Everyone loves baked goods, especially those wonderful square cookie bar recipes that are cooked in a large tray and then cut into little squares to make bite-sized treats. Squares of all varieties! Whether you’re into flapjacks, oat bars, no-bake dessert bars, or copycat Starbucks bars, we’ve got you covered with this list of all the yummiest bar cookies and sweet squares. They’re ideal for picnics and box lunches, as a snack or for dessert. And there’s a cookie squares recipe for every palate. Bar cookies are a terrific way to serve dessert whether for a casual gathering with friends or for family meals! It’s really is hip to be square!
Canadian Date Bars with Oatmeal Crumble Topping
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.
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Chocolate Coconut Magic Bars
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!
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Just Like Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat Bars
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.
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Just Like Starbucks Oat Bars
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.
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Very Berry Cherry Layered Creamy Bars – No Bake
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.
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The BEST Nanaimo Bars – No Bake Dessert
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
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Heart healthy oatmeal makes a perfect partner for peanut butter! This is a really wonderful cookie bar recipe to make and savor after dinner.
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Almond Joy Cookie Bars
These cookie bars taste like an almond joy candy bar! They are sweet, nutty and have plenty of coconut for a great texture.
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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.
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Tasty Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares
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.
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Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe
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.
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Strawberry Oat Bars
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!
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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
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Strawberry Lemonade Bars – Easy & Tasty Squares
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.
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Salted Dulce de Leche Bars
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!
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Strawberry Dream Cookie Bars
These strawberry cookie bars are aptly named! They taste like a dream. Make these to share at a summer party and expect rave reviews!
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Vegan Monster Cookie Bars
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.
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S’mores Cookie Bars
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.
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Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars
These chocolate chip cookie bars have pecans and oatmeal to make for a decadent and delicious snack worthy of sharing with any and everyone!
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Peanut Butter S’mores Bars
Bring peanut butter cookies and s’mores together to make one unforgettable bar cookie. These are gooey, decadent and so delicious!
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
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.
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Cake Batter Cookie Bars
These colorful cookie bars are so easy to make. Grab a box of cake mix and you can get these ready in no time.
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Apple Almond Shortbread Bars
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.
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Brown Butter Toffee Blondie Bars
This bar cookie has a bit of everything! Toffee, chocolate, brown butter and candy bar chunks make this one epic and extravagant dessert.
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Hello Dolly Bars
These decadent cookie bars have seven luscious layers. They have pecans, chocolate chips, coconut and more to make the best dessert bar.
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Peanut Butter and Grape Shortbread Bars
This cookie bar has it all! Buttery shortbread, creamy peanut butter and sweet grapes! Make these when you want something simply delicious to snack on.
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This easy recipe starts with cake mix and makes a fun cookie bar to share. These are colorful, easy and so tasty!
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Vegan Millionaire Shortbread Bars
This vegan recipe is layers of goodness! After one bite you will understand why these rich and indulgent bars are called millionaire bars
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Sourdough Discard Blondies
These blondies are unique. They use sourdough disacrd to get a deep and delicious flavor that goes great with chocolate chips!
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Magic Cookie Bars
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.
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Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars
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.
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M&M Cookie Bars
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.
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Oreo Cookie Bars
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.
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Coconut Cookie Bars
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!
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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.
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Blueberry Pie Bars
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!
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Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars
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.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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.
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Coffee Toffee Cookie Bars
These bars have coffee, toffee and chocolate for a wonderful snack. These are great with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!
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