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Monday, September 14, 2009

Don't these sound amazing!

Whole Wheat Spice Bars with Maple-Cream Icing

via Better Homes and Gardens


  • 1/2  cup butter, softened
  • 1/3  cup packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  cup molasses
  • 1/2  cup water
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup whole wheat flour
  •   Maple-Cream Icing


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined.
2. Add molasses, the water, and eggs; beat until well mixed. Beat in all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour.
3. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
4. While bars are cooling, prepare Maple-Cream Icing. Spoon icing over uncut bars; spread evenly. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.
TO STORE: In a medium bowl, stir together 1/3 cup dairy sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring. Gradually whisk in 3 cups powdered sugar, whisking until smooth.


Ann Marie said...

When I saw the whole wheat.. I wasn't to sure about it. But I admit.. they LOOK divine! :)

Marci said...

And they are so pretty too!

stblooms said...

They sound REALLY good!

monstermash said...

Definitely want to try this one:)

Valerie said...

I can smell them baking in my house just by looking at the pic!