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German Lebkuchen Bars

German Lebkuchen Bars

These spiced honey bars are a twist on the German Lebkuchen Christmas cookie that is similar to gingerbread.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time



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


3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey


Candied cherries, if desired

Whole almonds, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Stir together all glaze ingredients in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Garnish with candied cherries and almonds, if desired.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition (1 bar)

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