Gooey Cinnamon Bars

I will not complain about the weather, I will not complain about the weather, I will not complain about the weather. Instead I will talk about things that make me happy, like the fact that we have over NINETY Pillow Pets in our house for the kids at Children's Hospital. NINETY! All thanks to the generosity of friends, family and people I have never met! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! (There is still time to help!) Apparently repeating everything three times is my thing today. today. today.

So much has happened in the past month, so time seems insanely skewed. It seems impossible that it was only one month ago we were in Indiana celebrating Christmas with my family. While we were staying in that cozy little Indiana rental house, we did a lot of sleeping, relaxing and EATING. One of the many things I stuffed into my hungry body was about a half of a pan of these gooey cinnamon bars. Mmm mmm mmm! You just have to add these to your winter baking list.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside. 

In a medium bowl, combine:

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

Mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

Beat until combined. Add:

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

Am I the only one who makes faces in mixing bowls? Isn't this guy cute?

Stir until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until combined. Press half of the dough into the prepared pan and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine:

1/2 cup cinnamon-flavored chips

1/2 cup vanilla-flavored chips (if you can't find vanilla, use white chocolate chips)

14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until creamy and smooth. Pour the mixture into the pan, over the bottom layer of dough.

Top with the remaining dough. Don't worry about covering all of the goo.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let the bars cool and cut them into delicious, gooey squares that taste like they came straight from heaven.

Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Gooey Cinnamon Bars

Don't make these bars unless you are ready to devour an entire pan alone. They are so addicting and delicious!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 28, 2014

Serves: 12

Total time: 45 min

Gooey

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon-flavored chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla-flavored white chips
  • 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars and beat until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until combined. Press half of the dough into the prepared pan and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon chips, vanilla chips and condensed milk. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until creamy and smooth. Pour the mixture over the bottom dough layer. Top with remaining dough crumbles. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely and cut into squares.