Golden Raisin-Coconut Oat Bars

"A treat for raisin lovers! Prep time does not include cooling the crust. If you prefer a sweeter crust add in more brown sugar."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9-inch square baking dish.
  • For the crust; in a bowl stir together the melted butter, white sugar, brown sugar until well blended.
  • In a small bowl mix together flour, oats, cinnamon and pinch of salt, then add to the creamed mixture; mix until just blended.
  • Lightly press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned; cool to room temperature.
  • For the raisin topping; in a bowl beat the eggs with sugar and vanilla using an electric mixer until fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder and cinnamon; using a spatula fold into the egg/sugar mixture until blended.
  • Stir in raisins and coconut; mix to combine.
  • Spread over the cooled crust.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Cool before slicing.

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  1. is this recipe from Anna Olson(from the cooking show Sugar)... i just made this recipe yesterday... they are really good though, especially the crust
  2. These were decadent, simple, and oozing goodness. I fed them to a group of 13 yr old girls...let me tell ya, I'm glad I snuck a few pieces beforehand, because there was not a crumb left and the girls mentioned quite a few times how much they liked them. A warning though, they are *sweet*. It tastes like a coconut-raisin butter tart with a brown sugar shortbread crust, if there even is such a thing. I made a few changes based on what I had on hand- used thompson raisins and sweetened shredded coconut. I baked in a disposable 8" pan so I could toss the pan later on. Oh, and I cheated and used quick oats, but the crust was still delish. The base was great, the inside, gooey and sticky, and the top had a nice, firm crust. My only complaint is in presentation- it's hard to cut these without making a mess of the top crust, and they are sticky, which makes things more complicated. But aside from that, a lovely, sweet treat! Definitely will be made again around here, and next time I'll try the exact proper ingredients.



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