For all you rabbit enthusiasts out there, sorry I didn’t put up a Funtime Buntime post this weekend. I was visiting my mom, and while there, my computer power charger decided to stop working. This may have had something to do with the chew marks covered by duct tape.
I’m now onto my third computer charger, and chewing will definitely be a topic I cover in a later Funtime Buntime post. Now that I have a shiny new one, we’ve implemented a new system in hopes to circumvent those curious bunny teeth.
Speaking of teeth, these bars are definitely something you’ll want to sink yours into. (Apologies for the crude segway.)
While I’ve arrived home with pounds of apples and pears, these bars will have to act as my ambassadors to fall baking. They’re filled with warm spices and have a wonderfully chewy texture that just screams comfort food.
Plus a cream cheese glaze. Everything’s better with a cream cheese glaze, just ask my husband. He’s been hoping for a permanent container of cream cheese glaze in the fridge for a while now. (You’d think letting him put bacon on everything would be enough…)
Anyway, these bars are fast and easy (not to mention delicious), a perfect on-to-go Monday dessert.
One Year Ago: Chocolate Waffles
- FOR THE BARS:
- 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cinnamon chips
- FOR THE GLAZE:
- 4 Tbsp (half a brick) cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp milk, if necessary
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9×9” baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 mins. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition, then add the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix to combine. Add the baking soda and flour and mix until just combined. Stir in the cinnamon chips. Scrape the batter into your prepared pan with a spatula, making sure to spread it into the corners and even out the top. Bake for 20 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan comes out clean. While the bars are baking, prepare the glaze.
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until smooth. If the glaze is too thick for your liking, thin in out with the milk. Pour the glaze over the bars and let set for about 15 mins. Once the glaze has set, cut the bars and serve.
Adapted from Averie Cooks