Cinnamon Roll Gingerbread Bars

These Cinnamon Roll Gingerbread Bars are filled with toffee chips and covered in a delicious homemade icing! These soft, chewy and decadent dessert bars are next level!

Cinnamon Roll Gingerbread Dessert Bars

Christmas baking makes me so happy. There is nothing like the sweet smell of gingerbread baking in your oven, I’m telling you, it’s the best!

I just love these little bars I whipped up earlier this week. This is my first recipe coming from our new home! I am still getting unpacked, but it’s so great to start fresh in a fun new neighborhood.

Hope you will enjoy my sweet Holiday bars that are perfect for any Christmas plate for family and friends. Have a great day! xoxo

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s your line up. Please picture a bag of Toffee Chips that I left out 🙂

Flour, baking powder, salt and that fabulous molasses!

Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger…oh my!

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Gingerbread Bars

Add them all to the bowl!

I love using my little nutmeg grater, but you can always use ground nutmeg if needed.

Give a little mix.

Time for the egg and molasses!

Pour in your buttermilk 🙂

Time to mix!

Add your toffee chips and mix.

Pour into your prepared pan.

Time for the cinnamon roll swirl.

Get your swirl on…..then bake for about 30 minutes.

Time for the drizzle, yum….

Double yum 🙂  Enjoy friends!

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Cinnamon Roll Gingerbread Bars

These Cinnamon Roll Gingerbread Bars are filled with toffee chips and covered in a delicious homemade icing! These soft, chewy and decadent dessert bars are next level!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 9 to 12 bars
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Oven


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup toffee chips
  • 4 tbsp melter butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with foil or parchment that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, molasses, egg, and buttermilk. Mix until well combined.
  • Stir in toffee chips. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to melted butter, stirring to combine. Drizzle over top of batter and run a knife through to swirl throughout.
  • Bake for 28-33 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from oven.
  • Place powdered sugar and heavy cream into a medium mixing bowl, mix until a nice drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm bars. Let cool completely then cut into bars (a plastic knife works sticking!)


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg
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Have a great day! Come back soon 🙂

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34 Responses
  1. honeywhatscooking

    oh my, this looks insane. never heard of bars as such. i love that it only has 4 tbsp of butter, I try and make reduced fat desserts. 🙂 I’m in love with your blog.

  2. Kathryn

    Jenny – My mom and I made these last week, and they were absolutely delicious! However, we found that the toffee chips sank, making a delightfully delicious yet sticky mess in the bottom of the pan. Our batter looked much thinner than your picture does, so we might try using a bit more flour next time, hoping to firm up the batter and give the chips a chance to bake in. Even with the messy toffee, the recipe was a hit!

  3. Krissy @ Krissy's Creations

    When I read the title I was sold! So many wonderful flavors all in one dessert! Congratulations on your first dessert in your new home 🙂

  4. Deena @ stay at home FOODIE

    These look unbelievable! What a great way to break in your new kitchen. YUM!

  5. Marty

    Your new kitchen and new neighborhood are definitely lucky to get to try these babies. They sound delicious! I’ve been crazy about gingerbread flavored anything these day. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Maureen

    These look just like your pumpkin ones you made in the Fall…I loved those, so I’m sure I will love these, I have to try making them!

    1. Jenny

      Yes, those were my inspiration, had to try it with gingerbread!! They were equally as delish!

  7. Kristen

    I have one of those mini graters but never use it. This made me want to run out for whole nutmeg just to put it to use. 🙂 This will definitely be at my next family Sunday brunch.

    1. Jenny

      Hope you enjoy it Kristen! It seems I only break out my mini grater this time of year, it’s so cute!

  8. Erin

    I am loving all the gingerbread recipes! I have never craved it as much as I do this year.

  9. Cindy

    Oh, I can almost smell these! They look divine. Shew! Thanks for the post. Can’t wait to try them.

    (Just why aren’t you 500+ pounds!)


  10. Emily

    These sounds amazing! Will definitely be adding these bars to my Christmas Cookie line up this year!

  11. donna

    I am making this today! Looks so good. Luv toffee, molasses, and ginger. Together what a great combo!

  12. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These sound awesome! Saigon cinnamon? whole nutmeg? I need to try these.

  13. Camber @ Food Snots

    K, I have to ask. Where did you get your glass milk bottle? So stinking cute!!

    1. Jenny

      Hi Camber, I bought that little glass jar from a cute boutique/pharmacy in Newport Beach. They always have random kitchen goodies 🙂

  14. Amber, RD

    Those look beautiful and sound delicious! I love how light and bright your kitchen is. My husband and I just moved to a few months ago. Our new kitchen is nice (love the brand new appliances!) but there is only one small window and the counters are dark green and the woodwork is dark. Not the best environment for pictures!

  15. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau

    Oo la la, aren’t your swirls beautiful?! These sound like a total flavor explosion – yum!

  16. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    I’m pretty sure salivating like Pavlov’s dog is a sign I’ll be making this!

  17. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

    These look so good and your nutmeg grater is the cutest thing ever! I love freshly grated nutmeg.

  18. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    these are so beautiful! when you do Christmas baking it makes me happy too 🙂

  19. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I love ginger and molasses things and I havent had any of either yet this season…whoops! I love the looks of these. And the frosting…mmm, delish, Jenny!

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