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Remember those delightful little square treats that were always waiting for us after a long day at school or work? Many of us cherish memories of our mothers or grandmothers whipping up delicious cookie bar recipes, each square packed with sweet goodness! There’s a plethora of square cookie bar recipes to explore: baked or no bake bars, creative ones inspired by Starbucks, wholesome oat bars, flapjacks, and more.

Canadian Date Bars with Oatmeal Crumble Topping

Canadian Date Bars
Canadian Date Bars with Oatmeal Crumble Topping. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Both hearty and healthy, these Canadian date bars with oatmeal crumble topping are certainly delicious. They’re packed with tasty ingredients like dates, oats, coconut, and cinnamon. Enjoy homemade date bars for breakfast, as part of brunch, or even as an unusual dessert.
Get the Recipe: Canadian Date Bars with Oatmeal Crumble Topping

Chocolate Coconut Magic Bars

Chocolate Coconut Magic Bars.
Chocolate Coconut Magic Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These chocolate coconut magic bars are in my top 5 list for my favourite baked goods! I’m a huge fan of coconut, so this makes them the perfect treat for me. They can be cut into wonderful bite-size treats and I usually enjoy more than one when I make them!
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Magic Bars

Just Like Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat Bars

A cherry oat bar on a white plate.
Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Are you a fan of Starbucks Michigan cherry oat bars? If so, you might like to try this cherry pie bars Starbucks copycat recipe. These mouth-watering oatmeal bars with cherry filling are so good served with ice cream or whipped cream. They are perfectly sweet and boast hints of vanilla, cinnamon and almond in every mouthful.
Get the Recipe: Just Like Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat Bars

Just Like Starbucks Oat Bars

A wood board stack with Starbucks copycat oat bars. The oat squares and shown in front of a plant and milk.
Just Like Starbucks Oat Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Starbucks oat bars have been a favourite treat of mine for a long time. Lucky for both of us, I came across a recipe while visiting Europe that was an exact duplicate of these favourite oatmeal bars.
Get the Recipe: Just Like Starbucks Oat Bars

Very Berry Cherry Layered Creamy Bars – No Bake

Very Berry Cherry Layered Creamy Vegan Bars
Very Berry Cherry Layered Creamy Bars – No Bake. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Whether you’re vegan or not, these berry cherry layered creamy vegan bars are amazing. They’re like a no bake vegan cheesecake made with raw cashews. It’s hard to describe just how yummy this vegan layered dessert is! If you are looking for a new raw vegan dessert recipe, this is for you! They make an incredible snack at any time of the day.
Get the Recipe: Very Berry Cherry Layered Creamy Bars – No Bake

The BEST Nanaimo Bars – No Bake Dessert

Nanaimo bars on a board.
Nanaimo Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

There is nothing quite like the best Nanaimo bars. If you’ve tried this classic Canadian dessert, you’ll know what I mean! This no bake dessert is a layered bar recipe bursting with sweet flavours
Get the Recipe: The BEST Nanaimo Bars – No Bake Dessert

Three oatmeal peanut butter bars.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Love and Olive Oil.

Heart healthy oatmeal makes a perfect partner for peanut butter! This is a really wonderful cookie bar recipe to make and savor after dinner.
Get the Recipe: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Almond joy bars cut into squares.
Almond Joy Cookie Bars. Photo credit: My Incredible Recipes.

These cookie bars taste like an almond joy candy bar! They are sweet, nutty and have plenty of coconut for a great texture.
Get the Recipe: Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Turtle Bars

Turtle bars stacked up with a glass of milk.
Turtle Bars. Photo credit: Noshing with the Nolans.

