Best Homemade Bars
from Scratch

I have more than just homemade bars, check out more recipes at the end of the page.

Pan bars are a quick and easy item to bring to a family function. My old fashioned bar recipes go back 60 years and still the best-tasting bars I've come across. Try toffee bars, rhubarb bars, raspberry bars and more below.

Easy Homemade Bars

Homemade Bars Recipe

These homemade bars taste just like candy. I know, they are that good...


1/2 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cups homemade graham crackers
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

one (14 ounce can) homemade sweetened condensed milk
1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees, and spray the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.

Melt butter in a pan on the stove, and add the crushed graham crackers, cinnamon and nuts. Mix well and press into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the crust. In a bowl, mix the coconut, chocolate and butterscotch chips together and sprinkle evenly over the crust.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool and cut into small squares. Now stand back because they may knock you down to get to these.


3 eggs, beaten with 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cold water
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
1 pkg dates, cut up (almost 1 pound)
1/2 cup chopped nuts

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a large cake pan or jelly roll pan.

Add sugar gradually to egg mixture and beat well. Add flour, water, baking powder and vanilla in usual manner. Stir in nuts and dates.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and cut in finger type bars. Roll in powdered sugar.

Many more homemade bars below...

Danish Apple Bars

Melt Away Bars

Oatmeal Carmelite Bars

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Raspberry Dream Bars

Toffee Bar Recipes


1/2 cup shortening or butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 TBS white sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 TBS homemade brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp water

Combine above ingredients and beat until creamy.

1 egg
1 cup plus 2 TBS flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup nuts

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

Next add the egg to the mixture. Sift the dry ingredients together and add. Spread into the greased pan and sprinkle with:

6 ounce bag mint chocolate chips

Place in the oven for one minute. Remove and run knife through dough to marbleize. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes more.

These homemade bars are the Rice Krispie bars with Nutella.


1 cup homemade light corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
1 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Lightly grease a 9x13 pan.

In a dutch oven over medium heat, cook syrup, sugar and Nutella, stirring often until sugar is melted.

Remove from heat and add cereal. Toss well, coating all cereal with mixture. Put in prepared pan and pat down to even layer. Cool 30 minutes and cut into 20 bars.


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