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Chai Gingerbread Bars

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Soft chewy gingerbread bars, with a bit of chai.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 teaspoon Chai Tea Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups White Sugar
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Grated Ginger

Preparation

Preheat oven 350F. Spray a 9×13 baking pan.

In a bowl, put flour, all the spices, chai tea and baking soda. Mix together.

In your mixer, beat the butter with the sugars until soft. One at a time, add the eggs. Beat until they are combined. Mix in the vanilla and grated ginger. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture. Blend until the flour is blended in.

Scoop the batter into the pan. Spread it around evenly over the bottom of the pan. With a greased spatula (sprayed with a bit of cooking spray, because the batter is pretty sticky!), smooth out the batter. Sprinkle the top with white sugar (totally optional). I have a feeling that you might be looking in the bottom of that pan and start thinking that it just doesn’t look like enough batter. It is. Trust me.

Bake for about 25 minutes. When you poke it with a toothpick, it should come out clean with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely before cutting. And, if you can wait, put it in the fridge and let the bars get cold. They are even better cold!

And of course, ENJOY!

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MyThy Huynh on 9.23.2011

Nika or anyone,
Can I use Chai tea syrup? I have a bottle of Torani Chai tea syrup and was wondering if I can add this to enhance the flavoring in addition to the teabags. Or should I leave the teabags out? How much syrup would work? Thanks!

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iveygolightly on 7.16.2011

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made these. They are by far the biggest hit at parties, of anything I’ve ever baked. Making them again tonight for a game night!

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lizstable on 1.10.2011

I made this recipe and thought is was great. I made them again and added some molasses and raisins. Such a great combination of flavors!

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Lemon Chiffon Cake on 1.7.2011

Instead of using chai tea bags, I used 1 tsp. ground cardamon and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves. I also added 1/4 tsp. salt.

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jujube on 12.24.2010

I wanted to vote 5 mittens but I couldn’t figure out how to vote.

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teachermomofthree on 1.13.2012

I love these! The first time I made them, they were a bit overbaked, but the flavor was still good. Now, I know to bake them about 20 min in my oven. I also use Stash Chai tea bags, and I use two rather than just one. I also use the ground ginger that you can buy in the produce section in the tube. Makes this recipe so easy to make.

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yixing222 on 7.9.2011

As an employee for a popular, world-wide coffee shop chain, I make a lot of chai drinks. I’m not fond of the chai we use, but many of the baristas I work with love, love, love it. I made these for them, and they were a major hit! Moist, spicy, and so yummy…I was quite !impressed! These are a standard go-to recipe now, and I get many requests for them at work. Thanks, Nika!

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Madeleine on 7.1.2011

The concept and flavour was good but they were not chewy or gingerbready enough for my liking and the husks in the wholemeal flour made me feel like I was eating tea leaves.

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carengio on 1.10.2011

These bars were yum-ilicious. Flavor was very nice – subtle, not overpowering! Texture was perfect…crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside! And definitely better after being in the frig for a bit! Thanks for sharing!

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cookindoc on 12.29.2010

Very yummy! I would add a little more chai next time as I didn’t think the chai flavour really shined through. I also though they were a little too sweet for my taste but everyone I served them to raved about them so apparently that’s just me. Shared the recipe with many family members this Christmas!

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