Chocolate Cinnamon Nut Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 30 bars


A cookie texture bar with chocolate & cinnamon flavors.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar


oven to 350° F.

BEAT flour, butter, granulated sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until firm.

morsels and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Pour over hot crust. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Delicious and Easy

by B. Barbara , Massachusetts on Dec. 2010

These bars are yummy and easy to make with little mess to clean up.

LOVE these bars!

by B. Barbara , BOISE, ID on Nov. 2008

The first time I made these 2 years ago, it was hard to keep myself from eating all of them! They are at the top of my long list of great cookies!


by E. Evonne , FRASER, MI on Apr. 2007

I like reading the other comments also. It gives me other ideas like using pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon. I did 2 batches one with cinnamon the other with pumpkin pie spice. They both were great. I will make this again.

chocolate cinnemon nut bars

by B. Betsy , Monroe, NC on Dec. 2006

very easy...very good. I put part of the recipe into the freezer to save, and I think they even got better!

Chocolate Cinnamon Nut Bars

by M. Mozelle , Vienna, VA on Dec. 2006

I made these for my school's holiday gathering; very elegant, and delicious. I plan to add freshly grated nutmeg the next time, which will be soon, as I do a lot of baking for the holidays for gift giving!

Chocolate Cinnamon Nut Bars

by N. NANCY , SAINT LOUIS, MO on Dec. 2006

I made this recipe yesterday for our dessert and found the bars to be quite tasty. My only complaint was that the cookie layer was too crumbly and should have been more moist. Did anyone else encounter this same problem? I'd be interested in how they correct the recipe since overall it was quite good.


by A. Adina , Skokie, IL on Nov. 2006

I made these bars for my family for Thanksgiving this year. Even though everyone was stuffed from so much turkey they all surprisingly had enough room for seconds of this dessert.

Chocolate Cinnamon Nut Bars


Very tasty. I liked the softness of the chocolate layer contrasted with the crunch of the crust. After reading a rating that suggested using more cinnamon, I increased the amount to 1 teaspoon, and thought that amount was just right.

chocolate cinnamon nut bars

by B. Barbara , Aurora, CO on Nov. 2006

Easy recipe chocolate in recipe you can not go wrong. put cinnamon with it, what a winner!!!!

Tried something different

by K. Kenneth , Sterling Heights, MI on Nov. 2006

They tasted good but I then made a change to the recipe. It may sound weird but I substituted pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon which I liked even more.