Food Recipes Ginger Chocolate-Chip Bars 3.7 (144) 3 Reviews Ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves spice up these chewy bars studded with chocolate chips. By Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry is a recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author with nearly two decades of experience in the culinary arts. She was a food stylist and recipe developer at Real Simple for five years. She's currently the food director at doitDelicious.com. Highlights: * Food director at doitDelicious.com * Collaborates with Jessica Seinfeld on recipes for her cookbooks and website * Wrote an award-winning cookbook, The Good Neighbor Cookbook Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 31, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kana Okada Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Yield: 32 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips Directions Heat oven to 350° F. 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. 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. 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). Chef's Notes 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? Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 138 Calories 6g Fat 20g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 138 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Cholesterol 28mg 9% Sodium 55mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 20g 7% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.