Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a recipe that was handed down to me from my mother-in-law. These squares are also on my Christmas baking list and let me tell you, they get gobbled up in no time anywhere I take them! Beware, this recipe is not for someone watching their sugar or calorie intake. Decadent and ohhhhhh sooooo YUMMY! :)


  1. For base: Combine flour & sugar. Cut in butter until it resembles crumbs. Press mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 325 f for 15 mintues.
  2. For filling: Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing each one in well. Add vanilla, baking powder and flour.
  3. Sprinkle raisins over cooled base. Spread filling over top and bake at 325 f for 25 - 30 minutes. Cool until set.
  4. Can be put into the fridge an hour before cutting into squares for easier slicing.
  5. 1 1/4 hours time allocated for this recipe includes prep time.
Most Helpful

I cut the recipe way back to make a tiny batch and used golden raisins. PERFECT. We found them to be just right in sweetness. Made for PAC Fall 2009

wicked cook 46 September 19, 2009

I tried one when I first cut them, and found they way too sweet. I put them in the freezer, as I'm doing my Christmas baking ahead of time. This morning I sampled one and....OH MY GAWDDDDDDDD, are they ever fantastic. For some reason they seem to have mellow out some. I think I may have to store them in someone elses' freezer or there won't be any left for company. Thanks Nibblets for a terrific recipe, and for adding to my waistline. :)

Diana #2 November 21, 2007