I was out of candied ginger and they didn't have any at the only shop open when I went to pick up ingredients for this. Instead I used candied peel and grated fresh ginger. Other than that I more or less followed the recipe apart from adding in a pinch of salt and doubling the quantities. I thought these were delicious. I wish I'd added a little more ginger but I'm a huge ginger fan. They were pretty cakey rather than crisp or chewy which are the two directions bars tend to go. I can certainly recommend them!