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These Churro Cinnamon Squares are loaded with spicy cinnamon in every bite. Warm and gooey in the center, crackly on top, and dusted with sparkling cinnamon sugar.

Stack of of cinnamon blondies.


All about these Cinnamon Churro Squares…

These cinnamon bars seem simple, but they boast huge flavor and texture. Dense, chewy and flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon these blondies are topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar for an extra pop. These Cinnamon Churro Squares are:

  • Soft and chewy with a dense texture.
  • Buttery and sweet.
  • Spiced with cinnamon.
  • Sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
  • Simple to make-no equipment necessary.
  • Easy, easy, easy, made using ingredients you most likely have on hand!

Ingredients Needed:

Ingredients needed to make cinnamon blondies laid out on the counter.

Notes on Some Ingredients:

  • Flour: this recipe was tested using all purpose flour.
  • Light Brown Sugar: adds a depth of flavoring and a chewy dense texture to the bars.
  • Cinnamon: a healthy dose in the bars and on the top create a spicy flavoring reminiscent of a churro!
  • Butter: use unsalted to control the salt in the bars.

How to Make (step-by-step):

How to make Cinnamon Churro bars showing dry ingredients being mixed together, and the wet ingredients in separate bowls.
  1. Combine the dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl, stir together with a whisk or fork to combine.
  2. Mix together the wet ingredients: melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine the wet and dry together to create the batter. Bake in a prepared baking pan.
  4. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar. After bars have baked, brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
How to make Cinnamon churro bars, showing mixed batter and sugar and cinnamon combined.

Expert Tips:

  • Melted Butter: using melted butter is what helps create that dense, chewy texture to the bars. Plus using melted butter allows us to make this recipe with no equipment since we’re not creaming the butter and sugars.
  • Bake Time: the longer these bake, the more cake-like they become in texture. Be sure to be prompt in removing these bars from the oven.
  • Parchment Paper: lining the baking pan with parchment paper helps ensure easy removal from the pan and allows for nice slicing when serving. Let the bars cool completely before slicing to allow for the clean cuts that you see in photos.
Overhead shot of cinnamon blondies topped with cinnamon sugar, sliced into square bars.

Churro Cinnamon Squares: FAQS

Why are my blondies not gooey in the center?

Blondies should be gooey in the center, if they’re not this could be due to over-baking. It’s also possible your oven is set too hot. In the next batch, bake at a lower temperature or cut the baking time.

How can you tell when your cinnamon blondies are done baking?

When checking your blondies, look at the edges, if they are golden and pulling away from the baking pan, then they are done. Be sure not to overcook, the centers should remain gooey and not be overly dry or hard.

What is a blondie?

A blondie is similar to a brownie, with the difference being that a blondie doesn’t contain cocoa. It is made of vanilla and brown sugar which provides a rich depth of flavor thanks to the molasses.

Up close view of cinnamon churro bars stacked with bite out of the top one.

More Cinnamon Dessert Recipes to Enjoy:

Churro Cinnamon Squares

4.94 from 45 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: Serene
Dense, chewy and flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon these blondies are topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar for an extra pop
Stack of cinnamon churro bars, stacked with a bite out of the top one.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In small bowl mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in the flour mixture. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 mins. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping in a small bowl. Brush the top of the bars with the melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.



Baking Pan: Can be made in an 8×8 baking pan also. The bars will be thicker and bake for about 35 minutes.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature for 3-4 days. 
  • Freezing: wrap in plastic wrap or foil, then transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer up to three months. Transfer to the refrigerator overnight to thaw. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe first published February 13, 2018. Updated November 14, 2022 with new images and information.

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  1. This recipe looks great! I’m thinking of making the batter at my house and baking it a relatives for a dinner part tomorrow so they’re fresh and warm when we’re ready to eat dessert. Would this change the texture of the blondies?

    1. Hi Shannon! I love the idea of pre-making the batter. I don’t know if it will change the texture though, since I haven’t done that before. It’s possible that it will, since a lot of the air will have worked it’s way out of the batter overnight I imagine.

  2. How gooey is very gooey in the center? I did have to use an 8×8 pan but they have been baking for almost an hour now and when I poke the middle with a knife they are like basically the texture of the butter and brown sugar mix (like before you add the eggs and dry ingredients)
    I know you won’t be able to answer this right now but just for future reference, just in case these ones don’t come out right.

    Great recipe though, super easy to make and they do smell so delicious while they are baking.

    1. Hmm.. It’s so hard to know when I’m not there to see. But you should see the top is baked. It’s just the middle that is a bit gooey. But once they sit out and cool they firm up.

  3. These were a huge hit all around. I added 1/4 tsp salt, about 1/4 tsp allspice and about 1/2 tsp nutmeg to the dry ingredients. I was told these were some of the best desserts I’ve made and to put them at the top of my “go-to” list. Thank you!

  4. They’re in the oven now! Midnight cooking but they smell so good I don’t think our apartment neighbors will mind!

    1. Mine always crack when I cut them when they’re still warm. If you wait until they are completely cooled they don’t do crack.

  5. Made these for the family and they loved them. I didn’t heat the sugar and butter on the stove, just mixed it up with the eggs, added the dry ingredients to the wet and put it in the oven.
    Will definitely make these again !!

  6. I just made these this afternoon and I was a bit disappointed. I followed the directions, made no substitutions, the only thing I did different was to double the recipe and bake in a parchment lined 9×13 pan. I took them out at the 40 minute mark, cooled them on a wire rack, but they were terribly dry. Maybe if I underbaked them (taking them out at the 30-35 minute mark) they would’ve been a bit more moist?? I don’t know. These bars tasted more cake-like to me. I think with some vanilla ice cream this may be better but on their own, to me, it’s just not what I was expecting.

    1. With baking, doubling the recipe doesn’t always give the same results. Especially with changing the size of pan you’re baking in, keeping the same baking time. You can’t expect to achieve the same results. I’m so sorry that your changes to the recipe didn’t give the results you were hoping for.

    1. Hi Elly! Due to the texture of these, (they are made mainly with brown sugar and butter!) I don’t think they would hold up well with fruit added. A recipe that is more cake-like would be much better!