Mushroom Bars

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I have always been fascinated by the versatility of mushrooms in cooking. One of my favorite ways to enjoy mushrooms is by making delicious mushroom bars. These savory treats are a great alternative to traditional sweet bars and are perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or simply as a tasty snack.

Why Mushroom Bars?

I love mushroom bars because they offer a unique twist on traditional savory snacks. They are packed with umami flavor and are incredibly versatile. You can customize them with different herbs, cheeses, and even add in other vegetables to create a personalized flavor profile.

Choosing the Right Mushrooms

When it comes to making mushroom bars, the type of mushrooms you use is crucial. I prefer using a mix of cremini, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms for a well-rounded flavor. These mushrooms add depth and richness to the bars, creating a truly satisfying snack.

Preparation and Cooking

To prepare the mushrooms, I sauté them with garlic, onions, and a touch of thyme. This step is crucial for building layers of flavor in the bars. Once the mushrooms are beautifully browned, I let them cool and then mix them with a creamy cheese mixture.

For the base of the mushroom bars, a simple shortcrust pastry works wonders. It provides a buttery and crisp foundation that complements the savory mushroom filling perfectly. After assembling the bars, I bake them until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling with savory goodness.

Serving and Enjoying

Once the mushroom bars are out of the oven and have cooled slightly, I love to cut them into bite-sized squares. They are perfect for serving as an appetizer or as part of a charcuterie board. I often pair them with a light arugula salad and a refreshing glass of white wine.


Mushroom bars are a delightful way to showcase the earthy and rich flavors of mushrooms. Whether you’re a mushroom enthusiast like me or simply looking for a unique and delicious savory snack, I highly recommend giving mushroom bars a try. They are easy to make, versatile, and always a hit with friends and family.