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Frosted Cinnamon-Ginger Bars

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Frosted Cinnamon-Ginger Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Try these easy cinnamon and ginger bars topped with Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting – perfect dessert for a crowd.
Updated Sep 21, 2010

Ingredients

Bars

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping

Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg until well blended. Beat in molasses until creamy. On low speed, beat in remaining bar ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2
    Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges look dry and center springs back when touched gently with finger. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Spread frosting over bars; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Add 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts to the batter.
  • tip 2
    Use Betty Crocker® Whipped cream cheese frosting instead.

Nutrition

170 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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