Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars

Cinnamon is the star ingredient in this indulgent recipe certain to please one and all. This favorite spice combines with gooey caramel for a truly decadent dessert.

Serves: Makes 24 (1 bar) servings.
25 mins Prep time 35 mins Cook time
25 mins Prep time
35 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Mix brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and pecans in large bowl until well blended. Add flour mixture; mix well. Reserve 1 cup of the batter. Spread remaining batter into lightly greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until firm.

  • Microwave caramels and milk in microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after every minute. Cool 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour over baked layer in pan, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edges. Drop reserved 1 cup batter by spoonfuls over caramel layer. Cut through batter with knife several times for marble effect.

  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan. Cut into bars.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Line pan with foil with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Use foil handles to remove baked dessert from pan. Place on cutting board and cut into bars.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 225Calories: 225Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Sodium: 151mgProtein: 3g
  • Total Fat: 9gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g

Ratings & Reviews: 3

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  • Tim on 12/20/2015

    Great recipe! A real crowd pleaser.

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  • Kerri on 12/19/2013

    I've been making these for about a year, and every time I do everyone just LOVES them!! Even my picky eater.

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  • Jamie on 12/01/2013

    I made these for Thanksgiving. They were a gigantic hit! My best friend's uncle said that they were one of the most delicious things that he's ever eaten (he ate four!). By the time my two Thanksgivings were over, all that were left were little crumbly bits! Fantastical!

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