Iced-Spiced Ginger Bars

Iced-Spiced Ginger Bars


"I got this from a friend's mom, and they are great!"


servings 328 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 19 Ratings


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 ...

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.

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!

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...

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 sinc...

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

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...

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

This recipe was easy, and very delicious. Reminded me of ginger bread cookies. It is more of a snacking cake than a bar. It freezes very well (icing and all!)