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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pies and crumbles aren’t the only summer desserts that can translate into easy bars. Here’s the delicious proof.
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!
Blackberry cobblers are definitely one of summer’s most quintessential desserts. Now you can enjoy it at your desk with a cup of coffee!
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.
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.