National Molasses Bar Day | Molasses Brownie Bars with Sweet Frosting
It’s National Molasses Bar Day!
What is a Molasses Bar? Well, hell if I know. I had to do some research for this recipe. I figured it was exactly what it is, but I wasn’t completely sure. Turns out, I really like Molasses Bars. Bonus that they are so easy to make.
The Molasses Bar is kind of like a maple syrup brownie. It’s chewy, sweet, and the frosting has molasses in it too, making a dish that pretty much punches your mouth with an awesome fist. POW!
I don’t know what just happened there.
Basically, I ate these bars for dessert and also breakfast, then a snack. I’m going to be giving some of these to a friend because if I have them in the house, I’ll eat way too much. #nocontrol
- [b]Molasses Bars[/b]
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 2/3 cup molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp molasses
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Grease and flour a baking sheet.
- Beat together butter and brown sugar. Add molasses, egg and vanilla extract, mixing to combine.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the rest of the dry ingredients. Add to molasses mixture in 1/3 increments and continue to beat to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
- Once fully combined and smooth, pour mixture onto baking sheet and spread evenly to the edges.
- Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
- Beat butter and sugar on medium until smooth. Add water and molasses, continuing to mix until all incorporated.
- Smooth over molasses bars.
Tomorrow: National Bagels & Lox Day; National Pizza Pie Day