Kwik-Krumb Raisin Bars

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Caryn

Not your standard bar cookie as this one has an oatmeal layer in which you sandwich a raisin filling. Recipe comes from a Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook from the 1980's.

Top Review by 1TexasLizard

THANK YOU, CARYN for thinking to share this recipe with us! Yummy bars and with very basic ingredients...I awakened at 4:30a recently and instead of struggling to go back to sleep I made these. The house smelled so great my DH got up and joined me. It was a great way to start the day! I made 2 minor adaptations: I reduced the oatmeal by 1/2 cup and added oat bran cereal. Also, I was worried about not having enough topping after I pressed the bar into the pan so I added some Rice Crispies to the remaining sprinkled crumb mixture. These bars are a delicious and easy treat for oatmeal and raisin lovers!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FILLING: In a medium saucepan, bring raisins and water to a boil and simmer 15 minutes; drain.
  2. Stir in applesauce, lemon juice, and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. BAR: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, sugar, and coconut; cut in butter until crumbly.
  5. Press 2 1/2 cups crumbs into bottom of ungreased 9x13-inch baking pan.
  6. Spread raisin filling evenly over bar mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.
  8. Sprinkle evenly with remaining crumb mixture; press down lightly.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or till light golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack.
  11. Cut into bars.

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