Give A Gift From The Kitchen! Gingerbread Bars

Whether its for a school snack, a teacher's gift or just your way of being a sweet neighbor, tell someone you appreciate them with a gift from your kitchen!

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Apple Oatmeal Gingerbread Bars


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Teacher appreciation week continues in our house (along with a preschooler who is snack leader), so that led me to come up with a healthy baked good that will serve two purposes. One as a lovely mid-morning treat for the elementary teachers and two a snack that won’t send a class of 3 & 4 year old preschoolers into a sugar frenzy! These gingerbread bars get two tasks done in one easy recipe!

Gingerbread Bars
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

Gingerbread Bars

These gingerbread bars make a great gift for teachers, classmates or neighbors. 24


  • 1 box gingerbread mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup spiced apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbs. apple cider


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients together and pour into a sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
  • Whisk together powdered sugar and apple cider (adding more if necessary) until you have a loose glaze.
  • Drizzle and spread evenly glaze onto cooled gingerbread.
  • You may not use all of the glaze.
  • Simply want a light glaze on the cake.
  • Cut into squares and layer with deli or wax paper between in simple clear containers or baggies.


Thanks to the insistence of a rascally 4 year old in my kitchen...I made the preschool snack portion of the bread fun for his classmates by adding a few animal sprinkles while the glaze was wet.