No-Fuss Christmas Bars
25 min
1 hr 40 min



1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar


See variations below

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    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 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.

Tip #1

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


5Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
60Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  December 02, 2017

Made the toffee chocolate bars to try out for Christmas . My family and I just loved these . They are 100% going to one of my Christmas cookies. This is a keeper . Thank you !!

— says Margaret Moylan

I didn’t have any butterscotch chips so I just substituted it with chocolate chips and it was great . One thing I found is that storing the bars in the fridge over night after I baked them didn’t make the crust soggy .

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  December 05, 2014

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!!!

— says Evelyn
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