Dessert recipes–Snickerdoodle Bars

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Snickerdoodle Blondies . . . Chewy bars loaded with cinnamon chips and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. A yummy update on classic snickerdoodle cookies.

I have seen recipes for these amazing snickerdoodle bars all over blog land. I’m not sure where they originated, but I think I found them first over at yourhomebasedmom. I had to add additional flour to get them to turn out, probably because I live at a high altitude. But I’m not really sure. All I know is that I’ve made them four times and finally got them to turn out just right.

snickerdoodle-bars-recipeI am not kidding you when I tell you that these bars are pure evil. Every time I’ve made them I’ve had to give half the batch away because I CANNOT stop eating them. So simple, but so darn delicious!

I prefer them with cinnamon chips, but they can be hard to find. I’ve substituted butterscotch chips and I love that variety also. The rest of my family actually likes the butterscotch chips better. So feel free to try either. Both will result in a delicious little piece of cinnamon-y, buttery heaven. Sooo good! The original recipe calls for glaze, but I don’t think they need it.

stack of snickerdoodle blondies on waxed paper

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yield: 24 servings

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars
Chewy bars with cinnamon chips and a cinnamon sugar topping. A yummy update on classic snickerdoodle cookies.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips, or butterscotch chips


  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg


  1. Cream butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat till smooth. Stir in dry ingredients and chips.
  2. Press dough into a well greased or parchment lined 9×13″ pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top.
  3. Bake at 325° for about 35-40 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.


-I have tried these with both cinnamon and butterscotch chips. Both varieties are fabulous!

-I’ve learned that they will not appear to be done in the middle, but will set up as they cool. Don’t overbake or they turn hard.

Love cinnamon sugar? Here are a few more recipes to try:

Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Toffee Cookies
Cinnamon Swirl Pound Cake
Cinnamon Sugar Bars with Almonds (Jan Hagels)


  1. ~Diana~ says:

    I made this last night. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I could eat the whole pan. I didn't make the glaze for it. It tastes divine without it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    Hmmm, that is strange. Did you just copy and paste it into the HTML as a gadget? That should work. I wonder if anyone else is having trouble.

  3. Crystal says:

    This has nothing to do with you yummy looking treat that I will probably try….I am trying to add your adoption button on my blog and it is huge! Do you know how I can fix that?

  4. wileyfamilyof5 says:

    Just made these. They are great. I think I will just make these instead of regular snickerdoodles. I hate rolling all those little balls in sugar.

  5. 21st Century Housewife© says:

    Those sound wicked (in the good way!!). I'm looking forward to trying them!

  6. Aiming4Simple says:

    My husband LOVES snickerdoodles. I should definitely try making these soon.

  7. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    Hershey's makes the cinnamon chips. They are popular around Christmas time, but are hard to find this time of year. Sometimes my local grocery stores carry them, but it's hit and miss. Good luck, I hope you can find some!

  8. Chrissy says:

    omg, these look good!… where and who makes cinnamon chips?

    • It is true that sometimes finding the cinnamon chips is hit and miss. When I do find them at my local grocery I pick up several packages and store in the freezer until I need them.

    • Same here. I sure wish they were readily available all year long. We love them so much!

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