Weekend Treat

This week the choice was simple, again from Real simple. I love chocolate, I love ginger. So I present to you these. Enjoy!

I read lots of amazing posts on well over a hundred blogs. But THIS one from Kiddothings really made me smile. Let me know what you think of Chocolate bars. And don’t forget to link up your top 10 something on Monday Listicles. Someone asked me how to participate without having a blog. Leave a comment with your list, link your Facebook post or simply email it to me and I will find a way to put it up there for the world to read it and marvel. Anything is possible!

Ginger Chocolate-Chip Bars

Ginger Chocolate-Chip Bars
Photo: Kana Okada
Makes 32 bars| Hands-On Time: 15m | Total Time: 1hr 05m



  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and line it with 2 crisscrossed pieces of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugars, using an electric mixer, until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely in the pan, then cut into 32 bars (8 rows by 4 rows).

    To store: The tight seal on a take-out container will keep the bars moist and chewy.

    To freeze: Instead of baking the batter, freeze it in the pan for up to 2 months. To bake, follow the recipe instructions, baking from frozen, and use the upper end of the time rang

By Sara Quessenberry,  December 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 138Calories From Fat 41%
  • Fat  6g
  • Cholesterol  28mg
  • Carbohydrate  20g
  • Sodium  55mg

Recipe courtesy of www.realsimple.com

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  1. [email protected] Wants This July 16, 2011 at 05:32 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    I really want to try this!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. jacqui July 16, 2011 at 13:40 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    When I take the vacation in your backyard that I won…will there be weekend treats delivered to me out there? Or how will that work?

    • Stasha July 16, 2011 at 13:47 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      There will be cakes galore and chocolate on your pillow. However this weekend is fully booked, Isaac is back at ours for a bit. Running and biking is fine in our side of the town too, however I do not encourage it. It is contra productive to eating treats all day!

  3. mom2kiddos July 16, 2011 at 14:32 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    Stasha, You really gave me a weekend treat. Thanks! I’m gonna give you a big cyber *BEAR HUG*!! Thanks for sharing the recipe too. You have a good week ahead!

  4. Lex July 16, 2011 at 16:24 #

    Have a lovely weekend! I am thinking this treat is another to add to my treat making agenda. I went with the simple ole rice krispie treats yesterday. They are just so easy.

    • Stasha July 16, 2011 at 18:28 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You know,I have never made rice krispie treats. Growing up in Europe, they are just not common. So do share the recipe one day, please.

  5. Jessica July 16, 2011 at 22:02 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I like ginger and I like chocolate chips. Can you send these to me please?

  6. Kimberly July 17, 2011 at 00:29 #

    Twitter: MamasMonologues
    Will you be sending this deliciousness to your readers?? 😉

  7. Ado July 17, 2011 at 19:42 #

    Twitter: adothemomalog
    I couldn’t possibly make such a delish treat b/c I would certainly eat all of it in one sitting. Well, maybe I’ll try and make it….looks really yummo. (-:

    • Stasha July 18, 2011 at 00:03 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      There are none left in my house either. So evil, so good.

  8. [email protected] July 17, 2011 at 22:42 #

    oh man, that seeing double shot is perfect. LOVE!