Layered Gingerbread Bars Recipe

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Layered Gingerbread Bars
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine flour, ginger, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves; add to creamed mixture. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Whisk in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Beat in butter and extract until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled gingerbread. Cover and freeze 15 minutes.
  4. For icing, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and butter; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; whisk in molasses, allspice, ginger and salt. Transfer to a large bowl; add confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth. Spread over buttercream layer. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 272.39 Kcal (1140 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.2g 13%
Cholesterol 26.46mg 9%
Sodium 66.78mg 3%
Potassium 83.28mg 2%
Total Carbs 47.79g 16%
Sugars 28.04g 112%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 1.92g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 23.2mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 339.86 Kcal (1423 kJ)
Calories from fat 92.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.23g 13%
Cholesterol 33.01mg 9%
Sodium 83.33mg 3%
Potassium 103.91mg 2%
Total Carbs 59.63g 16%
Sugars 34.99g 112%
Dietary Fiber 0.04g 0%
Protein 2.4g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 28.9mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.1
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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