Ginger Orange Bars

Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of these ginger and orange bars – dessert that’s ready for baking in 25 minutes!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 48

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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