Ginger-Orange Bars

Ginger-Orange Bars

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy these delicious bars with orange frosting that’s perfect for a dessert.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

48

bars

Ginger-Orange Bars
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup molasses
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
2/3
cup buttermilk
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
Orange Frosting
2
cups powdered sugar
1
tablespoon butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
to 4 tablespoons orange juice
  1. Heat oven to 350°. Spray jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with cooking spray.
  2. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg.
  3. Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and ginger in small bowl; add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating on low speed until blended. Stir in orange peel. Spread in pan.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth, adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
A Note from Dr. B.:
Although butter contains saturated fat, you can still have some as long as you keep the amount low. For baking, use oil whenever you can, and try to eliminate shortening, the highest source of trans fat.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.