Potluck parties are a great way to entertain. They take a lot of pressure off the host and hostess with each guest responsible for contributing a dish to share. The host often provides meat and asks for a complementary dish – sometimes even requesting a side dish, salad, bread or dessert.
This holiday season why not take dessert bars as your potluck contribution? It’s easy to make a big batch of bars. Most recipes call for a 9×13-inch pan which will make 24 or more bars per pan. Keep in mind there will likely be other desserts, so the serving size does not need to be large. Bars are easy to transport and can be served from the same pan they were prepared in or placed on a separate platter.
Included in this post are two holiday bar recipes that are sure to be a hit at any potluck. The Praline Pumpkin Pie Bar recipe has a press-in crust made from scratch with Martha White® All-Purpose Flour, a spicy pumpkin pie filling and a brown sugar, pecan and butter topping. The crust for the Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Bar recipe is easy to make using a Martha White® Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix. Topped with a pumpkin cheesecake mixture and swirled with preserves, these bars taste as delicious as they look.
Do you have a recipe you’d like to share that everyone expects you to bring to a potluck? I have a friend who is always expected to bring her fudge pie. If so, I would love to hear about your recipe.