Beautiful, delicious, and easy to make, brownies and bars are an ideal dessert for almost any occasion. These tasty bar recipes start with a cookie or cake mix, but they're anything but ordinary. Recipes include chocolate brownies, cheesecake bars, and more -- there's a shortcut brownie recipe for everyone!
These silky and rich bars feature a filling of cream cheese and pumpkin that covers an oatmeal cookie crust. A classy chocolate topping and elegant pecan halves inject a party-ready flourish.
Dotted with golden raisins, spiced with the kick of ginger, and filled with sweet shredded carrot, these bars bake up in a flash. Flavorful carrot cake wouldn't be the same without cream cheese frosting and a sprinkling of toasted nuts.
German chocolate cake mix, caramel candies, chocolate chips, and nuts meld into layers of fabulous flavor that can be assembled and baked in less than an hour.
No one can resist these incredible bar and brownie recipes. Whether you're a fan of the classics or looking for a new taste sensation, this recipe collection has your perfect fit: nutty, fruit-filled, sophisticated, seasonal, no-bake, and special-occasion treats. Extensively tested in our Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, these sweets pass every test for flavor, ease of preparation, and appearance. You'll be proud to take them to your next gathering or serve them at a family dinner. Click here to download your digital copy now!
Enjoy a classic flavor combination in an elegant bar. A tender chocolate cake-mix crust and a sweet ganache topping wrap a creamy peanut butter center.
See our secrets to making ganache. It's a rich and sophisticated topping for your favorite bars.
In only 30 minutes these cashew-studded treats are ready for the first bite. No one will guess the blondie-style bars with their chewy toffee topping start with a cake mix.
For coffee-lovers, this dessert infuses the robust flavor into a classic brownie, then drops in more chocolate to complement the fudginess. When the brownies are baked on a sugar-cookie crust, the results are delectable.
Spice up basic fudge brownies. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and a fabulous swirl of cream cheese transform brownies into a pleasing dessert that is ready to enthrall company or delight at a weeknight dinner.
Crisp, sweet, and fluffy. The textures are almost as intriguing as the flavors in these pretty bars. Oatmeal cookie mix kick-starts a delightful crust complemented by a smooth apricot-and-fig puree, all finished with a meringue topper.
Our tips for beating egg whites ensure you get a perfectly fluffy meringue.
Bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate infuse childlike pleasure into these easy bars. Swirls of chocolate and vanilla frosting add the perfect playful finish.