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Copycat Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars

These delicious Copycat Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars are decadent, sweet, and overflowing with all the rich, cinnamon and spice flavors we love in the originals. A spice cake mix crust is topped with a sweet cream cheese cheesecake mixture that always brings everyone back for more. 

Copycat Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars


If you’ve never had a Neiman Marcus cinnamon bar, you’re missing out. But, now you can enjoy the cinnamon delicious bars right at home with my simple and easy copycat recipe. These delicious bars are a tasty mashup of a blondie bar and cheesecake square. They feature a blondie base of spice cake and then, they’re topped with a rich, sweet cheesecake mix. Every bite explodes with fall flavor and classic cheesecake flavor to deliver a dessert that’s fancy enough for even swanky get-togethers but easy enough for everything from weeknight desserts to a bring along potluck treat for any dessert table. It’s the best combination of ease and flavor, and I think you’re going to love it as much as my family and friends do. Me too! I just adore these bars.

To me, what really makes this recipe shine is just the classic flavor combos. Nothing says autumn and  fall and the  holidays ahead than something combined with a cinnamon spice. Whether it’s pumpkin spice, apple spice, or cinnamon spice like this recipe, it’s a combination that you’ll find at any holiday gathering from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Eve. Then, when you add the cheesecake topping, you just end up with this rich dessert that’s a combination of total comfort food and classic holiday deliciousness. 


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It tastes just like the classic we all know and love.
  • Cinnamon spice is a wonderful flavor for fall or any time of year. 
  • It’s incredibly easy to make. 
  • It’s a wonderful addition to any holiday table or potluck bring along.


This recipe only uses a few simple ingredients, and you’ll find them all easily at your local grocery story. Actually, you’ll probably find most of them in your kitchen cabinets and pantry right now. 

For the Crust

  • Spice cake mix
  • Large eggs
  • Unsalted butter, melted and cooled 

For the Cheesecake

  • Powdered sugar
  • Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract I used this vanilla for this recipe and many others
  • Sea or kosher salt
  • Ground cinnamon I love this particular ground cinnamon
  • The full printable recipe with amounts is down below in the recipe card



How to Make Copycat Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars

To give you a heads up, right here you’ll find the basic step by step directions and then down below in the recipe card, find the full easy recipe for these delicious bars. Photos are all over this post.  Remember, for exact instructions, see the recipe card at the end of the post. 

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven and spray a baking dish win nonstick spray. Set aside. 

Step 2: Make the Crust

Combine the crust ingredients and spread them evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. 

Step 3: Make the Cheesecake Topping

Blend the cheesecake ingredients together using a hand mixer until smooth and spread it evenly over the spice cake base. 



Step 4: Bake

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the topping is browned. Then, cool for 30 minutes or so on the counter. After, place in fridge and let chill completely. At least 2 hours or until firm and cold. Slice up and enjoy! 


Variations and Substitutions

In a pinch, to swap out a spice cake mix for a regular yellow or butter cake mix, just add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon plus 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to the dry mix. Mix with a whisk to incorporate. Simple as 123!

Only have reduced fat cream cheese in the house? No problem, you can easily use that in place of regular cream cheese. But, fat free will not work in this recipe. 


You can store these bars for up to 5 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to a month in an air-tight, freezer-safe container. You can’t leave these out on the counter to store because of the cheesecake topping. They taste nice and chilly right from the fridge.


These tips will help you make delicious bars that are great, rather than just good. Be sure to give them a look!

  • An electric hand mixer is your best friend for this recipe. It makes it so much easier to get the cheesecake super creamy. You can certainly use a stand mixer as well. 
  • The center of this dish will still be a bit wobbly when it’s all done. Don’t cook it until it’s firm, or you’ll overcook it. When the bars cool down in the fridge they will be just right.
  • Be sure to let the cheesecake cool for a minimum of  1 hour before cutting, otherwise, you’ll have a mess instead of bars.


The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about these Neiman Marcus bars. 

What are Neiman Marcus Bars?

These bars are a famous treat created by Neiman Marcus. They’re a cross between blondies and cheesecake squares. 

Are Neiman Marcus Bars chess bars?

They sure are. They just kicked them up with cinnamon spice. 

How long will these bars last? 

They’ll keep for about 5 days in the refrigerator or up to a month in the freezer?

Why is cheesecake only good for a month in the freezer?

After a month, the flavor and texture begin to change thanks to ice crystals forming in the cheesecake. 

More Dessert Bar Recipes

If you love these bars, then I have some more dessert bars that I think you’ll really enjoy. 


Copycat Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars

These delicious Copycat Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars are decadent, sweet, and overflowing with all the rich, cinnamon and spice flavors we love in the originals. A spice cake mix crust is topped with a sweet cream cheese cheesecake mixture that always brings everyone back for more.

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked cinnamon toast, Cinnamon Bars, Cinnamon Desserts, Copycat Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars, copycat recipe, Neiman Marcus Cinnamon Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 9 bars
Author Pam


  • 1 box spice mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 stick or 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, mixed with a whisk to break up any clumps
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray. Crust: In a medium mixing bowl combine the cake mix, 2 large eggs, and the melted butter. Use a rubber spatula to spread the crust ingredients on the bottom of the prepared baking pan .Topping: Use an electric mixer to blend the powdered sugar, cream cheese, 2 eggs, and cinnamon together in another bowl. Continue beating until it is smooth. Pour on top of the crust. Spread the topping evenly from corner to corner. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is browned. The center will still be slightly wobbly. Let cool on counter for about 30 minutes then place in fridge to cool completely. At least 1 hour. Preferably up to 4 hours. Slice up and enjoy! Store covered tightly in fridge up to 5 days or in freezer up to a month.


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