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11 Easy Dessert Bar Recipes Sure To Score Brownie Points

It’s unlikely you’ve been to a picnic, a potluck or even a pre-school bake sale that didn’t boast a spread of tasty dessert bar recipes – and with good reason!

Dessert bar recipes are perhaps the easiest of easy dessert recipes. There are infinite flavor combinations and they generally come together very quickly.

I love to keep a good dessert bar recipe (or a few) up my sleeve, so today I’m bringing the goods with 11 easy dessert bar recipes you don’t want to miss!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe
This oatmeal chocolate chip cheesecake dessert bar recipe pairs a thick oatmeal chocolate chip cookie crust with a layer of creamy cheesecake. The best part? This semi-homemade dessert is made even simpler by using an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie mix to create the base layer, limiting the spooning and measuring involved. When you need a quick and easy dessert recipe sure to impress, this one is for you!
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Brookie Recipe
I love love love a good brookie recipe and this one lives up to the hype! One part brownie, one park chocolate chip cookie, the brookie may just be the ultimate of all dessert bar recipes. The marriage of fudge brownie bars and chewy chocolate chip cookies is unbeatable. Yes, you could even use mixes for this, but try our recipe from scratch! They’re even more delicious, promise.
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Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
If sugar cookies topped with that perfectly whipped, creamy buttercream frosting are more your speed, these sugar cookie bars are the ones for you! Want to know the craziest part? These perfect cookie bars are gluten-free, too! I love that you can tint the frosting whatever color you like and top your bars with coordinating sprinkles for any holiday or occasion. How fun is that?
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Raspberry Lemon Cookie Bars Recipe
These raspberry lemon cookie bars are out of this world delicious. Soft lemon sugar cookie bars are filled with raspberry jam for a classic citrus and berry pairing you won’t be able to resist. This dessert bar recipe has an elegance to it that is a touch unexpected, making it perfect for just about any occasion.
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Fudgy Cake Mix Brownies Recipe
Rich, decadent fudgy brownies made from a cake mix? Say no more, I’m in! These brownies live up to the hype. The addition of chocolate pudding mix and chocolate chips makes them wildly good. Do I love to bake? Absolutely. Do I love when you find one of those perfect dessert bar recipes that uses a mix of some kind to create utter culinary magic? 1000% yes.
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Oatmeal Raisin Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Everyone loves the classic Rice Krispie Treats recipe. It’s perhaps one of the most iconic dessert bar recipes of all time. But oatmeal raisin Rice Krispie Treats? That’s where things get really interesting! The recipe is just as easy as the original, with the addition of cinnamon, oats and raisins, then everything is drizzled with melted white chocolate for the perfect finishing touch.
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Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
These funfetti sugar cookie bars topped with the most perfect buttercream frosting sort of remind me of a cookie cake you’d find at a grocery store bakery. That is, to say, absolutely delicious. This base recipe can be adapted with whatever sprinkles and colors you like making this dessert bar recipes a good one to keep handy. Easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough for a potluck, give these a go!
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Gluten Free Banana Bread Bars
Banana Bread Bars
Another gluten-free dessert bar recipe, these banana bread bars are one part quick bread, one part dessert. Should you absolutely eat a leftover chunk with your morning coffee the day after you serve them? Why, yes, yes you should! Assuming you have any left over. These bars are flavorful, moist and about to win over your favorite banana bread recipe.
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Rocky Road Bars Recipe
Think about everything you love about rocky road then mix and layer everything into bar form and you have a sense of how amazing these rocky road bars taste! A basic chocolate cake mix gets leveled up with a thick layer of marshmallow, all topped with chopped nuts and drizzled chocolate. This is sugar overload in the best possible way.
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Cake Pop Brownies Recipe
The cake pop craze that swept the world a handful of years back appears to be here to stay. My six year old loves cake pops! These cake pop brownies are like a fated love story between brownie and cake pop. A pan of your favorite brownies, made from a mix, for the base. A layer of delicious cake, made from a mix. All topped with a creamy homemade fudge icing. It doesn’t get better!
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Twix Brownies Recipe
Tell me you’ve got a recipe for Twix brownies and I’ll tell you that I’m your new best friend. A forever crowd pleaser at any party or potluck, these Twix brownies boast a layer of thick, gooey caramel filling sandwiched between layers of brownie, all on a base of shortbread crust. I may honestly never buy Twix in the store again, because these brownies are even better than the original.
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