These cookie bars have pecans, caramel and chocolate with a tasty cookie base. Make them for the holidays, or anytime you crave something crunchy, gooey and indulgent.
Get the Recipe: Turtle Bars

Tasty Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares

Blueberry squares with meringue
Tasty Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Fans of blueberry pie, this blueberry pie meringue topped squares recipe is for you! It’s an easy blueberry dessert recipe and the flavour is so good. These almond and blueberry cookie bars are sweet and tasty. Once you make them, you will want to make them a second time and soon.
Get the Recipe: Tasty Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares

Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe

Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars
Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Homemade bliss bars are easy to make and offer the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavours. Just like you would find in your favourite coffee shop, these are a chewy blondie with cream cheese frosting that is a hit of the holiday season.
Get the Recipe: Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe

Strawberry Oat Bars

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of shares a recipe for Vegan and Gluten-Free Strawberry Oat Bars.
Strawberry Oat Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

When it comes to wanting to dig into some sweet treats, just know that I may or may not have any self-control. For those of you who are just like me and want to find some balance of health while satisfying that sweet tooth of yours, then keep reading for these deliciously vegan and gluten-free strawberry oat bars!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Oat Bars

Confetti Squares

A cut peanut butter marshmallow confetti square.
Confetti Squares. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These peanut butter butterscotch confetti squares are the perfect no bake treat for any occasion. With colorful mini marshmallows and butterscotch chips, they’re sure to be a hit at your next party or potluck! This Canadian classic bar is always a favorite.
Get the Recipe: Confetti Squares

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

If you love pumpkin as much as I do, you are definitely going to love these pumpkin chocolate chip bars. This easy to make pumpkin and chocolate recipe is so amazing. Pumpkin might be associated with fall recipes but it’s delicious any time of the year. If you are looking for a moist, easy pumpkin squares recipe, this is it
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Strawberry Lemonade Bars – Easy & Tasty Squares

A stack of strawberry lemonade bars.
Strawberry Lemonade Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These strawberry lemonade bars are super easy to make and taste so good. It will be very hard to just eat one of these strawberry squares! Pink lemonade squares are a great summer lemon and strawberry dessert.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Bars – Easy & Tasty Squares

Salted Dulce de Leche Bars

A plate of salted dulce de leche bars.
Salted Dulce de Leche Bars. Photo credit: Bakerita.

This is the most decadent bar yet! It has dulce de leches flavor with a hint of salt for the perfect balance. Make these to share, or save them for yourself! They are that tasty!
Get the Recipe: Salted Dulce de Leche Bars

A strawberry dream cookie bar on a plate.
Strawberry Dream Cookie Bars. Photo credit: My Incredible Recipes.

These strawberry cookie bars are aptly named! They taste like a dream. Make these to share at a summer party and expect rave reviews!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Dream Cookie Bars

Cookie bars with nuts, chocolate and oats.
Vegan Monster Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Bakerita.

These cookie bars are loaded with nuts, chocolate and oats for a wholesome and delicious snack to share. Everyone can enjoy this recipe as it is vegan.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Monster Cookie Bars

S'mores cookie bars cut into squares on a cutting board.
S’mores Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Sally McKenney at Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Skip the campfire but still get the flavor of s’mores in this convenient cookie bar form. These are so gooey and good! I know you will love these from bite one.
Get the Recipe: S’mores Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

A spatula lifting a chocolate chip pecan oatmeal bar from a pan.
Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

These chocolate chip cookie bars have pecans and oatmeal to make for a decadent and delicious snack worthy of sharing with any and everyone!
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Graham crackers with peanut butter cookie dough and s'mores toppings.
Peanut Butter S’mores Bars. Photo credit: Sugar+Soul.

Bring peanut butter cookies and s’mores together to make one unforgettable bar cookie. These are gooey, decadent and so delicious!
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

A stack of chocolate chip oatmeal bars.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. Photo credit: Cooking School Dropout.

Bring chocolate chip flavor with heart healthy oats to make a really delicious bar cookie. Pack these in lunch boxes or share them as an after dinner treat. Either way, they are tasty.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Cake batter cookie bars made with funfetti cookie mix.
Cake Batter Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Crayons and Cravings.

These colorful cookie bars are so easy to make. Grab a box of cake mix and you can get these ready in no time.
Get the Recipe: Cake Batter Cookie Bars

Apple Almond Shortbread Bars

Apple almond shortbread bars with apple slice topping.
Apple Almond Shortbread Bars. Photo credit: Coley Cooks.

If you like shortbread and apple desserts, then this cookie bar is just the thing to make! It has apples, almonds and shortbread to make the perfect fall treat.
Get the Recipe: Apple Almond Shortbread Bars

Brown Butter Toffee Blondie Bars

A tray of brown butter toffee blondie bars.
Brown Butter Toffee Blondie Bars. Photo credit: Barley and Sage.

