Old Fashioned Raisin Bars

Old Fashioned Raisin Bars

SheKnows
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 27 min
  • Serving: Makes 4 dozen bars

These bars are tender, moist and full of spice! When cooled, they can be dusted with powdered sugar or frosted.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, heat raisins and water to boiling; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in shortening then cool to lukewarm.
  3. Mix in sugar and egg.
  4. Combine sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; blend into raisin mixture.
  5. Add nuts.
  6. Pour into a prepared 9x13 baking pan.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

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