Cookies, cupcakes, and pies are all welcome treats at parties, potlucks, and get-togethers, but there’s one sweet treat that just doesn’t get enough love. We’re talking dessert bars! They’ve got a classic vibe, but they don’t have to be boring. Dessert bars are a convenient option when you’re baking for a crowd but don’t want to be too fussy with decorating — you don’t need to fuss with royal icing or piping bags to churn out a batch of these beauties. You can easily make a big batch ahead of time and they are the perfect dessert to let your kids help out with because mistakes can easily be hidden.
The number of ways to turn desserts into easy-to-serve bars is almost never-ending. From classic chewy cookie bars to frozen tropical sherbet bars, there’s a recipe here for every appetite and every occasion. The next time you’re tasked with baking for a crowd, bring a platter of dessert bars and just watch how quickly they disappear.