A snickerdoodle blondie is topped with decadent layers of dulce de leche and white chocolate ganache in these dulce de leche snickerdoodle bars.
dulce de leche snickerdoodle bars

If I had to describe my relationship with cinnamon sugar in three words…they would be “torrid love affair”.

Okay, fine. Unrequited torrid love affair, if we’re getting all nitty gritty truth telling about things.

I mean, I can’t really imagine that it likes it when I stick my tongue into a big bowl of it and don’t come up for air until it’s gone…but sometimes you really have to just let the passion take you where it takes you.

Wherever that may be.


Especially when the passion is leading you to a pan full of snickerdoodle blondies topped with a layer of dulce de leche topped with a layer of white chocolate ganache topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

It’s a mouthful.

(But the dreamy kind.)

You need this kind of sordid relationship in your life. I know these things.


Did you all know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? As in previous years, OXO is gearing up for their annual program benefiting Cookies for Kids Cancer and the Be A Good Cookie campaign. Cookies For Kids Cancer was started by two OXO employees when their son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, one of whom I got to meet at an event launching this year’s campaign just a few weeks ago. Hearing the struggles that this little boy had to go through in the final years of his life was heartbreaking. No child should have to go through that, just as no parents should have to stand by and watch their child die. And if I can bake cookies to help fight the good fight against childhood cancers, then obviously I’m going to do it.

This year, as in previous years, OXO has agreed to donate $100 for every blog post dedicated to fighting childhood cancers. In addition, throughout September, OXO will donate 25 cents to pediatric cancer research for every item purchased that has a green “Cookies for Kids Cancer” sticker on it. The line-up of eligible products can be found here. I have most of these items in my kitchen and use them on a regular (re: daily) basis, so if you’re in the market for good quality baking supplies, these.are.it.

Dulce de Leche Snickerdoodle Bars
A snickerdoodle blondie is topped with decadent layers of dulce de leche and white chocolate ganache in these dulce de leche snickerdoodle bars.
Yield: 24 bars
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 (13.4 oz) cans dulce de leche
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the stand mixer bowl, and mix into the wet ingredients until just combined. Spread evenly into the prepared baking pan. In a small bowl, whisk together ¼ cup sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle 2 tsp of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the cookie base.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the edges are a golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  5. When the base is cool, spoon the dulce de leche into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until spreadable, about 20-30 seconds. Spread over the cookie layer in the pan.
  6. In a medium heavy-bottomed pan, heat the white chocolate chip, heavy cream, and corn syrup over medium low heat until melted together, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over the dulce de leche. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, until firm.
Barely adapted from Taste and Tell
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar

For more recipes to get your snickerdoodle fix, check out these:

snickerdoodle macarons

Snickerdoodle Macarons

soft and chewy snickerdoodle sprinkle cookies

Snickerdoodle Sprinkle Cookies

brown butter snickerdoodles

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

From Around the Web:

Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Blondies from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake from Recipe Girl

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Scones from A Kitchen Addiction

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting from Deliciously Sprinkled

Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream from Always With Butter

Disclosure: I was not paid for this post; however OXO sent me a baking kit including the medium cookie scoop, spatulas, and the baker’s dusting wand, and they will be donating $100 to every post dedicated to the Cookies For Kids Cancer Campaign in September.

 In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.


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78 Responses to Dulce de Leche Snickerdoodle Bars

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    Love what you guys are doing for kids with cancer.
    And job well done, these snickerdoodle bars look divine! I want one in each hand. 😀

  2. Dulche de leche is a miracle ingredient, and this recipe looks fantastic. Count me in for some! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I wish I was your neighbour. For perhaps the millionth time. These bars look absolutely fantastic 😀
    So indulgent and irresistible!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Ugh these look so good. Because cinnamon + sugar is a natural pairing with toast, logically these are a breakfast food. Riiiight? Let’s just call them that.., because I have a major craving and it’s not even 8 am.

  5. WOWOW! These bars look so amazingly decadent and delicious. Dulche de leche pretty much makes everything unbelievably good 🙂

  6. Oh yum. I’ve got dulce de leche in the fridge waiting for some love 🙂

  7. Susan says:

    Oh wow. I haven’t had a really good snickerdoodle in a long time. I feel like this could break the Whole30 willpower this month.