This bar cookie has a bit of everything! Toffee, chocolate, brown butter and candy bar chunks make this one epic and extravagant dessert.
Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Toffee Blondie Bars

Hello Dolly Bars

Seven layer cookie bars stacked on top of each other.
Hello Dolly Bars. Photo credit: Sugar+Soul.

These decadent cookie bars have seven luscious layers. They have pecans, chocolate chips, coconut and more to make the best dessert bar.
Get the Recipe: Hello Dolly Bars

Funfetti Bars

Funfetti cake mix cookie bars.
Funfetti Bars. Photo credit: The Toasty Kitchen.

This easy recipe starts with cake mix and makes a fun cookie bar to share. These are colorful, easy and so tasty!
Get the Recipe: Funfetti Bars

Vegan Millionaire Shortbread Bars

A stack of shortbread bars with caramel and chocolate.
Vegan Millionaire Shortbread Bars. Photo credit: Mary’s Whole Life.

This vegan recipe is layers of goodness! After one bite you will understand why these rich and indulgent bars are called millionaire bars
Get the Recipe: Vegan Millionaire Shortbread Bars

Sourdough Discard Blondies

A plate of chocolate chip blondies made of sourdough discard.
Sourdough Discard Blondies. Photo credit: Lynn’s Way of Life.

These blondies are unique. They use sourdough disacrd to get a deep and delicious flavor that goes great with chocolate chips!
Get the Recipe: Sourdough Discard Blondies

A stack of magic cookie bars with chocolate chips.
Magic Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Recipes From a Pantry.

You only need a few simple ingredients to get these magic cookie bars underway. These only need about 30 minutes from start to finish for fantastic flavor.
Get the Recipe: Magic Cookie Bars

Lemon sugar cookie bars.
Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars. Photo credit: The Toasty Kitchen.

These cookie bars are easy to make, and they have such a lovely lemon flavor. These make a perfect summer dessert to share at a potluck or a picnic.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

M&M cookie bars on a wooden board, cut into squares.
M&M Cookie Bars. Photo credit: I Heart Eating.

You can’t go wrong with a classic like M&M cookie bars. These are chewy, have a great chocolatey crunch and can feed a crowd! Anyone who likes m&m candy will love these.
Get the Recipe: M&M Cookie Bars

Cookie bars with chunks of oreos.
Oreo Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Savor the Spoonful.

This recipe brings big cookies and cream flavor in every bite. Use chunks of oreo cookies for a perfect treat to pair with a glass of milk.
Get the Recipe: Oreo Cookie Bars

A plate of coconut bar cookies.
Coconut Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Kristy’s Kitchen.

If you love coconut in cookies, then you have to try these cookie bars! They make enough to offer a crowd of dessert lovers a taste of a butrery soft, cookie with plenty of coconut!
Get the Recipe: Coconut Cookie Bars

Lemon Bars

A serving spatula lifting a lemon bar from a pan.
Lemon Bars. Photo credit: Sparkles to Sprinkles.

These classic lemon bars never go out of style. They have a luscious lemon filling and a dusting of powdered sugar for a simple yet tasty treat.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Bars

Blueberry Pie Bars

A plate of blueberry pie bars.
Blueberry Pie Bars. Photo credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Bring beautiful blueberrry pie flavor to cookie bars for a flavorful and easy dessert that can feed a crowd. These would be great topped with ice cream!
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pie Bars

Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars

A plate of snickerdoodle cookie bars.
Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars. Photo credit: If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen.

If you can’t resist snickerdoodle cookies, then you are going to love these easy cookie bars! These are so much easier than cookies and can feed a crowd.
Get the Recipe: Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

A pan of pumpkin blondies with chocolate chips.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo credit: Fresh Apron.

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookie bars are such an easy and flavorful fall treat. Make them for a party, or serve them to guests at your home for a tasty treat.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Graham Cracker Toffee Bars

Christmas crack or graham cracker toffee bars stacked on a table.
Graham Cracker Toffee Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Your family will go crazy for this recipe! These graham cracker toffee bars are a perfect quick and easy treat! They also go great with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!
Get the Recipe: Graham Cracker Toffee Bars

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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