Buttermilk dessert bars are homemade, chewy bar cookies, filled with flavor! They are soft, moist, and full of spices with flavor. A buttermilk pie filling is spread atop the batter before baking them in the oven. These irresistible desserts are perfect for any holiday or special occasion.
Favorite part about these buttermilk dessert bars
My favorite part about these buttermilk dessert bars is that they’re so easy to make! If you’re looking for something sweet to bake up this holiday season, then look no further. This will most definitely become your go-to recipe when you need an amazing treat fast! Another reason why I love them so much is that it reminds me of my childhood. These were the type of desserts my mother made when I was young, so it’s nice to see that these are still around today.
The ingredients needed for the buttermilk bars recipe
All you’ll need is 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, 1 cup granulated white sugar, 2 large eggs, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder,1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,3/4 teaspoon salt,1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour,1 (15 ounces) can of buttermilk pie filling. You will also need a 9 x 13-inch baking pan greased with cooking spray or oil.
Make buttermilk dessert bars
To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper, allowing excess paper to hang over the sides of the pan for easy removal after baking the bars. Set the prepared pan aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 stick of softened butter and granulated white sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 minutes). Next, add in 2 large eggs; continue beating the mixture until light and fluffy (about 1 minute). Incorporate 3/4 teaspoon baking powder,1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,3/4 teaspoon salt into the butter mixture, continue beating until well combined. Now mix in 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour into the batter, beating just until combined. Spread buttermilk pie filling over the top of the prepared batter and using a spatula or knife, gently swirl in remaining filling into the cookie dough.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and the center is set. Let cool completely before cutting with a sharp knife along the outside edge. Cut into desired size and number of bars and serve. I got 24 bars out of this recipe!
Benefits Of Homemade Buttermilk Dessert Bars
#1 – Cost-effective By making your own buttermilk dessert bars you will immediately save yourself some money.
#2 – Ability to customize Have you ever had a favorite buttermilk dessert bar at one of the popular bakeries only to find it gone from their menu? Or maybe they just changed the recipe.
#3 – You can impress others. This is a big one! When people taste your buttermilk dessert bars they will think that you hired a famous pastry chef and paid way more than you actually did.
#4 – Peace of mind: Not eating highly processed foods from the store is healthy for you and your family.