Easy Cookie Bar Recipes

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Whether you’re a kitchen pro or just dipping your toes into the baking game, these easy cookie bar recipes are here to make your taste buds do a happy dance. I’ve rounded up 20+ of the Best Cookie Bar Recipes so you can find the perfect treat. From classic chocolate chip goodness to some wild flavor mash-ups, there’s something for everyone.

Create a beautifully decorated pan of Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars that will feed a crowd! They look fancy, but couldn’t be easier!

top down view of sliced sugar cookie bars

These simple Sugar Cookie Bars are so easy and sweet! They are thick, chewy and totally festive. Based off my classic Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe, these bars require much less effort and are perfect for any occasion. Don’t forget to top these with frosting and sprinkles!

 Double Chocolate Cookie Bar with ice cream

Double Chocolate Cookie Bars! They are chewy, so chocolatey, so fast to make a batch and are incredible topped with ice cream. These are the perfect cookie bar for a crowd and it makes a fabulous sweet treat for any summer picnic.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars stacked on top of one another all on a white plate

Soft, chewy with that beautiful golden brown color, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are the classic choice! Filled with mini chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and walnuts. Basically Chocolate Chip Cookies but way easier!

Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars are, simply put, like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but in a dessert form! Super simple and the jelly options are endless! 

snickerdoodle bars stacked on top of each other

Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars are seriously addicting! All the things you love about snickerdoodles plus soft caramel in the middle!

bite taken out of smore bar

S’mores Bars

Gooey marshmallows, melty chocolate, and everything else you love about s’mores is wrapped up into a cookie bar, these are S’mores Bars!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut butter and two kinds of chocolate chips make these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars irresistible. Made in one bowl and baked to perfection, this dessert will have you swooning!

salted chocolate ritz nougat bars

Salted Chocolate & Ritz Nougat Bars

If you like chocolate, peanut butter, ritz crackers, buttery things, marshmallows or any combination of the five of these guys, you are bound to love these Salted Chocolate & Ritz Nougat No-Bake Bars!

Pumpkin Shortbread Bars

Pumpkin Shortbread Bars

These little Pumpkin Pie Bars are to die for and are perfect for the season. They have a buttery shortbread bottom and are topped with chocolate chips, walnuts, and caramel. Everything works together lovely and isn’t overly sweet.

lemon bars stacked on top of each other on a white plate

Perfect Lemon Bars

These Lemon Bars are the quintessential party dessert, baking up perfectly sweet while still lemony and tart. This scratch recipe with a perfect shortbread cookie crust are always are the first to go at any get-together. 

baked magic bars cut into squares

Magic Bars Recipe

Magic Bars, also known as Hello Dolly Bars (or seven layer bars), are made with a buttery graham cracker crust, topped with pecans, coconut shreds, chocolate, and butterscotch chips then drizzled with sweetened condensed milk and baked! They are a decadent dessert bar, but one that is nearly fail-proof.

banoffee bars

Banoffee Bars Recipe

This Banoffee Bars recipe is a scrumptious layer after layer of goodness with shortbread, toffee, bananas, and a creamy layer of whipped cream. Better make a double batch, because these will be devoured fast!

stacked coconut bars with bite taken out of one

Coconut Bars

These Coconut Bars have a chewy sugar cookie bottom and are topped with a lime zest, coconut, and cream cheese mixture. Loaded with coconut-y island flavor, and perfect for a summer dessert or anytime you’re craving that island vibe.

pumpkin chocolate chip bars on parchment paper

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars are the perfect Fall treat and usually one of the first pumpkin desserts I make each year. These are soft, chocolate-y, pumpkin bars that are quick and easy to make. With simple ingredients, you’ll likely have all these ingredients on hand and NOTHING beats pumpkin and chocolate.

butterfinger nutter butter cheesecake bars

Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars

Let me tell you, these Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars are what dreams are made of. Glorious. Sweet. Addictive. A Nutter Butter base, cheesecake filling and chocolate topping work in perfect harmony to make these a fabulous treat!

close up of a corner of a lemon blueberry bar stacked on top of other bars

Lemon Blueberry Bars

Fresh blueberries and a lemon filling are sandwiched between a crumble crust and topping to make these delicious Lemon Blueberry Bars!

hand holding a carmelita bar

Carmelita Bars

Carmelitas are a brown sugar oatmeal cookie bar filled with melty soft caramel and chocolate chips. Easy to make, addicting and everyone loves them. COME TO MAMA.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Bars

These no-bake Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Bars have just the right amount of sweet and salty, crunchy and smooth! Plus they are SO easy to make!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Peppermint Bars

Layered Chocolate Peppermint Bars

These Layered Chocolate Peppermint Bars are part sugar cookie, part peppermint brownie cream cheese mixture, and part white chocolate!

pumpkin pie bars cut into squares on plate

Pumpkin Pie Bars

A Golden Oreo Cookie crust and a sweet and spicy pumpkin filling makes these Pumpkin Pie Bars irresistible. You just need a dollop of whipped cream!

gingerbread bar with cream cheese frosting on a plate

Gingerbread Bars

If you’re planning on making treats for neighbors or loved ones this holiday season, these soft and chewy Gingerbread Bars with cream cheese frosting are perfect.

oreo smore magic bars

Oreo Magic Bars

Love the original Magic bars? Give these new Oreo Magic Bars a try! Similar to the classic, but filled with oreos, marshmallows and mini chocolate chips! Just as tasty as my Oreo Balls or Red Velvet Oreos.

Lemon Cheesecake Creme Brulee Bars

Lemon Creme Brulee Bars

If you like creme brulee, you’ll love these Lemon Creme Brulee Bars! They are so easy to make, you will want to make them again and again!

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