raisin bars

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Martha Benner
from Portland, OR

A family recipe that I got from my mother-in-law many years ago. All my friends have asked for this recipe over the years.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12
prep time 50 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For raisin bars

  • 1 c
    soft oleo
  • 1 & 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 3 & 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    raisins
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How To Make raisin bars

  • 1
    Cover 2 cups raisins with water and cook 20 to 30 minutes, drain well, reserve 1 cup of the juice.
  • 2
    Cream oleo, sugar, 2 eggs.
  • 3
    Mix flour, cinnamon and vanilla. Add this to creamed mixture alternately with raisins and juice (to which you add 1 teaspoon soda and mixed). Do this just as you are going to add to the mixture.
  • 4
    Spread on large cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until tooth pick in center is clean.
  • 5
    Cool for a few minutes (I usually cool for about 30 minutes) and spread a simple powdered sugar frosting.
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