  8. danielle says:

    I so need a few of these in my life – amazing!

  9. Lynn says:

    I wish I had one of those right NOW!

  10. I’m all over these! Snickerdoodles on steroids!

  11. Ummm, how do I face plant into these? Seriously. These bars are INSANE–all those layers!!!

  12. Dulce de leche and white chocolate ganache together in one recipe makes me all hot and giddy!

  13. Lori R. says:

    Seriously, it was a serious jaw-drop and oohs and ahhs when I saw these pictures. They look crazy good! I love OXO’s products. I have a few in my kitchen, but I’ll have to check the site because I’m sure there is something else I absolutely need.

  14. Such extreme deliciousness for such an amazing cause? Yes!!

  15. Pam says:

    Oh good lord… these have me drooling. I too have a torrid love affair with cinnamon sugar.

  16. Oh my word, these look too good to be true!!!

  17. Megan says:

    I just made millionaire’s shortbread, and I feel like these would blow it away! (Although I’d make them with dark chocolate — I feel about dark chocolate the way you feel about cinnamon sugar.)

  18. sandra says:

    “OXO has agreed to donate $100 for every blog post dedicated to fighting childhood cancers.” So how does that work? Do I email someone to let them know I have posted about fighting childhood cancer once my post is live?

  19. Heather says:

    These would taste so good with my coffee right now (Dulce de Leche creamer)!

  20. Sarah says:

    These look divine, and if an affair with cinnamon sugar means making and eating these snickerdoodle bars, I need to get on that!

  21. Sarah says:

    These look divine, and if an affair with cinnamon sugar means making and eating these snickerdoodle bars, I need to get on that!

  22. Dulche De Leche and Snockerdoodles just became a bar?! WHAT?! Are you kidding me? *obsessed*

  23. That story behind how “Cookies for kids ” got started so touched my heart – yes, no parent should see their child suffer till the end – but so remarkable they started this – and speaking of remarkable – wow – these bars – these are remarkably decadent! I don’t think I can look at them anymore without licking the screen and seeing I am in a crowded Starbucks – that would not be good!

  24. cheri says:

    What a great bar, Love everything about them. Also really a nice thing to do Joanne about the charity and kids with cancer.

  25. oooh these look SO good. not at all like i pictured when i saw the recipe title, but even better. love!

  26. Such a great combination for snickerdoodle bars! Love that layer of dulce de leche!

  27. For better or worse, I’ve been hooked on cinnamon sugar since my parents used it to get me to eat Cream of Wheat when I was 5 or 6… I can say that I’d much prefer to eat my cinnamon sugar THIS way!

  28. And as if snickerdoodles on their own will ever be the same after this.
    No, this is far better.

  29. Ala says:

    This recipe description reminds me of a particularly raunchy turn-of-the-18th century porn novel I once read for class–it was erm, epic proportions? I could totally have a love affair with these bars though. And I am sooo excited to use my OXO supplies too–great cause and writing! Love it.

  30. Hotly Spiced says:

    What a great cause and yes, so very sad seeing young children suffer. But as for your mouthful of a slices, it looks incredible and I’m sure, calorie-free? xx

  31. I can see why you have a torrid love affair….yum!!! These look absolutely divine! hope you have a great weekend!

  32. kATE says:

    I still remember the babysitter who introduced us to cinnamon sugar. You used to be able to buy it, it came in a little monkey shaped shaker.

  33. Sweet gloriousness those look good! Snickerdoodles already rock my face off and you had to go and add not only white chocolate but dulce de leche as well!?

  34. Wow. These look like heaven. Also, I have that love affair with cinnamon sugar too. Every morning. On some toast. This is 100x better than toast though. I’m sold

  35. alyssa says:

    Such a great cause and those look amazing!

  36. LOVE the cause! I so need these bars in my life right now!

  37. Lynna says:

    What a sweet way to support a cause (see what I did there? LOL) I`m a huge cinnamon sugar fanatic as well! These look so incredible!!! Gah, can`t go wrong with dulce de leche!!

  38. Joanne, your posts are very dangerous for me to read at 10.30am on a Saturday morning! I have a whole weekend to reflect on them and potentially make and eat a whole batch of them 😉

  39. yes, I need this kind of sordid relationship in my life. I feel the same way about dulce de leche and chocolate that you do with cinnamon. . love these dulce-de-leche-snickerdoodle-bars! and love that you topped them with cinnamon sugar! Go OXO Good Cookies!

