Cinnamon Roll Bars

I have been on a real cinnamon roll kick lately. I don’t know what has prompted it, but I cannot seem to get enough of them. These bars are everything you could ever want in a cinnamon, in a more portable form.

The bars themselves are packed full of cinnamon and brown sugar (is there anything better?!). The pudding mix and cake mix add creaminess to the warm cinnamon flavor. I am not a huge fan of cream cheese frosting, but I think this icing is fabulous. It is more of a whipped texture, which is similar to Cinnabon’s.

The cinnamon drizzle is the defining element to these bars. It is best, with fresh brown sugar with no lumps. Together, these elements make a cohesive dynamite dessert. They so good, you will not be able to stop at one. These bars are not the most “diet-friendly” treat (with 2 1/2 sticks of butter and 1/2 cup whipping cream), but everyone deserves to splurge every once in a while!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 inch pan or line with non-stick foil

Whisk together: cake mix, pudding mix, cinnamon, and brown sugar.


Add melted butter, vanilla extract, and water. Add eggs one at a time.


Spread evenly in pan, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Allow them to cool in pan before frosting

Sift sugar and combine with cream cheese

In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks just begin to form (don’t over-mix) Stir in vanilla, and spread onto cooled bars.

Melt butter and stir in brown sugar

Stir in cinnamon

Put glaze in a piping bag, and cut a small tip.

Drizzle onto bars