No-Fuss Christmas Bars

No-Fuss Christmas Bars

Three variations can top one buttery crust in these Christmas bars.

25 min. prep time
20 bars
151 Rating



1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar


See variations below


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch square baking pan (except for chocolate toffee variation). Bake 15-20 minutes (except for chocolate toffee variation) or until edges are lightly browned.

Follow directions for filling variation below. Cool; cut into bars.


Pecan Pie Bars: Combine 3/4 cup corn syrup, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips over crust. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 30-35 minutes or until set. 20 bars.

Zesty Lemon Bars: Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 18-20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool slightly; sprinkle with powdered sugar. 20 bars.

Chocolate Toffee Bars: Prepare crust ingredients as directed except press firmly on bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until crust is very lightly browned. Immediately sprinkle 1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butterscotch or white baking chips over crust. Let stand 3-5 minutes or until soft. Evenly swirl over crust with table knife or back of spoon. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped pecans or peanuts, if desired. 36 bars.

Recipe Tip

Cut bars into diamonds, rectangles or squares and place in paper muffin liners or candy papers.

Nutrition Facts (1 lemon bar only)

Calories: 120

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #9996©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I've been making this recipe, all three variations, for years, but when my daughter asked for the lemon bars, I was crushed to find the recipe that I'd cut off a box of butter missing. I was so relieved to find it on the Land O Lakes website! My family loves these. Thank you!!!

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