Glazed Ginger Bars Recipe
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Glazed Ginger Bars Recipe

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I can’t think of the holidays without these luscious bars. The aroma and flavor of ginger is just right for the season, and the light glaze adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 5 teaspoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 125 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins.
  2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; spread over warm bars. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into bars. Yield: 32 bars.
Originally published as Glazed Ginger Bars in Country Extra January 2009, p51

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"These were so nice and moist. Very easy to make and so yummy."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"The bars were a bit of a disappointment to me, but my parents quite liked them. I hoped for more rich flavors, although the chewy texture was appealing. I'd cut the glaze in half next time in the hope that less sweetness wouldn't overpowered the ginger and molasses flavors."

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