Gooey Spice Bars Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Gooey spice bars are dessert perfection. The whole family will adore them.

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Do you ever feel sorry for certain desserts? Is that a thing?

I think it’s most definitely a thing. Because I have an undeniable empathy for cinnamon-spice flavored anything. You know that Sylvia Browne lady who was always reading minds on the Montel Williams Show? She’d throw out some emotions, maybe a traumatic experience or two…a name that starts with an “F”? Or no…a “PH”? and next thing you know, someone is sobbing saying, “Yes!! Yes, that’s me!!”

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That’s basically me with desserts. With a better make-up artist, obviously. I see cinnamon-spice desserts and I automatically feel their pain. Beloved October through February, shunned all Spring and Summer. Spice is just misunderstood, is all. It can be cool year round. Remember the epic-ness that was The Spice Girls? Pretty sure they named themselves after the cake, so there’s that.
Also, does The Montel Williams Show still exist? Or does he just do infomercials for pre-paid debit cards and health insurance now? Just wondering.

These gooey spice bars are going to be the turning point on your cinnamon-spice journey – they’re too dang yummy to be pigeon-holed. Simple, comforting, and ooey gooey deserves year round attention, don’t you think?

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These bars start with a spice cake base, then get a hefty sprinkling of pecans, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon chips. A bath in sweetened condensed milk and a bake in the oven finishes these babies off. Think spice cake and 7 layer bars meet and have a passionate love affair. That’s what these bars are.

Don’t be surprised if you can’t stop eating them. I couldn’t!

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They make the perfect after school treat for you and the kids. Or the perfect before-you-have-to-get-the-kids-with-a-well-deserved-cup-of-coffee treat. They don’t have to know that you took more than two bites by yourself without hearing the words, “Can I have some, please?”. At all. Ever. Seize the day, friends. Seize the day.

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Gooey Spice Bars Recipe

    15 Servings


  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 large Egg
  • 8 tablespoons Salted Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Chips
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, combine cake mix, egg, and butter. Mix on medium until a smooth dough forms. Press evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle top of dough evenly with pecans, cinnamon chips, and white chocolate chips. Evenly drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top of the bars.
  4. Place bars in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until bars are set and top is light golden. Let cool to room temperature before cutting and serving.


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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 15 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 233
Calories 540

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
  Saturated Fat 16g
Sodium 227mg
Total Carbohydrate 58g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 53g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!

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