Grandma's Fruit Bars

4
Jean Fisher

By
@Fairy62

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 32-48 bars
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!

Ingredients

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

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

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