Ginger Gingerbread Bars

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by MarySC

I couldn't find a recipe for a true ginger bar, so worked out one of my own. This is moist and flavorful with a nice ginger "hot zing". Omit or decrease the crystallized ginger if you prefer a mild ginger flavor! I made my own crystallized ginger with Crystallized Ginger , Ginger Syrup & Ginger Sugar, it's easy and inexpensive.

Top Review by meredith

i've made this twice now (a vegan version) and they are quite tasty - good texture, great flavor. really easy to make - great for a quick holiday potluck snack. my one beef with the recipe is that the batter is really dry and crumbly after all flour is added. i added half a cup of soymilk both times i made these, and they came out perfectly - would suggest this to anyone else who might find their batter dry when making these. also, i suggest adding far more crystallized ginger - i added about 1/2 cup coarsely chopped crystallized ginger.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter, sugar, molasses, and egg in large bowl.
  2. Add all spices and beat until well mixed.
  3. Add flour and crystallized ginger; beat until flour is incorporated.
  4. Spread into greased 9X13 pan and sprinkle coarse sugar on top.
  5. Bake 350 degrees 25-30 minutes until medium brown and risen in the middle. Cool and cut.
  6. Notes: You can put the crystallized ginger on top along with the coarse sugar; this is helpful if you want to make part of the pan milder for the kids! Looks great with colored coarse sugar.

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