  40. These look unreal and I love with the photos. This recipe is so incredible!

  41. These bars look amazing. Your presentation is stunning, love the pictures.

  42. Good grief, do you have any extras of these bars leftover?! I’m comin’ over! Seriously snickerdoodles and dulce de leche sounds like a DREAMY combo!

  43. Eileen says:

    These sound so good! I haven’t had a snickerdoodle in I don’t know how long. Must get back on the cinnamon and sugar train.

  44. Of course my internet broke yesterday the moment I was trying to comment… but I’ve been non-stop drooling since!

  45. Susan says:

    These might break the ‘diet bank’ but they’d be so worth it. They look so good!

  46. Kinsey says:

    Oh my gosh that looks so unbelievably good! Dulce de leche really is food of the gods. If I could make these right now, I would!

  47. You had me at snickerdoodle – my favorite cookie! MUST. MAKE.

  48. Kelly says:

    Oh my goodness girl, these are seriously sinful in every way yet I still want them in my life! Snickerdoodles and dulce de leche sounds like the best combo ever! Love that white chocolate ganache – they look perfect and such a great cause too! Pinning!

  49. Tash says:

    Oh my god Joanne. These look INCREDIBLE!! Those layers…that dulce de leche..I cannot even imaigne the creamy, caramel goodness that is going on inside of these. Beautiful! I wish I lived next door to you!!! Pinnnnnnnnned! Love Tash x

  50. daphne says:

    It’s for such a good cause! I would be tempted with this amount of sugar for such a good looking bar too!

  51. These snickerdoodle bars look sinfully decadent! Love all the layers!

  52. These look too good to be true! Amazing!

  53. I love that you kept going and going with layer after layer on these bars. I mean the blondie layer alone sounds good to me! So cool that you are posing for a great cause Joanne.

  54. The only way snickerdoodles could be better is to add dulce de leche and white chocolate ganache. Except maybe two? Or three?

  55. I want to eat every single one of these. Without guilt.

  56. marcela says:

    such a great recipe!
    I really enjoyed this post–both the writing and the photos!

  57. P says:

    These look so delicious! And benefiting a good cause too 🙂

  58. These look amazzzzing, Joanne!! Look at that dulce de leche! I would be happy just eating a big spoonful of that! I want the whole pan of these right now!

  59. Love the cause and LOVE these bars!! They look freaking amazing…all that dulce de leche!!

  60. These look insanely tasty! I love cinnamon as well — even more so now that I discovered real ceylon cinnamon.

  61. Johanna GGG says:

    oh my goodness these look delicious but they must be so sweet with white chocolate and dulce de leche – though who can ever say no to chocolate and caramel

  62. grace says:

    oh my. when i saw the title, i knew i was in for some deliciousness, but i had no idea just how much! these are fantastic!

  63. YES
    I do need these in my life. How come I’ve survived 18 years without them???????? GOSH they look brilliant!

  64. Reeni says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who eats cinnamon sugar for no other reason then because I love it! These bars have my name written all over them! Torrid love affair indeed.

  65. Alex Caspero says:

    YES!!!!!!! <—– Really, that's all I need to say about this one. Snickerdoodle bars? Get.outta.here. Pinning now.

  66. Danguole says:

    Yay OXO! Such a great idea.

    I love the layered look of these. So neat. So decadent. I need a snickerdoodle bar and a nap please.

  67. elly says:

    ohhhhhhhhhh my god. It’s like you’re trying to make me gain 20 lbs.

  68. Andrea says:

    I made these yesterday for a work party and they turned out so well! Absolutely delicious! I definitely recommend cutting them into tiny pieces since they are so sweet (although I probably ate twice as much because they were just a bite). 🙂

    One note on the recipe: it’s missing the step to mix the sugar and cinnamon together (though it was easy to figure that part out). I wound up putting enough of the mixture on the cookie bars to cover the top, which was probably more than 2 tsp and still had plenty left over to coat the white chocolate ganache. Worked out perfectly!

    Thanks so much for this great recipe!

  69. Deirdre says:

    It’s possible to just omit the white chocolate layer if I don’t have fans of white chocolate in my house, right? Thanks for posting such an amazing recipe.

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