McCormick® Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars Recipe -
McCormick(R) Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars Recipe
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McCormick® Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 24 (1-bar) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Microwave caramels and milk in microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after every minute. 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.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan. Cut into bars.
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  • 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.

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Mar 09, 2012

Yum! Everyone loved these! Followed the recipe with the exception of using almonds in place of the pecans (family pref). Great combination of flavors and textures. The best description I can come up with is a gooey snickerdoodle chewy brownie. Really good! Will be a repeat!

Feb 28, 2012

I just had these at a church potluck...WOW! I asked for the recipe right away! They are the perfect combination of caramel and "blondie" type brownie.


10 Ratings

Mar 28, 2012

These got decent reviews, having a nut allergy I can't say if they were good or not, but people went back for seconds. Followed recipe exactly.

Mar 22, 2012

I made these yesterday and was not overly fussy. The caramel goes really hard after they cool. I used baking caramel bits instead of square caramels, but that shouldn't make difference. I made no changes. Not something I will prob make again..

Jun 04, 2012

This was good, but not as exciting as I'd hoped. It turned out well following the directions. I swapped walnuts for pecans, since that's what I had on hand. The caramels melted after 2 minutes (stirring after each minute, as stated in the recipe). It needed about 30 seconds to a minute of stirring the second time to fully dissolve, but I didn't want to microwave it more and end up with a crunchy dessert, as one reviewer had. (Though, I had a thought that if using caramel bits, you probably wouldn't want to microwave nearly as long.) I pulled it out of the oven when it looked maybe just under-cooked if it were a cheesecake in the middle--set but not firm, with some jiggle to it still. It needed a while to cool before being able to pull it out of the pan using the foil to then remove it from the foil and cut it.


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  • Calories
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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