Honey Cinnamon Bars Recipe
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Honey Cinnamon Bars Recipe

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My Aunt Ellie gave us the recipe for these sweet bar cookies with cinnamon and walnuts. Drizzle with icing, and serve with coffee or tea. —Diane Myers, Star, Idaho
Featured In: 25 Best Fall Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • Additional toasted chopped walnuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 bar (calculated without additional walnuts): 138 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, honey and egg until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Stir in 1 cup walnuts.
  2. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown (edges will puff up). Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, mayonnaise, vanilla and enough water to reach desired consistency; spread over top. If desired, sprinkle with additional walnuts. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Honey Cinnamon Bars in Taste of Home September/October 2015, p46

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Lisa User ID: 8964432 256486
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2016

"Made exactly by the recipe. I'm sorry but I'll not be making this again. As written, the batter is too tight and after baking the bars were gritty from the undissolved sugar."

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 255976
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"Nice honey taste and the surprising mayo glaze was perfect! I used blanched, slivered almonds instead of walnuts because that's what I had on hand. Everyone loved these bars!"

Dclare11 User ID: 8607070 236864
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"Loved these taste so good that kids want every week did not use canola oil instead used coconut oil ."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 236804
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"My favorite part of this recipe was the mayo glaze. I often think powder sugar icing is too sweet...I never thought to cut the sweetness with mayo!"

235gbt User ID: 8485749 235953
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"we added applesauce instead of the canola oil & chopped pecans - we didn't do the icing... we used a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top after baking - turned out really good!"

moinnj User ID: 5101077 234984
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"These were excellent. They look exactly like the photo and taste sweet and flavorful. I immediately reheated my second cup of coffee and enjoyed two. My three year old even liked them.

I ran out of canola oil, so substituted partial coconut oil. I also used Vegenaise instead of mayo in the icing. I don't think this impacted the recipe in any significant way."

pjgrill User ID: 8528230 232387
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"I made these bars today. They taste pretty much like canola oil and are very bland. I made the icing with powdered sugar and mayonnaise and it tasted so bad I had to throw it out. I made a simple powdered sugar milk recipe instead. If I made it again, I'd use applesauce instead of all that canola oil."

Kathy H User ID: 859463 231446
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"Made this yesterday, it tastes like a Kringle, very good, the only thing that I changed was the mayo glaze, I opted for sugar, milk and corn syrup, the mayo one was a bit tart. but all in all a very good recipe"

ScottsGrace User ID: 2739134 231424
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"I made these twice. The batter turned out very tight both times. I had to add about 1/3 C water to loosen it up a bit. On the second batch, I put it in 9x13 pan and baked them for 20 minutes. I liked the results much better. Perfect thickness for me. The flavor are great!"

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 231403
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Putting these on my "make all the time" list. The mayo glaze is such a cool idea."

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