Really, is there anything that smells better than cinnamon rolls in the oven? Between the baking dough and the buttery cinnamon filling, cinnamon rolls smell divine!
And, of course, they don’t taste so bad either! Since it’s the cookie time of year, I decided to make the next best thing – these Cinnamon Roll Bars. These bars are rich and buttery and full of sweet, cinnamon-y goodness. They are the perfect addition to any cookie tray and make a delicious, easy treat!
Cinnamon Roll Bar Recipe
- 1 1/3 c . butter
- 4 c . brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 4 c . all-purpose flour
- 1 T . ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp . baking powder
- 1/2 tsp . baking soda
- 1/2 tsp . salt
- 1 T . butter
- 1/4 c . granulated sugar
- 1 tsp . ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
- In a large, heavy saucepan, melt butter.
- Once butter is partially melted, stir in brown sugar. Continue cooking until melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla and eggs until well-combined.
- Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until combined.
- Pour into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for about 45 minutes
- Brush warm bars with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
- Stir together remaining sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle bars with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Let bars cool, and cut into squares to serve.
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Slightly adapted from Better Homes & Gardens’ 100 Best Cookies.
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Comments & Reviews
Could you cut it in half and do it in an 8×8 or 9×9?
Hi! I haven’t halved this recipe, but an 8×8 pan should be half of a 9×13 recipe. Hope that helps!
Sophie B says
I love these so much just in the process of making another batch. Quick question- when do you stop cooking the mixture? Before putting the eggs in?
I’m so glad!! Sorry that isn’t more clear! Yes, you stop cooking it before you add in the eggs and vanilla.
Hilga Martini says
I made scrambled eggs in the process of adding in the eggs to the brown sugar- butter mixture. I was unaware I was supposed to stop cooking it so the end result was an unneeded breakfast special. lets just say, it was a grave mistake….
Thank you for the feedback! I apologize that it wasn’t clearer, and I’ve added a note to remove from heat.
Lanae Bond says
I love cinnamon rolls but I never heard of a cinnamon roll bar before. I think I will have to try your recipe!
Lanae Bond says
I love cinnamon rolls but I never heard of a cinnamon roll bar! I think I will have try your recipe!
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! =)
These bars look incredible! I can’t get them out of my head!
Thanks, Julia! =)
I love cinnamon flavored anything! These bars look amazing. yum!
Me too! =) Thank you!
I love these bar recipes, mix ingredients, back, slice, and enjoy for all..
Thank you! =)
Should the amount of brown sugar be 4 cups?
Yes, it’s 4 cups. The bars are thick and quite rich!