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Old Fashioned Raisin Bars Recipe Clipping

Old Fashioned Raisin Bars

THESE ARE so easily made and taste so good as an accompaniment for Summer fresh fruit salads. I keep them on hand in my freezer for emergencies.

One cup raisins
One cup water
One-half cup butter
One cup sugar
One egg
One and three-fourths cups unsifted all-purpose flour
One tsp. baking soda
One-fourth tsp. salt
One tsp. each: cinnamon and allspice
One-half tsp. cloves
Chopped nuts (optional)

Combine raisins and water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add butter; cool to lukewarm. Place in mixing bowl; add sugar, egg and dry ingredients that have been sifted together. With electric mixer, beat until thoroughly blended. Turn into greased and floured jelly roll pan (15½x10½x1-inch) and bake in preheated 350-degree oven about 25 minutes. Cool.

Frost with combination of two tablespoons butter, melted; one teaspoon vanilla, one and three-fourths cup confectioners’ sugar and enough milk for spreading consistency.–Yields about eight dozen.

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One Response to Old Fashioned Raisin Bars Recipe Clipping

Gail
Published 11 July, 2017 in 10:37 am

I have made these many times. If you want to have a thicker bar, put the mixture in a 9×12 pan. Kids love these.

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