Kwik-Krumb Raisin Bars

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

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!!

1TexasLizard December 23, 2002

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