The last time I was at my antique mall, I ran across a small, paperback cookbook called “Baking is Fun!” by Ann Pillsbury. It’s old and wonderful. It came home with me (along with too many other things) and I loved looking through all the recipes. These Cinnamon Crunch Bars are actually listed in the cookie section. After just one bite I almost renamed them Snickerdoodle Bars…because that’s what they taste like. A Snickerdoodle cookie but so much easier to make.
The batter goes together quickly but is a little stiff. I used a big spoon to spread it to the edges of my baking dish. I wondered about the fact that there is no leavening in the recipe but decided to have faith that Ann Pillsbury wouldn’t lead me astray. She did not…they are a thin bar but pack a big punch of cinnamon goodness. If the timing works out, try to bake these so you can serve them warm. They are truly amazing.
Don’t skip the last step because it’s the egg white wash and cinnamon sugar mixture that puts the crunch in these bars. This recipe could be easily doubled because the bars stay fresh in an air tight container for several days.Before I go I want to tell you about a new phone app that’s available (for free) in the iTunes App Store. (Android coming soon.) It’s called bHome and features some of your favorite blogs, including mine, along with a select group of Home and Garden publications. I’ll be back next week with a lot more information. Here’s the link to download if you want to take a look:
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