Spice Bars

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by ellie_

Delicious for after school or for lunch boxes. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (April 1982)

Top Review by jakpak 353708

The bars themselves were good but I must have done something wrong with the frosting because it was really runny and made my bars really soggy. I think the 1/2 cup of water is way too much. I added a little more powdered sugar to it but it still was runny. If I make them again, I would just sprinkle them with powdered sugar or leave it off. Thanks anyway.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
  2. Spray a 10 x 15-inch cookie sheet with sides or a jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray (Pam) or grease pan.
  3. Combine first 9 ingredients (flour- cloves) in large bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in nuts (if using) and raisins.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly with a knife or spatula.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool bars in pan on rack for 10 minutes while preparing icing.
  8. To prepare icing: blend powdered sugar with water in a small bowl until smooth.
  9. When bars cooled for ten minutes or so, spread icing over bars.
  10. Let bars finish cooling before cutting.

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