Triple-Ginger Bars

Prefer your sweets with a little zing? Ginger done three ways adds something special to these bars, which get a quick start with Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
package Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
eggs
1/4
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot
1
teaspoon ground ginger
2
tablespoons decorating sugar crystals
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and lightly flour bottom only of 13x9-inch pan, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cake mix, butter and eggs with spoon until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar. Spread batter evenly in pan. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until edges are very light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Regular granulated sugar's a fine stand-in for decorating sugar.

When shopping for gingerroot, look for a piece with smooth, unblemished skin and no signs of mold. Keep it tightly wrapped in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or freeze it up to 2 months.

Crystallized, or candied, ginger is gingerroot that's been cooked in sugar syrup and coated in coarse sugar. It feels dry to the touch but is sticky when chopped. In the supermarket, you might find it in the bulk-food bins, in plastic bags in the specialty produce section or in glass jars in the spice aisle.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.