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5 from 2 votes

Donut Coffee Cake Crumble Bars

These outrageous bars combine cake donut holes with a thick coffee cake streusel for an out-of-control bar that's one-hundred percent indulgent.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Bars
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 15
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 oz) boxes glazed cake donut holes cut in half (I used Entenmann's Pop-Ems)
  • sticks butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • FOR CRUMBLE TOPPING:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray; fill the bottom of the pan with the halved donut holes until they're tightly packed in the pan in an even layer.
  • Mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, beaten eggs and vanilla with a whisk until blended; pour the mixture evenly over top of the donut hole pieces, smoothing it over the top if needed so all the pieces are coated. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the crumble ingredients until thick, coarse crumbs are formed. Crumble the streusel mixture over top of the bars as evenly as possible. Bake for approx. 18-22 minutes or until the top is golden and the center appears set and not super jiggly. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.
  • *NOTE: the bars aren't as solid as say, a brownie. They tend to fall apart as they're dense. You probably won't get super clean cuts from this but you may if it sets longer, such as overnight. Note that this is almost like a casserole bake rather than a definitive bar.