Our Best Summer Time Bars

Orange Custard Bars
Orange Custard Slice

Break off a piece of summer with these berry-packed, sunny bars. 

Photography by Matt Armendariz / Styling and Recipe Development by Marian Cooper Cairns
  1. Summer Berry Crumb Bars

To brighten up these picnic-perfect bars even more, we add fresh lime juice to the batter for a citrusy sweet-tart kick. Customize with your own mix of available farmers’ market berries or try pitted fresh cherries, too, for equally delicious results.

2. Zesty Lemon Bars

Both sweet and tart, lemon bars are as at home at a ladies’ luncheon as they are at a picnic. They’re like the little black dress of Southern sweets. This recipe will keep you stocked up all summer long. 

Funfetti Bars

3. Funfetti Bars

Time to celebrate! Whip these fun bars up for a quick birthday treat. Because really, you can’t ever go wrong with funfetti and rainbow sprinkles. 

4. One Pound Chocolate Brownies- Raspberry Variation 

Rich, dense, and packed with chocolate, these are not your grandma’s brownies. The orange marmalade adds depth and keeps the brownies moist. 

Photography by Stephen DeVries

5. Hummingbird Cookie Bars

These party-perfect bars are creamy, crumbly, and crispy all at once. For the best results, we suggest refrigerating overnight. But if you’re in a hurry, you can cut that time down to at least 1 hour before serving.

Recipe development by Chadwick Boyd

6. Carrot Masala Bars

When carrots are cooked in the oven, their natural sugars become deep and rich all on their own. A not-so-sweet version of a shortbread cookie, these cookies from food writer Chadwick Boyd are inspired by traditional tea cakes in India and allow the delicious sweetness of fresh carrots to shine through in a surprising yet subtle way.

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  1. I don’t see a recipe link for the orange custard bars. Where would that be? Looks like everything else is linked.


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