Monday, July 14, 2008

Double Good Raisin Bars

I have been making these bars for years. They have a great flavour and texture. I would have to say a bit like date bars. Easy to put together. It is great for lunches.

Double Good Raisin Bars


2 cups raisins
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp. grated lemon rind
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups large flaked oatmeal


Combine first 4 ingredients in medium sauce pan, cook and stir over medium heat until mixture bubbles. Take off heat and cool.

Cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy.

Stir in flour and baking soda. Add oatmeal and blend until crumbly.

Reserve 2 cups of this mixture.

Take remaining crumbly mixture and press into a 9" X 13" baking dish.

Take the raisin mixture and spread over the oat mixture to within 1" of sides of pan.

Then take the reserved 2 cups of crumbly mixture and and crumble of the top.

Put in preheated oven 375F. and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook on rack. Cut into Bars or squares.


Rosanne said...

I love date squares and these look absolutely wonderful so I'm sure I'll like these too! Will try them for sure!

Adam said...

Those look great. Oatmeal, raisins, lemon... I wish I had those in my lunchbox growing up... and by growing up I mean now.

Katie said...

Those look really tasty! I love healthy snack bars. Great blog!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

They look delicious!!!!!!!! I love anything with oats and condensed milk!

Katie said...

Thanks! What inspires you in the kitchen? I am asking around because sometimes I feel stuck. I guess I just need to keep on learning...I'm still a beginner.

Hendria said...

clumbsy is a great combo for sure... Thanks for the comment

katie....I think if I see something that looks amazing...or that I have eaten and wish to try and make...and like anything the more you do it the better you get.... :)

Rosemary said...

I am impressed by your last 3 baked items, can't believe you made cannoli!

Hendria said...

rosemary...Thank you ... and Dan is adventurous...

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How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I love anything with brown sugar and oatmeal!!

Hendria said...

how to eat a will love these then. Hope you like them...if you try them.

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