buttery, streusel-like crust. The vanilla glaze makes them even more delicious!


Toll House Chocolate Chip Bars

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Toll House chocolate chip bars are soft and chewy, thick, loaded with chocolate chips, and even easier to make than regular cookies! They’re the perfect treat for when you need cookies but don’t want to put forth much effort.


Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars

Combining two delicious fall flavors (pumpkin and pecan) results in a the most incredible pumpkin pie pecan bars, a new staple in my fall baking rotation!


The BEST Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars (Snack Bars)

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These dessert bars are perfectly creamy, baked on a buttery graham cracker crust, and topped with fresh strawberry topping and white chocolate drizzle. They’re the perfect copycat of the original Philadelphia snack bars! Plus they're simple to make and skip all the hassle of a full cheesecake.


Oreo Cookies and Cream Bars

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A brown sugar based cookie bar loaded with Oreos, white and semisweet chocolate chips. Loved by kids and adults alike!


Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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Delicious cheesecake with a swirl of blueberries. With the buttery almond crust, this dessert bar recipe is also low carb and keto!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

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These chewy oatmeal bars have a hint of peanut butter and are chock full of chocolate chips and pecans.


Sugar Cookie Bars

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No rolling pin needed for these sugar cookies! Make them in bar form and save yourself the time and hassle. You're going to love the shortbread crust!


Nanaimo Bars

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A 3-layer no bake bar recipe that originates from Nanaimo, Canada. Bella used to live in Nanaimo so you know that these are definitely the best recipe you'll find!


Cinnamon Oreo Cookie Bars

These delicious cookie bars use Cinnamon Oreos and are NO bake! They are so rich and good – your family will ask you to make them again and again.


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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The combination of pumpkin spice and cheesecake is perfect in these pumpkin bars. The cinnamon graham cracker crust adds to the fall flavors!


Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

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These shortcake ice cream bars are a perfectly nostalgic summer dessert made with only four ingredients! There's also a video so you can see just how easy they are to make.


Hawaiian Magic Cookie Bars

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A tropical twist on the 7-layer or magic bar recipe. This version has dried pineapple and macadamia nuts.


Biscoff Flapjack

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If you are from the US, you may be wondering why there is a pancake recipe on this list. If you are British, you know that a flapjack is an oat bar. This one has the delicious addition of Biscoff spread!


Mango Crumb Bars

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A fresh mango layer between two crumble layers. You'll want to enjoy these bars any time of day!


Fruity Pebbles Dessert Bars

This Oreo dessert features delicious cereal bits that taste just like Fruity Pebbles! Easy to make because it's no bake - your kids will love these.


Guava Bars

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A 3-layer bar that starts with a shortbread bottom with a guava paste layer and then topped with an oatmeal crumble.


Buttery Raspberry Crumble Bars

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Enjoy fresh raspberries, jam, and sweet peaches sandwiched between two layers of buttery, cinnamon oat crumble. These bars are simple, easy, and truly the BEST for a delicious breakfast or afternoon treat!


Pecan Pie Bars

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A favorite holiday pie in bar form. Less cooking time needed and it still has all of the delicious flavors.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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An easy no-bake recipe that comes together in minutes. Only 5 ingredients needed for this recipe!


Apple Pie Bars

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Simple gluten free apple pie bars with brown sugar streusel topping. All of the apple pie flavor without all of the work!


Pumpkin Oreo Cream Cheese Bars

These delicious cream cheese bars are made with Pumpkin Spice Oreos! You are going to LOVE this no bake dessert – make it in minutes. Perfect for parties!


Apricot Jam Bars

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A handful of ingredients come together to make these gluten-free apricot jam bars with a crumbly topping. A dairy-free option is also included!


Butter Tart Bars

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Turn the Canadian treat, butter tart, into an easier dessert bar form! All the same flavors but easier to make.


Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars

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Summery fresh vegan raspberry rhubarb crumble bars made with a sweet fruit filling and easy crumble base and topping. An amazing sweet treat!


Chocolate Coconut Bars

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Like a Mounds bar on a graham cracker crust! This 3-layer bar is chocolate on the top, then a gooey coconut layer followed by the buttery crust.


Carrot Cake Bars

Ready to bake in minutes, these carrot cake bars with a cheesecake swirl are definitely a crowd pleaser!


Best Blondie Bar Recipe (Everything But the Sink!)

These blondies are easy to make, rich, and delicious! If you’re having a brownie craving, try a little something different with this unique blondie recipe. Get your sweets fix with this amazing treat!


Cotton Candy Rice Crispy Treats

This treat takes your standard rice crispy treat bars up a notch! Add cotton candy and a few other ingredients for the ultimate dessert bar.


Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bars

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With only six ingredients, this recipe is easy and delicious! It starts with croissant dough for the crust and is filled with sweet ingredients topped off with salty pretzels.


Cookie Dough Bars

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If you are a cookie dough fan, you are going to love these dessert bars! Edible raw cookie dough filled with chocolate chips and M&M's and topped with a chocolate coating.


Pretzel Bars

Looking for a delicious holiday treat you can make in just a few minutes? Try these M&M marshmallow pretzel dessert bars! No baking required.


Spice Cake Bars

This spice cake bar recipe is perfect for the holidays - they use a cake mix so they're very easy to make. Add Christmas Peeps or similar for a festive touch.


Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars

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A sweet dessert bar chock full of protein. You can feel good about eating this as a snack or dessert any time of day!


Fluffernutter Bars

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Easy, flourless fluffernutter bars will you remind you of the childhood favorite sandwich with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

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