- 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
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
- Additional toasted chopped walnuts, optional
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Honey Cinnamon Bars
"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."
"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!"
"Loved these taste so good that kids want every week did not use canola oil instead used coconut oil ."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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!"
"Putting these on my "make all the time" list. The mayo glaze is such a cool idea."