German Lebkuchen Bars

German Lebkuchen Bars
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2 Reviews
These spiced honey bars are a twist on the German Lebkuchen Christmas cookie that is similar to gingerbread.
20 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
24 bars

Ingredients

Bar

3/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup
honey
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
1 tablespoon
freshly grated lemon zest
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon
ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon
ground nutmeg
1/3 cup
finely chopped blanched almonds
1/3 cup
chopped golden raisins

Glaze

3/4 cup
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
1 tablespoon
honey

Garnish

Candied cherries, if desired
Whole almonds, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine brown sugar, butter, 1/3 cup honey, egg, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and lemon zest in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, cloves and nutmeg; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in blanched almonds and raisins.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Stir together all glaze ingredients in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Garnish with candied cherries and almonds, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Wrap bars in aluminum foil and allow them to stand a couple days to enhance the wonderful honey and spice flavor.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
160
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
27g
Protein
2g
Fat
5g
Sodium
65mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This item reminded me of a scone. It was very good and I recommend you use the bakers raisens.

Rating

These bars have a nicely spiced flavor, with excellent keeping qualities. Ate the last ones at the end of January - still delicious after their mid December baking.

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