Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
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.
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon ginger powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger (or quantity to taste)
- 3 tablespoons coarse sugar (for topping)
- Cream butter, sugar, molasses, and egg in large bowl.
- Add all spices and beat until well mixed.
- Add flour and crystallized ginger; beat until flour is incorporated.
- Spread into greased 9X13 pan and sprinkle coarse sugar on top.
- Bake 350 degrees 25-30 minutes until medium brown and risen in the middle. Cool and cut.
- 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.
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.