Old Fashioned Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Bars

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by littleturtle

Tasty and good for an energy boost. Goes nicely with a glass of milk. These soft, moist bars are a great snack and kids love 'em.

Top Review by diannakearney

This recipe is not a winner at my house. It was difficult to follow (it lists a cup of flour at the top and then another 1/2 cup at the bottom). The ingredients are listed in an odd manner - make sure and cream the sugar, butter, vanilla, and spices before adding the flour, raisins, and oatmeal or it will be too clumpy to mix. I had to add another egg to make it moist enough to spread into the pan. The bars came out rather dry. I won't make them again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine raisins with water, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add oats and all other remaining ingredients; blend, then beat at medium speed for 1 minute.
  3. Spread evenly in greased 13x9" pan, and bake at 350F (375 at high altitude) until top springs back when touched lightly in the center (15-20 minutes).

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