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Churro Bars

Sweet, Soft, Chewy Churro Bars are quickly going to become a new favorite. Buttery blondies with a cinnamon and sugar twist!

stacked churro bars with a bit missing from one

 

Churros have to be one of the greatest treats there is. The cinnamon and sugar coating is just so good. But deep frying and making the dough can be a lot. So these churro bars are quickly going to become a favorite. The first time I tested the recipe everyone who tried them immediately wanted to make them at home. I don’t think I have given out a recipe before it was published on here, as much as I gave out this one. Seriously, if you like cinnamon and sugar anything, you are going to LOVE these!

Why You’ll Love These Churro Bars

  • No Mixer – the base of this recipe is a traditional blondie recipe, so you just melt the butter and use a spatula to mix everything together.
  • Fast – you can have these in the oven in about 10 minutes! You don’t have to soften the butter or have a lot of clean up. One bowl is all it takes.
  • Sweet – that cinnamon and sugar crust that a churro is famous for is highlighted here! You have it on both the top and bottom of the bars, plus the cinnamon in the bars. They are pure heaven.
churro bar ingredients

What You’ll Need

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  • Butter – I always use unsalted butter when baking. Read Salted vs Unsalted Butter to learn more about why.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Granulated Sugar
base of churro bar pan

How To Make Churro Bars

  • Prep Pan. In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Line an 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper or grease really well. Then sprinkle about half of the cinnamon mixture into the base of the pan.
  • Make Dough. In a mixing bowl whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until well combined and smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until completely incorporated. Add in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined.
  • Fill Pan. Spread the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon mixture evenly over the top and bake until the bars are done, and a tester comes out clean.
  • Let Cool. Remove the bars from the oven and let them cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing.
churro bars on a cutting board

Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • Be careful not to over mix the batter. When you add the flour, as soon as the white streaks are gone, you are done mixing. This will give you the softest and most tender bar.
  • The parchment paper is optional, but it makes sure the bars don’t stick to the pan, and you can lift out the entire tray and cut into squares easily, so I like to use it.
  • Test to make sure your bars are done. The edges will start to crack and the top with be dry, but with the cinnamon and sugar on top it is a little harder to see than traditional blondies. So use a toothpick if necessary to test when they are done.
  • Do not over bake. This is the key to bakery style baked goods. You want to remove your bars from the oven when they are just barely done. If your toothpick comes out completely clean, no crumbs, they are completely done and will continue to cook in the hot pan as they cool. So you will end up with dry or hard bars. Test earlier than you think, and as soon as it isn’t batter on your toothpick, take them out of the oven to cool.
stacked churro bars on a white plate

Storing Churro Bars

You can store the churro bars in the pan you baked them in. Just cover with foil or plastic and leave at room temperature for 3-4 days.

Freezing. These bars freeze really well too. Make sure they are in an airtight container and they will last in the freezer for 3-4 months. Just let them thaw on the counter before serving.

churro bars stacked on a white plate

More Easy Dessert Recipes

Yield: 9

Churro Bars

cropped close up stacked churro bars on a white plate

Sweet, Soft, Chewy Churro Bars are quickly going to become a new favorite. Buttery blondies with a cinnamon and sugar twist!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. In a small bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar for the topping.
  3. Line an 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Spray with non-stick spray. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the bottom of the baking dish. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until combined and smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well incorporated.
  5. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are set and a tester comes out mostly clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool before slicing to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 48mgSodium 160mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 2g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Catalina

Wednesday 17th of April 2024

I just made your Churro Bars for a family game night and they were an absolute blast! Everyone loved the sugary cinnamon topping and the gooey texture. It's like a little bit of the fair at home.

Sandra

Wednesday 17th of April 2024

These are amazing! I can't stop eating them! They're so good!

Beth

Tuesday 16th of April 2024

I love these so much! I'm a HUGE churro lover, and this version has all that flavor. I'll be making these again.

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