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Cinnamon Roll Bars

These Cinnamon roll bars feature a simple blondie recipe base with cinnamon sugar swirl and cream cheese icing for all cinnamon roll lovers.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll bars, cinnamon roll blondies


  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted 113g
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil olive oil or coconut oil are fine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100 g
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar dark 100 g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 90 g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cinnamon Swirl

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 50 g
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese soft
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with parchment paper.

Blondie Base

  • In a medium bowl, mix together melted butter, oil, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix until combined
  • Add eggs and vanilla extra, and mix until combined.
  • Add in the dry ingredients, flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until incorporated
  • Transfer batter to a 8x8 pan and set aside.

Cinnamon Swirl

  • Melt butter, add white sugar and cinnamon.
  • Drop cinnamon swirl batter by the spoonful in the pan.
    Using a butter knife or offset spatula swirl cinnamon sugar mixture into the base batter. The pattern won't matter, but ensure that there is some cinnamon swirl throughout the pan.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Add in powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  • Add in vanilla and milk to thin out glaze as desired.
  • Transfer to piping bag or squeeze bottle if desired.
  • Allow the baked cinnamon bars to cool for about 10 minutes. Then drizzle cream cheese glaze either with a piping bag or using a spoon or offset spatula.
  • To serve, cut into square or triangles as desired.