Grandma's Fruit Bars

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Jean Fisher

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@Fairy62

This is a fairly quick pan cookie to make. I can remember Mother making these fairly often. Yummy!!

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The aroma is almost Christmas-like because of the cinnamon and cloves. The bars are sweet and spicy and the topping of a light confectioners icing is a nice touch. I think this would also be delicious served with whipped cream. I would take this to a potluck or even a bake sale! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 32-48 bars
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    shortening, butter flavor
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    raisins
  • 1/2 c
    walnut pieces
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1/4 tsp
    cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 c
    coffee
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Grandma's Fruit Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Add baking soda to hot coffee. Set aside.

    Using a regular size cookie sheet, spray with Pam baking spray.
  2. Cream sugar, shortening and eggs.
  3. Add dry and liquid ingredients alternately.
  4. Add raisins. You can substitute dates or candied fruit. Add nuts and blend well.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees. Check with toothpick inserted in center. Cool completely. Frost when cool with confectioners frosting.
  6. Optional - Cut up walnuts and sprinkle on top of frosting.

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About Grandma's Fruit Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American




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