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Iced-Spiced Ginger Bars Recipe

Iced-Spiced Ginger Bars

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 15 x 10 or 13 x 9 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, white sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, coffee, 1 cup butter or margarine, molasses, and eggs. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a small saucepan over low heat, cook 1/3 cup butter or margarine until light golden brown, stirring constantly. Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla and water. Blend until smooth (may need to add more water). Spread over cooled bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 01, 2005

My hubby had a craving for a Spanish Bar Cake, so I thought that I would surprise him and make one. This sounded like it could taste close to the ones in the grocery store....and BOY does it! I did, however, add 2 cups of raisins, which I boiled for about 5 minutes and "sqooshed" the water out of. This is a definite keeper! VERY YUMMY!(A warning about the icing though....don't overcook it!) Next time, I will do the icing correctly, and I think I will throw on a few chopped nuts for decoration. Thank you so much!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2010

These are more cake-like than bars, but taste great. The frosting is super yummy, but I let it sit about two minutes and it hardened up pretty quickly...never even felt it needed extra water as the directions mention.

 

18 Ratings

Jan 28, 2007

These are excellent. I baked these in a jelly roll pan. The frosting does need more water. It started to firm up before I could spread it over the entire cake. This is a keeper.

 
Jun 07, 2010

Soooooooo good! I doubled the spices (which I always seem to do) and the turned out fantastic. Everybody loved them. Thank you for a delicious recipe!

 
Dec 09, 2009

Warning: I'm reviewing after messing with the recipe! Instead of adding the butter cold and beating everything for 2 minutes, I melted the butter and stirred until combined. These were dense, spicy, cakey, and tasty. Thanks! :-)

 
Feb 12, 2004

While these were very tasty and very moist, they were not "bar cookies" but rather a cake. So while I wasn't disapointed with the taste of them, I was disapointed that they were not cookies since I was making them for a holiday cookie exchange.

 
Sep 13, 2002

This is a wonderful recipe! Always the first dessert to go; especially good fall and winter dessert.

 
Feb 10, 2008

These are awesome...I like to add a little orange/lemon rind...or sub juice for liquid to the frosting SO GOOD...and simple!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.7 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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