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Whole Wheat Spice Bars With Maple-Cream Icing

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“Take comfort this chilly Fall season with moist molasses-maple bars. Give them fall flair by spreading on maple-cream icing and/or use stencils to make powdered sugar maple leaves on top.”
READY IN:
40mins
YIELD:
32 Bars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. BARS:
  2. 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.
  3. Add molasses, the water, and eggs; beat until well mixed. Beat in all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. ICING:
  7. In a medium bowl, stir together dairy sour cream, vanilla, and maple flavoring. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar, whisking until smooth.

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