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Gingerbread Bars with Orange Frosting

Gingerbread Bars with Orange Frosting

This moist gingerbread is flavored with molasses and pumpkin pie spice.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time



2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened

1 cup water

2/3 cup light molasses

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice  


4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


Red and green sprinkles, if desired


 *Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and cloves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine granulated sugar and 1/2 cup margarine in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add water, molasses and eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all frosting ingredients except sprinkles in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Frost cooled bars. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Nutrition (1 bar)

100 Calories
3.5 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
75 Sodium (mg)
18 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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