12 easy bar recipes

Raise the bar on snack time or treat time with these easy and delicious bites. Sometimes it's hip to be square (or, in some cases, rectangular).

12 easy bar recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

Delicious bar recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Make 44 gooey chocolate chip cookies in one shot, on a single pan. These bars will make you a bake sale star. Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate chip cookie bars arranged on a green backgroundPhoto: Erik Putz

Butter tart squares

Making individual tarts can be finicky (who wants to deal with pie crust?). These minimal-effort squares are just as good without the hard work. Get the recipe: Butter tart squares

plate of squares with holiday decorPhoto: Erik Putz


Cranberry and White Chocolate Squares

Kids can help whip up these cookie-like squares. Switch up the cranberries and white chocolate for their favourite stir-in ingredients, like dark chocolate, peanut butter chips or chopped nuts. Get the recipe: Cranberry and White Chocolate Squares

Stack of squares with chopped dried cranberries, chocolate and white chocolate drizzlePhoto: Ryan Szulc

Fruit and Cereal Snack Bars

Whip up a batch of these deceptively delicious sneaky snack bars and pop 'em into your kids' lunch boxes for a nutritious, sweet treat! Get the recipe: Fruit and Cereal Snack Bars

snack bars made from cereal and dried fruits with a glazePhoto: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Multiseed and peanut bars

Say goodbye to store-bought chewy bars, and enjoy this easy-to-make recipe packed with seeds, nuts and yummy Reese's pieces. Get the recipe: Multiseed and peanut bars

12 easy bar recipes


Blueberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars

Super delish and nut-free, these protein-packed bars are school yard safe. Get the recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars

plate with homemade granola barsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Maple Syrup Butter Tart Squares

Up your butter tart game from circle to square with this maple-infused Canadian classic. Get the recipe: Maple Syrup Butter Tart Squares

teal plate stacked with butter tart squaresPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Salted Brown Butter Puffed Rice Treats

You think you know this ubiquitous treat? Add a few extra minutes and brown that butter so it gets all nutty and deeply flavoured. Then add salt. Boom. Game changer. Get the recipe: Salted Brown Butter Puffed Rice Treats


cutting board with marshmallow-y puffed rice squaresPhoto: Erik Putz


Peanut Butter and Jam Squares

Upgrade classic PB and J from sliced-bread staple to the star of these tasty squares. They’re fruity and salty. What’s not to love? Get the recipe: Peanut Butter and Jam Squares

A picture of bars with jelly on them in parchment paper

Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars

You could buy granola bars, or you could spend 15 minutes (plus cooling time) making this sweet and salty treat. Get the recipe: Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars

tray of homemade granola bars with chocolate chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Blueberry Power Bars

Powerful wheat germ is a protein-rich ingredient that works with nuts and seeds to create a tasty snack that will keep little bellies full until dinner. Get the recipe: Blueberry Power Bars

granola bar squares with blueberries and oatsPhoto: Erik Putz


Fruit and Sunflower Seed Bars

Five simple ingredients is all you need to make these chewy bars. Dates and dried cranberries are paired with toasted sunflower seeds, flaxseed and vanilla. Easy. Get the recipe: Fruit and Sunflower Seed Bars

Two fruit and sunflower seed barsPhoto: iStockphoto

Read more:
14 peanut-free snacks 8 high-protein snacks 17 healthy packaged snacks for kids

This article was originally published on Nov 16, 2019

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