Pie Bars of Summer!

cherry almond bars, with fork

Pie bars, crumble bars, slab pies, whatever you call them, these bars make summer’s most iconic desserts easier to bake, easier to eat, and easier to share!

cherry almond bars, with fork

pie bars are everything you love about a great summer dessert, plus portability (and snack-ability)

Is your family headed back to work, school, or college these days? Are you prepping for a much anticipated summer getaway? No worries, I’ve got all your favorite summer treats cleverly packaged in a convenient bar format. These recipes take inspiration from seasonal pies, crumbles, crisps, etc., and transform them into dessert bars perfect for potlucks, picnics, lunchboxes, and carry-on bags.


blackberry slab pie bars

When it comes to pie, some of us live for the crust, and that’s definitely the highlight of these bars. A super simple homemade blackberry compote is sandwiched between two layers of flaky pie dough, and topped with a sweet glaze.

blackberry slab pie bars

peach pie bars

Peach pie is such a classic summer dessert, but soggy crusts and runny juices can be a turn-off. These shortbread based crumble bars have all the perks and non of the pesky issues. The recipe works beautifully with white peaches, as well.

Jack Daniel's peach pie bars

plum crumble bars

This is your late summer plum crumble to go! The best part about this recipe is that the cookie base and crumbly topping are made of the same easy shortbread dough.

cardamom plum crumble squares on foil

sour cherry almond bars

The flavor combo of tart sour cherries and mellow, toasty almonds is pure perfection. Using a good quality jar of cherry jam makes these bars so easy to make, too.

cherry almond bars, sliced

Nutella s’mores bars

Pies and crumbles aren’t the only summer desserts that can translate into easy bars. Here’s the delicious proof.

Nutella S'mores Bars with fork

apple crumb bars

As summer winds down my dessert cravings inevitably turn to all things apple. These delicate crumb bars are just like biting into a slice of Dutch apple pie!

apple crumb bar, with fork

blackberry cobbler bars

Blackberry cobblers are definitely one of summer’s most quintessential desserts. Now you can enjoy it at your desk with a cup of coffee!

A stack of blackberry cobbler bars

peanut butter pie bars

Peanut butter pie is one of my personal favorite desserts, and these little peanut butter pie bars definitely scratch that itch. Serve them cold from the fridge on those dog days of summer.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

crack pie bars

The easy little sister to the famously addictive (and complicated!) Milk Bar crack pie, these delicious bars deliver the decadence with a lot less effort on your part.

Crack pie bars, stacked
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    Mary
    August 8, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Looks delish

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