Chocolate Cinnamon Nut Bars

Chocolate Cinnamon Nut Bars

This buttery shortbread bar features a chocolate and cinnamon topping.

15 min. prep time
30 bars
151 Rating



2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts

Chocolate Layer

1 (6-ounce) package (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips (We recommend NESTLÈ® TOLL HOUSE® Morsels)
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, 3/4 cup butter, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until crumbly. Stir in nuts by hand. Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until firm.

Meanwhile, melt morsels and 1/4 cup butter in medium heavy-duty saucepan on low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir until well mixed. Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking for 20 to 25 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 200

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #11320©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

From the Test Kitchens... We re-tested the recipe and used chopped toffee bits in the crust instead of nuts. That worked very well. Another idea is to use granola instead of nuts. Hope you give this a try!
what can you substitute for nuts?
I used for nuts half peanut and half almond and so its taste became great!
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