Saturday, February 17, 2007

Molasses Bars

Another tried and true, never fail family favorite.

Square Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup hot coffee
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Square Instructions

Cream together margarine and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Add molasses, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Add half of hot coffee. Mix well. Mix together flour and baking soda. Add half to molasses mixture. Add remaining coffee and then remaining flour mixture, beating well to combine after each mixture. Pour into a greased 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Ingredients

1 1/2 cups icing sugar
3 tablespoons margarine
5 teaspoons orange juice

Frosting Instructions

Beat together margarine and orange juice. Add icing sugar and beat until smooth and of a spreadable consistency. Spread evenly over cooled squares.

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