Friday, February 18, 2011

Raisin Bars

I have very fond memories of my mom making these when I was little and now I make them for my kiddos ;-)

Raisin Bars

2 C Raisins
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 C butter
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Cover raisins with water and bring to a boil, turn off, cool for 20 minutes. Strain raisins, save enough liquid to equal 1 C. Add baking soda to raisin water, combine all ingredients and blend well. Spread onto 2 greased cookie sheets (the ones with sides). Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. When cool, frost with a thin frosting...


2 C powder sugar
1/4 C butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix with a little milk to make thin frosting