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Ginger Orange Bars

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of these ginger and orange bars – dessert that’s ready for baking in 25 minutes!

Ingredients

BARS

1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2
cup molasses
1
egg
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup whole wheat flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon ginger
2/3
cup buttermilk*
2
teaspoons grated orange peel

FROSTING

2
cups powdered sugar
1
tablespoon margarine or butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
to 4 tablespoons orange juice

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine sugar and 1/2 cup margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and ginger; blend well. Add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk; mix well. Stir in 2 teaspoons orange peel. Spread evenly in sprayed pan.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients, adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled bars. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine sugar and 1/2 cup margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and ginger; blend well. Add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk; mix well. Stir in 2 teaspoons orange peel. Spread evenly in sprayed pan.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients, adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled bars. Cut into bars.

Expert Tips

* To substitute for buttermilk, use 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus skim milk to make 2/3 cup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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