Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ooey, Gooey Gingerbread Bars #ChristmasCookiesWeek #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprinkle Pop, a #ChristmasCookiesWeek sponsor.
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review and recipe development,
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

Prizes + Giveaway
Here we are at the final day of a fantastic event helmed by Ellen of Family Around the Table with help from Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. These talented ladies are tireless and inspiring. They not only wrangled all of us foodie bloggers, but they lined up some amazing event sponsors who donated to us for recipe creation and also for prizes.

Go to my kick-off post to read about the prize packages and to enter the giveaway. Or you may enter at the bottom of this post. You won't want to miss out. Seriously. Your holiday baking will be kicked up more than a few notches.

The Final Cookie Tray


Sprinkle Pop was is one of our event sponsors and - don't laugh! - but before I received their product, my experience with sprinkles was pretty minimal. You can read about my Trials and Tribulations with Sprinkled Cookies earlier this year. Thank goodness I had time to figure it out. And once I figured out that the sprinkles go on after you bake the cookies, we were golden. I hopped online and ordered more products from the sponsor; for Halloween, I made Día de los Muertos Sprinkled Cookies with their Día de los Muertos sprinkle mix and sugar skulls.

For this post, however, I am using their Ginger Bread Man Confetti. I am a huge fan of gingerbread anything. 'Tis the season...for gingerbread! Every December, I make batches and batches of gingerbread. {Gluten-Free} Burnt Caramel Quince GingerbreadPuerquitos (Mexican Gingerbread Pigs), Piernik (Polish Gingerbread Cake); we even had a Gingerbread House Party for D's birthday in 2010. And, at this time of year, I always pull out my gingerbread scarf! As I wrote: huge fan of gingerbread.


But, for this recipe, I wanted to get the flavor of gingerbread (yes, this has all the same spices) and the cuteness of gingerbread (yes, these sprinkles are adorable) without having to age the dough and dirty my cookie cutters. Introducing an ooey, gooey gingerbread bar topped with tiny gingerbread men confetti.

 Ingredients
makes one 9" x 9" pan

Gingerbread Bars
  • 3/4 C olive oil
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/2 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper

Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (half a brick), softened
  • 2 T butter, softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 T milk
  • 1/2 t vanilla

To Finish
  • sprinkles
Procedure

Gingerbread Bars
Grease a 9"x 9" baking pan and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the olive oil, sugars, and molasses. Beat until well combined. Add in the egg and beat until incorporated and smooth.

In a separate mixing bowl, blend together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients gradually. Beat until just moistened.

Press the dough smooth into the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. While they cool, make the frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
In a medium mixing bowl, beat all of the frosting ingredients together until smooth.

To Finish
Spread the frosting over the top of the cooled bars. Refrigerate for an hour so that they set. Top with sprinkles. Cut and serve.

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*Disclosure: I received product for free from the sponsor for recipe development, however, 
I have received no additional compensation for my post. My opinion is 100% my own and 100% accurate.

Enter the Giveaway
Disclaimer: Thank you #ChristmasCookiesWeek sponsors: Adams Extract, Sprinkle Pop, YumGoggle and Silpat for providing the prizes free of charge. The #ChristmasCookiesWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Four (4) winners will be selected at random from entries recevied. The prize packages will be fulfilled by and sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. #ChristmasCookiesWeek bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household are not eligible enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookiesWeek posts or entry.

4 comments:

  1. I got those same gingerbread men sample as well. I am going to make your gingerbread bars for sure!

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  2. Gingerbread as bars sounds almost too good to be true! I guess I need to make some and test it out! ;)

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  3. Love those little gingerbread men decorating this scrumptious looking cake.

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