Recipe by ellie_
Delicious for after school or for lunch boxes. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (April 1982)
Top Review by jakpak #353708
The bars themselves were good but I must have done something wrong with the frosting because it was really runny and made my bars really soggy. I think the 1/2 cup of water is way too much. I added a little more powdered sugar to it but it still was runny. If I make them again, I would just sprinkle them with powdered sugar or leave it off. Thanks anyway.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup corn oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) or 1⁄2 cup pecans (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup hot water, use only as much as needed
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
- Spray a 10 x 15-inch cookie sheet with sides or a jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray (Pam) or grease pan.
- Combine first 9 ingredients (flour- cloves) in large bowl and stir to combine.
- Stir in nuts (if using) and raisins.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly with a knife or spatula.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool bars in pan on rack for 10 minutes while preparing icing.
- To prepare icing: blend powdered sugar with water in a small bowl until smooth.
- When bars cooled for ten minutes or so, spread icing over bars.
- Let bars finish cooling before cutting.