Chewy Cinnamon Bars Recipe

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The cinnamon flavor's BIG in these bars. I bake them during the holidays to give as gifts to my daughters' teachers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 150 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg; beat well. Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in pecans. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into small bars while warm; roll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Cinnamon Bars in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p31

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"My granddaughter, who loves cinnamon, made these with a little help from me. We all agreed they are rich and delicious."

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