Snickerdoodle Neiman Marcus Bars

The other day at the pool, my girlfriend Sheaffer asked me for a bar recipe that wasn’t a brownie…something kind of like a snickerdoodle.  I immediately said she should take my original Neiman Marcus bar recipe and change out the cake mix and add cinnamon for the perfect snickerdoodle bar…then I was like, wait?  Why don’t I do that too?  So, I did.  And it was good.  Really, really good.  Try them out yourself…
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1 box of white cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
4 tablespoons cinnamon, divided
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease one 13×9 inch pan.

In bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs, melted butter and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.  Spread in bottom of pan.

In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs, cream cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons of cinnamon until smooth.  Spread on top of crust mixture.

Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).

Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.

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  • Unknown July 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I can't wait to try it! Looks like the best comfort dessert! My daughter will love helping me make it. Thanks so much!

  • Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter July 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    YES!!!!!!! I am thrilled my genius idea inspired you. I do however have 1 question: Why wasn't a small batch delivered to my door? I mean, really. šŸ˜‰

  • Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    The picture looks amazing! Could I use a vanilla cake mix instead of white? I didn't know since the vanilla one says it has pudding in the mix, but that's what I have on hand. Thanks so much! I found this blog from watching The Bachelorette. Your brother is a true gem and it was a blessing watching him…I'm glad God has other plans for him because I feel like there is someone out there that will be his perfect mate for life. Also I wish you were on the food network with your own show…y'all just seem so amazing and it would be fun to watch you on tv too! God bless!

  • Mix and Match Mama July 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    You can use whatever kind of cake mix you like! Vanilla or yellow would work great!! XOXO Shay

  • Anonymous July 16, 2012 at 4:12 am

    These are awesome. Made them today and got all thumbs up from my hubby and 3.5 year old triplets :). Will definitely be trying the peanut butter version next!

  • Christine July 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    What a great idea! I live at a high elevation and cookies never turn out quite right, but bars are much easier to convert, especially with cake mix! Can't wait to try these!

  • Courtney July 29, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Hi! I really want to try these! I have a question regarding the box of powdered sugar. How many cups is that? I can only find bags of it and want to make sure it's the right amount! Thanks?

  • Mix and Match Mama July 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Courtney! A box is about 4 cups. You'll love these!! XOXO Shay

  • Chelsie.Swanson June 17, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Made these for father's day….so good! They are incredibly dangerous! Had to share with the neighbor so we wouldn't have any leftover!

  • RedRockRed July 31, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I love all these versions of the NM bars. Now I would really like it if you came up with a version that included fruit on top sort of how cheesecakes can come with fruit.

  • togetherforgood December 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I made these today as a treat for some friends, but of course my family had to try them too. Oh my goodness. I may have found my husband's new favorite dessert. Seriously. So good. Thanks for sharing this recipe! šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 2:43 am

    I made these and thought they should have been in a cookie sheet instead of a 9 x 13 pan.
    After baking for 30 minutes they were very wobbly. I baked them for at least 1 hour. Please let me know what I did wrong, I've been baking for 54 years and cookies are my specialty. Thank you.

  • Mix and Match Mama January 20, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Hi! They needed to be made in a 9×13 pan and not a baking sheet. They are slightly wobbly in the center but after they hang out in the fridge, they firm up and slice into nice, neat bars.